Thanks, for your
sense of adventure! :O)
Rev. Linda Martella-Whitsett, the Senior Minister at Unity Church of San Antonio
Well, yesterday, I attended my first Sunday service at a Unity church. The people were soooo cool! :D
It's funny, I had a little email chat with my Judy, my good friend @ PI, whose own experiences had been with the Unitarian church. Their reputation is also very cool. But, I understand that their focus is on peace between the various lines of thought about what Divinity is. Unity's a bit better known for its focus on things along the line of Law Of Attraction.
My mother, a staunch Catholic, has been receiving DAILY WORD (a tiny devotional magazine from Unity, featuring biblical quotes and positive reflections) for over a decade. So, I was familiar with the entity. And, one of my good friends from the Law Of Attraction Meetups @ San Antonio, Texas, where I'm living now, goes to that church. However, what got me thinking, I'm looking up their location & going, was some advice given in an amazing blog called FAYE'S CAVE.
Without going into unnecessary detail, here's how Faye Kane describes her own reputation: "They call me the recursively enumerated, insufficiently remunerated, double data rated, triple X-rated, psycho, active, psychoactive, hyperbolic, hypergolic, St. Vitus' dancin', pull down her pants and low class, kiss my ass, underemployed, overjoyed, masterpiece-makin', masturbatin', window ledge over-the-edge, screwy, chiral, downward-spiral, ass upended, fair-weather-friended, 'puter freq girl geek." She also calls herself an "idiot savant," a "homeless bumstress" and a "smart-mouth smartass." Faye doesn't need subscribers, so I'm not including a link. (You can use Google, if you're intrigued.) However, I do want to give her credit for her positive influence in my life.
I was intrigued by her amazing level of self-acceptance!
And, I was moved by her advice to a young fellow who had all but given up on the idea of connecting with girls. She basically told him to stop thinking a girl would be doing him a favor by being with him--that all a girl is is another mammal whom he can satisfy. And, that the Unity church is a great place to meet girls sane enough to realize this!
Again, I want to point out to anyone considering checking out FAYE'S CAVE, that she's a fan of pornography and really extreme sado-masochism (In other words, she enjoys attracting violent painful experiences). I feel she's a font of wisdom, though I don't, by a long shot, always agree with her. Her views on violence have really helped me rethink a lot of old presuppositions, however. And, she has definitely got a sweet loving side, as well.
I was amazed at what she said about Unity! I was aware that they preached about freedom and self-acceptance, but to read something like that from such a source was such a release for me. I've always felt that socializing with others around spirituality required more acceptance for sexual curiosity than I've ever felt in a church.
Not that this needed to be the topic of discussions, or anything, but I just wanted to feel that it was okay for me to be a sexual being with whatever experiences and desires I had and to know others had them and that no one was presuming anyone was less than good because of them.
I so enjoyed the service! I really loved it that a woman was presiding! And, there were flowers. And, there were beautiful scenes projected onto the wall of the stage. The stained glass was gorgeous & suggested sunbeams & the planets of the solar system. There were sacred songs! A live band! And, everything was life affirming. About how we are all awesome, and life is something to enjoy, and abundance is what's natural. :D
I see myself discovering more, feeling at home, and making an awesome contribution!
&, I see you enjoying the fulfillment of your heart's desire! :O)
Sunshine & Blessings,