Mid-week Meditation Series with Rev. Victoria

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Our Midweek, Midday Meditation series has become so popular, we've decided to continue the series into the New Year.  Stay committed to your goal for 2024 of remaining centered in Spirit regardless of the circumstances.  Coupled with your participation in the Sunday service, this midweek spiritual boost can help you remain at a higher vibration throughout the week so you can radiate more love, peace and joy into your life and into the world. 

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Comments on "Transcendent Love"

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Rev. Victoria’s recent message on “Transcendent Love” is very significant and important in strengthening and advancing so powerfully and clearly the relation and relatedness of co-evolving science and spirituality. 

 
I was struck by how masterful this message and its delivery, its presentation, were conceived and brought to be.
 
We all are becoming increasingly space-and-universe conscious scientifically, especially since the very recent launch and initial discoveries of the James Webb Space Telescope and the now more sophisticated surface explorer now on Mars. 
 
This commonly shared experience of our expanding understanding of the universe is bringing with it the potential for a parallel and corresponding co-expansion in potential for a sudden immeasurable (non-“quanta-fiable) leap in “cosmic consciousness” or spiritual understanding on an expanded scale—spiritually and personally.  
 
This very real (actual) news of an orbiting asteroid — a space-bound treasure house of vast potential material value — does indeed serve as a new and, up to now, unforeseeable, but perfectly appropriate, image, symbol, metaphor or parable for correlation with the almost meteoric planetary visitations of treasure troves of unlimited spiritual wisdom and love, joy and peace in the form of many spiritually advanced individual personalities.  
 
Among these we would surely include:  Jesus —  the Wayshower; Gautama Buddha—with his innovative noble truths and eightfold path to enlightenment and liberation; Muhammad—with his emphasis on spiritual self-liberation and self-mastery by rigorous application of an inner jihad against one’s lesser thoughts and tendencies; Lao Tse with his unique Way of contemplation, detachment and supreme insight…….the list as Rev Victoria points out—is endless and extends through every age—not excepting our own and even right now, today. 
 
We also can see here a possible correlation —-between an astronomic fact and any of the noted historic spiritual personalities who may have made planetary contact here by bestowing themselves or having been bestowed, for missions on our world ….
 
…. or who, perhaps, may have reached up their own efforts to those stratospheres of spiritual understanding and insight as to possess themselves likewise of the counsel and the insight of the heavens—-
 
either of these would quality them as cosmic visitations or living incarnations of divine celestial truths. 
 
More in our time, such figures as Rev Victoria mentions :  Yogananda, Maharishi, Baha’ullah, (Dr. Herbert Benson), Yogi Bhajan, Jack Kornfield, Gopi Krishna, Richard Bucke—-and this list gets long as well—have advanced their medically or scientifically measurable—demonstrable—connection and relatedness found in such “spiritual sciences” as kryia yoga, brain-wave measurable positive effects of meditation, (such as) the Maharishi Effect, Kundalini Yoga, auric and empathic medical diagnoses, out-of-body and near-death experiences—no need to stop the list with a period but rather with a comma… , 
 
I am markedly impressed by this ultra-contemporary imagistic correlation Rev Victoria has presented of a newly detected asteroid of nearly illimitable material value and that of a nearby orbiting “asteroid” or spiritual personality of quintessential love—who would be of illimitable spiritual value to our world …. 
could it as well be “minedl— or better still—somehow captured, brought to earth, and fairly equitably distributed to the masses of God’s children with their manifold needs and problems, neuroses and unhealed tramas, war-weary dispossessions or outright spiritual destitution.  
 
The lovely and strange irony to all this is — as Rev Victoria clearly pointed out —- knowing and acknowledging that as a planet — we HAVE already been the beneficiary of ample and abundant spiritual wisdom, techniques, practices, methods, insights and worshipful engagements.   
 
I sense I need to draw this perhaps overly lengthy response, though I would emphasize in closing, that the truth and the breadth of the applicability of this message is vast and eminently shareable.  I’d like to see it shared far more widely.  
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"What I See..."

 

What I See…

Thriving, striving, new souls arriving….fearlessly embracing spiritual deep diving…
Giving, living, especially forgiving…not just on the days we celebrate Thanksgiving…
Singing, ringing, clearing, brimming…joyfully bringing forth a brand-new beginning…
Circulating, percolating, committing and shifting…earthing and birthing a new consciousness uplifting
Seeing and being, bending and transcending….living with the certainty that we are never-ending…
Uniting and lighting the world at our door…teaching and reaching…leaching goodness from each pore…
Growing, knowing and sowing friendship like seeds…flowering in a peace that never recedes…
Healing and feeling and revealing what is true…peeling away the cloak of fear whose time is well through…
Facing, embracing, revering the present moment so generous…shedding any doubt that can make life feel tenuous…
Shaking, awaking our spirits within…shining and brining in the seasoning-of-this-life we share in…
Serving, conserving, swerving from negativity…ideating, co-creating, uplifting our community…
Glowing and flowing in the radiance of UCP…so it can be...everything we imagine…it will be!

