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The Hero’s Journey- We Have a Choice! – April 4, 2021

We Have a Choice!

Today, we come to celebrate Easter Sunday – the commemoration of the day that Jesus demonstrated how we must die to the old life in order to be born into the new one. This is the culmination of the Hero’s Journey that we have been on since the beginning of February.  Joseph Campbell spoke of this idea as “resurrection” in the Hero’s Journey:  “The hero’s death and resurrection is a model for the casting off of the old life and moving into the new.”  In following Jesus on the penultimate path of transformation, we take along the final four of the Twelve Powers:  Order, Zeal, Renunciation and Life.  As always, we have a choice:  To live as we are or to die in order to be re-born as something greater!

Rev. Jean DeBarbieris

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Tenebrae (Good Friday) Service – April 2, 2021

Tenebrae Service

Tenebrae means “shadows and darkness.” Here at Unity, we participate in this service in order to come to a deeper realization of the Light of Christ within us.

This powerful and moving service uses prayer, meditation, and  music to illuminate our own levels of willingness to let go and to dedicate ourselves to our spiritual unfoldment.

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THE HERO’S JOURNEY – Hitting Rock Bottom – Palm Sunday- March 28, 2021

Hitting Rock Bottom – Hero’s Journey
We are one week away from Easter Sunday. A lot can happen in a week. Just last week, we saw our hero, Jesus, depart from Jerusalem after it became known that the authorities wanted to arrest him. We are told that he spent a week in Ephraim, coming to terms with what he had set into motion. We called this time apart, “The Innermost Cave,” where he faced what is called the Dragon on the Hero’s Journey.
This week, we will look closely at that confrontation between Jesus and his Dragon, and we will look at how we, too, are being called to confront our own personal Dragon this Easter season. Through the example of Jesus, we will learn valuable lessons in how to approach this time of trial, called The Ordeal, and see if we are willing to follow our Wayshower into death so that we, too, may be born anew.
In Joseph Campbell’s book, Hero with a Thousand Faces, this is the stage of the journey called The Ordeal. There are many ways to describe this stage. Here are a few: It is a trial, a fire walk, our opportunity to choose between the transient things of this world and the lasting things of “heaven.” It is our individual call to let go of the personal ego, with all of its mind-made facts and truths, and to grab hold of the Divine Nature that is the Essence of each of us.
Rev. Jean DeBarbieris
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THE HERO’S JOURNEY- Friends for the Road March 7, 2021

THE HERO’S JOURNEY –Friends for the Road
Buoyed by his success on the mountaintop with the devil, Jesus decides to go home to Nazareth. There, he drops into his local temple, picks up a scroll and reads from the book of Isaiah. The passage he reads is messianic. Afterwards, he declares that the Scripture has been fulfilled. The meaning is obvious: He is the Messiah! Jesus begins to preach to in the synagogue. This riles up the people, and he decides to leave town once again. It’s clear that this is the point of no return for our hero, Jesus. He has set his course, and now sets out in earnest on the arduous part of the Hero’s Journey. Along the way, he picks up a few things he will need for the journey. He handpicks some friends, beginning with: Faith, Strength, Wisdom and Love. He eventually ends up with a full complement of friends that support him on his journey to becoming the Christ. In Unity, we call these friends, our Twelve Powers. Although much will happen with these friends along the way, we know that Jesus will ultimately triumph. As we look at our own lives, what was the point of no return for us on our Hero’s Journey? Who was with us at the beginning? Who is still with us? What role do our friends play in our journey? We will explore this, and more, this Sunday, March 7, 2021. -Rev. Jean DeBarbieris
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THE HERO’S JOURNEY: The Long and Winding Road February 28, 2021

THE HERO’S JOURNEY: The Long and Winding Road

We pick up the story of our intrepid heroes just as they – (and we) – have answered the Call to Adventure. Now the fun begins! And by “fun,” I mean the trials and tribulations that usually accompany any decision to leave behind the familiar world of ordinary life and venture forth into the land of opportunity where we earn our stripes as heroes. For Moses, this entailed forty years of wandering in the desert. Oi-vey! For Jesus, it was forty days in the wilderness being tempted by the devil. Get thee behind me, Satan! The days of our travail might be quite different, but if we look closely, we will be able to discern the pattern of the monomyth, The Hero’s Journey.

