Unity Spiritual Center RGV continues their virtual Sunday service on Facebook at 11 am. Licensed Unity Teacher Michael Scales will share a lesson titled “Put Everything in God’s Hands.”
“But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31.
As children, a lot of us used to have toy airplanes that were powered by a rubber band. You would turn the propeller and it would wind that rubber band tighter and tighter. It’s amusing in a toy airplane, but it’s not so amusing in life when we see a human being twisted, tight, and under pressure. Something has to give.
Something has to release that buildup of pressure and stress inside of us. This pressure is accumulative. It seems to get tighter and tighter day by day. What will release this? A soothing, relaxing prayer will release this, and make us new again.
It will make the day a new, joyful experience; you are going to view things from a new level of spiritual consciousness. You are not going to be as affected by the things that come to you because you’re empowered by something within you. The ordinary muck and mire of life is not going to bother you, because you’re connected to something greater.
There are several elements that go together to make up successful prayer, and the first of these is the most important. If you only do this, you will go a long way to releasing the pressure that comes from the mental habit of holding onto problems and trying to solve them all by yourself. That element is as follows:
Set aside a few moments every day. Do not say anything. Simply think about God.
Before, you were thinking about your problems and all the things that were making you tight, angry, and nervous inside yourself. Now, instead, you are relaxing and thinking about God.
This is the golden key that author Emmett Fox wrote about in the book “The Golden Key.” Think about God instead of the problem. When you think about God, everything begins to change in a miraculous, wondrous way. This will make your mind spiritually receptive.
This step prepares your consciousness for the rest of the prayer process, which we will cover in our lesson.
Join us this Sunday and learn how to unwind. Weekly Study group classes continue on Zoom. For details go to www.unity-pharrtx.org.
Thursday evening we had the South Texas Meditation Group on Zoom facilitated by Birdie Shawker. She worked hard to put together a meditation with music. The music was supplied by composer and choir conductor, Eric Whitacre.
Virtual Choir 6 https://youtu.be/InULYfJHKI0
More than 17,000 singers around the world adding their voices to a “tapestry” that you will not believe!
ON THE SAME YOUTUBE PAGE…………Virtual Choir 4 “Fly to Paradise” features an Anime character, and the scene-–an empty city full of people confined to their apartment buildings—is fascinating, though CREEPY to me.
Note: A large part of the second half of these performances is taken up with a list of the many performers, which may not interest everyone. You can also choose to skip the ads.
If you want to know how this was accomplished by Mr. Whitacre, here is another link to his TED Talk where he explains the process:
There is also a “Blooper” page where some of the inevitable errors occurred during the rehearsals (very funny!)
Remember, The Sunday Service is at 11:00 am on our Facebook page, and recorded on our YouTube page. See our website www.unity-pharrtx.org. for complete information on these events and where to see them.
Our tree trimmer finished his job today and there is another pile of brush on the curb to be picked up. More sunlight can now reach the lawn. The fence is not completely repaired yet. One small palm tree was leaning precariously after Hanna, but looks like it may survive. WE ARE OK!!
Love, Sis G ❤