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EASTER – Time to Roll Away the Stone from Our Own Tombs

~  By Peggy Henrikson ~

I like to think of the death of Jesus as representing the eventual passing away of mortal strife and of the Resurrection as the inevitable realization of our spiritual Selves.

In the process of awakening, we go through the “dark night of the soul,” which is the tomb. In this tomb, however, we are not lifeless. It is the chrysalis stage, and this stage is one of constant change and growth, wherein, little by little, we allow our soul to infuse our personality.

Self Love Meditation

SELF-LOVE

 

A meditation by Mary Loughman, author of “The 12 Powers Series”

Settle yourself into a comfortable position.

As you walk through the visualization portions of this meditation, take as much time as you need.  Give yourself this time, here and now, to release all other thoughts that might occupy your mind.

Allow yourself to be fully present in this moment.

Relax your facial muscles, your neck, your shoulders, your lower back, your legs, your hands and feet.

“A Protecting Presence”

Excerpt from a Talk by Unity Minister Rev. Sandra McKinney

 

How do we feel protected in times such as we are living today? The Bible offers wonderful, awe-inspiring stories and treasures. The writings of David the shepherd in Psalms, Chapter 91, verses 1 - 11 are often called the Prayer of Protection:

LOVE FOR OTHERS

LOVE FOR OTHERS

 

A meditation by Mary Loughman, author of “The 12 Powers Series”

 

Settle yourself into a comfortable position.

As you walk through the visualization portions of this meditation, take as much time as you need.  Give yourself this time, here and now, to release all other thoughts that might occupy your mind.

Allow yourself to be fully present in this moment.

Relax into your chair and take three deep breaths in preparation for meditation.

On your third exhale:

Presencing the Message of Easter in the World of COVID19

Presencing the Message of Easter in the World of COVID19

John 16:33 “I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”

This week is holy week; the week before Jesus died. It was a week of Him sharing final teachings and goodbyes. A week dedicated to telling His disciples “I love you,” one last time. 

It was a week filled with pain and promise, leading up to His one final, agonized proclamation: 

Responding with Love

Finding Good/God in Everything

 

Unity of the Valley joins Unity Worldwide Ministries and our sister Centers in Minnesota in suspending all in-person Services, Classes, Workshops and Group Meetings effective immediately through at least Sunday, March 29th.

 

Our Center will remain open and staffed during weekday regular business hours Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. in order to continue to be a source of spiritual information and nourishment for you and for our entire Community.

 

Rain Garden Dedication

This is a space that is dedicated to water conservation, the precious elixir of life without which our earthly existence would cease to be.

This is a space dedicated to community …

The community of volunteers who conceived the idea and created it

The community of Unity of the Valley which is committed to preserving not only this rain garden but to the conservation of Mother Earth

This is a space dedicated to reminding us of the wonder of God’s creation for which we are responsible.

The Invitation

Many thanks to the Ishaya teachers of Ascension Meditation for the engaging and meaningful gift! A beautifully framed copy of an original painting by Ishaya teacher Anamaya of Norway now adorns the hallway between the foyer and sanctuary. 

View it thoughtfully, taking in the forms of travelers steadily moving upward, the undulating shapes and rich colors. Allow The Invitation to speak to you.  

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