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Letting Go of Concern in the Midst of Change

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 10:14am
Affirmation: I let go of any concern and allow good to unfold in my life. This article is not a recitation about a new door that opened in my life or what a joy it is to recount the tremendous success I found on the other side. This article is being written about the time in between, which is exactly where I am as I write. Last year, I realized after 12-plus years that it was time for me to...

Baird, Chinnery Recognize Community Service Groups at Third Annual Luncheon

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 3:12pm
For the third year, Lee’s Summit’s community service organizations gathered at Unity Village to be recognized for the time, talent, and resources they give back to the community. The event is the brainchild of Carl Chinnery, a longtime Lee’s Summit attorney and civic leader and Lee’s Summit Rotary member. Chinnery opened the event by reading from the Dr. Seuss book, On Beyond Zebra! an offbeat...

Turn Me to Gold: Andrew Harvey and the Poetry of Kabir

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 8:34am
Excerpted from his book Turn Me to Gold: 108 Poems of Kabir. Kabir is far more than a poet; he is a universal initiatory field, as expansive as Rumi, and, as embodied, radical and ferocious as Jesus. He is the voice of the evolutionary truth and its piercing love and we have never needed to hear him more or be more ready to hear him. For five years I have worked with my whole mind, heart, and...

Say Grace: Thanksgiving Mealtime Blessings and Prayers

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 11:45am
Thanksgiving Day may be a time for turkey and football. But it is also a sacred day to gather with beloved community around the table. On Thanksgiving—as with any day—saying a thanksgiving grace allows us to pause. It gives us time to acknowledge the goodness and abundance in our lives. “We say grace at every meal,” says Julie Neas Trueba, a friend of Unity, “but at Thanksgiving I think it is...

Experiencing Parliament of the World’s Religions

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 9:57am
This oldest and largest interfaith event on the planet, Parliament of the World’s Religions in Toronto has attracted 10,000 participants from more than 80 nations and 200 unique spiritual backgrounds. With more than 500 total programs, partaking in the cosmic kaleidoscope of this event is an electrifying experience. In a nutshell, people from around the world are coming together to stand for a...

Honoring Memories

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 9:54am
Affirmation: We are now and forevermore one in the love of God. Memories are as unique as we are. They are the cumulative echo of our life experiences. However, it is important to recognize that as an echo, our memories are not the actuality of our lives. Memory helps make us who we are. If we couldn’t recall the who, what, where, when, and why of our everyday lives, we would not be able to...

Being Enough

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 11:27am
Affirmation: I rise up and reclaim my true identity as a sacred being. Sitting on Cocoa Beach in Florida, my bottom on wet sand, I enjoyed the spot where spent waves lap the land. Warm and foamy water flowed over the lower half of my body. With each receding wave, an accumulation of ocean refuse was deposited around me—lengths of seaweed and shards of shells. I was close enough to the ground...

Courage to Heal: World Day of Prayer 2018

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 5:50pm
“Moving.” “Rich.” “Deep.” “Spectacular.” These are among the glowing reports from participants of the 25th Annual World Day of Prayer held at Unity Village on September 13, 2018. World Day of Prayer, held annually on the second Thursday in September, unites Unity and draws in New Thought partner communities for a 24-hour period of prayer practice. Each year, World Day of Prayer centers around...

Letting Go With Grace

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 10:39am
From the September/October 2017 issue of Unity Magazine®. This article is a finalist in the 2018 Folio Eddie Awards. In the six years since I quit work to care for my mother who has dementia, I've learned lots of things—including some I'd rather not know. Letting go has been my hardest struggle. As Mom’s disorder has progressed, many things have changed. I don’t like change. There are always...

Give Me Five

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 10:38am
From the May/June 2018 issue of Unity Magazine®. This article is a finalist in the 2018 Folio Ozzie Awards. Peace and clarity are easy to find during a sunset meditation or an evening yoga class. But tomorrow morning when the world rushes in with its latest headline news, not to mention the daily pressures of our “to-do” lists, we can be easily thrown off center. What matters to us in...

Going for Greatness

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 10:38am
From the July/August 2017 issue of Unity Magazine®. This article is a finalist in the 2018 Folio Eddie Awards. Barbara Stanny was on a much-needed retreat when she heard a clarion call come out of nowhere, loud and clear. She caught three simple words: Go for greatness. The voice struck like a lightning bolt, wise and commanding. It was a message that would change her work and her life’s path...