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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

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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

Magic and Miracles I

Part I

“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”
― Roald Dahl

Last week I wrote about darkness and that generally it is uncomfortable to some of us. What got my attention is that we begin our lives in the darkness of the womb and that the birth of all life comes out of darkness. A few who don’t believe the birth of Jesus ever happened see the story as fictional and written to give hope to those in a dark time. When I was present for my God daughter’s birth, it was a miraculous moment for me and one that I will never forget.

“I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.”
― Robert Fulghum, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

The experience of the people in Ukraine could be considered a dark time. Over and over there are stories of hope and because they love their country and freedom, they seem to be resilient. One woman said,” Hope is what keeps me going.” Famous chefs have cooked over a million meals for refugees. There is heartache too, and that is what causes a dark time for them. Families that are separated, loved ones and homes destroyed.

Their beliefs are keeping them going. Thoughts comprise a belief that are made up of sentences that form it. This creates coming from a higher or lower perspective on surviving though the war.

So, what does magic, and miracles have to do with this? I’m glad you asked. Magic and miracles stem from hope. Hope brings about the possibility of miracles that can at times seem magical.

I don’t think that there is any one of us that hasn’t heard someone say, “I am hoping for a miracle.” I know that I have said it. A key concern in the hospital, in the world of evidence-based practice, is not to give false hope to a patient or family member. Instead, giving realistic hope would be something to strive for as in better health and quality of life despite the dis-ease that might alter life somewhat or could be healed with time.

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. 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

What thoughts do you have daily? Ones that lift you up or bring you down? What kinds of dreams have you been having? Remember, our thoughts form our beliefs.

Please post your thoughts, if you are so inclined.

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

Consciousness and Relationship

The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. 11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.             John 1: 9-11

My credo has been, life is about consciousness and relationship. Therefore, the consciousness that you show up in dictates how the relationship unfolds. An example would be a person gets bad news before they go to work, and this affects their consciousness for the rest of the day. One always has choice in how much power they give the bad news and one can choose to begin again and have a better day.

I have always used the credo regarding humans and pets, and it didn’t occur to me until recently that it could include ‘things.’ For example, darkness was mentioned in this first week of Advent talk that Rev Pat Bessey gave. What is my relationship with darkness? What kind of consciousness do I have about it? I really had never thought about it before. I wasn’t afraid of the dark growing up and maybe it’s partly because my sister and I shared a room and slept in bunk beds. I was in the top bunk of course. We also had our flashlights and our pet cat that would sometimes sleep with us.

Light is a subject that seems to have an uplifting quality to it. Sunlight is always good therapy for someone who is depressed or sad. Generally, a topic people are more interested in talking about. The above quote from John chapter one is referring to Jesus’s birth. Historically this was a dark time for the inhabitants of Bethlehem and the surrounding towns because the Romans were occupying the area. This was like the Russian forces occupying Ukraine today. It makes perfect sense why so many people came to the birth in Bethlehem because it was a sign of hope and so much more.

Here is a perspective on looking at the darkness:

“Just like the seed that starts its life in the darkness of the soil, or the child that starts its life in the darkness of the womb, all beginnings are in the dark, because darkness is one of the most essential things for anything to begin.” p 138, OSHO, A Practical Guide to OSHO Meditations

For me, this gives darkness a better reputation. The book of meditations looks interesting, and you can preview it on google. It goes on to talk more about darkness. There are many other quotes on darkness or the dark, that I looked up and it has been helpful in reflecting on what I think about darkness.

And…I am still looking at what my relationship with darkness is. An activity we were given from Rev Pat was to set a timer for 3 minutes and write about what darkness is to you.

All the best,

Rev Airin

Quantum Physics, Vibration and Attraction

“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” Nikola Tesla

How Quantum Physics explains the movement of energy and its vibration to attract things and jobs, relationships and more into our lives.

In case you weren’t aware of this, everything is energy. People, plants, rocks, furniture, cars, etc. Water’s energy has been used to propel mill wheels for cider as far back as 1863 and driving other machines earlier than that. The energy in everything is vibrating at different rates.

People can come across as calm and peaceful, anxious and all points in between. Also, dogs can be very sensitive to a person’s energy. It can cause them to be excited, or back away and sometimes growl or bark. A cat might feel an attraction to your energy and approach you when normally they stay aloof from a new person that enters their home.

