Tips and Tricks for Overcoming Financial Adversity

November 4, 2017   – Change your clocks tonight-

I was not always a positive thinker. There was a time that I was not even aware that I could deliberately alter my circumstances by altering my thoughts. No, I was not. Like many people, I had allowed the collective human race consciousness to determine not only my destiny but my general state of being on any given day.

Then it happened. I embarked on this study of Truth and began hearing phrases such as, As a man thinketh, so is he (Proverbs 23 KJV), You can change your life if you change your thoughts and “people are disturbed not by things that happen but by their opinions of things that happen.

Those phrases, rather than becoming overrated cliches, became part of my psychological makeup; they became part of me and thus my life and my circumstances changed.

In my message tomorrow, I intend to unravel those phrases and show you how to use them, like I used them, to reverse financial adversity of any kind. Join us tomorrow at 10 AM for Tips and Tricks in Overcoming FInancial Adversity.

Excerpt from Spiritual Economics – This Sunday Oct 22

 

Join us this Sunday at 10 AM. Here is an advance of what you can look forward to this Sunday

If you were asked, “How much do you earn a week?” probably your reply would be, “I only make $ 200 (or $ 500 or $ 1000) a week.” But why the only? It is a self-inventory term that is commonly used, but it invariably represents limitation. How much money do you have on your person? “Only $ 43.32!” Again, why the only? As long as this “onlyness” consciousness is in any way identified with your money, you are depreciating it. Take stock of all your references to money. It is often said about some financial commitment, “Oh, it’s only money!” It is a subtle put-down. It is just such flippant attitudes toward money that create a resistance which blocks the flow of the substance current. (Note that “current” gives rise to the word currency.) Have you ever noticed the grim expressions on people’s faces as they go to their purses or wallets for money to make a payment? It would strongly suggest a negative identification. The need is to turn this around. Money is good! Money is God in action! Feel good about making contact with the divine current. Handle the currency with the joyous feeling that you are in the flow.   -Eric Butterworth, Spiritual  Economics

Wear Your 3-D Glasses. October 1

We have all heard of various forms of visualization techniques from treasure mapping and vision boards to going into deep trances in order to “see” what we want to manifest. And all of that is fine. Yet, we may have been missing something all along; and that is what I am calling, Your 3-D Glasses, which is the subject of this Sunday’s lesson. In this Sunday lesson I promise to share with you three things that are absolutely necessary for any visualzation to work. Don’t miss it agt 10 AM at Unity in Longwood or Live on Facebook.  See you Then.

No Church This Sunday

Folks,
A major power line was broken by a fallen tree in the back of the plaza. Even though the lights are working in some units, the outlets and the AC is not.
I will be sending a link for access ONLINE . I will be presenting a brief message and a meditation ONLINE.  (SEE LINK BELOW TO JOIN)    We ask that you support the church by donating online. We have  not been able to receive offerings for two Sundays in a row.
I affirm that DIVINE ORDER is established now and we are abundantly provided.
Blessings,
COCO
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No Church on Sunday, September 10

Dear friends,

In preparation of the adverse weather conditions as a result of Hurricane Irma, we have decided not to have our Sunday service this week. We will resume our regular service the following week on September 17. In the meantime, please stay dry and safe and pay attention to news and weather advisories. I share below a prayer that was shared by our friend, Marque Kolack.

Irma Be Nice!

May raging winds, tumultuous tides and roaring waters head east Dear Lady!

We are being called to be calm under stress.  Focused, full of precision, preparing, and moving wisely we forge ahead, listening to spirit, with perhaps a forced optimism, nevertheless we rise up to meet this challenge with a collected confidence!
We have learned to pray and meditate, so now we must.  We ask in group for Irma to find her calm, to settle down from the rage,  to balance the pressure so the contrast is not so extreme.  We ask for the Bermuda High to lessen its grip allowing a harmless path to unfold for this Intense Hurricane.  We ask for the steering northern streaming currents to strengthen to push this whirling wildness east and away from Florida. We ask for timing to turn this not being a very dear lady away from land.  With Christ by my side we hold hands with Angels and Masters, with the People we know and love,  and with the beings of this Earth to see calm arise within the Storms of our Senses, seeing the symphony of stunning silence which leads to relief, rejoicing and thankfulness.
As a Guardian of Gaia, Daughter of the Divine Mother, friend of Jesus, neighbor to all, I pray.

