Powerfully Vulnerable

This is Me: Powerfully Vulnerable
What does it really mean to be authentic and vulnerable? How do our shadow experiences grow us spiritually and is it possible to skip the suffering? Join us for an exploration of these questions and more this Sunday with guest speaker, Diazina Mobley.

The New Earth: A Vision of Choice and Posibility -June 3/10 AM

THE NEW EARTH!
A VISION OF CHOICE & POSSIBILITY
“I Now Have The Power To
Re-Create My World.”

A Talk By Guest Speaker
Marque Kolack
With Guest Vocalist Angie Aldarondo
Sunday June 3, 2018
10:00-11:00am Service

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Integrated Faith

Integrated Faith.

Good morning journal, Good Morning all that bless me by reading my musings. Today I woke up with the term “Integrated Faith” in my mind. I do not recall reading it anywhere, but I may have. But the fact is that, Integrated Faith is my mind.

The first thing that I must make clear is that the object of my faith is not a human deity with human-like characteristics. The object of my faith, I call Omnipresent Spirit, Source Energy, Ultimate Creator, Divine Spirit, Love, Substance and All-ness. It depends on my mental and spiritual demeanor at the time, which of these names I choose to use at any given moment. Nevertheless the name I choose does not change the nature of Spirit because Spirit is Unchanging Principle Presence and Power.

For the most part I get my definitions of faith from Scripture and from the writings of Charles Fillmore. For me, both definitions complement each other, one (Hebrews 11) creates a foundation, while FIllmore show its practical application. Here they are:

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (Heb 11:1 KJV)

Faith is the perceiving power of the mind linked with the power to shape substance (Charles FIllmore, The Revealing Word)

I encourage you to read or revisit the whole 11th chapter of Paul’s letter to the Hebrews. It gives example after example of how the exercise of faith was responsible for “impossible” tasks to be performed or for “invisible” things to come into visibility.

Now, the Scripture prefaces all these accomplished feats with the phrase, “By faith”. What does that really mean? Or even more, how did they get things done “By faith” ?

Well I believe that here is were Integrated Faith comes in. I do not think that these people sat around doing nothing waiting for some sort of magical power outside of them to take care of business. I think that they must have had quiet moments in which they integrated their belief in God into their mental musings and processes. They did not have the distractions that we have today. They have time to think, pray and meditate, and integrate their faith.

As individuals that grew up believing in an anthropomorphic god, we developed blind faith, which, by the way, is better than no faith at all. But my faith integrates Mind, Soul and Body. That is why Fillmore’s definition makes so much sense to me. In this model, our mind and it’s perceiving power is linked with the power to shape substance.

Now, that last part, requires explanation particularly for those not familiar with Unity’s use of certain terms. Substance, from the latin “sub stare” literally means that which stands under, or the underlying Cause (capitalization on purpose) of all things. Now, the power to shape that substance, is the Creator of of the Universe. Now, let us remember what Paul, the Apostle, says about that Creator.

“For in him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’ (Acts 17:28)

“Having our being in God” means that not only we are not separate but that God works through us. And what part of us does God use to perform God’s mighty works? Our Mind. When we acknowledge God as Divine Mind working through our individual mind, incarnation (from the latin, in carne, or in the flesh) takes place. We are no longer subject to the limitations of the external world regardless of the nature of those limitations, because for God, all things are possible.

Now lets have a practical application. Earlier I mentioned that one of my favorite ways of addressing Spirit, is Divine Omnipresence, or Omnipresent Mind. If there is something in which most Christian and Non-Christian religions seem to agree is that God is everywhere present. My friends, everywhere means E V E R Y W H E R E, including the minutest cells and molecules of my body. Not only God is present there, but all God attributes, of perfect Love, Light Wisdom, Strength, Unlimited Supply are also there.

When my body experiences anything less than the perfection that God is, is because at some level I have failed to recognized that “The Father and I are one”. All I need to do is through a process of forgiveness, denial and affirmation, and like the Prodigal Son, return to my Father’s house. In that state of awareness, all that the father has, perfection, wholeness and health, are mine.

