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A Gotchaback God

What could that mean? It doesn’t mean a person surprised you back or got you back in ‘a tit for tat’ way. As you know, I promote positive perspectives in this blog. It means God’s got our back. This means that God’s got you, understands you unconditionally, no matter what. God is on our side, in our corner, and always looking out for us. This is even when we are unaware.

The phrase came to me when I was visiting a patient on Saturday. She hadn’t had any sleep for a week, worried about her baby that she was carrying, yet receiving care in the hospital. It wasn’t the normal pregnancy that she had expected and it was her first. Part of the spiritual conversation was regarding God wanting us to be happy and always being there for us. She has a strong faith and is currently in her denomination’s ministerial school to become a minister.

People sometimes use the phrase, gotcha, when they understand us. I also said, had she heard the phrase ‘let go and let God.’ She said yes. Then I said, let’s reverse that, first give your situation to God who is greater than all our problems, then let go. God will take care of it. We have a gotcha God, 24/7. She said she loved that and wrote it in her blank lined book. When you have truly let go, you may find you can fall asleep. It is my hope that she slept better that night.

The God I know, who Jesus called Abba, also loves us unconditionally, never judging us. In Unity, members strive to love unconditionally as demonstrated by Jesus. To refresh your memory, as a Unity truth student I worship God. Jesus is my brother and way shower. I do my best to follow his example and teachings, loving unconditionally and being aware if I am judging another person.

In the above picture it shows another being that loves unconditionally as well as playful, a dog. For me, life wouldn’t be the same without my four-legged child and friend, Bailey. There is a quote that I acquired that hangs on the wall of my living room by Anonymous.

It came to me that every time

I lose a dog they take a piece

Of my heart with them.

And every new dog who comes into my life

Gifts me with a piece of their heart.

If I live long enough all the components of my heart

Will be dog, and I will become as

 Generous and loving as they are.

Dogs are also a good unconditional judge of character. They also remember a person the first time they meet them. Dog happens to be God spelled backwards. They are definitely a presence in physical form just as God is in my life although I can’t see a physical form. There is plenty of evidence in my life that God exists and that is a topic for another blog.

Try out letting God and then letting go. Give it over to God first and then let go of it into God’s care and keeping.

Remember, God’s A Gotchaback God!

Rev Airin

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And the Birth

Christmas came and Christmas went, seemingly quicker than it took to arrive. The preparation for anything takes 95% of the time and then the rest gets completed in record time. I guess one could say that your first day of school or college is preparing for graduation. Ah, but the birth of a child is well worth the preparation.

Metaphysically, the birth of the Christ within us, is taking a deeper spiritual walk with Spirit during advent and aligning our consciousness as one with the One. Faith, peace, love, and joy are the order of Sundays in Advent. With faith, we deepen our spiritual walk with Spirit. The topic was darkness and what one’s thoughts and feelings were related to it. (See https://wordpress.com/post/revairin.wordpress.com/446) On the second Sunday the peace candle was lit, and I wrote more about darkness and highlighted hope that one has despite tough circumstances. See (https://wordpress.com/post/revairin.wordpress.com/449) On the third Sunday the candle for love was lit, and I continued Magic and Miracles II, writing about the healing that occurs in the silence. See (https://wordpress.com/post/revairin.wordpress.com/461) The fourth Sunday I lit the candle of Joy and wrote about how waiting can be difficult for someone and that it is an important part of the preparation for birth. See (https://wordpress.com/post/revairin.wordpress.com/464) Also, when appropriate, some people have chosen to use cleansing and releasing rituals along the way with their daily meditation.

A little history trivia there are two actual dates for the birth of Jesus: Professor Colin Humphreys wrote in the Royal Astronomical Journal that a comet around April of 5 BC was the star of Bethlehem giving us the birth date of Jesus at that time. In Proverbs 15, it says “Holiday of the nativity September 11, 3 BC”.  The planet Venus could have passed for the star on 9/11 in Revelations 12:5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.”Most Bible scholars agree that Jesus was not born on December 25.

From Valerie Straus, December 25,2015, Why is Christmas on December 25th?, Washington Post: “By most accounts, the birth was first thought — in around 200 A.D. — to have taken place on Jan. 6. Why? Nobody knows, but it may have been the result of “a calculation based on an assumed date of crucifixion of April 6 coupled with the ancient belief that prophets died on the same day as their conception,” according to religionfacts.com. By the mid-fourth century, the birthday celebration had been moved to Dec. 25. Who made the decision? Some accounts say it was the pope; others say it wasn’t.” There is much more to the article mentioning that in the Julienne calendar the winter solstice was considered to be the 25th of December. Look it up if you want to know more.

