Advent and Christmas
Here we are in December and the season of Advent, our time of preparation for Christmas.
This means different things to all of us. For some it is super busy with chores and shopping, juggling work and home life. For others it can feel lonely and isolating, especially with the impact of Corona Virus still affecting so many people.
However, whether we are busy or alone, we can take sacred, quiet time, to reflect on the story of the birth of Jesus and what this means to us. There is the act of faith that Mary and Joseph represent, the peace of the stable, the love of the shepherds and the joy of the angels. For all of these qualities reside in us to develop and use.
Why do this? In part of course because we feel so much better in ourselves when we do. However, it can be much more, for in Unity we describe this season of Advent as a time of spiritual preparation for the birth or rebirth of the Christ consciousness in us.
Jesus told his disciples, those that followed his teachings, whatever I do, you too can do, and more (John 14: 12). This is a powerful message, which can feel quite daunting. However, as we develop our qualities of faith, peace, love and joy, and follow the way of Jesus, who taught love and service to others through our connection with God, we connect with the Christ energy in us and we are reborn.
To do this, we come as human beings, with all our foibles, imperfections and regrets, to meet our divinity that is pure, loving, wise and true.
It is a sacred path that until now only a few have walked. The invitation to you today, is that this is the path for all of us. The need is high, the call is powerful, the result is pure, loving wisdom working through us all.
Let us take time each day through this season of Advent, to reconnect with the divine Christ energy that is within you, me and everyone. For as we do, we find new ways to live that bless us and our world. This is the call. Are you listening? Will you respond?
Join us through Advent and Christmas to awaken the Christ energy within and live from this Truth.
Rev. Kimerie Mapletoft
There is the act of faith that Mary and Joseph represent, the peace of the stable, the love of the shepherds and the joy of the angels. For all of these qualities reside in us to develop and use.
Unity around the world
We love this new presentation by Unity World Headquarters shown at the Parliament of World Religions. The video features prayers by Unity minsters from all around the world including our own Rev. Kimerie Mapletoft, Director of Silent Unity in the UK. Do take some time to watch and enjoy this beautiful video.
"divinely human...humanly divine"
It was so refreshing to learn about being able to express my divinity through my humanity.
I am divinely human when I make a choice that helps to create the kingdom of heaven on earth: to assist a fellow human in a daily activity such as holding a door open, picking up something someone has dropped, giving a smile, a kind word, a hug.
I am being humanly divine when I sit in moments of deep quiet Silence, contemplating the Presence, the wonder of nature, the feelings of love, and the awareness of connection.
I AM one with God, choosing to express as divinely human – and humanly divine.
“Therefore my heart is glad and my soul rejoices; my body also rests secure.” Psalm 16:9
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