The application here is that, even though, I have utmost respect for the medical profession, they can only assist the healing that has been initiated in every cell of my body by the indwelling Intelligence of the Great Physician in which I live, I move and I have my being.

See You Soon

Coco
A Visible Manifestation of Spirit

In Whom We Trust – Sunday, May 20

The subject of “trust” can be a tricky one. Somehow, it is difficult for us to trust God, particularly when facing challenging conditions or situations. However, for the most part we have no qualms trusting doctors, pharmacists, engineers, teachers or anyone responsible for our safety and well being. We even trusts that motorists will obey stoplights and stop signs (something that I constantly advise against) so we can go through a clear intersection. This Sunday as we continue to explore the book, The Handbook of Spiritual Tools: Reaching Beyond the Challenge to Find the Solution, by Lauren Mc Laughlin, we will explore, Trust as a spiritual tool. By the way, I plan to share some very good  news as well. I hope to see you at 10 AM. God Bless.Continue reading“In Whom We Trust – Sunday, May 20”

Forgiveness: A Powerful Spiritual Tool -May 13

Forgiveness is the greatest gift of self-love we can give ourselves. All of the people involved in that painful incident you believe you can never forgive—and certainly never forget—are running free, doing their own thing. Today they are shopping, playing golf, going to the beach, traveling to exotic places—and suffering very little, if at all—while you are still feeling pain every time something reminds you of them. – Laurem Mc Laughlin, The Handbook of Spiritual Tools, Reaching Beyond the Challenge to Find the Solution.

Releasing once and for all thoughts and feelings of resentments and unforgiveness, opens the way a life of abundance, love and peace of mind. This Sunday, Mother’s Day, we will explore how the powerful spiritual tool of forgiveness, can begin to immediately transform our lives. But you will only know it, when you try it.  Ruby Mercury is our guests vocalist.   See you Sunday at 10 AM at Unity Center for Positive Living

Today I asked my doctor…

Today I asked my doctor…

Today I went for a follow up visit with my primary physician, basically to monitor how I have been managing my diabetes. Being fully aware of my more serious diagnosis, he commented how well I looked. We continued to chit chat while he examined me, when I asked him if it was normal for someone with my diagnosis to be walking around for four months since the identification of my condition with no symptoms whatsoever and to have gone through chemo and radiation therapies with minimal or no side effects, he categorically answered, “No, it is not normal; you are a special case, he added.

I have been pondering his answer since I left his office a few hours ago. The words. “you are special” are in my mind like an endless merry go round . Those words have a tendency to feed the ego. I have been told that many times when people have praised my God-given talents of music, writing, etc. But the words of the doctor today are not for my ego; they are for my own recognition of the I AM within me.

“ Charles Fillmore, the co- founder of Unity wrote: “The Spirit of God, speaking through Ezekiel, commands, “Cast away from you all your transgressions, wherein ye have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit.” This command is to the conscious man, or mind. But later the Spirit of God says, “A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you,” thus signifying that the whole mind must be embraced in the regeneration. There must be perfect co-operation of the three phases of mind in order to produce the perfect man. “I, Jehovah, search the mind, I try the heart, even to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings.” “Purify your hearts, ye double-minded,” says James. We purify our heart when we turn conscious attention within and the pure ideas of the super conscious mind come forth to meet our call. “He that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.” When we seek the super consciousness and make conscious connection with it we harmonize all the forces of mind and body; we lift up the subconscious until a complete, conscious unification of the three phases of mind is affected and we become established “in singleness of . . . heart.” We can say with the Psalmist, “His heart is fixed, trusting in Jehovah.” We fear nothing, for we know that we draw on the divine ideas in God-Mind and that they all are good.”

So, what does all that have to do with being a “special case” or an anomaly, like another health care professional recently classified me? I will try to explain it the best I can.

