Sacred Women's Circle

Sacred Women’s Group
2nd and 4th Saturday's

from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m
.


Mission Statement:  
We connect, support and inspire each other.


Facilitated  by Rev. Julie Armour


Next meet: Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020

 

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From Sept. 12th

The Law of Divine Compensation: 

On Work, Money, and Miracles


Click here to download PDF of:

2020-09-12_The_Law_of_Divine_Compensation.pdf


  • The true you, your holy self, is beyond any limits of the mortal world. So are the talents and brilliance within you. When you dwell in that knowledge, simply recognizing and appreciating the divine spirit residing in all of us, you receive the charisma of a self-confident person. Someone who has confidence in God comes across as confident to the world; someone who thinks of herself as a follower of God comes across as a leader to the world. You’ll develop a kind of invisible light, a sense of humble certitude, a greatness that comes from beyond yourself.

  • The universe of which you are part is an all-loving field of miraculous possibility, not only in every instant but also moving through time. In physics terms, you’re not a particle but a wave. You’re not a static thing, but rather an ever-evolving emanation of the Mind of God. Spirit has great plans for you, because God’s Mind is an eternal wellspring of infinite love. This wellspring literally never runs out of ideas. Please join us for this exciting topic!




Previous meeting topics:

Vision Quest 2020

“We are entering an era that is surely going to try out souls, as we beg and scream for radically new perspectives and approaches to events and combinations of threats that humanity has never had to deal with before.  At the same time, amazing, unbelievable breakthroughs in knowledge, mindsets, and capabilities will emerge just in time to be applied to the looming unpredictability that will be both strange and foreboding . . . .I believe we are entering one of those punctuation points in the evolution of our species that will rapidly propel us into an unimaginable new era.  This new world won’t work at all like what we currently find familiar.  Because this shift is so fundamental and acute, the most positive option will not make sense at all from this vantage so early in the transition.  In the face of almost certain uncertainty, our job is to rise to the occasion, to evolve – in our thinking, our perspectives and in our commitment to make this transition as positive as possible.  We will probably become some new kind of human at the end of it all – it is that big and important.”

Based on A Vision for 2012: Planning for Extraordinary Change 

by John L. Petersen


Questions we will explore:

    1. What is ours to do as we enter this time of huge (cataclysmic?) shift?
    2. How should we proceed?
    3. Is our strategic plan on track?
    4. Are we missing something important?  
    5. How can we be fully present to the plan, make the adjustments needed, and support it strongly?

    One can see “God is reproducing godlings.”  We are to become cocreators with the process of creation until we have joined together with others doing the same in a universe that is infinite and self-creating through all of us—worlds without end.

Realize that the higher self, the inner voice, is you.  Ask the deeper self to take dominion within your personality selves, and shift your identity from your ego to your essence.  This is the key step to being born as a more universal human.  Then, find life purpose, Ask to know what you are born to do.  Follow the compass of joy. Seek out those who affirm the highest in you.  Where two or more are gathered in the name of that highest dimension of your being there, “I AM” is in your midst.  Everyone is needed.  Everyone is called.  The greatest blessing any one of us can have is to say, “yes” to the dormant potential within us.  Reach out to those who attract you, and connect with as many others doing this same as you possibly can.  This is big work and it is ours to do together!  

Please join us.


Questions: associateminister@unityrockies.org




From previous meeting...
Topic: Affirmations and Denials

Comprehensive Denials and Affirmations


In Unity's foundational text, Lessons in Truth by H. Emilie Cady, we are a set of statements which will help us to align our thinking with Truth. They are not "magic", and of themselves they have no power. They are statements with which we train our minds, allowing us to remember the Truth that there is only One Power, One Presence, That-Which-We-Sometimes-Call-God.

Denials are statements of release: we do not deny facts or feelings or emotions, we deny that those facts, feelings, or emotions have power over us. We are not "in denial" that challenging events occur; we use release (denial) statements to remind ourselves that no matter what is happening, we are always free to choose our response to that experience, Affirmations are statements of Truth. We do not say affirmations to "make things happen". We use affirmations to help re-train ourselves into more productive thought patterns. Most of us have inherited a great deal of negative mental "programming" as we have gone about our lives. Affirmations are a basic tool which helps us to create more efficient and optimal ways of thinking.


Four Comprehensive Denials:

  • There is no evil.
  • There is no absence of life, substance, or intelligence anywhere.
  • Pain, sickness, poverty, old age, and death cannot master me, for they are not real.
  • There is nothing in all the universe for me to fear, for the Christ that I am is greater than that which is of the world.


Four Universal Affirmations:

  • God [Divine Mind, Oneness, Spirit] is life, love, intelligence, substance, omnipotence, omniscience, omnipresence.
  • I am a unique expression of Being-ness. In each moment, I express Life, love, wisdom, power. I am Wholeness, and I am governed by Spiritual law.
  • I am Spirit, perfect, holy, harmonious. Nothing can hurt me or make me sick or afraid, for Spirit is All-Good, and Good cannot be sick or hurt or afraid. I manifest my real self through this body now.
  • Divine Will is always my greatest potential Good. When I am aligned with Divine Mind, I cannot fail.


And one more all-around affirmation, which is always useful in moments of choice:

God in me is infinite wisdom; I know just what to do.

[Updated for language by Rev. Nita Strauss]

  

Join us as we create affirmations and denials for our personal living.


