At 10:58 today, June 21, summer began. It is the summer solstice, and it is the longest day of sunlight hours. Along with summer comes vacations, outdoor gatherings, trips to the beach. When the women’s group had its first meeting there was an overwhelming desire to do some fun activities together. On Sunday I had a conversation with Todd Glacy, and we discussed having some events with both women and men. If you have an idea you would like to propose, let me know. Stay tuned also as Todd has an idea percolating.
In this same vein, please come to the Fifth Friday Open Mic. Bring friends. It will be a wonderful time of fun and community. Mark your calendar for July 14 for Kirtan. For those who may not know what happens at Kirtan: It is rooted in the Vedic anukirtana tradition and is a call-and-response style of song or chant, set to music. Once again, a perfect event to bring a friend you have been wanting to introduce to Unity.
We are about to conclude the series I have been doing from the book It’s Not Your Money. This past Sunday’s talk was titled No, You’re Not Crazy, You’re Being Tested! And do I believe we are being tested… yes, but not by God, but by how we use our free will.
The key take-a-ways this week were your “Boot Camp Tools” …courage, follow your intuition, watch for the signs or clues, invite help, and honor the cosmic clock.
Here are quotes and scriptures I used that you might find helpful. If you missed the service, you can watch it here.
“Be crumbled, so wildflowers will come up where you are. You have been stony for too many years. Try something different. Surrender.” ~ Rumi
“We have within us, a power that is greater than anything we shall ever contact in the outer, a power that can overcome every obstacle in our life and set us safe, satisfied and at peace, healed and prosperous, in a new light, and in a new life.” ~ Ernest Holmes, founder of Religious Science
My acronym for Allow: Always Let Love Operate Willingly…
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” ~ Proverbs 3:5-6
“Do not act until you get the assurance; if you keep close to Spirit by affirmation, the assurance will come. Will it come by voice? No! You will know through the faculty of intuition.” ~ Charles Fillmore, co-founder of Unity
“Intuition is God in man, revealing to him the Realities of Being. Just as instinct guides the animal, so would intuition guide man, if he would allow (always let love operate willingly) it to operate through him. The ability to know without any process of reasoning. God knows only intuitively.” ~ Ernest Holmes, founder of Religious Science
“Ask, and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.” ~ Matthew 7: 7-8
“There should not be a running to and fro, making human efforts to aid the Divine, but a calm, restful, unwavering trust in All-Wisdom and All-Power within one as able to accomplish the thing desired.” ~ Emile Cady, Lessons in Truth
“Everything will be okay in the end, and if it’s not okay, it’s not the end.” ~ John Lennon
Next Sunday we will conclude the book with “Being the Abundant Road.”
You are a blessing in my life,
Rev. Patricia Bessey