Tuesday, August 19, 2014

An Evening of Unity Meditation 8/21 7:30 pm @ Ethical Humanist Society, Garden City

We are excited to be continuing our:
An evening of Unity Meditation
Thursday August 21st @ 7:30 pm at the
Ethical Humanist Society in Garden City,
38 Old Country Road
Garden City NY 11530

For thousands of years, the science of meditation has been practiced and studied by aspirants who sought to make their lives more serene, creative, and fulfilling.

Meditation will give you the capacity to improve your health, your relationships, and the skillfulness of all your activities.

This is because meditation can give you something that no other technique can accomplish. It introduces you to yourself on all levels, and finally leads you to the center of consciousness within, from where consciousness flows.

From the preface to Meditation and its Practice
We hope you will join us for a period of rest and renewal.

Come for a taste of Peace from 7:30-8:30 pm

In the Unity tradition, the program is provided on a love offering basis.

Love John

Unlock the Gate - Part II

By Robert H. Schuller

"I have set before you an open door and no one can shut it..

You have kept my word and have not denied my name." -Revelation 3:8

When the East Germans built the wall in Berlin, Frau Schulze lived on the ground floor of an apartment house smack on the border. The sidewalk was West Berlin, but the apartment house was in East Berlin. The windows on the ground floor were bricked up after a number of people had escaped through them. The remaining residents were moved to the upper floor apartments. 

"They moved me up, too, and when I got to the new place I sat there as if I were paralyzed," she remarked. She had no lights, but plenty of light from the searchlights outside. Her sleep was interrupted constantly with shots, sirens, the voices of West Berliners urging someone to escape and the vulgarities of the East German guards. 

Finally, Frau Schulze had enough. She climbed out on her window sill and was immediately spotted by West Berlin police. They called out the fire brigade with the nets and urged her to jump. Then she heard the door of her apartment kicked open and two East German guards grabbed her. Finally, she struggled free and jumped-to freedom. She opened the gate! It's never to late to begin!

Frieda Schulze was 87 when I heard her story. At 77 years of age she took the plunge toward a new life.

 "I still shudder a bit when I think about it," Frau Schulze said, "But it was worth it I couldn't stand their politics," she added, shaking a gnarled finger for emphasis.
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Jesus sets me free. I begin today with a clean slate!

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Unlock the Gate - Part I

By Robert H. Schuller

"A dream comes through much activity." -Ecclesiastes 5:3
What's holding you back? By now you know there is:

a goal you should be pursuing

a dream you should be launching

a plan you should be executing

a project you should be starting

a possibility you should be exploring

an opportunity you should be grabbing

an idea you should be working

a problem you should be tackling

a decision you should be making!

I say it's time to unlock the starting gate! NOW is the time to take action and STOP postponing. But what's holding you back? What are your favorite excuses for not beginning? Write them down:

I can't begin today because

and because

and also because

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I am enthusiastic and confident I am ready for all that God has planned for me
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