Either way, I like that it is December 25. Most likely because I have grown up with it being that way with the faith traditions I have been a member.

Notice these next few weeks if something new has emerged in your life that has given birth. It could be a new way of living after a loss or a change of direction or finding a new job or occupation. It could be a new or deepening of a relationship with someone or something.

Enjoy the adventure, for life is an adventure to be lived, not a problem to be solved!

Rev Airin

PS If you want to read more about birthing the Christ, check these out.

Birthing the Christ, Part I

Birthing the Christ, Part II

Magic and Miracles II

Part II

“Miracles have occurred, and will occur again, ‘out of the blue, ‘when seemingly one has done nothing to attract them. But an analysis will reveal that right conditions invariably were present, including a corresponding consciousness, self-image, and faith. p 143, Thank God for Prayer, Russell W. Lake, Unity School author

This is part II of a two-part series. I ended the first article with a story that was to be continued. I will print it again here:

There was one particular case with a woman who had Covid 19. This was in the first year of Covid. She was in the intensive care unit for over a month on a ventilator and wasn’t regaining consciousness as being in a coma. She had also chosen not to take vaccines. The outcome was not looking good. The medical team had a family meeting, but they said no to turning off life support. I had given her nurses 1Unity’s, Prayer for Protection. The nurses who felt comfortable, would read it to her when they came in to give her medications. I had briefly spoken with this woman when she first came in and had brought her a Bible that she requested. -To be Continued in Part II

There was a unity minister who taught Unity seminarians how to approach visits at a hospital. If they couldn’t see the patient as whole and complete despite what they might see, they were not to enter the room. Metaphysically, to know the truth about any person is to recognize that we are all whole and perfect children of God, worthy and deserving of our good.

Continuing the story: This patient was a woman of faith, and her family and friends were praying for and with her. The doctors had said she wouldn’t survive. She also had other health challenges she was healing before covid. The family had released her belongings and were picking out her gravestone. Then, after 60 days of being in a coma, she woke up! It was a miracle to the family. She was asked if she remembered anyone talking to her when they visited. She said yes and that she just couldn’t respond. Her son told her that her visitors would tell her to keep fighting covid.

She knew that she wasn’t out of danger, but she was beginning to breathe on her own. Her plan was to get a Covid vaccination as soon as it was appropriate. Her son hadn’t gotten vaccinated either and from that happy day forward, he had begun to advocate for getting vaccinated.

Have any of you been in a hospital room of a person in a coma or any room in the intensive care unit? Except for the hum of the lifesaving machines, it can be ominously quiet. Unity author Clara Palmer on p154, in You can be Healed, said this about the silence: “The silence is the holy peace of God active at the heart of all creation. It is the holy peace of God enfolding you in the quietness and the security of His presence.”

I learned from one of the nurses that bad things happen fast, and good things happen slowly. Saying this will bring comfort to the families when it doesn’t seem like the patient is progressing. In the process of it all, healing is happening in the silence of their being. Our timing tends to be different from God’s timing.

Then there are different forms of healing. In the process of healing, death is also a form of it. Not what any of us usually prefer it to be the outcome. There are many deaths that I have been called to where the family is relieved for the patient because it is an end to their suffering on the earth plane.

And…to the twelve-year-old child within me, Miracles can seem Magical!

Rev Airin

1 Prayer for Protection

The light of God surrounds me

The love of God enfolds me

The power of God protects me

The presence of God watches over me,

Wherever I am, God is; and all is well.

                                        Amen

Unexpected Income

This week unexpected income was part of the Sunday message. What is unexpected income, why is it important and how do you manifest it? Who is the source of your income and who provides the answers to your questions or cocreates your life with you? How do you refer to them or it?

Unexpected income is when you receive income that is separate from your paycheck. It could be a gift, a free lunch, finding money, collecting from a debt you forgot about, over payment on a bill, gifted a part of lottery winnings, etc. This is important to pay attention to or be aware of because you can create more of it. More on this will be discussed later.

Who is the source of your income and all other forms of prosperity in your life, even your paycheck? People have many names for God. Mike Dooley uses ‘Universe’ in his book, “Notes from the Universe”. Others talk to their angel, whoever they believe guides them. I have heard: Source, Guides, Higher Power or Self, Joe. I like using the universe when working with individuals who may not identify with a specific power greater than themselves, yet they believe there is one.

