Unity Spiritual Center RGV in Pharr welcomes you to join us this Sunday at 10:30 am. Reverend Ivery de la Cruz will share a lesson titled “Law of Increase: Praise the Universal Multiplier.” In her words:
Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
Praise him all creatures here below.
Praise him above ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost!
This is the Doxology many of us sang every Sunday in growing up and it is still sung in many churches. The Book of Psalms is filled with songs of praise. “Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.” -Psalm 150.
Join us this Sunday as we explore praise as the method of activating the Universal Law of Increase. We have all heard of the story of Aladdin and his magic lamp where Aladdin finds a lamp, rubs it, and out comes a magic genie who grants him three wishes. Most of us don’t believe in magic as such, but the story helps illustrate how the act of praising God, the Law, speeds up our ability to fulfill our desires “as if by magic.” The Law of Increase helps us understand how we stimulate our good¹ and bring pleasure and happiness that seem like magic or miracles. It teaches us that praising is our multiplier for living our best life.
¹stimulate our good (polish the lamp.) There is a story about a metaphysical student who asked his guru how he could see God. The guru gave the student a vase of pure silver, a cloth, and some cleaner, saying, “Polish this, and you will uncover the face of God.” The silver vase was old and dirty and tarnished, and the student worked for hours to clean it.
Tired and discouraged, he asked the guru, “How long must I work, Master? I do not see any image that I can uncover.”
The guru answered: “Until you see the face of God shining forth. I assure you that it is there.”
The student worked all night by the light of a fire until in the morning light, he could see that all the dirt and tarnish were gone. He held the beautiful shining vase before him and beheld the image of his own face smiling at him. Then he understood: to see God, one must polish away all that is not God.
There is a Board Meeting scheduled for Sunday after the morning service. I am trusting that our President, Myrna, will have returned from vacation (Hello?) and that a sufficient number of board members are able to attend, so that they have a quorum.
Rev. Ivery has also been away for much of the summer—her latest trip to the Dominican Republic and a place called “Monkey Island,” filled with tame and playful small primates (pictures on her Facebook page.)
From Tommy: “Luz called me this morning and informed me that our friend and former board member Dalila Brimer made her transition this morning [Wed., July 10.]” I have been told that funeral services will be held at 2 pm TOMORROW, SATURDAY, JULY 13TH, at Legacy Chapel near the corner of Trenton Rd. and Jackson Rd. in Edinburg.
For those who had signed up with “Oprah & Chopra”, as I like to call them, for their 21-day meditations, they are back, beginning next week. Your old username and password may still work. Mine did. If not, or if you are new, you can use the link below and sign up for emails sending you regular meditations. (It’s free.)
Bird Corner: Sis G has just figured out why the doves, sparrows, and other various birds that come to her yard seem to like her—she walks like a bird!
Love, Sis G ❤