“The conception and birth of Jesus, as recorded by Luke, conceals and, to the spiritually wise, reveals a soul principle that will save man from death. That Principle, represented by Mary [his mother], is love.
Thoughts of the Season
I wrote this article recently for publication in the Frederick News Post, Words on Faith. I would love to hear your thoughts.
The Birth of Seth
“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
During this Lenten Season, this time of preparation for the transformation of the Easter experience, I often find myself pondering…reflecting on the world around me…and wondering what impact my prayers really have. How can I better hold that consciousness of prayer so that my world knows itself more clearly and with great compassion and peace? Charles Fillmore gives us these words on prayer:
A Prayer of Thanksgiving
by Harriet Kofalk
Harriet Kofalk was a naturalist, author, activist, mother, grandmother, and dear friend to many people worldwide. She lived in South Eugene, Washington – her place was known to many as Peace Place.
As we enter this season of thanksgiving and love, I would encourage us all to find those moments of peace in the amazing world around us and give thanks to Source. I thank Harriet Kofalk for her life and her beautiful words.
In every spiritual path I’ve studied, one of the main pillars is the practice of silence – whether it’s called prayer or meditation or contemplation or relaxation or mindfulness. It is the activity of being still, of heightened awareness, of feeling the Presence. Beginning Sunday, September 7th at 6pm, we will once again be offering a Time for Meditation at Unity – each Sunday, we will share 45 minutes of inspirational words and silence.
At Easter this year, Bob Farrell joined his family at service in Unity in Frederick and shared with me how Unity principles had supported him through a very rough period in his life. I asked if he would write about his experience and allow me to share with the community. Here is his story. Thank you Bob!
Positive Aspects Of My Unity Experience
In November of 2011, I was, regrettably, in a terrible accident on my motorcycle
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:
During the holiday season, often we lose sight of the abundance and peace in our world in the hustle and bustle of gifts and parties and family reunions. We can find ourselves in a funk or short-tempered as we work to “do it all – and do it perfectly.” I would like to challenge you to approach the season in a new way this year. I invite you to participate in a Prosperity Prayer Program - a program for realizing and demonstrating abundant prosperity in your life and affairs and for centering yourself in that ‘…peace that passes all understanding.’
Here is the plan of action:
Becoming the Hero of Your Own Journey — Jean Houston is a favorite of mine. She’s a philosopher and author, a wise woman and a seer of the future. Here are some excerpts from an interview she did with Oprah Winfrey on OWN in 2012. As we move forward into a new year—into the next 20 years of community in Frederick, let’s be the heroes of our journeys together!