Specifically, it is the source that you have a relationship with. I learned early on when I began my path in Unity that cultivating a relationship with God was important. I felt connected to the Holy Spirit and a mentor said to say good morning and good night to it and eventually I would get a response. I did. I put God first, then my family. This creates the foundation for manifesting your goals in your life and a Presence that guides you in all ways.

Now, with your source that is with you 24/7 you are ready to learn the process of unexpected income. I find for myself it can start occurring when I am not worrying about my finances. It can be like putting your foot on a hose which stops the flow of water aka money flow when I allow the thought of not enough to hang around in my brain.

The initial thing to do is open an account at the bank to put the unexpected income into. I name it that and I like teaching the teller about it because they always like the idea. The universe abhors a vacuum, as Catherine Ponder, a prosperity teacher writes about. So, one is creating a vacuum for the universe to fill.

“I’m expecting unexpected income” is what you can repeat to open your mind to receive, which is asking the universe. Being specific with details about what you are using it for lets it know how ready you are. Act and say the affirmation with confidence believing it has already occurred. We can also give thanks in advance.

Then let it go, focusing on other things and not be worried or trying to make it happen. We don’t need to know how the universe is going to manifest it. When it comes to be, we collect it, open to our good. There is always enough and more for everyone. Once it is received, we say, “Thank you!”

In the book, “Go to ELF! Connecting with the Eternal Life Force”, author Lauren McLaughlin calls this a simple ABC process.

A Ask

B Believe

C Collect

I am used to the word receive as the third step. Using the word collect is more of a confirming action step.

Practice, practice, practice, and the affirmation may come to your lips without realizing and keep you in the flow.

Rev Airin

It is a Prayer

Life itself is a prayer. Why do I believe that? Unity minister, Eric Butterworth, was one of my mentors in Unity who wrote in one of his books that he dedicated himself to a life of prayer. “I dedicate myself to living a life of prayer.” There is a little more to it and when I find the actual copy, I will tell you where I found the quote. I kept it in my wallet for years and it got quite tattered, so I took it out. I have also shared it in prayer classes, making copies.

Why would this be so important to keep with me? I had made the decision to put God first in my life. This would prompt me to do that. I had learned this from Unity’s cofounder, Charles Fillmore. There was a gradual transformation that began to take place in my life. I had begun meditating every morning and began tuning in for signs from God during the day. I had a landscaping business I had started just before I discovered Unity and was outside all the time in nature.

When living a life of prayer then everything I think, say, and do is a prayer. It is a prayer even if one isn’t dedicating a life to it. One of my classmates in ministerial school would say, swearing isn’t a prayer. I would say, yes, that is what you are affirming or putting out there to the Universe! What do you want for your life? I would ask him. It involves taking charge of one’s thoughts. This practice changed my life, one word at a time, one sentence at a time to one thought, to the outer manifestation of that thought.

Some of you may find the above paragraphs familiar if you have been following my articles that also show up in the Unity Center for Spiritual Growth newsletter. It is worth repeating because it has been the foundation of my life in Unity. Gradually through studying the teachings of Unity and Eric Butterworth, that the Christ presence was inside me as my GPS.

In the book, Go to Elf! by Lauren McLaughlin, the character Tony in the story asks his friend Molly if she believes in something inside of her that guides her. She calls this presence fairies that she talks to. She said that when she recently asked them a question, she didn’t hear from them. Tony said that she might want to try rephrasing the question. Also, he tells her to listen to her feelings.

 Eric Butterworth, writes in Practical Metaphysics: A New Insight in Truth,“You can become what you really desire because your divine potential or, as Paul would call it, the Christ, is within you always. Not some of the time, not if you take a class and acquire more knowledge. Human potential studies don’t put potentiality in anyone, but they help you to understand the potential that is always present. You can become what you really desire to be, not because of some divine intervention, not because of some newfangled metaphysical system you’re going to learn, not because someone puts his hands upon you and works some spiritual magic. You can do this because your divine potential, the Christ of you, is always present within you as the Allness of the infinite process expressing as you. This is an important principle by which you can deal with life.”

In living a life of prayer, the Christ presence inside you is guiding you 24/7. When you spend time listening to your feelings and in focused prayer and meditation, it makes it much easier to achieve your dreams and goals. Meditating helps you still your thoughts and listen to guidance. I find myself telling people who are feeling helpless and powerless that they always have choice even if it doesn’t seem that way on the outside, that it begins with our thoughts. If I don’t like what I am feeling and how it is affecting me physically, what have I been thinking and giving the power to? When I realize that I haven’t been following my inner GPS, God’s Positioning System, and giving the power to something else, I can make the course correction.

