Waiting

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This morning early, there he was again—
The bluebird sitting at the tiny hole
That serves as entry to their nesting box,
Feeding his mate as she waits and waits—
Isolating from the world to incubate new life.

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Fearless Living in Uncertain Times - Invitation to Shift Your Perspective

n perspective 628x314A couple of days ago, a friend sent the beautiful message below to a classmate whose mother had just left the earthly plane.  

"There is No Death

          I am standing on the seashore.  A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean.  She is an object of beauty and strength, and I stand and watch her until at length she is a speck of white cloud just where the sea and sky come to mingle with each other.

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Fearless Envisioning in a Time of Uncertainty – Homeopathic Remedies

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Amma Resonance Healing Foundation (ARHF),  a non-profit organization based in The Netherlands, has shared with the homeopathic community a free preventive and treatment for the Covid 19 illness, which they developed and are distributing free of charge as a global public service – feel free to forward this to those you care about and suggest that they do the same.      

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Please Join Me Here in the Joy of Shared Consciousness!

Joy, laughter, and music are among the the most amazing gifts of being physically alive!  If you’re reading this, you ARE physically alive at this very moment.  Some of the most delightful moments of shared consciousness that I’ve ever experienced have taken place with human babies under one year old – real babies, not yet able to use language.  In these experiences, despite our lack of shared words, the baby and I have nevertheless shared our awareness and found the sharing delightful.

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Sharing Mind and Prayer Across the World

circle of prayerOver this weekend, I invite you to join with me in envisioning and enjoying in our imaginations the image of ourselves, of all those we love, and a huge throng of others as well fully accepting their power to live whole, healthy and free.  We are all one, and we express that divine oneness with the name God  gave to Moses from the Burning Bush in the book of Exodus:  “I Am”.

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Meditation for Wellness and Health – Using our Divine Powers of Strength, Faith, Power, and Courage

meditation techniquesOn Sunday, March 20, in my talk, I promised that I would publish this meditation affirming our spiritual powers of Faith, Power, Strength, and Will, all of which we can use to strengthen us in body, mind, and spirit during the present pandemic. We can be safe by using common sense in our actions and also holding in our minds images of strength and power.  I invite you to join me every day in saying and thinking the meditation reprinted here:

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Fearless Living in a Time of Contagion - Reflections for Positive Envisioning

breathwork 2By experiencing this time of uncertainty we learn about Oneness.  A large part of our human genome consists of genes for various micro -organisms – bacteria, viruses, fungi, and many other life forms that are PART OF OUR OWN HUMAN GENES. This oneness with other beings protects us from most potential damage from infection. What an elegant concept!  Divine Order! 

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Fearless Living in a Time of Contagion - Reflections for Positive Envisioning

abundance sunToday, I would like to share with you, the prayer of Mooji, a widely known teacher of Advita Vedanta, who grew up in Jamaica and whose present ashram is in Portugal.  He is teaching that the current pandemic, though it seems fearsome, is actually the loving gift of the Universe to strengthen humanity and to give us the opportunity to rethink how we are living, so we discover how we are poisoning not only the world around us but also our own lives with our obsession over material success and personal power. 

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Fearless Living in a Time of Contagion - Reflections for Positive Envisioning

unity2How many people do you know who aren’t just a little scared right now?  The antidote to fear is to replace anxiety producing thoughts by imagining repeatedly what we actually want to see rather than what we fear, even if that’s a challenge.  First, we need to remember our good and loving God/ Universe. Then we need to state positively what we want to experience, and deny all power over our minds to any negative ideas.  

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Community Forum Recap 2019

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If, for some reason, you missed our Thanksgiving Potluck and Community Forum last Sunday (Nov. 10th) here’s a recap of what we shared.  And by the way, the potluck was amazing!  Thank you to all who brought something to share.  It was perfect!