There is blind faith and there is understanding faith. One is not necessarily better or more powerful than the other. However, blind faith is an instinctive trust in a power higher than ourselves. And, again, there’s nothing wrong with that. Understanding faith, while incorporating belief and trust is also based on immutable principle. (Paraphrased from Lessons in Truths by Emilie Cady)

Faith does not depend on physical facts, or on the evidence of the senses, because it is born of intuition, or the Spirit of truth ever living at the center of our being. Its action is infinitely higher than that of intellectual conclusions; it is founded on Truth. (Emilie Cady, Lessons in Truth)

Understanding faith has been also called, scientific faith. Remember when they first taught us the scientific method, which basically said that if we followed some specific steps, the results could be repeatable by following those same steps again?

Well, I have embraced that same approach to faith. In forty plus years of applying these principles, I have found that if I embrace the power of the Divine with all my mind, with all my soul and with all my heart, I can bring into visible manifestation that invisible which I have contemplated using my God-given faculties of Faith, Imagination, Will, Love, etc. It has worked in the past and it is working now. Our Way Shower, Jesus followed all his healings with “Your faith has made you whole” or “Let it be done according to your faith”. I believe that the call to purify our hearts by the apostle James, who called his contemporaries, “double minded” is a call to make up our minds about whom do we serve and what do we believe.

We basically have two options. When we receive challenging news from the doctors or from any other source, we can go to a place of fear or we can go to a place of love and trusting the Divine within us with all our minds, all our souls, and all our hearts. Does that mean that I am to cast away medical treatment and advise? Absolutely not. I don’t have in me the “same mind that was in Christ Jesus” For now I just know that Spirit is working through me and the medical professionals to bring about the best result. I let the doctors do their work and at the same time allow God to work through me.

Yes, today I asked the doctor, but the real answer came from the Great Physician who said: You are my beloved in whom I am well pleased. Do not be afraid; I will never leave you, I will never forsake you; after all, you are my image and likeness.

Until next time

Coco

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Kindness on Steroids

Perhaps one of the most difficult words to define, is the word compassion. Is compassion a specific act that we extend to another human being? Do we call ourselves compassionate as a way of satisfying our ego and feel better about ourselves? Lauren Mc Laughlin, the author of The Handbook of Spiritual Tools, which we are studying, wrote: “Compassion is kindness on steroids. Compassion compels us to set aside all thoughts and feelings of judgment of self or others, and allows us to communicate with other people purely at the soul level.” Join is un Sunday at 10 as we explore compassion as a practical spiritual tool. Terri Brinegar is our guest vocalist.

Waiting, Waiting, Waiting

Waiting, Waiting, Waiting

Here is my latest update. Physically and emotionally, I feel fine. I have done chemo, I have done radiation without any significant side effects. In a few weeks I will have some cat scans and blood tests to determine if I am ready for surgery. In anticipation of that, I had a 2-day nuclear stress test which I passed with flying colors; so now Cardiology has given me the green light to undergo surgery.

Perhaps the hardest part of this is waiting and keeping my mind occupied, I cannot work at the hospital because by immune system might be compromised. Waiting, fighting boredom and a bit of cabin fever, has been my biggest challenge. So how, have I approached that?

Napoleon Hill wrote that “ In Adversity Lies the seed of an equivalent or higher benefit. The Apostle Paul wrote that, All things work together for good. The greatest blessing so far is that I have strengthen my meditation practice, and have increased the times that I am consciously aware of the Presence of Spirit in and through everything, and everyone.

I am blessed that I am traversing my journey with ease and grace and no symptoms. I am blessed for the medical professionals that care for me. I am grateful for people that have gone through similar experiences and have shared valuable insights. I am grateful to the many people that have reached out with cards, or have contributed to the www.gofundme.com/cocoramos fund raising efforts that my daughter initiated. I am full of gratitude for family and friends that are holding a vision of wholeness for me through prayer. I am super blessed by the support, attention and hands on care provided by my wife and loving daughters.

Keep those prayers going, my dear friends and supporters. They are working.

Until the next update, I remain grateful,

Coco