This month we have explored and experimented with the idea of "turning points" that lead to different "tipping points." Turning point ideas founded and grounded on our basic Unity teachings.
We have taken five of those basic teachings and have called them "Turning Point Views." They are:
Turning Point View 1: God is an energy of love and creation that flows through all, surrounds all, is all, which includes me!
Turning Point View 2: The Universe has my back and is constantly conspiring for my good.
Turning Point View 3: I create my world with my thoughts, beliefs and energetic frequencies.
Turning Point View 4: After doing what I am called to do, I can surrender to the universal flow of Life (with a Capital L), because it will take over and handle the details.
Turning Point View 5: I am inherently worthy simply because of who I am.
And, we've looked at three M&Ms -- which stand for what? ("Miracle Mindsets") -- that employ these Turning Point Views. They are:
1. "What else is possible?" vs "This is just the way it is"
2. "It's a piece of cake" vs. "It's hard"
3. "I am connected to everything" vs. "I'm all alone"
These five Turning Point Views and three Miracle Mindsets are in your programs so you can be reminded of them- and on the back is "Unity's Five Basic Principles" so you can have those statements as well.
And we have said that if, on a consistent and ongoing basis, we live from these Turning Point Views, rather than from what a lot of the world's views are, and then when we add our M&M's to the mix, we will most definitely TIP over into what seems to be the miraculous!
Also this month, we conducted 4 experiments. The first one was to awaken each day and, before putting your feet on the floor, say "Something amazingly awesome happens to me today." And the second part of the experiment was, no matter what happened, to say, "That's amazing! Thank you, Universe."
The second was to look for and check off eight things:
A belly laugh
A toy from your childhood
Your favorite high school song
The number 222
A beach ball
A senior citizen in a fashionable hat
A smile from a baby
A billboard with a message just for you
Experiment 3 was to look for and record evidence that is the opposite of something you have believed about yourself.
And experiment 4 was to look for indisputable evidence of the awesome nature of the Universe and the presence of Divine Creative Love.
So, as we wrap up the month of January, I want to ask you . . . "what's up" with you? What do you want to explore further in all we've discussed this month? What Unity questions do you have? What concepts do you want to more fully understand? What guidance and support would you like in creating your personal turning point? This is your time!
[Question and Answer time. Prayer time.]
I want to end our month on this topic of Turning Points with a poem. Many of you are familiar with the poem "Footprints in the Sand." Right? It's a beautiful poem about God being there for us when we are weak and most alone. It's moving and touching and is NOT the poem I want to leave you with.
Rather this is a poem about making a decision, making a decision to live from our Turning Point ideas and truly creating a Tipping Point for the good in your life and the lives of others. The poem goes like this:
One night I had a wondrous dream,
One set of footprints there were seen,
The footprints of my precious Lord,
And mine were not along the shore,
But then some stranger prints appeared,
And, I asked the Lord, "what have we here?"
Those prints are large and round and neat,
"but, Lord, they are too big for feet."
"My child," God said in somber tones,
"for miles I carried you alone.
I challenged you to walk in faith,
But you refused and made me wait."
"You disobeyed, you would not grow,
The walk of faith, you would not know.
So, I got tired, I got fed up,
And there I dropped you on your butt!!"
So, I could stew and get upset,
Be the victim and moan, but yet,
Once I see that I'm OK,
And this is just another day.
In which I can take full control,
and realize that I'm already whole.
That love is all around me now,
That principle takes over somehow.
To know that love is all there is,
And accept for me the best that is.
I claim my right to glorious health,
and open my arms to limitless wealth.
I thank my God for all . . . it's done,
To help me see that we are One.
This last thought I'll let you hear,
If you're still sitting on your rear.
There comes a time when one must rise and take a stand,
Or, leave their butt prints in the sand."
My friends, let's rise and take a stand to be the Tipping Point for God's Good in this world!