What is it that you have been ‘praying’ in your life and how are you feeling about it?  Let me know if you choose to do this, or have been, what insights you have discovered and leave a comment here on the blog. Rev Airin

Using the Name Jesus Christ

In traditional religions, Jesus is worshipped as God along with God and the Holy Spirit. The doctrine of their trinity is one God that manifests as three persons or forms: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Unity’s trinity is metaphysical: Mind, Idea, and Expression or Manifestation. Mind is God. Idea is Jesus and us or humankind as ideas in the mind of God. Expression or Manifestation is the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of God that breathes things into being and gives them form.

Unity believes in one God, in one form that exists in all of us as the spark of Divinity that we are one with, always connected to. The only separation from God is if we do it with our thoughts. This God is loving, compassionate, and always wants us to be happy. The God that I know doesn’t need to forgive us. We are the ones that need to forgive our selves and others. See releasing article on how: https://revairin.wordpress.com/2022/09/27/releasing-processes-for-selfcare/

Jesus is our brother and wayshower who said, (paraphrasing) greater things than I shall you do also. He taught that humankind has the same abilities that he had. He was a man that demonstrated and fulfilled his 100% potential becoming one with God and ascended into heaven. He left a blueprint of steps to follow in the New Testament with his teachings and healings.

The Holy Spirit is the breath and spirit of God, therefore infinite.  “And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Spirit” (John 20:22). As mentioned above brings thing into Being, the breath of life.

As one moves along in their spiritual journey and life in general, challenges occur. It could be a medical health challenge, an addictive behavior, fears of our own making, overwhelmed by world events or politics…etc. In the following quote it has been proven again and again, that the power in saying the name “Jesus Christ” can give you more energy than a candy bar if you are fatigued or dispel fear when it feels futile.

“You can do everything when “Christ Jesus” is your chief word. By and by the world will not seem heavy to you. You will not be Atlas with the world on his shoulders but Jesus with the world under His feet. Your whole business in life is to “learn of Me,” or to learn how to let the Jesus Christ thought within you reign supreme. This thought that names Jesus Christ is the noblest thought within your mind. Let us keep saying “I AM Jesus Christ.” Tennyson kept repeating his own name till he felt as big as the planet. Some mystics kept repeating certain syllables, but Jesus Christ said, “Repeat My Name.” Then you will not feel as if you were the planet, but as if the world were under your feet. You will not become sense-less, like the mystics who repeat senseless syllables, by speaking My Name, but will come into your inheritance of health, wisdom, and success.” p. 192, Emma Curtis Hopkins, Twelve Studies in High Mysticism

“Emma Curtis Hopkins is essentially saying that Jesus is far more than a teacher or wayshower. She is declaring that there is actual power in declaring “the name Jesus Christ.” She acknowledges that “quite great things” may be accomplished speaking “the name Spirit” but doing so will not have the same effect on health and strength as speaking “the name Jesus Christ.” “ Mark Hicks, TruthUnity.net

The same power that surged through Jesus, surges through us. The Holy Spirit that helps us create things into being. It is the only authority that Jesus acknowledged and taught to his disciples. I have experienced it as heat in the palms of my hands when I am doing healing touch sometimes. When I surrender and let myself be the instrument of this power that is moving through me to another. One also doesn’t have to touch the person.

In using the name Jesus Christ, it doesn’t need be spoken out loud to be effective. I will create affirmations and prayers, which are really one and the same, that begin with: In the name and through the power of Jesus Christ, Get thee gone! I did this when I had poison ivy starting on my arm. I learned that it was all about how much power you allow something to have over you.

Feel free to comment on how this has worked for you. There is a place to leave them here.

Rev Airin

Releasing Processes for Selfcare

I recently created this first ritual to help someone release their anger toward an individual. I followed it with a forgiveness process that many of you may be familiar with from New Year’s Eve:

There is a process or ritual that you can do to free yourself of the anger if you would like to try it. 

When you have an hour or so for yourself, and maybe out in a special place in nature or in your home.

Take a pad of lined paper or sheets of notebook paper and a pen and as you listen to the water lap against the shore and rocks or some meditative music.

Write down all the things that come to mind that you are angry about that happened, just let them flow onto the paper without questioning it. There is no maximum or minimum of sheets of paper used.

Then twist it up like a cigar and burn it and let the ashes wash down the sink or out to sea.

Because you have created a vacuum or space, you then need to write a letter or make a list to the person of all the things you love about them. 

This way the universe, which abhors a vacuum and will fill it with whatever, you will have only loving thoughts in its place.

Then, at another point in time there is a forgiveness of self and others process you can do when you are ready. I have done this process a lot and periodically our church does it once a year on New Year’s Eve. 