M

August 20 7 of 7 This Will Make You Free

PPT 7 of 7 This Will Make You Free

 

(PPT) I Never Knew You
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name? ’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness. Matthew 7:21-23

 

Today I would like to explore a bit this word that we use and perhaps over use in Unity and New Thought. I am speaking about the word, consciousness.

And I say, over use, because I feel sometimes words can lose their original meanings. Words sort of “evolve” over time and perhaps in that evolution these words either change their original meaning.

So, what is it that we are talking about when we talk about, consciousness?

In the context of today’s lesson, we are going to define, (PPT) consciousness as the total of our thoughts, conscious and unconscious and also our feelings and emotions, also conscious and unconscious.

Therefore, this word, consciousness is closely related, perhaps very closely related to who we are, as an individual, as a person, as a spiritual being, therefore is our I AM.

Now, I AM is the name that God revealed to Moses. The name is that tetragram that Hebrews are not allowed to pronounce that was translated into English as Jehovah, which means, THE SELF-EXISTING ONE. When Bibles were translated into English, Jehovah, which means I AM, was translated to LORD.

(PPT) I AM is the self-definition of the absolute, the foundation on which everything rests. I AM is the first cause-substance. I AM is the self-definition of God.

Now, we are not, different I AM’s. We as individuals have chosen to re arrange our concepts of ourselves by connecting to our I AM all sorts of things. From defining what we do or the role that we play in society to expressing how we are feeling, what are our capacities and so on.

And here it is where it gets interesting. God created us in his image and likeness. And that makes us, well, IN THE IMAGE AND LIKENESS OF GOD. That means that we share the same attributes of love, wisdom, power, substance, etc. It’s like the drop of water, versus the ocean. They but share the same molecular structure, and you cannot separate them.

But, in the same manner that every Creation is the image and likeness of God, we also, create. And every one of my creations is the image and likeness of me. And everything that I, consciously or unconsciously attach to my I AM, becomes manifested as my creation, because I am creating all the time in MY IMAGE AND LIKENESS.

(PPT) The essence of today’s message, number one is that CONSCIOUSNESS AND I AM, are the same. Second that our lives good, bad or indifferent, are the result of how we choose to rearrange all the concepts about ourselves that end up defining our I AM. (GATC)

(PPT) QUOTE BY NEVILLE
When you know that consciousness is the only reality – conceiving itself to be something good, bad, or indifferent, and becoming that which It conceived itself to be -you are free from the tyranny of second causes, free from the belief that there are causes outside of your mind that can affect your life.

 

To discover this truth, and I say to discover, but we have known this for a long time. But, again to discover this truth is something really neat, and cool and awesome. But is also an even greater responsibility. This is the part where you go. Ahhhhhh 🙁

On one end this is the so called Truth that sets us free. I no longer have to be subject to whatsoever has been trying to define my life such as family history, physical or emotional. I no longer have to accept the definitions that other made of me.

Myrtle Fillmore believed for the first 40 years of her life that she had inherited Tuberculosis. That was B.S. A binding statement. She made an unconscious agreement with that. It was sealed and delivered. It became such a part of her consciousness that it manifested in her body and she was dying from it.

Now, why do I say that it is a big responsibility some my even call it a burden? BECAUSE I HAVE NO ONE TO BLAME. I cannot say that someone made me do it. PERIOD.

I fully believe that the benefits of knowing this truth are better than the responsibility and the work associated with it.

It is only by a change of consciousness that we can change our lives. We all want something better. Whether it is better physical and emotional health, more financial wealth, peace of mind, we must embrace, that idea with every fiber of our being.

In the ONE MIND (Universal Mind of God), of which we all partake, and are a part, everything exists in the realm of divine ideas or infinite possibilities.

