This question has been pondered by many different individuals for thousands of years. No one knows the true answer for sure, but it is interesting to let our imagination consider possibilities. Yes, this talk is a product of Claude’s imagination which is meant to inspire a deeper relationship with God. The Unity movement teaches that we are one with God. The purpose of this talk and workshop is to expand on this teaching, that we are one with God. I consider this talk and workshop to be compassionate. They are acts of love through which I live.
It is easier to live through acts of love if one first learns to love oneself then the capacity for compassion grows and expands and is expressed with more intensity in feeling, intention, and self-expression.
Janice will explore how we can use our imaginations to attract the life we do want instead of allowing our past experiences to just repeat over and over. When our imagination is left undisciplined it will create the things we fear. Disciplining our minds to focus on what we do want will give us unlimited choices and freedom from the past. In Unity, there is a saying: “To set it right, see it right! This is a clue to the proper use of our God-given faculty of imagination. In order to change conditions in our mind, body and affairs, we must first transform the pictures we are holding in mind. … If we don't like the conditions we are attracting, we can change them by building new images with the eye of the mind, our faculty of imagination.” Winifred Wilkinson Hausmann.
No one wants relationship conflict yet we all struggle with it at times. Everything can be fine in one moment and then your partner says or does something that triggers you. Before you know it you’re embroiled in a nasty fight. After you’ve calmed down, you ask yourself, “what happened, what was that all about?” Most of us can’t even remember why the fight even happened in the first place. Sound familiar? In this talk, I’ll outline the 5 Losing Strategies that wreak havoc on our personal relationships. I’ll show you how to identify them and most importantly how to change them. You’ll be surprised and maybe even excited when you understand where these patterns originate and the impact they’ve been having on your relationship. I’ll show you the path toward open-hearted relationships and “full respect living.”
The world is changing. We can no longer live the way our parents lived and their parents lived before them. If we do, the human species will end up destroying itself. This is not really a bad thing because it will motivate us to change. We are evolving. We are becoming a heart centered species. We are moving out of the head and into the heart. Our intellect has been driving the bus for thousands of years. It has done a wonderful job and now it is time to put our intellect in the passenger seat and let the heart, with its intuitive wisdom, drive the bus. In this talk I want to share with you a few ideas on how we can use the creative power of our thoughts to co-create our hearts longing. Of course it means that we will be stepping into the unknown. We will not always be able to see where our heart centered choices will lead us, which means our trust and faith in the Divine will need to be strong. We will also need the support of a strong heart based community. Luckily for us we have that in Unity. It’s going to be an adventure. I hope you join us.
We must work at moving beyond conditions, obstructions, limitations, and restrictions, and stay away from nay-sayers to our dreams and desires. Part of our job is to cultivate the consciousness that says ‘yes’ to what we want and desire.