It was also good to discover how people came to Unity. After I shared a little about how Paul and I discovered Unity, we divided everyone into small groups of 2 or 3 people, to share their own unique stories of how they came to Unity. Some stories were similar, and others very different. Such is life of course. We wanted the time to be informal and friendly, sharing ideas and personal experiences, and it was definitely that! Already in this short time we have begun to learn more about each other and ourselves.
Then the discussion went a little deeper, as I spoke about how Unity is described as Practical Christianity. It has to be something that is real, something we can do in our lives, to find deeper meaning, fulfilment, joy and peace. I had intended the second breakout room to be general – what did they think about the idea of practical Christianity, connected with the idea that Jesus is our example and guided, not an exception to worship from afar. However the discussion ended up being more about sharing what practical things they did in their lives to support and enable themselves. A good discussion to have of course.
I have noticed that meetings often do change when we are open to what wants to be experienced in that moment. We have an idea when we begin, but the meeting demands something different and the discussion goes another way. The lovely people who showed up all seemed to get something out of the meeting. For sure, the hour went by really quickly. I look forward to meeting more folk this way and exploring how Unity ideas bless our lives.
This meet up was part of our Friends of Unity scheme, a monthly membership of £5 which includes special zoom sessions, a library of meditations, talks and a Daily Word digital membership. For more details click here
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