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With Heartfelt Gratitude

holy spiritTo my beloved community,

I just want to say thank you for creating such a loving space for my Unity ordination ceremony last Sunday. The energy in the room was electric, palpable, and the entire experience was beyond my expectations. When I was ordained as an Interfaith Minister in 2011, it was a deeply spiritual and emotionally transforming experience for me. I felt utterly cracked open. It was also held as a private ceremony with only fellow seminarians and faculty present. I wasn’t sure what to expect of this Unity ordination ceremony, which was to be held under very different circumstances. And frankly, I was tempted to do it privately, as it is more my nature to do something like this in private and keep it on the down low.

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Holiday Movies: A Spiritual Perspective

By Rev. Carol

Throughout our history, human beings have learned and been inspired through the sharing of stories – from 40,000-year-old cave paintings to Shakespeare to film. One of the most effective mediums for storytelling today is the cinema. I love movies. To me, a good movie is one that either brings me closer to the depth of human experience or conveys a spiritual message that personally moves me. When you look for it, almost all movies convey a spiritual message. During this holiday season I saw a few movies with my family. Here are some of my reflections on their meaning and message to us:

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Calling Us Higher: A Post-Election Message

cosmic-consciouness-imageBy Rev. Carol

When I see what is going on after our national election, it looks to me like our country is in greater need of a spiritual core than perhaps ever before. I see evidence everywhere that people do not know that God is the Essence of their Being. If we really knew that – if we lived it – there would not be so much violence, finger-pointing, fear and fear-mongering going on (on all sides). In Truth, there is nothing to fear. Ever. I can hear the Master Teacher saying, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” (Matthew 8:26)

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Self-Governance and Independence

freedomBy Rev. Carol

July 4, 2016

I am reflecting today on the radical idea of self-governance. I am grateful for those who declared it for our nation on this day 240 years ago. Freedom for a nation is a hard-won battle – not something to take lightly, but something that is won at great sacrifice. While perhaps the ideal of freedom for all in our nation wasn't fully manifested at the outset, we are continually evolving toward it.

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