1. Serve to discover abundance: the radical shift from me to we When you serve, you discover that often the most important things you have to offer are not things at all. You start to uncover the full range of resources at your disposal -- your time, presence, attention -- and recognize that the ability to give stems from a state of mind and heart, a place much deeper than the material. Inspired by the possibilities this opens up in every moment, you begin to discover humble opportunities to serve -- everywhere. This process begins a shift from a me-orientation to a we-orientation.
“Music has always been a matter of Energy to me, a question of Fuel. Sentimental people call it Inspiration, but what they really mean is Fuel. I have always needed Fuel. I am a serious consumer. On some nights I still believe that a car with the gas needle on empty can run about fifty more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio.”
Dear Unity Friends,
Why does it snow? What is our God within telling us? Years ago whenever it rained I thought it was God giving me permission to slow down, let go and
enjoy. Even though it rained I would still go to the beach, jump in the puddles and enjoy anyway. It gave me permission to relax. I could skip the chores, stop expecting so much from myself, read a book, appreciate. Well the snow is the winter version of the rain.
Here is an excerpt from David Owen Ritz, The Keys to the Kingdom:
The Twelve Powers Of Man
We usually think of strength as a vital essence that flows throughout the body, but strength is also and foremost a mind power. And we all know thoughts held in mind will produce after their own kind.
Fillmore located strength in the loins at the small of the back close to the adrenal glands. Emotions tied with strength release adrenaline into the body system allowing it to perform in extreme ways.
It takes strength to be prosperous. Are you strong enough to meet this challenge?
The Twelve Powers Of Man
It often seems as if there is not much love "around," but the innate power of love is always there. Love is not just another emotion, a shifting mood, something we fall into or out of. Love is an inner quality that sees good everywhere and in everybody. It insists that there is good to be found in all, and by consistently looking for that good, it causes that quality finally to appear uppermost in itself, and in all things.
As we begin the Lenten season, I would like to share with you excerpts from the FOREWARD for the Charles Fillmore book, Keep a True Lent, written by Rev. Georgiana Tree West:
Happy New Year!
Frequently I am asked "What steps can I take to expand and deepen my awareness, and manifestation, of prosperity in my daily living?" Each month I will send out a Power of Prosperity newsletter, containing thoughts on prosperity from Charles Fiilmore's book, The Twelve Powers of Man.
If you have questions or comments, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is a letter from Rev. Donna Johnson, CEO of Unity Worldwide Ministries, outlining ways we can help the victims of Typhoon HaiYun in the Philippines. While we've missed the first deadline, we can certainly consider sending relief goods and other supplies. Let me know your thoughts on this.
November 20, 2013
Dear Unity Leaders,
Hello everyone…I do love the term Unitics…so I lovingly call you such. I am a new board member. There are seven of us, and we take turns writing a few lines for the newsletter. I wondered, last year when the board went on retreat…I’m thinking why go on retreat when you’ve only just elected a new member(s). I no longer wonder, this is not a reward for being a board member, as “retreat” might imply. This was a working weekend, hands down, no fuss, work us til we drop weekend! We learned what it is to put our best thoughts forward for the growth and health of Unity, of each of us.