October 2017 Theme – “Intentional Creation”
A fundamental tenet of Science of Mind/Unity is that we are made of God Stuff and that each and every one of us (no exceptions here!) contains all the attributes of God, including, most certainly, the ability to create. When we are intentionally creating, we are aligned with the God of our Being and are the happiest. Interestingly, it is the PROCESS OF and the PROGRESS IN intentional creation that bring us the most joy. So where is your joy meter? If it isn’t as high as you would like, this month we offer some new insights on how to increase it by expressing the Divine quality of creation.
Oct 2017, Talk 1– “What Station Are You Tuned Into?”
[Ministers’ Note: This talk includes several videos to illustrate the three radio stations to which we are always tuned. If you don’t have video capabilities, you could either eliminate them or pull “scripts” from them and have them acted out.]
We are always tuned in to one of three internal radio stations. Two of them weaken the process and definitely bog down the progress of intentional creation. The other one enhances the process and expedites the progress. Which one are you tuned into? Come today and find out.
October 2017, Talk 2 – “What Stops You in Your Tracks?”
The profound and eye-opening answer to that question is (drum roll, please) . . . your “upper limit.” What is an “upper limit?” It is the unconscious ceiling we put on our ability to truly reach for what we desire. When our upper limit kicks in (and it can be very, very sneaky), we squash our process and our progress of intentional creation, therefore, squashing our joy. Join us today as we take a look at the variety of ways in which our “upper limit” stops us in our tracks, so that we can break free from it, get busy creating and raise our joy meter!
October 2017, Talk 3 – “Or, Is it a ‘Safe Problem?’”
[Ministers ‘ Note: Hand out a laminated “GULP Mantra” during this talk. A sample of the one we created is included. This talk also includes a video. And, you will offer prayer by Practitioners/Chaplains and Ministers at the end of the talk.]
Creating something amazing isn’t necessarily easy. If it were, everyone would be doing it! But to live from God, as God, to God, it is our spiritual imperative that we be in the process of and making progress on our intentional creations. So, perhaps you have raised your “upper limit,” but still aren’t feelin’ the joy. Well, in that case, you just might be really good at creating “safe problems.” What are “safe problems?” Come today and find out!
October 2017, Talk 4 – “Standing at the Green Growing Edge of our Becoming”
Hildegard von Bingen, the 16th century Christian mystic, spoke about “the green growing edge of our becoming,” referring to how we are all meant to grow in our awareness and in our inner knowing as expanding beings. As we continue our month of exploring the idea of intentional creation, we will bump up against that edge and expand it out a couple of feet.
October 2017, Talk 5 – “Intentional Creation In Action”
[Ministers’ Note: Preplan to have 2-3 congregations share for 3-4 minutes each on how they have stayed tuned into Potential FM and have moved through Upper Limits or Safe Problems to engage in intentional creation. They may have reached “the end” and totally manifested their creation or they may still be in process. If they have reached the manifestation, really celebrate them at the end of their testimony. If they are still in process, invite the congregation into 30 seconds of silence while they see the easy, grace-filled and JOY-ILLED process of completion.]
We have spent the past four weeks deeply exploring and beginning to understand and release barriers and blocks to our intentional creative expression. Today we look at a three-prong approach to kicking our creative juices into gear, and we celebrate ourselves as creative beings.
Additional Ministers’ Note: If you want to do the 40-Days of Gratitude Journaling experience leading up to Thanksgiving, introduce the journal on Sunday, October 15. Introducing it is not part of that Sunday’s talk, so you will do it separately in your announcements. A PDF of the “guts” of the 2-sided journal as well as a Word document of the cover (so you can customize it with your Center’s information) are included with this month’s information.