Quantum Physics studies matter and energy in their most basic forms. A quantum is super tiny. For example, a quantum of light would be a photon. A quantum of electricity would be an electron. Also, Quantum Physics “is a new form of mysticism, which suggests the interconnectedness of all things and beings and the connection of our minds with a cosmic mind.” Ponte and Schafer, Carl Gustav Jung, Quantum Physics and the Spiritual Mind: A Mystical Vision of the Twenty-First Century, National Center for Biotechnology Information

Quantum Physics focuses on Quantum Mechanics which is set of principals used to explain the behavior of the particles that make up matter and energy. For example, Einstein wrote in a paper that light didn’t travel as a wave, but more in the shape of a packet of energy, several quantum forms, known as quanta. It has been discovered that all particles can travel as a wave or simply as particles.

Why include this to explain attraction? It is physical proof that all things are interconnected and in various relationships in the universe, from what is visible to what is going on beyond the naked eye. Spiritually, many of us have experienced this without the physical proof, scientifically. Our focused thought on something causes energy to condense and become matter.

“The ability to manipulate the environment thoughtfully provides the capacity to shift our vantage point, to hover above the timeline and contemplate what was and imagine what will be.”
― Brian Greene, Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe

One last important term to know is Quantum Field. Each of us is surrounded by a quantum field that can expand according to our thoughts and emotions. “Jesus of Nazareth, among other spiritual teachers, was a creative partner with universal energies; he was a quantum field worker. He understood the principles of quantum physics and used them for the good of humankind without ever having attended a class on quantum principles.” P.84, Boehm, Toni G., The Power of be!

Remember when Jesus turned the water into wine? The molecules of water were changed to molecules of wine. The same thing happened with the loaves and fishes in the Sermon on the Mount story. Also consider the story of Lazarus being healed, brought back to life from the tomb. This is scientific proof for those who need evidence.

Consider this the cliff notes spiritual version of behind the scenes, on how things can be manifested through the Law of Attraction.

Rev Airin

Thanks in Advance

Gratitude is considered a spiritual practice along with forgiveness and prayer. When we practice it, we are happier and more positive and much more. In Unity, Jesus is considered our way shower and a brother as opposed to a God that we worship. We worship God as the one power and one presence in our lives.  Jesus, in the New Testament, Jesus was always giving thanks.

He would give thanks in advance before he performed a miracle. Always teaching by example, he gave thanks out loud to God in public. Rev Felicia Searcy writes in her book, Do Greater Things,” Giving thanks in advance primes us to receive what we desire, a desire that is already fulfilled in the invisible realm. It enables us to cultivate enough belief to make the seemingly impossible possible.”

Felicia says that Jesus “saw gratitude not as the effect, but as the cause.” In the well-known story of Jesus feeding the five thousand, he blesses the fish and the bread that only filled a small basket. He could see beyond the appearance of five fish and two loaves of bread that there was much more supply than that. He asked believing in the all sufficiency of God, giving thanks for what he had and then collected what was provided in abundance that fed 5000 people.

Felicia writes, “Blessing something with the power to confer goodness is another way of saying ‘thank you’ in advance. … As Jesus showed us, in order for our thanks to be effective, we must ask from a state of trust or belief that our requests will be fulfilled.”

Gregg Braden, who wrote the book, The Isaiah Effect, talks about how events can be altered in time using quantum physics. The moments in time are called choice points. “A choice point is like a bridge making it possible to begin one path and change course to experience the outcome of a new path…. we can alter a path and an outcome by changing our belief about a situation.”

I may have mentioned this before in that it all begins with our thoughts which of course form what we believe. Charles Fillmore, Unity’s co-founder, called his thoughts, thought people. He believed they had intelligence and life. By praising these thought people, it would get carried to all parts of our body and reflect into the world through our aura.

Like Jesus, through thanksgiving we can raise our thoughts, thought people, to the level of consciousness where things become manifested.

Giving thanks in advance, trusting and believing it can be so, knowing God, the source of all substance and supply will provide it.

And so it is,

Rev Airin

Death Changes Your Form

“Our eternal spiritual self is more real than anything we perceive in this physical realm, and has a divine connection to the infinite love of the Creator.”
— Eben Alexander (Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife)

This article is inspired by the book, Go to Elf! Connecting With the Eternal Life Force, by Lauren McLaughlin and the Sunday talk that Rev Pat Bessey gave.

If Unity’s cofounder, Charles Fillmore, was here now he would be applauding Eben, the neurosurgeon in the quote above. Charles believed that humankind could grow their spiritual consciousness to the level that they will be transformed by their thoughts attaining the Christ consciousness and therefore the Christ body, transfiguring as Jesus did without dying and therefore bringing forth the perfect person. (Paraphrased from page 326, Dynamics for Living, a Topical Compilation of Essential Fillmore Teachings)

Elf explains it this way, “There is really no such thing as death; there is only transformation from one form of life to another. Eternal Life is cyclical.” Most of us are familiar with the fact that the soul never dies. When we reincarnate it is with a new body and most of us believe we are born as a baby. One can only imagine how Charles was perceived with his regeneration of the body theory in the 1920’s. He was always keeping up with scientific discoveries of the time and thinking beyond them to what he believed was possible.