Maybe this is what Jesus was talking about when he said that our heavenly Father already knows our needs even before we ask. This is even congruent with studies about prayer, in which it has been determined that in the spiritual realm, things do not occur lineally as in past, present, and future, but things are rather occurring at the same time.

Jesus knew this. That is how he told us whatsoever we ask BELIEVING, will be given to you.

Now, there is believing, and there is believing. You can believe something with your rational and intellectual mind, and that is one thing or you can bring every emotional fiber of your being into it and own, feel, possess every detail of your desired outcome. If you do that, your wish will be fulfilled.

I Never Knew You
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name? ’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness. ’

I started the lesson with a a text from scripture that I would like to interpret metaphysically here.

Metaphysical Interpretation

Not everyone that says I AM I AM will access the realm of Divine Ideas; only those that align themselves with Spirit will do so. You may argue that you performed many external tasks in the name of Spirit. These do not serve you in any way because they were performed outside of the law. (Love God with all your Mind and All Your Heart and Love Your Neighbor as your self)

 

 

 

I like to close by quoting Neville: from The Power of Awareness:

(PPT In giving birth to your ideal you must bear in mind that the methods of mental and spiritual knowledge are entirely different. This is a point that IS truly understood by probably not more than one person in a million. You know a thing mentally by looking at it from the outside, by comparing it with other things, by analyzing it and defining if [by thinking of it:] whereas you can know a thing spiritually only by becoming it, [only by thinking from it]. You must be the thing itself and not merely talk about it or look at it.

 

The Truth Can Set You Free but You Must Read the Instructions

We al have heard the phrase, “the truth will make you free” But..What Truth and free from what? In order to be freed from something, some sort of bondage mus exist first.  We were all created in the image and likeness of the Great I AM.  As God’s offsprings we have inherent in us the qualities of love, wisdom, power, strenght, unlimited substance, which are qualities that are inherent to the Divine. Somehow we have drifted away from that awarenes and attached to our respectives I AM’s qualities such as lack, disease, weakness, sin and so on. Removing those qualities, which came from external sources, will put os on the path of freedom from all bondage. More on that tomorrow at 10 at Unity Center for Positive Living.

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

We have heard and said that phrase so many times. Yet, making decisions in a timely way can be one of the most empowering things we can do. Decision making is the antidote to procrastination. Many times when the Law of Attraction does not seem to work, procrastination is the culprit. The Law always works. This Sunday, we will address how decisions linked to a Master Mind can catapult us to the next level.  I promise you that this message is for you and for me. Don’t miss it.  Tomorrow at 10 AM at Unity Center for Positive Living in Longwood.

 

July 30 – 4 of seven Desire and Concentration

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(PPT) 1

A man should conceive of a legitimate purpose in his heart, and set out to accomplish it. He should make this purpose the centralizing point of his thoughts. It may take the form of a spiritual ideal, or it may be a worldly object, according to his nature at the time being; but whichever it is, he should steadily focus his thought-forces upon the object, which he has set before him. He should make this purpose his supreme duty, and should devote himself to its attainment, not allowing his thoughts to wander away into ephemeral fancies, longings, and imaginings. This is the royal road to self-control and true concentration of thought. ALLEN, JAMES. AS A MAN THINKETH (with linked TOC) (Kindle Locations 206-211). White Dog Publishing. Kindle Edition.

This is talk number 4 of the Sunday series based on the Law of Attraction. Why am I doing a series on thus Universal Law that has been around from the beginning of times. Well I believe that some of us, stumbled into this law, some of us have studied it intentionally and deliberately. Others, discovered it when they red the book or saw the video of, The Secret, which is no secret. If you would like to catch up with the previous talks, they are posted in our blog, at www.unitychurch.com. (PPT) 2 (Show website and blog)

The quote by James Allen that I read at the beginning says that we should make our purpose the centralizing point of our thoughts. Napoleon Hill says that we must have a definite purpose and that if we do not know what that is, we should make it our definite purpose to find our definite purpose.

Now, I believe that purpose is something that needs to be fueled by desire or in the words of Napoleon Hill a burning desire.

