October 31, 2010 – Dumbledore Speaking The Word

Reverend David McArthur

Stories of magic catch us deeply because we are magical beings. They invited us into “I can do that.” Symbolically, the magic wand is to focus your attention on your intention. And you have to have the words of your incantation. Not all words are equal. Prayer isn’t to convince a power outside of yourself to change something for you. We at Unity focus our attention on the power we have within. Charles Fillmore said, “The Spiritual substance from which comes all wealth is never depleted. It is right with you all the time and responds to your faith in it and your demands upon it… Pour your faith upon it and you will be prospered though all the banks in the world close their doors.” It’s got to be a combined energy. Focus your attention and use words of prayer to bring forth greater manifestation to serve your life better.

Speaking thought into words gives it vibration, brings it into the material realm. The most powerful words are those which are aligned to that which is true. How do we pick up and align to those words? Our God is divine pure love with nothing but desire to bring the best to each of us. Our God isn’t limited. You are loved and you can’t do anything about that. When we pick up that love we pick up power.

Priests and ministers don’t know your words. How do you find them? Emily Cady told us how to move intention into manifestation. In her silence she heard the words: “Stretch forth your hand…and I will establish it.” She heard that our hands are God’s hands. We are co-creators. It’s our power. Own your power, it’s your spiritual nature. The words are in your heart. That infinite intelligence which is there for you knows them for you.

When desiring to speak the word, “wait thou in silence only.” Then the right word will be given and power with it. When something needs to change the real answer comes from the silence within you. Call forth that which is to be called forth. Give what is to be given. Affirm, “Divine love goes before me making easy, joyous, and successful my way.” We can have life easy, joyous, and successful because God would have it no other way!

October 24, 2010 – Self Forgiveness Through Self Compassion

Reverend David McArthur

Prosperity is to open up and allow Spirit to bring forth through you a greater wholeness (that divine intention) into your life. As taught by Edwene Gaines, the second principle of prosperity is Forgiveness.

The hardest part of forgiveness is self forgiveness. The vision we have goes beyond the consciousness we have—we can see beyond where we are– and that vision will carry us forward. However, without self forgiveness, we experience guilt and get down on ourselves. Since the world we experience is a creation of our thoughts, feelings, and attitudes, when we think things like “I am not that good” or “Life’s not that good. I can’t really trust God.” we choke down our spiritual pipeline. We are no longer open. We get defensive and strive to protect ourselves.

In Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert writes of how we are disappointed in ourselves for lacking the discipline to accomplish our dreams. However, after such disappointment, we can open to our greater wholeness if we forgive ourselves. She likens self forgiveness to kindly and encouraging motherly love. Like a mother holding you saying,”That’s ok. I love you just the way you are.” Such self forgiveness frees us from the judgment of how we view ourselves.

There are times in our lives when we have caused pain to others. What we manifested then was very limiting. We can move beyond the guilt and its limitations with self forgiveness, self compassion. Say “I am willing to forgive myself and stop beating myself up for it.” It’s the self compassion that heals. This is a most important step and it will free your heart. It will free you for facing you tasks at hand.

So open up and let the love of God in. Begin to deliberately give yourself forgiveness and compassion, and that spirit of divine creativity can begin to flow. Affirm “I am loved, special, and important. God loves me and so do I.”

October 17, 2010 – Brer Rabbit, Brer Fox & Feelings of Change

Reverend David McArthur

Our idea of God changes as we progress on our spiritual path. Part of our spiritual journey is letting go of ideas that were comfortable, that we knew. Remember, God is good all the time. And there are parties along the way where we enjoy the goodness of life. When feelings come up that aren’t part of that, they have the ability to hurt us. The heart has wisdom that can transform that, if we recognize the thoughts which drain our energy. Are we aware of those feelings? There is a big difference between feeling something and being aware that you are feeling something.

