Thursday, October 27, 2016

Weekly Wisdom Thoughts on Truth

"...Go and do likewise." (Luke 10:37)

"Wealth is not a matter of chance, luck, or coincidence. The only  
chance you have is the chance you make yourself." (Joseph Murphy)

In the 1950's the author and well known New Thought minister, Joseph Murphy, told the story of a multi-millionaire who had created a chain of pharmacies after having started very small. One day, during lunch, he shared his multi-million-dollar formula with Joseph Murphy. He said he used it night and day for 25 years, and had given it to others who also became millionaires.

Multi-Million Dollar Formula
I recognize the eternal source of all riches, which never fails.
I am Divinely guided in all my ways, and I adapt myself to all new ideas.
Infinite Intelligence is constantly revealing to me better ways to serve my fellow man.
I am guided and directed to create products that will bless and help humanity.
I attract men and women who are spiritual, loyal, faithful, and talented,
and who contribute to the peace, prosperity, and progress of our business.
I am an irresistible magnet and attract fabulous wealth by giving the
best possible quality of products and services.
I am constantly in tune with the Infinite and the substance of wealth.
Infinite Intelligence governs all my plans and purposes, and I predicate all my success on
the truth that God leads, guides, and governs me in all my undertakings.
I am at peace inwardly and outwardly at all times.
I am a tremendous success.
I am one with God, and God is always successful.
I must succeed.
I am succeeding now.
I radiate love and goodwill to all those around me and to all my employees.
I fill my mind and heart with God's love, power, and energy.
All those connected with me are spiritual links in my growth, welfare, and prosperity.
I give all honor and glory to God.

This formula is powerful! This business tycoon brought all these things to pass, and blessed countless others. I suggest that you print it out, keep it handy and read or speak it every day.

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Richest Blessings,
Nancy Norman

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Principle Two: The Divinity of Mankind

[Ed. Note: This is the second of five articles in a series on the Unity Truth Principles. It is designed to provide a deeper understanding of the thinking that forms the basis for our teachings and lives.] 
“Man is the expression of God, and is ever one with His Perfect Life, Love, Intelligence, and Substance.”—from What Unity Teaches About Man.

One of Jesus' greatest teachings is that we are both human and divine. We are spiritual beings living in a spiritual universe, governed by spiritual law.

How often we forget this very important law. We develop spiritual amnesia and lose remembrance of our divine heritage. Our true identity is this: We are God's beloved creation in whom He is well pleased; we are made in the image and likeness of God; we are individualized expressions of God. We did not create ourselves, we are the creation of God. It has been said that “Mankind is God masquerading on earth.” When we look beyond flesh and bone, every one of us is the presence of God, Perfect Life, Love, Intelligence and Substance. We need to stop and think about who we really are and learn to identify ourselves correctly as spiritual beings. As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Man is a piece of the universe made alive.”

“And God said, 'Let us make mankind in our image, after our likeness, and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth'.” (Genesis 1:26-27).

Often it can appear that our limiting factors are outer situations or the behavior of other people. The Truth is, the only thing that limits us is forgetting “who we are” and “whose we are.” The story of creation in Genesis tells us who we are. It tells us we were made in the image and likeness of God. That means, we are more than human beings, we are Spiritual Beings. As children of God, we are loved without condition and always have immediate access to God's compassion, generosity and graciousness. Understanding and realizing the Truth of what and whose we are leads to the demonstration of the good God wills for each of us.

Paganini, the great violinist, appeared before an audience one evening and made the discovery, just as they ended their applause, that there was something wrong with his violin. He looked closely and saw that it was not his famous and valuable instrument. He turned to his audience and told them there had been some mistake, and he did not have his own violin. He stepped behind the curtain thinking his violin was there, and discovered that someone had stolen it.

They had left an old secondhand one in its place. He paused for a moment, then went before the audience and said, “Ladies and gentlemen, I will show you that the music is not in the violin, but is in the soul.” And he played as he had never played before. Out of that secondhand, poorly made violin, beautiful music poured forth until the audience was enraptured. The applause almost lifted the roof off the building. 

When we know the Truth of our own Divinity, we can walk out on the stage of our life and demonstrate to the world that the music is not in conditions, not in things, not in other people, but the music of our life is within us. 

We are both human and divine, made in the image and likeness of God. 

Let us come out of the spiritual amnesia that has kept us in bondage and begin living the lives we were created to live. Don't let the outer appearance of things and people command all your attention. 

