Charles Fillmore, co-founder of Unity, wrote, “All is finished first in consciousness and mind then rests, in faith, from further mental activity. This ‘rest’ precedes manifestation.” This means we ask in faith and then rest from worry about the “hows” and “whens.” We simply pray and move our feet as guided by Spirit. And that’s just what we’ve been doing here at Unity.
Raising the Roof!
In August, 2015, we obtained estimates to replace the three flat portions of our roof. As soon as the “sticker shock” wore off, we began a capital campaign to raise the funds. My friends, we are now close enough to our goal that the Board of Trustees is calling for a vote to move forward. Whenever we plan to spend more than $25,000, our Bylaws require a vote of the membership during an official membership meeting. That meeting is tomorrow, March 4th, at 12:30. I invite you to attend the meeting and be a part of this Spirit-led process.
There’s another big project that the Board has been building in consciousness as well. We haven’t spoken about it before, but it’s very exciting and I’ll explain it in detail during the Annual meeting. All are welcome and encouraged to attend, though only active members can vote on ballot issues.
The process of conscious creation begins with knowing who you are and your relationship with God, our Source. We are creative creations co-creating. Made in the image and likeness of Infinite Spirit, we are spiritual beings having a human experience! It is our greatest joy to express our love and creative power for good. We, as a spiritual community, have been building a consciousness of sacred community, spiritual purpose, and selfless generosity. We’ve prayed and acted in faith. And now, we’re blessed to be sacred witnesses to the unfolding of Spirit at work in our spiritual home.
This is the Year
In the six years that I’ve been honored to serve as Senior Minister here, I’ve seen so much positive change. I want to give special thanks to those who’ve served on the Board with me during the past two years. Our meetings begin with meditation and prayer. We are Spirit-led in our discussions and decisions. We live the Unity Principles in sacred service. As we’ve rested from any fear-based mental activity, our roots have grown stronger and deeper. There’s a rising feeling that this is the year for seeing even greater manifestation of outward and upward growth at Unity of Dayton. Let us give thanks and be joyful!
In Light and Love,
(Originally posted March 3, 2018)