There is a phenomenon in nature called entrainment, and it means the synchronization of organisms to an external rhythm. Two liquids, when combined, form a suspension that becomes consistent. Even the phenomenon of social conformity lends agreement to the observation that things tend to blend into a symmetry. So – it’s natural to be in a type of cohesive contact with our surroundings and each other. We have to put forth an effort to actually diverge from this tendency.
In early November 2018, I attended the Parliament of World Religions in Toronto, Canada, an incredible experience! What a joy to connect with all the Unity folks in attendance.
Growing Through Change
by Rev. Ray Nelson, Board President
I love the focus of this year’s conference, “Growing Through Change-Here We Grow Again”. We all know that change is an ever present reality of life. Change is neither bad nor good, it simply is; but how we react or respond to the change will determine how well we adapt and adopt the changes that are occurring. There is a level of anxiety in the presence of change and a certain level of anxiety is good and creative.
I WANT TO TELL EVERYONE
By Rev. Vareta Foster, Ed.D
I want to tell everyone that I am so grateful to be a part of the Unity movement.
Several years ago, I received a phone call from a good friend who invited me to join her on Sunday in a Unity Church in Warren, Michigan.
By Rev Meghan Smith Brooks, Co-Minister, New Thought Unity Center, Cincinnati, OH
This month being the month our country celebrates our anniversary of independence, seems a good month to consider ‘How free do we really feel? How free do we really live?’. I realize that I am not always really living truly free to be my authentic self, to express who I want to be or live as if I have nothing to worry about. What holds me back?
Is your life, your ministry, your church “under construction”? I noticed recently that it seems that everywhere I drive in Fort Wayne, IN there are “road construction” signs and those annoying orange barrels. It seems an outward manifestation of the shifting consciousness of our human family. I recently shared the story of Nehemiah with my congregation and how we have a choice to find faith and be under construction or to simply continue to die a bit every day.
We are so caught up in the motions of earning a living, paying the bills, keeping appointments, liking everyone’s po
When Rev. Deb Hill-Davis joined Unity of Ames as senior minister, she noticed the church had a sort of “mission statement” shared each week but was lacking a vision or core values. She mentioned this at a board meeting and was met with silence. She elaborates, “It seemed like I had asked the group, ‘Who would like to have a nice cup of poison with me?’ No takers!