According to Charles then, regarding when Jesus was in the tomb, he was in a deep sleep. During this time, he was elevating his thoughts and purifying them which in turn was purifying his body and changed it to a level in which Mary didn’t recognize him.

From the New International Version BibleGateway.com: John 20:11-16.

11 Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb 12 and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot.

13 They asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?”

“They have taken my Lord away,” she said, “and I don’t know where they have put him.” 14 At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus.

15 He asked her, “Woman, why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?”

Thinking he was the gardener, she said, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him.”

16 Jesus said to her, “Mary.”

She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (Which means “Teacher”).

Another way of looking at this is raising your vibration level or our energy level that we are vibrating at. Tune in to how a particular thought can affect the level that you are vibrating at. Spending time in meditation can raise your vibration level. Speaking particular affirmations or the name Jesus Christ can raise your energy level. Connecting with loving thoughts after spending time doing forgiveness work which lightens and frees one up. These are some of the ways to purify yourself.

I would say I am a work in progress. Let me know what you think about this here on my blog. Have fun with it!

Rev Airin

Prescription for Courage

Rise up; this matter is in your hands. We will support you, so take courage and do it. Ezra 10:4

When you are facing something that seems difficult, turning it over to God and then letting go of it can give you great support. Acknowledging our human ego efforts and choosing to trust God to take over knowing that only good can come from the challenge. Sometimes the ego needs training wheels to keep it on track so using an affirmation of what you would like to be experiencing can help focus it. We give thanks in advance for an outcome of the highest and best without attachment to a specific result. Amen.
This is a prescription that I have created and use to the best of my ability.
Feel free to share what supports you through a challenge in the comments

GOP Convention

I felt called to share a prayer through this blog that would reach those that I have yet to meet and come to love as well as all that I hold dearly in my heart. As things heat up on the political scene, each of us can be a force for good, instead of getting caught up in the fear and anger statements fueling the drama. Whenever you find yourself wanting to take sides, go with in and seek the peace and divine order, put Spirit in charge and come from love and clarity to hold the high watch for the country.

My heartfelt prayer is for you to go with in and listen to Spirit’s guidance in regard to the affairs of the political situation of this country. As we first enfold ourselves with the peace and divine order for ourselves. Then enfold the politicians and the entire country with a blanket of love. That we may know the truth beyond the anger and rebuttals. That we come from love in all we think, say and do, that is the true prayer as we hold the high watch for ourselves and our beloveds on our prayer list. It is done. Amen

Thanks in advance to those who feel called to join me in this. Feel free to add your prayers in the discussion section.

A Simple Act of Forgiveness

Is this another one of ‘those’ forgiveness processes? I don’t think so. I will let you decide. Yes, there appear to be a gazillion of them and… that is because there are gazillions of us! Each of us gets to discover what works best. As one of my mentors said once, “As long as you have skin on, you have forgiveness work to do.

I was at a bowling alley recently and learned how to adjust the scoreboard if someone bowls an extra ball by mistake. You press the button that says ‘Remove Frame’ and then press the red one which resets the score board. Unity’s co-founder, Charles Fillmore, defines forgiveness as giving up something.” When you forgive yourself, you cease doing the things you should not do….It is through forgiveness that true spiritual healing is accomplished.” We give up old thoughts of error and refresh our minds with words of Truth which is all that is good and the highest and best out come for all concerned. Thus resetting the scoreboard.

Remember that we are not condoning our behavior or that of another. The behavior that occurred is not who we truly are: We are whole and perfect children of God, worthy and deserving of our good. Sometimes we put a frame around our errors and mistakes, even creating a gold frame which creates guilt from being hard on ourselves.

In the Unity teachings we use the phrase, ‘release and let go’, often. Now, let’s apply the metaphysics of adjusting the scoreboard in bowling. This is as simple as sending a text. When you want to forgive yourself or another, press the ‘Remove Frame’ button to let go of the framed picture you have created. Press the red button which we can see in the shape of a heart. Infuse the situation with love and the highest and best outcome for all. Check in with your breathing, counting in 3 seconds and out from your diaphragm.

The wings represent the freedom we can experience when we release the weight of a situation from our lives. Is there a scoreboard with God? Of course, not! Our egos are what keep score. We begin the bowling game of life anew with a clean slate anytime we choose to ‘release the frame’ and press the red love button!

The forgiveness definition was excerpted from Unity’s ‘The Revealing Word’ metaphysical definitions.