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Fall Enrichment Program

Nonresistance

You are the avenue through which the presence of God lives in this world. For this to occur, you must show up. You must be present to win. Nonresistance is not being a door-mat. It is living from your spiritual strength enabling you be in a stormy situation and not feel diminished by it. It enables you to bring peace into the situation.

Affirm: I AM present to life! I AM receptive to the inpouring and the outflowing of the Universe. I put my attention and awareness on God. I AM One with all life. In this moment, I AM Whole, worthy, and welcome.

Listen: to the podcast of Sunday’s talk with Rev. John Riley and Danielle Kane performing “We Can Be Kind”.

Watch: a recap from Rev. John

Living on Purpose

Purpose is the universe’s intention to be, through you, the presence of God.You exist because Purpose is. Your spiritual purpose is to be the expression of the divine nature at the center of your being. When you find yourself living at the circumference of the storm, ask yourself “What is my purpose in this situation? Who have I come here to be?”

Affirm: I am whole. I am the way of Divine Love. I am the vitality, energy, and vim of God!

Listen: to the podcast of Sunday’s talk with Rev. John Riley and the Love, Love, Love Unity Choir.

Watch: a recap from Rev. John

Principle

Principle is another way of describing the nature of the universe, it’s order and intelligence. It is another word for God. When we are caught up in the storm, we must learn to “see it right” not “make it right.” We see it right when we come from Principle.

Affirm: Living from principle, I see new ways to being the calming peace of the “I” of this storm.

“Quantum physicists assert that in any given moment, infinite possibilities are present. – The moment you act as if something is so, that universe of infinite possibilities collapse into one inevitable happenstance. When you look at something and say, “That is what it is,” you are pouring your creative energy – your attention and awareness – into that specific perception.”

Practice: When caught up in the storm, return to center and ask “What inner quality or resource are you missing?” Look within and you will see that you are missing a clear connection to your own sense of worth.

Listen: to the podcast of Sunday’s talk with Rev. John Riley and the inspiring performance of Margo LeDuc.

Watch: a recap from Rev. John

Communion

You have only one relationship – your relationship with God. Your relationship with God is experienced within three sub-arenas: your relationship to life, with others, and with yourself. In each of these categories, the objective is to experience communion with God – God in life, in others, and in you.

Affirm: I live my life from wholeness and I am connected to the truth of my being. I live my life from wholeness and I am connected with everyone I meet. I live my life from wholeness and I am connected with all life.

Practice: It is our reaction to judgment from a sense of disconnection that makes it about us.

  • Take ownership of our reaction and defensiveness
  • Move back to Center – to the “I” of the storm
  • Respond from a place of connection

The Universe is our greatest teacher and our purpose in these relationships is to find a greater sense of wholeness and worth, and to be the avenue through which God’s love flows into the world

Listen: to the podcast of Sunday’s talk with Rev. John Riley and the inspiring performance of Deborah Winters.

Watch: a recap from Rev. John

 

 

Friends with Conflict

Conflict is simply an interference pattern of energy. It arises from within as an effect of two competing intentions. The soul’s top priority is to bring one into relationship with those aspects of self that live outside of wholeness and a sense of authentic being.

Affirm: I bring my attention to the center of my being where there is pure Peace. I am authentic and whole. I look at any apparent conflict as an opportunity to take conscious action from the center of my being.

Practice:

  • Shift your attention from the circumference where perceived conflict exists to the center of my being where there is Spirit
  • Become curious about the spiritual lesson, the opportunity inherent in all conflit
  • Allow your authentic being to express consciously what is yours to do

Listen: to the podcast of Sunday’s talk with Rev. John Riley and the inspiring performance of Sharon D. Henderson.

Watch: a recap from Rev. John

Search for Wholeness

Wholeness is not outside of you, nor is it separate from you. It is the essence of your true nature and spiritual identity. In order for us to awaken to a greater understanding of our wholeness we must have a beginner’s mind. That is, we must set aside what we know about ourselves so that we may discover an even greater truth.

Affirm: There is nothing and no one against me. There is one Intelligence, one Power, one Love, and one Substance. God establishes order within and without. I now lay hold of the abundant life, intelligence, substance, and love, so that I can consciously co-create a world of peace.

Practice:

  • Establish Shoshin – a beginner’s mind – about the outer – about the inner
  • Set aside time every day to commune in the Silence
  • Bring your thinking into alignment with Sprit
  • Set your intention at the Peace in the Midst Meditation Retreat

Dive deeper: Participate in the study group at Unity Palo Alto on Wednesday, 7:00pm, in the Fireside Room.

Listen: to the podcast of Sunday’s talk with Rev. John Riley and the inspiring performance of the Love, Love, Love Unity Choir.

Watch: a recap from Rev. John