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Attitude of Gratitude
Gratitude is our most powerful spiritual practice. When we live moment by moment, day by day in an attitude of gratitude we place ourselves in alignment with all the good that God intends for us. The act of expressing gratitude shifts our thinking into a higher vibration. Our bodies listen. The Universe listens. God listens.
Is it always easy? Nope! Is it always enough? Yes!
“If the only prayer we ever prayed was ‘thank you,’ that would be enough.”
— Meister Eckhart
‘(the) Beloved Community’
This is the follow up to the talk called ‘What Myrtle Knew,’ in which we explored the foundations and history of our Unity faith tradition.
We agreed that we are standing on the shoulders of giants, and that we are enthusiastically ready to take the next step in our spiritual journey together.
What might that be? Where do we go from here? Hint: “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”
‘(the) Benefit of the Divine’
Trusting God in all things.
‘(the) Center of the Heart
A quiet, contemplative, immersive spiritual experience in which we’ll explore these three ideas together:
1. Our essence is oneness.
2. The spiritual journey is a journey inward.
3. We experience God most deeply in the silent spaces of our hearts.
“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right doing,
there is a field. I’ll meet you there.”– Rumi
‘(the) Compass and the Map’
When you light a candle from a candle, what happens? God’s light guides and expands.
‘(the) Good New Days’
Murphy’s other law!
‘(the) Greatest of These is Love’
A fresh look at that famous passage from Corinthians. You know the one 🙂
Home: these three can work either as stand-a-lone talks or as a series:
1. ‘(the) Connectitarians’
Matthew 18:20 — “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I among them.”
2. ‘Our True Home’
Sweet Spirit, bless this house and bring us all safely home.
3. ‘Home Is Where the Heart Is’
God in our hearts.
‘In the Beginning’
Mike invites us to welcome beginnings and endings; to see each step as an opportunity to learn who we are; and to trust that God will always light our way.
‘I See You’
I see you.
I am listening.
We are healing together, and I am grateful.
‘Pollyanna Was Right!’
Pollyanna-ish: irrepressibly optimistic, but hopelessly naive, simplistic, head in the sand, and not too bright at that.
Is that true? Or is that point of view a misunderstanding?
In reality Pollyanna represents the the best in us. After all, she changed things for the better, didn’t she?
Please take a minute to Google ‘Pollyanna’ and ‘the Glad Game,’ and then join us at … as we explore positive thinking, spiritual optimism and and an unshakable faith in the goodness of God.
‘Running Home to God’
Highlights Mike’s experience with running and the spiritual realization that we are more capable than we sometimes realize.
‘That’s My Story and I’m Stickin’ to It!’
Life in the forgiveness (for-gift-ness) lane
Homecoming – what a resonant word! It brings up images and memories. It evokes powerful emotions of hopefulness and regret, forgiveness and love. And it reminds us that, like the river flowing to the ocean, we are always on a journey of coming home to God.
‘What Myrtle Knew’ – The Beginnings of Unity
Are you ready for transformation and soul growth in your life, and in the world around you? Would you like to have a solid foundation of faith, and a spiritual springboard to take wing and fly?
This talk offers a look at the history and foundational principles of our Unity Church, and of the New Thought/Ancient Wisdom approach to spirituality.
‘What Now, God?’
Our lives flow in seasons and reasons. What happens when you reach a crossroads, an opportunity or a crisis?
‘(the) Wisdom of Rinpoche’
Be Kind. Don’t Hurt, Make Yourself Useful.
‘You Have Chosen Wisely’
Imagine a mighty chasm and a bridge that only becomes real when you decide to make the first step. How will you choose?
‘I Am More Than This’ with Paula Davis
Celebrate your recovery from …
‘Prayers for the Earth’ with Paula Davis
This immersive, experiential service offers songs, prayers, readings and more, with a focus on honoring and celebrating our Earth home. A good choice for Wednesday evenings.
Each talk includes special music, congregational singing, and a meditation by Paula Davis, all closely integrated with the topic. If you would prefer to have someone from your community do the meditation, that’s great too.
For each talk, there’s an afternoon concert or workshop available.
I will happily coordinate with your musicians and singers so that we have lots of dimension and involvement.
Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas? You bet!