Unity Wisdom
Our consciousness is our real environment. The outer environment is always in correspondence to the thoughts making up our consciousness.
Charles Fillmore - CoFounder of Unity
Luke 6:38
Give and gifts will be given to you; a good measure packed together, shaken down, and overflowing, will be poured into your lap. For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you. 
Blessings to You!

I was in the grocery store on Monday, when I saw something so mind-boggling, that for the briefest moment I was speechless. I thought that perhaps we were on Candid Camera. If only that were the case! Unfortunately there is no joke behind what my sister held in her hand.

It was was was absolutely senseless. What could this terrible thing be? There in her hand was a plastic container, wrapped in plastic wrap, filled with small slices of apple...each peeled slice was wrapped in a PLASTIC WRAPPER!!

As soon as I regained my ability to speak, I started to express my feelings to my sister...who was probably re-thinking the wisdom of showing me the package. The produce associate who was stocking the shelves said that he agreed with my feelings completely, but these earth-and-body-toxic packages were flying off the shelves.

If you do not think this is absolute insanity, I invite you to think again. I did the only thing I could do. I grabbed another package off the shelf, turned it over to find contact information...I saw the "customer care" number on the bottom of the package and called Motts directly.
I (as politely as I could muster) told the young woman on the other end of the phone how disappointed I was in the company and what I consider to be a really, really bad idea...that I knew it was not her doing, but that I wanted their management folks to know this.

I was again taken aback when the young woman asked what it was I objected to. My brain felt like it was short-circuiting. How could she possibly look but not see the insanity; "big picture," the "down the road" effect of this cause being sent forth.

But you see...that is the real problem. She did not see. So many people walk blindly through life...blind to both the problems we are creating, and the urgent need for change. Like so many people she, as they are, is oblivious to the power and responsibility we possess to live in harmony with creation.  When you are "conscious," your vision expands CAN see the "big picture." The important thing, is that when you do...that you strive toward resolving problems you see looming in the future. That is YOUR Sacred Trust.

What I told her included the facts that: when you slice and peel a fruit or vegetable, vitamins and minerals immediately start to dissipate; that the apples are then treated with preservatives to prevent spoilage; that for the few seconds it takes to eat the slice of apple, its wrapper will contaminate the earth for decades. That's to say nothing of the ecological impact of the manufacturing process. I made mention of the parasite and a symbyot, and abusing the Mother, earth, who provides so abundantly for us.

I realize that I am not perfect. I have a long road of spiritual growth ahead of me. But that is no excuse to not do what I am called to do, and I feel that a critical part of what I am called to do is inspire and enlighten. You are called too. We are all called to be change MACRs through Mutual Collective Accountability & Responsibility. Together we CAN!

The Earth we have been blessed with was created to be sustainable through the workings of spiritual principle and laws of nature. We would do well to observe the laws of creation, and to strive always to live in harmony with them. Instead of thinking we can "do God better than God," perhaps we can observe creation unfolding...look...and listen...and learn. We will do so, or we will have to live with the consequences of pollution and ecological disaster.

Today I am asking you to join me in making good choices; passing up tempting but ecologically unwise products, services and activities...AND sharing your Truth with others. If you would like to share your thoughts with Motts, here's their number: 1-800-487-3245.

Conscious living is not easy, but it is powerful and joyful, and what we were created to do. Conscious living practices Truth with positive Consequences. Pick your Truth. Live with your Consequences.

May your week be blessed, and may you be a blessing! RevAli
Spirit of Unity Church
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Rev. Alicia-Leslie, Minister