"I Yield to possibilities"
Reading the Daily Word for yesterday, 26th September, two lines in particular really grabbed my attention.
First: I yield to possibility.
In Unity we talk a lot about letting go and letting God. Indeed it was Unity that introduced me to this practice. Yet so often, our minds do not like anything about this statement. Surely we know what is needed? It is up to us to sort things out ... This was certainly what I was taught as a child. Yet, working within Unity's prayer line, it has become so obvious to me that none of us know what is the very best outcome for ourselves, let alone anyone else!
This idea of yielding to possibilities really opens the door in our minds to the good that is here yet not always seen. What an exciting prospect. There is more good here for all of us than we can possibly know. The first step is to yield to this truth. For God, as universal good, is here for all of us.
The second: We are creating the space for "the dynamic creative energy of Spirit to inspire and surprise us". Perhaps even delight us ...
We do take action of course. After yielding to possibility, and letting the activity of God as good for all of us express through us, anything is possible.
This is the understanding that keeps me positive; for me and everyone on this planet. When we work together for the good of all, great things can happen. What wonder and joy is this.
Rev. Kimerie Mapletoft
Director of Silent Unity and Daily Word UK
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being the heart witness
When I feel under attack, or scared about events happening in the world, my personal practice has become more and more about connecting through the heart.
I do this by being present to the part of me that feels hurt, wounded or scared. Not by blaming or shaming but with gentle, loving kindness. This practice opens me to Spirit, to Pure Awareness, that is Love and Wisdom, always present. Suddenly I am present to Self - the Christ within that knows itself as joy, happiness, freedom and wisdom. I know what is mine to do and not do and inner peace grows.
Believe it or not, it takes courage to face ourselves with loving kindness. For we have to be willing to be vulnerable and look at the parts of ourselves we do not like. However, as soon as we do, not to change ourselves because we are wrong, but to love and bless and release, the energy we describe as God, as Love and Wisdom, is deeply felt and known. We are healed of our woundedness and mistaken ways of responding, as Love heals all. As our minds and hearts heal, our bodies joyfully respond.
So, have courage: Be kind and gentle with yourself and also be willing to be vulnerable in a safe and supported place. For as we allow in the light of heart-understanding to bless us in every situation and experience, we are all healed.
Rev Kimerie Mapletoft
Director of Silent Unity and Daily Word UK
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Seek ye first the Kingdom of God
‘Seek ye first the Kingdom of God’. How? What is it? How do you find it? And how does it differ from the Kingdom of Heaven? Is it a physical place, a psychological place, a spiritual place?
In our modern world we have forgotten the reference points that made sense of the teachings of the Bible for the early Christians. Great Unity teachers like Charles and Myrtle Fillmore lived in a simpler era when there was time to consider, to contemplate and to absorb these ancient teachings at the soul level and they lived the Kingdom of God. But we are, nowadays, prone to disregarding these ancient, powerful nuances that made the teachings of Jesus so powerful that they started a whole revolution of peace.
If we understood these phrases better, today, we might have fewer wars, less division and a kinder world. So, let’s find out what the deep inner meanings of these phrases might be, how to access such rarefied states of mind and soul and how this pivotal understanding will help us both to comprehend and follow Jesus’ teachings far more clearly.
by Rev. Maggy Whitehouse
In this video Maggy looks at the psychological state known in Kabbalah as 'Tiferet' - the place of truth and beauty. Also known as the Kingdom of Heaven, this is the place of our true self rather than our ego.
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