In this process you take a sheet of paper and write at the top on the first line :  I forgive myself for ______________ whatever flows out, don’t question or think about it, 

Keep writing out the same words at the beginning of each line

Keep writing until nothing else comes up to forgive yourself for, I have found it is hardest to forgive myself. Pay attention to your breathing that it is from your abdomen, crying is absolutely natural but not required 😉. You can then think of someone else that you want to forgive and do the same writing it out process.

Then you do the same burning process in a bucket or whatever and let the ashes flow out to sea or down the kitchen sink.

Then you write a letter to the universe for the good things you would like to have happen in your life, goals or projects that you are working on, any relationships with friends or family you are wanting to have healed.

What both of these processes do is free you up of weights that you have been carrying. It removes things metaphysically that have been blocking your way on a human 3rd dimensional level. It also increases your clarity on all levels including intuition.

Getting physical is also good because this process works on a physical level and gets released from your body that has been holding it as well, for a mind, body and soul healing. So going for a walk or a sail after do something fun. Also drink lots of water.

Notice how you feel the next day for both rituals.

Whenever after doing each of these things may come up from a deeper level later in the week or month, so just make an appointment with yourself to release more and it won’t take as long. You will be able to go longer and longer without needing to do the ritual.

We are Thoughts in God’s Mind

“Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happened.”  Kahlil Gibran

 How are we thoughts in God’s Mind? “The individual mind is a state of consciousness in the one Mind. Ed Rabel, Unity Teacher.  Our minds are filled with knowledge that comes from our thoughts resulting from our experiences and emotions, ideas acquired from living, reading, and listening to others. First and foremost, from time spent in meditation listening to our higher self or God.

Had you ever realized that one has excess to more information than the encyclopedia? Take a few minutes in the moment, by yourself and ask your question focusing on your existence in God’s mind where you are one with the One. Listen for the answer which may come in the form of your own voice, or as a feeling that comes into your mind or body confirming what you already may have surmised.

What if nothing happens? Garth Brooks in one of his songs says that: “God’s greatest gifts are unanswered prayers.”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CNEwm-c018

Something always eventually happens in some form. It could be in a book or a song, or on a billboard as your driving or a thought that floats into your mind. You can ask that the answer be made known so you will know without a doubt, what is yours to do.

You may be wondering; how do you know if it’s yours to do or if the message was for you? One wouldn’t be given someone else’s message. You will know because it resonates deep within you. One might not agree with what they get or want to move in the direction they have been given. Or it might feel too risky taking you out of what is comfortable. The more you act on the guidance you get, the more you will receive.

Our life is the result of the thoughts we have been thinking, the outcome of accomplishing goals we have set. Choosing to take advantage of the God Mind in which we reside, gives us access to it all.

Staying aware of this fount of Wisdom is key.

Rev Airin

Advent Prayers

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This Advent season I will be submitting prayers that I write that go with the theme of each week. I will be posting it again after I add the new prayer. Please fee free to add one of your own and it will be a rich sharing.

This week we light the candle of Hope.

12/2/12

We give thanks for the hope in each of us that is like an eternal flame that burns within. It is fueled by the ever flowing grace of God. Hope expands to a fire when it fuels our faith in things hoped for, known and unknown in the mystery of life. As messengers of hope, we go forth as angels into the world enfolding all the beloved of God in each that we encounter during our day. We give thanks in the name and in the loving nature of Jesus the Christ, our Way Shower. Amen.

12/9/12

This week we light the candle of Peace.

The peace of God within moves in and through our lives gently and sweetly. As we let go of stress we can feel the peace. We ask daily for wisdom and divine order in our life knowing it will restore peace and harmony which then births renewed health of mind and body. We give thanks in the name and in the loving nature of Jesus the Christ, our Way Shower. Amen.

12/16/12

This week we light the candle of Love.

In the light of the recent events at the elementary school, we surround and immerse them and our beloved in love. We send them strength and courage for this heroic journey they are now on. We give thanks in advance that they may feel the outpouring of compassion as they are enfolded by the loving wings of the universe. We know this in the name and in the loving nature of Jesus the Christ our Way Shower, Amen.

12/23/12

This week we light the candle of Joy.

We give thanks for the natural ability to express joy. Since it can’t be contained,  it wells up from within like a fountain and flows out into expression when we are feeling on top of the world. Often when we are doing an activity that we love, or with a loved one, or seeing a beautiful sunset it can be triggered. We give thanks for this innate expression of the Christ within, in the name and in the loving nature of Jesus the Christ our Way Shower, Amen.