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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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Poems from Eternal Thread

This week I am sharing with you two poems from my book. My kitchen is being renovated and that is where all my time is being spent. However, this is a great opportunity for me to promote my book, Eternal Thread, that I wrote and illustrated. Many of you read this blog from my facebooksite. https://www.airincwolfpoetry.com/

Across the Universe

In you I am home

My life your very breath

Blows petals of love

into barren places

In you I am home

My life your very instrument

Plays melodies of healing

As each soul’s revealing

In you I am home

My life your very grace

Harmonizes aching hearts

across the universe

Harmonizes aching hearts

across the universe

across the universe

across the universe

An Eternal Thread

Unvarnished moments

Remembered conversations

The shared love

An eternal thread

The walk through a time link

A message from

The One Mind

Mixes with the memories

Along the path chosen

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

Beyond the Unity

In every situation

there is a bond

that is beyond the unity

transcending time and space

In the midst of chaos

is the Grace that surpasses

all understanding

and eternally unites the universe

On this Thanksgiving Holiday, I leave a poem here, from my book, Eternal Thread. Happy Thanksgiving!

You can get it through here: https://www.airincwolfpoetry.com/ or https://www.amazon.com/Eternal-Thread-Inspired-poems-artwork/dp/150433938X/ref=sr_1_4?crid=2Y0FV5KDBRT76&keywords=Eternal+Thread&qid=1669169530&s=books&sprefix=eternal+thread%2Cstripbooks%2C85&sr=1-4

Rev Airin

Self-Care Nurtures

Nurturing oneself is self-care and self-care is nurturing. This is a good time of year to keep it in mind with the holidays coming. Self-care is a practice that is good any day and anytime. Ideally, a person wouldn’t want to wait until they feel depleted. In my case, I learned about it before I needed to put it into practice. Becoming a Unity Minister, it was part of the curriculum along with cultivating a prayer life which included spending time centering in daily meditation. Unity’s cofounder, Charles Fillmore would spend hours every day in meditation. He was affectionately called ‘Papa Charlie’ and was always smiling and going on spur of the moment picnics.

Selfcare isn’t age or gender specific nor is it only certain occupations. Many of you reading this may have heard about practicing self-care sooner than in your late 30’s like I did. I am sure I could have used it sooner. All genders are affected from male and female to transgender. Taking time to nurture yourself is important.

If you enjoy having pets like dogs or cats, spending time with them usually makes one smile and petting them increases the hormone Oxytocin that makes you happy and them also. This also reduces stress and anxiety. Also, meditation helps with your breathing and ability to relax more easily. A study was recently published in JAMA Psychiatry on the reduction of anxiety using meditation vs taking a daily dose of 10-20 mg of Lexapro. The results showed that they both reduced anxiety by 20%, NPR article here: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2022/11/09/1135211525/anxiety-medication-meditation-lexapro

One can take a mental health day and go to a favorite place outside or stay home and not have to go anywhere which includes having fun. Parents and especially women may feel guilty or that it is being selfish to take time out to relax and reenergize oneself.

A few years ago, I did a study on doctors and how they practiced self-care as part of a research project during my chaplain training. I had read in the research literature that they had the highest number of suicides. This was concerning to me, and I asked the 10 I interviewed that question. The average age was 45 and they had learned to take time for traveling, recreational activities with family, reading fiction, and some journaled and danced.

Dr Saundra Dalton-Smith is a mom, medical doctor and researcher who helps “the overstressed deal with their work-rest imbalance and find actionable answers to the thriving lifestyle they desire.”

From her website: https://ichoosemybestlife.com/resources/

She emphasizes rest and what that means. There is even a quiz you can take to assess yourself.  She also says that you can do short daily activities as part of your routine for self-care.

So have it be something fun and relaxing to keep yourself energetically charged for the day.

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

Dismantling Boxes in Our Lives

This week in the Sunday lesson Rev Pat asked us to look at what box we were ready to dismantle or release. I think of these as mental thought constructs. I remember once, having a whole lineup of what needed to happen in my life and in a particular order before I could allow the purchase of a particular thing. I didn’t realize it at the time until I became ‘aware’. One of the words Rev Pat said was key to dismantling our box. I did such a good job dismantling and releasing it that I can’t remember the particulars. I very much recall what I had created that was limiting my good. I do remember that a couple of the things were getting the right job and having enough money… then…could happen.

Our head or intellect is where the ego resides. Our hearts are where we tend to place the feeling nature part of us. Most males are seen as coming from the intellect and being logically oriented and females tend to naturally lead from their hearts with their feeling natures and become emotional more easily. The ideal is to have a balance between the head and the heart.

From the Revealing Word, the metaphysical meaning of mental is:” The mind assimilates what it affirms. Mental atmosphere – Surrounding or prevailing mental influence”

Metaphysically, “ego, Spiritual—The true self; an individual center in God consciousness; I AM; conscious identity.

                        Ego, adverse—When the ego attaches itself to sense consciousness, it builds the antichrist man, who has no basis in reality.

                       Fear–…a paralyzer of mental action; it weakens both mind and body”

The acronym for FEAR is False Evidence Appearing Real.

The ego likes to keep us safe and be in charge. However, when we have an awareness of what we are giving the power to in any given situation, for example, if it is fear caused from a lack of financial means. Once this is realized, we can dismantle that thought construct and affirm that “there is only one power and presence, God.” Knowing that the mind assimilates what it affirms, we can free ourselves of the thought or box that was restricting us.

Are you looking to manifest a new relationship or house or job? What might the thought constructs or boxes you have unconsciously placed that are blocking your good from you?

Remember to be gentle with yourself in your discovery like you would be with a child,

Rev Airin

The Unfolding

Rock Cairns on Marginal WayHere is one of my poems from my book.
I chose this because it is one of my favorites and others like it as well.

Ocean portals
Washing into time
flowing as the infinite
Its waves caress my soul
Seagull watchmen passing
through my life
Pictures in the sand
Healing off the layers
as each wave breaks
Fountains of spray
Lift off in flight
unfolding

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