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Are You Missing Out on What Matters Most?
Matthew 6:19-21
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  "Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal.  For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.


Unity Wisdom
Me with Markie on Move to Texas
Many of the  most important and necessary things in life are free gifts from God, and we may have them constantly without any thought of doing any definite thing in return for them. The air we breather, the sunlight, the beauty of nature, the out-of-doors for recreation and inspiration. For these we should be thankful to God.

Myrtle Fillmore
co-founder of Unity

A Mother's Wisdom
April and Rachel at Christening
The cleaning and scrubbing can wait till tomorrow
But children grow up as I've learned to my sorrow.
So quiet down cobwebs; Dust go to sleep!I'm rocking my baby and babies don't keep.

- Ruth Hulbert Hamilton


Blessings to You!

About two years ago I started to very seriously realign with what matters most in my life. While I may still feel like I did when I was 21, the gray hair and calendar remind me that while I am an eternal Spiritual being, I am having a finite experience in my current Earthsuit.

My plan at this time is to live to a healthy 120 least... in order to get a handle on my to-do list. In any event I want to know when I move on to my next adventure that I did not miss out on what matters most in this one. And that is also my desire for you!

So...let's take a look at how you can reconnect with and enjoy what matters most in your life...
What Matters Most

One day, many years ago, I was preparing supper. I stood at the stove, and while it appeared that I was gazing out the window, I did not actually "see" the scenery before me. I was lost in my thoughts, and they were not good thoughts. My mind was spinning, churning through the events of my failing marriage, and what...if anything...I could possibly do about it.
Mimi Listening to Music
My awareness was brought back to the present moment by a tugging at my side. My three-year-old daughter was tugging on my apron, seeking attention. My first instinct was to snap at her for disturbing my thoughts, but as I looked down at her sweet face, my heart melted with love. I realized in the midst of my self-pitying misery, God had sent me an angel to remind me of what really mattered. I scooped her up in my arms and thanked God for her presence in my life, as well as all of my children.

My focus on the problems I was having, had pushed the things that really mattered to the back of my mind. In Unity we teach of the Law of Mind Action, which states that the things we hold foremost in our mind manifest. "Where the mind goes, energy flows, and manifestation follows." Therefore, to manifest the life we desire, it is important to keep what we want in the forefront of our minds, and not our problems.

This does not mean that we will not have problems, or that we can ignore them. It does mean that we cannot let them take over. In fact, if you think about it, you will probably realize that many of your life problems were solved by not letting them have power in  your life, which empowered you to see solutions.

Nick and Chris I would like to say that the realization I'd had was permanent, but sadly, it would take having this type of moment...through the Grace of God...repeatedly to learn how to refocus in the midst of life's challenges, on what really matters. God/Spirit. Love. Family. Peace. Harmony. Simplicity. Unscheduled free/me time.

Now, I consider myself to be a relatively bright person. How could it possibly take so long, and so many errors for me to finally get the "BIG Aha!" that permanently shifted my mind and heart? I think it is because it is so easy to get caught up in the trivial pursuits of our "human part," the perceptions and precepts of worldly consciousness.

In a quest to be approved and accepted; valued by the standards of "the world," many of us put what really matters in the back of our mind. Whether the goal is financial status, physical appearance, relationships, career success, etc., sadly we miss out on what matters most. Life.

This is not necessarily a narcissistic quest. It can be the exact opposite; a desire to be a good provider for the family, assuring they have the best of everything needed for "the good life." It can simply be a means of trying to re-establish a sense of self-worth or confidence lost through some of life's experiences. Matthew in the sand

Yes, sometimes it is also the seductive call of the ego to be richer-than, more attractive-than, or more powerful -than others. The bottom line is the same for all: missing out on what matters most. And then comes the realization and regret.

In my mom's kitchen there was a plaque that read "We grow too soon old, and too late smart." Like the dad in the classic song "Cat's In The Cradle," we chase after "the good life," and miss out the gift of life itself. All too often, as in the song, our children follow our example.

So, what can we do? Here are some things I do to continuously reconnect with what matters most, so it doesn't get lost in the "Trivial Pursuit" of daily life.

1) Ease into each day. Start by reconnecting with the Divine, whatever "Name" you give it. My "morning ritual" is to get my morning coffee, and start my daily visit with God.

2) Take time to think about your life. Sound strange to you? When was the last time you just thought about the "big picture" of your life...where it is, where it is going, where you want it to go.

3) Express thanks for what matters most; your many blessings. The day. Life. Health. Love. The desires of your heart, etc. Bring each person, place and thing to mind and heart. Don't just think of them, feel the love and gratitude. I journal, which helps me to focus, and even to work out issues.

4) Before leaving your "Sacred Space," write down three things you will do that day to stay connected to what matters most.

5) Don't just make plans, take action.It could be as simple as a text, phone call or email. It could be as complex as planning an event or trip, signing up for a class or starting a project. Regularly review photo albums, journals and catalogs to let your soul soar and entertain ideas and adventures past, present and future.

6) At the end of the day, again give thanks.

This will not guarantee you a perfect, trouble-free life, but you will find that you handle problems with more faith, strength and serenity than you ever thought possible, and you will have more appreciation for the good things.

ALL of the best things in life may not be free, but they should never cost us the price of what matters most.

Spirit of Unity...

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In the Love and Light of God,


Rev. Alicia Leslie

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