Be willing to go along with those feelings, but be aware of what is happening. When you get to the point where the emotions are drowning your power, value the feelings only as a part of the whole. Switch from sad to appreciation. Put energy into your vision of the whole. That is the change which lets us work with the self and get to the party. Do not stumble in confusion or sorrow. Jesus said the plowman cannot plough by looking backward; “Let the dead bury their dead.” Don’t go back to deal with and be in the emotion. There is a greater vision.

Wake up. Lift your vision. Have without possessing. Act without expectation. Be free from the limits of what you have created. Let your heart be at peace. Return to source. There is our surrender. When you realize where you come from, you can deal with whatever life brings. Return to the wholeness.

How? When you become aware that your feelings have taken your attention away from the goodness of life, go with the feelings until you are stopped. Then move to appreciation and step into the wholeness.

October 10, 2010 – Welcome Home

Reverend David McArthur

It starts with the pull on your heart, a sense that there must be something more, or even sometimes it might be a “Wow!– it’s time to get on with that.” As a spiritual being you are constantly called to be that amazing being which you are. But there comes a time you can no longer say,“maybe later”. God says to you, “It is time.”

When your life is at a point of expansion, your ego tells you that you do not have enough. Fear of not enough is one of the things that keeps us from our good. With God there is more than enough. So when the tug comes from the heart, do not ask,”how much?” God is your source. Ask what is on your heart. Part of the growing is to follow your heart.    Do what you can do and Spirit will provide. When we more forward, what we need is provided. The work we have to do is the change in consciousness. The question is not “How much?”, but “How do we meet our challenge in a higher way?”

So often we fall asleep, thinking we are 3D beings and the world is acting upon us– providing or not providing. But God asks, “Where is your power?” The greatest power in the universe is love. It is our job not to blame those who bring our challenges, but to love them! And when the power company wouldn’t let us move in, we resolved that challenge by loving them. Then we could invite the world to join us, because we do know our truth, that when we hear “no” it simply means we’ve got some growing to do. There has never before been so many souls that know our source is Spirit, and we need to hold that place.

It is fitting that our homecoming is 10/10/10. “10” is the number of completion. And when you are there, at “completion”, you are also at “beginning”.

October 3, 2010 – The Secret of Permanent Prosperity

Reverend Edwene Gaines

From Edwene Gaines, “I am a person of power.” When you are 100% committed to your intention, the universe steps up. The God energy is always there. Plug yourself in. All it takes is a conscious intention to live your life fully in every way. Prosperity is having a vitally alive healthy body for the God-being that we are to express through; relationships that are joyous, satisfying, intimate, honest, and nurturing, and that work all the time; work that we love so much it’s not work but play; and all the money that we can spend.

So for the next 21 days, NO COMPLAINING. For every challenge that arises, say, ”God, that’s great!”

Now, align with these 4 simple spiritual laws –

1.    “God is my source.” Return one tenth of all you receive to where you get your spiritual food. Scripture says about tithing, “prove me now”, so start where you are– attitude doesn’t matter.
2.    “Forgive yourself and others all the time.” At night before you go to sleep, pray, “Father|Mother God, have I put anyone out of my heart today?” Forgive them –and yourself – like you forgive a child. The only people that we have to forgive are the people who don’t do things our way. Pray, “Let me love them the way You love them.”
3.    “Set clear cut, tangible goals.” Jesus didn’t say “…make Me guess.” Be very specific and write down your desires. “Desire is the onward impulse of the ever-evolving soul.” – Charles Fillmore. Do not worry about how they will come. God has ways you might not have ever thought of. Would you be willing to consider God knows exactly how to do it?
4.    “Get on purpose with your life.” If you don’t know what that is, ask yourself, “What would be the most fun thing I could do with my life?” What would you do with your life if money was no object, if you didn’t have to work, if you didn’t have responsibilities, if you could do anything, be anything, have anything? Go there in fantasies and write about it. Visualize it. And start taking action-steps towards those things. In that transition period, spend a lot of time in prayer asking for guidance. ”Show me the way to do this.” Ask for those ideas. It does take courage. Yogi Berra said, “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”

Mario Andretti said, “If everything seems under control, you’re not going nearly fast enough!” And Edwene Gaines says, “I am a person of power!”