Jean DeBarbieris Owen

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The Hero’s Journey: Here I am! – February 21, 2021

The Hero’s Journey: Here I Am!
Into our Ordinary World there comes a disruption. It might be a sudden, personal loss, the realization that we are unhappy or unfulfilled, or even a crisis that affects our larger world. For our Wayshower, Jesus, it was his experience in the Temple when he was twelve (Luke 2:41-52). For us, as for Jesus, times like these remind us that the human spirit is designed to grow, to expand, to reach for the boundless, limitless nature of the Divine Self that we truly are. This disruption of ordinary life is the Call to Adventure that sets us off on our Hero’s Journey. The answer to that Call is “Here I Am!”
Rev. Jean DeBarbieris Owen
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The Hero’s Journey: Begin where you are! February 14, 2021

The Hero’s Journey: Begin where you are!

The beginning point of The Hero’s Journey is right smack in the middle of normal life – The Ordinary World. For Jesus, that was the year 4BCE. By all accounts, it was a year of crisis. Political turmoil, revolutions and violence had once again swept over what was already a very chaotic land. Martyrdom and messianic prophecies gained popularity. Jesus grew up in this world. It gave structure, meaning and direction to his life. Our world is no less chaotic. The 20th century gave the world a legacy of revolutions in Eastern Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East, as well as revolutionary technological advances. The beginning of the 21st century included the 9/11 attacks, and has continued with an explosion of technology. The structure, meaning and direction of our lives seems to have changed radically from what we knew as “ordinary” up until now. Yet, it is the “here and now” that prepares us for the Hero’s Journey. This Sunday, we take a look at where we are and where we might be headed on The Hero’s Journey.

Rev. Jean DeBarbieris Owen

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THE HERO’S JOURNEY: You are the Hero in Your Own Spiritual Evolution – February 7, 2021

February 7, 2021

THE HERO’S JOURNEY:  You Are the Hero in Your Own Spiritual Evolution!

Humans tell stories.  Some humans tell stories better than other humans, but all humans, even the very early ones, told stories.  Ever wonder why this is so?  Whether told for the purpose of teaching or entertainment or explaining some phenomenon, stories are told so that we might better understand ourselves, one another and our place in the Universe.

In 1956, Joseph Campbell wrote his famous work of comparative mythology, The Hero with a Thousand FacesThe book combined Jungian theory and Campbell’s own study of world mythologies, to arrive at a theory called the monomyth.  Campbell believed that this is the ultimate narrative archetype, a story upon which all narratives are based. He called it, “The Hero’s Journey.”

We’re all familiar with this archetype from modern works; such as, Star Wars, The Trilogy of the Rings, The Matrix.  But, did you know that the lives of revered spiritual masters have also followed this narrative?  From Buddha and Arjuna to the Prophet Mohammed to Jesus, the lives each of these men followed the trajectory of “The Hero’s Journey.”

This Easter Season, we will re-visit the life of our Master Teacher, Jesus, to learn from his adventures on the Journey. And, more importantly, we will look carefully at our own Journey because it also follows the Hero Archetype.  Are you ready to see your life as a journey to reveal the hero you already are?  Join us from February 7 to April 11 to explore and apply this truth to your life.

Rev. Jean DeBarbieris

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The Nonviolent Legacy of Jesus of Nazareth- January 31, 2021

The Nonviolent Legacy of Jesus of Nazareth
The Season for Nonviolence marks the 64 days between the anniversaries of the deaths of Mohandas Gandhi on January 30 and Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4. The Season for Nonviolence was co-founded by Arun and Sunanda Gandhi and the Leadership Council of The Association for Global New Thought (AGNT) in 1998.
Instead of focusing on Gandhi, MLK or the Dalai Lama (on the AGNT website), we will look to Christianity’s main non-violent guy – JESUS!
Using the word CHRIST, we will examine his approach to nonviolence with such concepts as: Creativity; Honesty; Reversal; Incarnation; Strength; and, Trust.
Rev. Jean DeBarbiers Owen
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HOPE for Healing- January 24, 2021

HOPE for Healing

Unity began as an educational movement centered on healing as expressed in the teachings of Jesus Christ.

This remains the focus of the teachings, but the meaning has expanded. “Healing” means “wholeness.” To recognize and live from our essential wholeness, we need to have and sustain the hope that this is possible.

This Sunday, we will be invited to create our own acronym for how we will pursue healing, using the letters HOPE. Bring paper, pencil and your creative power and join us at 10:30!

Rev. Jean DeBarbieris Owen

 

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