Remember, as children of God we are heirs to all His richness and goodness. We are Spiritual Beings living in a spiritual universe, governed by spiritual law. “Man is the expression of God, and is ever one with His Perfect Life, Love, Intelligence and Substance.” What Unity Teaches About Man

[Principle Three will be in the Jan./Feb. 2017 issue]

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Weekly Wisdom/Thoughts on Truth

I can hear you saying, "Oh, I did that and nothing happened." You did not get results because you indulged in fear thoughts perhaps ten minutes later and neutralized the good you had affirmed. When you place a seed in the ground, you do not dig it up. You let it take root and grow.

Suppose, for example, you are going to say, "I shall not  be able to make that payment." Before you get further than, "I shall-" stop the sentence and dwell on a constructive statement, such as, "By day and by night I am prospered in all my ways." Joseph Murphy/The Power of Your Subconscious Mind

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Richest Blessings,
Nancy Norman

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Weekly Wisdom/Thoughts on Truth

To him that hath the feeling of wealth, more wealth shall be added; to him that hath the feeling of lack, more lack shall be added.  Your subconscious multiplies and magnifies whatever you deposit in it.  Every morning as you awaken deposit thoughts of prosperity, success, wealth, and peace.  Dwell upon these concepts.  Busy your mind with them as often as possible.  These constructive thoughts will find their way as deposits in your subconscious mind, and bring forth abundance and prosperity. 
Joseph Murphy/The Power of your Subconscious Mind.

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Weekly Wisdom/Thoughts on Truth

"I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten... You will have plenty to eat...
and you will praise the name of the Lord your God, who has worked wonders for you."
(Joel 2:25, 26)

"In God's will for us there is only health and harmony and joyful expression and that to be restored we have but to enter into His presence and operate in accord with His will  for us."  
(Frances Foulks)

Myrtle Fillmore, co-founder of Unity, wrote: "We are not to be concerned with the appearances of in-harmony, lack, and imperfections about us. These things are not real, and they will pass away quickly as Truth takes hold in the consciousness. We are to remember that the Light shines in the darkness...and that in the midst of the darkness, man's mind opens to the Light, and for him there is no more darkness."

As we turn our attention to God, knowing that nothing is impossible to God, and that God is mightily at work in our lives, we can end up healthier, happier, richer, and more secure than before. God has given us riches beyond measure and as we lift our minds in gratitude, we see the blessings that have been bestowed upon us. God shall restore the years that the locusts have eaten, and He has dealt with us wondrously!

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Weekly Wisdom/Thoughts on Truth

"For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land with flowing streams, with springs and underground waters welling up in valleys and hills."
 (Deuteronomy 8:7)

"Accepting who we truly are, and all of our human experience, is the greatest gift and the surest route to happiness."
 (Robert Brumet)

I believe that there is a reason for each of us to be on this earth at this time. I believe that each of us enters this life experience with definite talents, gifts, qualities, and characteristics to bless ourselves, others, and our world.  I believe that each of us is important, our potential is great, and the possibilities are unlimited.

As one person noted, "At every moment the universe is making you an irresistible offer."  The whole universe is lined up to support you and make your life joyous, happy, and fulfilled.  God has plans for you that are beyond your wildest dreams.

Everything in your life is a result of some belief or thought that you have held in mind.  So today begin to fill your mind with thoughts of possibilities and create the life you desire.  Start today to acknowledge the greatness that lies within you.  Remember you are a child of God and the resemblance is remarkable.  Yes, a beloved child of God and nothing is impossible to God!

Amazing crafts, fun games, yummy goodies, and a bounce house.  Don't forget to get your costumes ready for our Sunday School Halloween Party! Most of all, remember to bring a friend!  All the children will be busy bouncing and celebrating Halloween in the courtyard at the end of theirSunday School hour.  Reminder: Parents will be picking up their children at the party and not at their regular classrooms. Exception: Our Unitots (Pre-School) children will be picked up in their usual classroom.

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Richest Blessings,
Nancy Norman

Monday, October 3, 2016

Weather Prayer

Divine love prevails in all weather conditions. The Earth is blessed, and harmony, order and protection are assured.

Let us prayerfully and faithfully know for ourselves and our neighbors in surrounding countries that nothing is more powerful than God.  God is all power.  Divine Mind is all knowing.  Christ is the only Truth.  Spirit is all love.  We are surrounded and enfolded in that protective love and we are blessed.  Amen.