For resources and more information regarding this group, go to "sacred women's circle" under "our ministries" on our website, or click here: sacred women group



From our past meeting in April

 Rev. Dr. Peg Nugent presented The Enneagram


Beloved Spiritual Women of Unity

I encourage you to try one or both of these a assessments before we meet.
Take them quickly and without much analysis.   Takes a total of 15-20 minutes. 
I did both and the findings were consistent with work I have done in the past.

https://enneagramtest.net/


https://www.truity.com/test/enneagram-personality-test


For more detailed info on the types you come up with:

https://cac.org/the-enneagram-an-introduction/      


Go to the hyperlinks (next section, below) for “Further reading” for a link with greater info.


The Enneagram: A (Very) Short History

The Enneagram is old. It has roots in several wisdom traditions, including Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. Seven of the nine Enneagram types are associated with the “capital” or “deadly” sins which originated with the Desert Fathers. But it was not until the late 1960s that Oscar Ichazo began teaching the Enneagram as we know it today. From Ichazo’s school in South America, a group of Jesuits learned the system and brought it back with them to the United States. Richard Rohr learned about the Enneagram from this group and was one of the first people to publish a book  about it in English.


The Enneagram gained popularity as a tool within spiritual direction. Today it is widely taught as a way of understanding personality, addiction, relationships, and vocation.


 The Enneagram: What It Is and What It Isn’t

The Enneagram is a dynamic system. It was developed primarily in an oral tradition, in the context of relationships between students and teachers. A “dynamic system” is one that recognizes that humans are far too complex and nuanced to fit easily into simple categories; it supports the evolving, maturing human journey.


The Enneagram is not a strict law or code. Its categories are not meant to bind or restrict you to a certain way of being and living. People who know the Enneagram in a superficial way think it’s about putting people into boxes, but it actually works to free people from their self-created boxes.


The Enneagram is a powerful tool for self-discovery and spiritual transformation. But it shouldn’t be your only tool. The Enneagram is most helpful when used in conjunction with other practices like study, meditation, spiritual direction, and life in community with others.


The Enneagram is not just a personality typing system. Yes, there are tests and quizzes  that help you identify your primary Enneagram type, but that is often just the first step. This tool is meant to help you over a life-long journey.


While self-discovery is important, it is not the Enneagram’s final objective. The Enneagram’s purpose is to help us uncover the traps that keep us from living fully and freely as our True Self so that we will use our unique, authentic gifts for the good of others and the world.



The Ennegram

Knowing Ourselves: When used in conjunction with a regular practice of contemplative prayer, the Enneagram can be powerfully transform-ative. It can open us to deeper and deeper levels of understanding and insight, love and grace.


Loving the Whole Self:

Our deepest sin and our greatest gift are two sides of the same coin. When we are excessively fixated on our supposed gift it becomes a sin. Maintaining this self-image, this false self, becomes more important than anything else.


Belly, Heart, and Head: The Enneagram is organized around three Triads: gut (instinctive), heart (feeling), and head (thinking). We need each part to be awake and integrated in order to do our inner work and to truly love ourselves, others, and God in a holistic, non-dual manner.



The Enneagram: 9 Personality Types

The Enneagram is divided into nine distinct personality types. As you read the descriptions of each, you may discover that you feel deep resonance with one or many of the different types. In fact, all of us have a little bit of each one inside us.

Below are short summaries of the nine types with a link to a reflection by Richard Rohr where you can learn more about each number.


The ONE

Role: Reformer
Virtue: Serenity
Vice: Anger and resentment
Basic Desire: Goodness, integrity, excellence
Further Reading: Without prayer, love, and nature, ONEs can scarcely imagine cheerful serenity and patience, but remain aggressive idealists and ideologues.


The TWO

Role: Helper
Virtue: Humility
Vice: Pride
Basic Desire: To give and receive love
Further Reading: TWOs are redeemed from themselves the more they experience God as the real lover and realize that their puny love can only consist in sharing in God’s infinite love.


The THREE

Role: Achiever
Virtue: Authenticity
Vice: Deceit (especially self-deceit)
Basic Desire: To feel valuable
Further Reading: THREEs need endless successes and feedback to reassure themselves against a very honest and realistic insecurity.


The FOUR

Role: Individualist
Virtue: Equanimity (appreciating life just as it is)
Vice: Envy
Basic Desire: To be uniquely themselves
Further Reading: The essence of the FOUR is the mystery of our true identity. It feels oceanic, deep, unfathomable, mysterious. FOURs live for beauty, intimacy, and depth.


The FIVE

Role: Investigator
Virtue: Non-attachment (not clinging and not avoiding)
Vice: Avarice (for knowledge and for personal privacy)
Basic Desire: Mastery, understanding
Further Reading: The essential core of the FIVE is the soul’s capacity to be illuminated and to illuminate, to make things clear.


The SIX

Role: Loyalist
Virtue: Courage
Vice: Fear
Basic Desire: To have support, guidance
Further Reading: The original blessing of the SIX is the quality of awakeness . . . that gives you an unshakable courage to take your place and walk your walk in the world.


The SEVEN

Role: Enthusiast
Virtue: Sobriety (a sober joy despite life’s difficulties)
Vice: Gluttony (an insatiable quest for new experiences and options)
Basic Desire: To be satisfied and content
Further Reading: SEVENs are people who radiate joy and optimism. Their motto is “More is always better.” Mostly they are gluttonous for fun and options.


The EIGHT

Role: Challenger
Virtue: Innocence (or mercy)
Vice: Lust (an addiction to intensity)
Basic Desire: Self-protection
Further Reading: Losing the sense of divine Presence makes EIGHTs feel vulnerable, deflated, and dead. The ego tries to force life into feeling real and alive again.


The NINE

Role: Peacemaker
Virtue: Decisive action
Vice: Sloth (lack of focused energy)
Basic Desire: Wholeness, peace, harmony
Further Reading: NINEs once knew that reality was all about love, all connected, operative, and effective. Love changes everything; love resolves everything.