Spirit of Unity ChurchMeta-Musing ~ Spiritual Spring Cleaning Time!
It's Spiritual Spring Cleaning Time!
Blessings to You! 

With longer daylight hours and warmer temperatures, many of us have that "spring cleaning urge."  Windows are thrust open and the rooms are refreshed with clean, fresh air. But is this enough? Maybe we need to clean a little more deeply, to remove those nasty negative thought particles that continue to draw "junk" into our lives...and sometimes even our homes! Want to know more? Read on!
Alicia Leslie
Spirit of Unity Church
Matt.  23:25,26
"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you cleanse the outside of the cup and of the plate, but inside they are full of extortion and rapacity.  You blind Pharisee!  First cleanse the inside of the cup and of the plate, that the outside also may be clean.
"A letting go of old thoughts in order that new thoughts may find place in consciousness. A healthy state of mind is attained when the thinker willingly lets go the old thoughts and takes on the new.
Charles Fillmore - "The  Revealing Word."
Spiritual Spring Cleaning Time!
Spring is Everywhere! The Earth is renewing and life is bursting forth. In the Christian tradition we are celebrating the New Life of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Observing these things, we can see that the old is released before the new can come forth. Leaves and flowers of the past year break down and nourish the earth and the new life springing from it.
This same renewing urge is moving within each of us, calling us to release things of the past that no longer serve us. What nature does without struggle however, we tend to resist. Entangled in emotion and error thinking, we hold on for dear life to the things that annoy or frustrate us and keep us stuck in the clutter of our mind, heart and environment.
In the Buddhist tradition, enlightenment requires detachment. "As above, so below...as in the outer so in the inner." It does not matter whether we are talking about finances, relationships, your home, car or job. It is all connected.
Do you have clothes that no longer fit? Or dented pots and pans with woogedy handles? Or broken tools in the garage...next to a car that will never run again? Do you have any anger, resentment, lack of forgiveness, guilt, shame or regret that you just can't seem to let go of? If so, that is like cleaning the house by sweeping dirt under the rug and washing the laundry with dirty water. It just won't work.
There are no shortcuts, but the change will be wonderful and permanent when we learn to let go. The reason "confession is good for the soul," is because we get it out of our heart. We can then let the Universe transform it to good.
I find that from time to time an old hurt, embarassment or regret may come up and hit me with a wave of emotion. At those times I remind myself that I've already repented (realized my error and changed the causitive factor) and given it to God. I am DONE with it. It is like looking at a photo of the house when it was messy, knowing that this is no longer the condition of my home.
If you go to your door and find a satchel of old emotional baggage, kick it to the curb. Remind yourself that you already let that go. Don't go to the Goodwill store and buy back the belongings you donated. Lighten up!
Enjoy your springtime with a light mind, and light heart as well as a home filled with fresh air and sunshine.
Blessu! RevAli
About Spirit of Unity Church
Please know that we are delighted to serve you, whatever church you attend, wherever you live. Spirit of Unity Church strives to "touch hearts and change lives by learning, living and sharing the Universal Principles of Truth as taught by Jesus Christ." We'd love to have you join us for services Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. at 78 North Moodus Road in Moodus, CT.
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9 North Moodus Road #3
Moodus, Connecticut 06469
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