As we continue to study Lessons in Truth by Emilie Cady, we will explore “The Secret Place of the Most High.” Cady says we can never be satisfied with anything less than a clear, vivid consciousness of the indwelling presence of God. How do we get this consciousness? Is “getting” even the correct term to… Read More
“Happy are those who find wisdom, and those who get understanding,” the Book of Proverbs tells us, “for her income is better than silver, and her revenue better than gold.” What is this understanding on which so much depends, asks Emilie Cady in Lessons in Truth.
If you attended our service last week, you know something unusual happened—I did not show up! My usual twenty-minute drive to our service turned into nearly an hour wait while stopped in traffic.
Personality, governed by the intellect, “will fight its way through obstacles and gain its point,” says Emilie Cady in Lessons in Truth. Individuality, an expression of the indwelling Divine, “never battles, is never puffed up, and is neither governed by likes and dislikes nor causes them in others.” Popular culture is the Petri dish of… Read More
The Apollo spacecraft did not fly a linear path, but rather zigzagged its way through space, constantly gathering data as to where it was in relation to its lunar destination. Success depended on accurate assessments of where it was at any given moment and constant, slight adjustments to reorient toward its target when it was… Read More
“You will pray to him, and he will hear you. You will decide on a matter, and it will be established for you, and light will shine on your ways.” (Job 22:27-28) In Lessons in Truth Emilie Cady says, “Most people first seek more spiritual knowledge because of dissatisfaction with present conditions. Inherent in the… Read More
Denials may be the least understood, the most infrequently used, and yet one of the most powerful of Unity’s teachings. Emilie Cady in Lessons in Truth makes the connection between a particular understanding of denials and what was meant when Jesus said, “I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you… Read More
Emilie Cady in Lessons in Truth asks us to become conscious in each moment whether we are living in liberty or bondage. The question breaks open our preconceived ideas of the nature of reality (what is the nature of God) and the nature of our anthropology (what our nature is). The question pokes at the boundaries of… Read More
Everyone changes the world; but, not everyone transforms the world. Changing the world is easy. In truth, we do things every day that change the world, for the good and otherwise. Change is inevitable. However, transformation is optional; and further, it is not guaranteed. In order for change to transform our experience, we must engage… Read More
Last Sunday we discussed what some have described as the “arms race for our attention”—the fire hose of information and competing worldviews delivered via our ubiquitous electronic devices.