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New Bulletin Board by the Trail

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The trail sign began at UCP's envisioning retreat in July 2019, when Chris Egle proposed his idea of having a bulletin board for our trail devotee neighbors. Victoria purchased the actual boards, complete with locking doors, and Mark set to work designing and building the structure from materials already in hand.

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We're All In This Together

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"We're all in this together." That's what one of our teens wrote on our Flower Bed Vision Board this Sunday. That simple expression encapsulated the feeling we all walked away with after the service. 

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Loving Our Planet

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This month we are focusing our attention on Mother Earth, our relationship with nature and how we can better care for our planet.   As people committed to spiritual awakening, we also embrace a reverence for all life and celebrate this interdependent web of all creation of which we are a part.

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Adopt a Highway - June 2019

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The group cleaned the entire 4-mile stretch in less than two hours, with 12 people!!!

The cookout was wonderful before launching out, an impromptu “love feast” party!  A special shout-out to Jude for taking on the grilling and providing nourishment, and to all who brought dishes to share.

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Saying “Yes” to Your Adventure

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Giving birth to and nurturing your best self, or nurturing a world that works for everyone, is an adventure of a lifetime.  All adventures are thrilling, but sometimes they’re enormously challenging.  That’s because you are asked to stretch, grow and break out of the little box that has kept you small.  How do you venture on when this happens? 

Pay attention to…and follow…these six “guideposts” on your journey.  They will support and empower you every step of the way.

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Paris Burning?

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Flames on Notre Dame... No ...
But there they are...
The roof alight — they say it’s wood. Tower crumbles,
Painful sight, 
My heart weeps, thinking about a thousand years
of music, wars, tears, and worship. 
All in flames. 
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Jesus the Good Shepherd

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On Sunday April 7 we gathered on the Serenity Trail for a celebration to welcome the statue of Jesus The Good Shepherd to our Sacred Spaces.

Rev Rosemary provided the following titled “The Lord is my Shepherd from New Thought Perspective”.

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A Magical Christmas

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It was a magical Christmas Eve here at Unity Center of Peace as we were treated to empowering ideas, beautiful music, inspirational readings, and shared candlelighting...

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A New Divine Presence

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We're blessed by the recent addition of a spiritual master! Jesus has officially taken his place out in our Sacred Spaces on the Serenity Trail and is quite visible from our back deck...

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Connected in Love: Engaging Citizenry

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Monday evening we gathered together in a powerful group Intention Circle and held the whole election process in our hearts...

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Evolving Thought

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The beautiful combination of profound spiritual concepts from the wide variety of sources led to a basic philosophy that became known as New Thought. It includes these ideas…

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Adopting a Highway

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Did you know that UCP is part of North Carolina's Adopt A Highway cleanup program?

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A Newer Thought

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The last few weeks we’ve been exploring the roots of New Thought (of which Unity is a part.) And we’ve discovered this beautiful patchwork quilt of various influences from a variety of different sources...

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Starting off the Youth Academic Year Right

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For this new academic year, we will have a full program for kids aged 3 to 18 (Grades Pre-K through 12. ).  
 
We are following Unity multi-age curriculum, devoting 1-2 months to studying and practicing each spiritual and emotional skill.  We will be covering self-esteem and emotional intelligence subjects such as recognizing and talking about feelings, defusing stress, learning harmony and compassion, being of service, and other kinds of awareness for loving, non-victim consciousness.
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Blessing of the Animals

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On Sunday, July 22, 2018, our furry/ feathered / scaled / other species family members were welcomed in spirit into the Sunday service. Some of the well-behaved furry ones made personal appearances. Others were represented with folders. At the end of the service, Rev. Victoria and Rev. Rosemary blessed many of the "extended" family.

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Wow, what a picnic!

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Dawn broke with the gentlest of summer temperatures and humidity - just enough heat to make it a pleasure to dip into Jordan Lake. Families and friends laughed, shared stories and enjoyed each others' company at UCP's 4th Annual Picnic at Parker's Point on Jordan Lake on Saturday, July 14, 2018.

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