 

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Inner Peace Meditation Series

 

 

Have you been enjoying our November Mid-Week Meditations: Abundant Blessings? If so, we've got good news: we are continuing our meditations throughout December! And December's theme will be Inner Peace. December is often a busy month and the winter holidays can bring up a number of conflicting feelings. Combine that with the chaos that is happening around the world right now, and it can throw anyone off their center.

That's why you'll want to tune into the mid-week meditations to help reconnect you with inner peace. Think of it as an "inner oasis of calm", or a "mini-spa retreat for your soul".
Available each Wednesday at noon. In case you missed it, you can click right here right now! 

Plan to join us Wednesday at noon as we livestream the next meditation: Awakening to the Light!

 
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Abundant Blessings Meditation Series with Rev. Victoria Loveland-Coen

 

 

We've launched our new Mid-Week Abundant Blessings Meditation Series!  If you missed it, you can go right  here now and enjoy a relaxing, rejuvenating and empowering guided meditation, led by Rev. Victoria. The meditation focus this week is: The Expansive Power of Gratitude! 

Plan to join us next Wednesday at noon as we livestream the next meditation: The Gifts of Gratitude!
With a month of Mid-Week Meditations you will build an energy of gratitude and love which blesses your life, and those around you.
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Rev. Victoria’s Thoughts on the Israeli / Hamas War

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Is your heart hurting as a result of the violent conflict in the Middle East? I know mine is. First, I understand Hamas to be a terrorist organization, which carried out a brutal terrorist attack on hundreds of innocent people. They do not represent mainstream Palestinians. And of course, there is history there. The response from Israel comes from the old consciousness of "an eye for an eye."  This is the consciousness of the whole region, and the conflict won't change until consciousness changes. And our hearts go out to all the people caught up in this - many of whom, on both sides, want peace desperately. 

Some are wondering if the affirmation we say together at the beginning of our service is still appropriate. The affirmation is: There is only one Presence and one Power active in the universe and in my life, God the good omnipotence.  It might be hard to see God's omnipresent good at work in this situation, if not impossible. And on the human level it isn't true.  But are we just human beings?  No! We, in spiritual community, know we are Divine beings having a human experience, right? Unfortunately, too few others know this to be true. 

Humanity, historically asleep to the truth of their being – and that of others – “create their own evils”, as Emerson would say. Most people live in fear of the "other" and judge others, judge other religions as wrong, other ways of living is wrong. From a human-only consciousness of separation, humanity can do some pretty horrible things, and has for eons. And that won't change until we realize who we really are. We are all emanations of the One Divine Light...every single one of us. 

So, the affirmation...like all spiritual affirmations...is affirming the Spiritual Truth. Would we want to affirm the human truth? No, there's enough of that. We are affirming the Truth that God is all, we are that One expressing, and so is everyone else.  There is omnipresent good, if we would but see it, and call it forth.  And it is our work to do this! We don’t want to succumb to the collective consciousness of separation. We must align ourselves with Divine Light, and seek to live from a place of love...to share that with others.  Let us together pray that energy of love is being felt by those we are praying for - people caught up in the conflict, and for political leaders. We pray hearts open, consciousness is evolving, and the Divine presence is allowed to manifest in all of us. We pray from a place of peace, for peaceful hearts, and peaceful actions.

I hope you will join Rev. Ana Quintana for her workshop Peace is a Daily Practice, this Sunday at 1:00 in the Sanctuary, to learn how to stay centered in the energy of love and peace.

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Cosmically Supported

shivaShortly after we played the Lullaby by Billy Joel music video, Facebook knocked many of you off the livestream. They eventually took the feed down.  We are so sorry about that.  Lesson learned for us.  Because my talk was a two-parter, I wanted to post the talk here so you don’t miss anything. 

On June 20-21 we had a unique combination of significant celestial events including the Summer Solstice, a solar eclipse and a new moon, among other things. So, it was a very auspicious day to have offered our first Sacred Gathering service outdoors. And a very energetically powerful place to offer it – our Spiral Labyrinth

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Your Reimagined Self

We can choose to view this time as a "sacred time-out" -- an opportunity to re-evaluate our usual way of being and perhaps evolve to our next level of expression.  And if we want to be ready to emerge from this pandemic as our best “Butterfly Self” we want to prepare now.  We must use this "cocooning time" to invest in personal and spiritual growth.  Here is your guide for doing that: 

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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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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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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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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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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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