Message from the President:
I don’t think it is any coincidence that September and October’s Powers are Order and Zeal. By this time of the year, I sometimes feel like I am being dragged along by summer. Don’t get me wrong, I love the warmth, the sunshine, and the freedom to be outdoors and relish in the joy of nature. But by August, I am contemplating being on a quiet beach after Labor Day; looking forward to the steady rhythm of life getting back on a familiar track; celebrating with mothers and fathers who are enthusiastically putting their children back on the school bus! That is the Order that I look forward to this time of year. Fall gives me such a sense of continuity, of re-assuredness that after the “party” there is a quiet calm place and time to rebalance and recharge. Unity talks about Order and Zeal (or any Power, really) as being something we choose to do. In fact, Principle Three emphasizes that our reality is created by our thoughts. So thus, to have Order and Zeal in my life, it must begin with me. I do this with a discipline to maintain an internal awareness of the Power, understand what it means to me, and how do I express it to the world. I see this as an equation. There must be an awareness + action(s) = God-Living/Purposeful-Living/Serenity – whatever you want to call it. It all depends on me on how spiritual laws show up in my life. I have the freedom to choose moment-by-moment how I see and react to every season in my life. With each falling golden leaf, I am reminded of this. Thank you, Spirit!
Please make a choice to celebrate this beautiful season with us at our Autumn’s Bountiful Harvest – Gift Auction, being held Friday, October 7 at the Woodlake Country Club, Lakewood NJ as well as all the other fun and exciting things coming up. Keep checking your e-mails for announcements and the UBTS events calendar at unitybytheshore.org. Look forward to seeing you!
Yours in Peace,
President – Board of Trustees
I trust in nature for the stable laws of beauty and utility. Spring shall plant and autumn garner to the end of time. Robert Browning