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Happy New Year 2023!
I am looking forward to a great new year at Unity Spiritual Centre Girard (Ohio). In the past years the “OM” (Ongoing Metaphysics) small group has sponsored physical events at the Centre (1226 Naylor-Lloyd Road, Girard, Ohio). We also continue a virtual ongoing Tuesday night combined Sanskrit study/Coherence guided meditation. This Tuesday night virtual meeting is from 6:30-8:15PM Eastern Time.
In 2023, we are planning to bring back Maria and Calvin of the Center for Sound Therapy in Boardman, Ohio, a periodic basis.
Maria separately does group past life regressions, and we will schedule her for that as well.
We are also planning to schedule spiritual healer Bryan Baskett to return in 2023.
I am also trying to find out what other people and programs to bring to the Centre in 2023, so if you have ideas, please contact me with them.
So, in short, we continue to meet Tuesdays from 6:45-8:15PM Eastern Time virtually via www.freeconferencecall.com. The first 45 minutes is Sanskrit practice and study; the last 45 minutes is a guided meditation to enter into Coherence with the infinite, unlimited field from Dr. Joe Dispenza’s Becoming Supernatural.
January 1: Burning Bowl - Rev. Rose Houston
January 8: White Stone Ceremony - Rev Rose Houston
January 15: Our Spiritual Universe - Rev Rose Houston
January 22: The Prayer of Jabez - Larry Etheredge
January 29: To Be Announced - Paul Christian
Sunday, January 29th Paul Christian is returning as our speaker.
Paul will be facilitating the Oneness Blessing for a love offering after the Sunday service from 12:30 - 1:30 pm.
Experience the Oneness Blessing™
Join the mass awakening that is happening here and now.
What is the Oneness Blessing™?
The Oneness Blessing is basically a process of transferring divine grace through the Oneness Blessing giver who becomes an open vessel. This brings about a shift in human consciousness. The shift in human consciousness is brought about by affecting a neurobiological change in the brain.
I was at the corner grocery store buying some early potatoes. I noticed a small boy, delicate of bone and feature, ragged but clean, hungrily apprising a basket of freshly picked green peas.
I paid for my potatoes but was also drawn to the display of fresh green peas. I am a pushover for creamed peas and new potatoes.
Pondering the peas, I couldn’t help overhearing the conversation between Mr. Miller (the store owner) and the ragged boy next to me.
‘Hello Barry, how are you today?’
‘H’lo, Mr. Miller. Fine, thank ya. Jus’ admirin’ them peas. They sure look good.’
‘They are good, Barry. How’s your Ma?’
‘Fine.. Gittin’ stronger alla’ time.’
‘Good. Anything I can help you with?’
‘No, Sir. Jus’ admirin’ them peas.’
‘Would you like to take some home?’ asked Mr. Miller.
‘No, Sir. Got nuthin’ to pay for ’em with.’
‘Well, what have you to trade me for some of those peas?’
‘All I got’s my prize marble here.’ ‘Is that right?
Let me see it’ said Miller.
‘Here ’tis.. She’s a dandy.’
‘I can see that. Hmmmmm, only thing is this one is blue and I sort of go for red. Do you have a red one like this at home?’ the store owner asked.
‘Not zackley but almost.’
‘Tell you what. Take this sack of peas home with you and next trip this way let me look at that red marble’. Mr. Miller told the boy.
‘Sure will. Thanks Mr. Miller:
Mrs. Miller, who had been standing nearby, came over to help me.
With a smile she said, ‘There are two other boys like him in our community, all three are in very poor circumstances. Jim just loves to bargain with them for peas, apples, tomatoes, or whatever.
When they come back with their red marbles, and they always do, he decides he doesn’t like red after all and he sends them home with a bag of produce for a green marble or an orange one, when they come on their next trip to the store.’
I left the store smiling to myself, impressed with this man. A short time later I moved to Colorado, but I never forgot the story of this man, the boys, and their bartering for marbles.
Several years went by, each more rapid than the previous one. Just recently I had occasion to visit some old friends in that Idaho community and while I was there learned that Mr. Miller had died. They were having his visitation that evening and knowing my friends wanted to go, I agreed to accompany them. Upon arrival at the mortuary we fell into line to meet the relatives of the deceased and to offer whatever words of comfort we could.
Ahead of us in line were three young men. One was in an army uniform and the other two wore nice haircuts, dark suits and white shirts…all very professional looking. They approached Mrs. Miller, standing composed and smiling by her husband’s casket.