There is a story of a young man that admired so much the work of Thomas Alva Edison, the inventor, that he developed over time a burning desire to become Edison assistant. He set out to fulfill his dream and left his home and traveled by train to Orange, New Jersey where the inventor lived. He new what he wanted and never contemplated that he would fail. At the first opportunity he accepted a job sweeping the floor of Edison’s lab. 5 years later he was Edison’s assistant.

Now in this case, or in any similar case, you will find people that will try to discourage you from pursuing your desire and your dream. Please do not listen to them and think about the true meaning of the word, desire, The word desire literally means, from the Father. In other words, it is Source Energy, God, Spirit, the Higher Power, that planted that seed in your heart and in your mind. And if that seed was planted, the means for its accomplishment will be found there as well.

Now let us remember that our desires are a very personal thing and are directly related to where we are in life. There are people that are set and comfortable financially and might be yearning for physical and health; and of course, that is a very worthy goal. Others are yearning of a healthy and fulfilling relationship; and, of course, that is also, ok. Maybe your desire is for financial prosperity for peace of mind; and that is also ok. And maybe is all of the above or a combination. That is also OK.

Now, the important is that whatever your desire is, if you really want it, you need to make it the object of your existence and not allow any distractions to get in the way.

That is why it is so important to get clear about what we really want so we do not spin our wheels and fail to get anywhere. Here is where concentration comes in. That’s why I chose to combine Desire and Concentration in one talk.

There is one or many spiritual abilities that we can harness in order to achieve this concentration. Charles Fillmore, the co-founder of Unity wrote.

(PPT) 3
“Today men are striving to acquire power through money, legislation, and man-made government, and falling short because they have not mastered themselves” (The Twelve Powers of Man, 67).

Now, My friend Linda Martella Whitsett wrote:

A familiar affirmation in Unity communities is “There is only one Power in the universe, God/ Good” (H. Emilie Cady, Lessons in Truth, 44). God is not a being that expresses power. God is power itself; we are the divine power expressing powerfully. We express our power ability in the following ways. Martella-Whitsette, Linda. Divine Audacity: Dare to Be the Light of the World (p. 106). Hampton Roads Publishing. Kindle Edition.

Linda writes that our spiritual ability of Power is the power of Concentration, Self-Mastery and Authority.

Now, in the context of this series, we are constantly having this basketball game so to speak in our mind. And like in the big leagues, there are two narrators. One is telling us play by play objectively what’s going on. While the other one talks about statistics and makes predictions based on past performance. Now we have the power to concentrate in what’s important now, which is the play by play of our life. We have the power to concentrate on the task at hand and which activities are going to make a specific contribution to the accomplishment of our goal, dream or ambition.

These days we hear a lot the word, multitasking. Perhaps is the rapid way we live our lives today, but the fact is that when me multi task we actually fail to concentrate on the most important task at hand. One very present example is texting or talking on the phone while driving. I am guilty of that myself.

(PPT) 4 Our concentration ability is the power of single-mindedness. Concentration intensifies thought the way a laser intensifies light. Martella-Whitsette, Linda. Divine Audacity: Dare to Be the Light of the World (p. 107). Hampton Roads Publishing. Kindle Edition.

Now, at the risk of contradicting myself, I must share that research shows that intense and hyper focus reduces the rate of success or accomplishment as the case of someone that is preparing for an important test. What shall we focus on then is the question?

I believe that the Apostle, Paul has the answer:

(PPT) 5 “Finally, brothers [and sisters], whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things” (Philippians 4: 8). Martella-Whitsette, Linda. Divine Audacity: Dare to Be the Light of the World (p. 108). Hampton Roads Publishing. Kindle Edition.

I believe that “these things” are our highest spiritual ideals which reside in us as divine attributes: Divine Love, Dive Wisdom, Divine Strength, Divine Justice, Divine Compassion, Divine Honor and so on.
When we direct our attention to these things, we are not only receiving the power that emanates from the Spirit within as each one of these divine attributes.

Next week we will look at the importance of making decisions, particularly as an antidote to procrastination. I definitely will not wait until Saturday to write the lesson. God Bless.