The lightness of spring is in the air! In like a lion and out like a lamb. The chilly winds of winter give way to the milder and gentler breezes of spring. The sights, colors and sounds of new life burst forth throughout all of nature. The buds and blossoms begin to open as the ground gives way to spring green.
This is a time of joyful celebration and renewal as we welcome the return of spring and share in the wonder of rebirth. What better time to celebrate Easter? The message of the Easter story is one of overcoming and rebirth. As we take the meaning deep within ourselves, it can lead us to awakened living.
We are excited that our arrival as your new ministers coincides with springtime and the Easter celebration. Awakening and renewal is the perfect prelude to what we will suggest as the first of many yearlong themes we will be exploring with the Unity Spiritual Center community.
If you have been in Unity for a while, you have probably experienced the challenge of trying to explain to someone what Unity is all about. In some ways, our theology defies explanation because we have little dogma or prescribed doctrine.
Over the years we have found an explanation that is both accurate and thought provoking: Unity is the art and practice of living with nothing and no one against you.
We have also found that this explanation exposes a conundrum. Unity’s foundation principle is: There is only One Presence and One Power active in my life and in the Universe, God the Good.
And then it appears that there are the exceptions. Illness, relationship issues, prosperity challenges, it is not difficult to find apparent exceptions to the principle of Oneness.
How do we use our spiritual principles in order to live our lives in such a way that we can work with those exceptions? This can be our biggest challenge as we walk the talk of demonstrating the principle, One Presence and One Power. Here is the question we want to explore together – what if awakening is about overcoming those apparent exceptions and proving this principle in our daily lives?
We plan to explore this theme of awakened living during our first year at Unity Spiritual Center. We invite you to join us as a community in pursuit of a greater expression of the Divine and truly inhabit the principle that nothing and no one is against us.
Love and Blessings, Jane and Gary