Each of the young men hugged her, kissed her on the cheek, spoke briefly with her and moved on to the casket. Her misty light blue eyes followed them as, one by one, each young man stopped briefly and placed his own warm hand over the cold pale hand in the casket. Each left the mortuary awkwardly, wiping his eyes.
Our turn came to meet Mrs. Miller. I told her who I was and reminded her of the story from those many years ago and what she had told me about her husband’s bartering for marbles. With her eyes glistening, she took my hand and led me to the casket.
‘Those three young men who just left were the boys I told you about. They just told me how they appreciated the things Jim ‘traded’ them. Now, at last, when Jim could not change his mind about color or size….they came to pay their debt.’
‘We’ve never had a great deal of the wealth of this world,’ she confided, ‘but right now, Jim would consider himself the richest man in Idaho..’
With loving gentleness she lifted the lifeless fingers of her deceased husband. Resting underneath were three exquisitely shined red marbles.
It’s not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived. - Helen Walton
Set Yourself Free in 2023
It’s a New Year bright with potential and renewal. Our theme for the New Year will be “Set Yourself Free in 2023” It is time to leave the year 2022 behind and step confidently into the new year with positive expectations. No matter what challenges we faced last year or what successes we had, the year 2023 is a fresh slate to create the life we wish to experience. We bless and give thanks to the many gifts and lessons from the previous year, and we release all of it to be free. The beginning of each new year is the time to unfold new horizons and realize new dreams. It is a time to rediscover the strength and faith within us and to rejoice in simple pleasures while at the same time, gearing up for new adventures and new challenges. With positive expectation, we can envision the greater possibilities before us. We can set our intention to rejuvenate our spiritual energies and to accept the gift of lasting abundance in all areas of our lives that Spirit longs to give each of us.
This year we are taking this idea to a new level. Our theme will be, “Set Yourself Free in 2023.” Free from what? Everyone must determine the “what” that needs to be released in order to realize greater freedom to move forward unhampered by our outdated worn out beliefs, attitudes, fears and worries.
Instead of making resolutions, try writing down what your core beliefs are about. This process is called a credo. Start with, “This I believe…”
This I believe about the nature of God”
“This I believe about prosperity...”
“This I believe about working…”
“This I believe about Life in general…”
“This I believe about aging…”
After completing your credo, review it, and keep it handy to change any beliefs as you realize you’ve outgrown them. A credo is meant to be organic because as we grow in spiritual understanding, so do our beliefs change. Each of us has a cherished dream we want to fulfill in our lifetime, and this is the year to make those dreams a reality. Old worn-out beliefs and attitudes are simply excess baggage we can do without.
Proverbs 4:7-8 “The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom.Though it cost all you have, get understanding.
Cherish her, and she will exalt you; embrace her, and she will honor you.
With that in mind, I plan to bring in speakers and offer classes and programs that will reinforce our theme of “Set Yourself Free in 2023.” Get ready for and get excited about the infinite blessings of vibrant ideas and rich demonstrations that are sure to make your New Year a great success.
Let’s all set our intention to make this year one that will be cherished as well as one that will add the colors of achievement in our lives. Our Centre stands poised to enter a new era of prosperity, transformation, and expansion. Let each of us bring our special gifts to be shared and enjoyed during this wonderful time of new beginnings.
One of the best blessings I have received comes from all of you in this loving and dedicated congregation. May the blessings of health, abundance and spiritual renewal be your experience as you set yourself free in 2023.
With Love and Blessings
As you know, December 25th will be Rev Cay Tomerlin's last day as our Spiritual Leader. We are grateful for her stepping into the role as our leader, delivering to us a message of truth every Sunday and supporting this truth ministry with her love, time and talent. We would like to thank Cay for her years of service, her ideas, inspiration, and contributions to our Centre, and we bless and release her as our Spiritual Leader. During this time of change, the board has hired Rev. Rose Houston to be our minister and spiritual leader. We thank Rev Rose for stepping in to help lead us during this transition. We are still seeking a new minister, and our job posting is active on the UWM website, however there are no candidates at this time.
In the coming weeks, you may receive an email survey asking you to rank qualities you would like to see in the minister hired, so be on the lookout for that. Our small groups are still seeing good attendance, and Alison McNeal has formed a new Unity small group with Soul Collage. You can read more about that in the next newsletter or reach out to Alison directly. Changes will be coming to our website as well, so you may encounter 'under construction' notices while trying to access some pages or features. Nicole will be working diligently to have everything up and running in a timely manner. And as always, you can reach out to our board liaison, Larry Etheridge, if you have any questions, suggestions or concerns for the board. May you all have a love and joy filled Christmas and a blessed Happy New Year!