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"Muscle Memory (Or, The Key To Living Happy)" with Rev. Melanie Eyre, on Sunday, June 20, 2021 at 11am EDT. Please join our livestream by clicking one of the links below.

As we continue our series on the abundance that surrounds us, Rev. Melanie explores the spiritual principles that help us recognize and celebrate this truth. What attracts this abundance into manifestation? Doing what we love, sharing our gifts with the world will bring support into our lives we could not have anticipated. Enjoy!

Sometimes we all feel empty and in need. Often, when this feeling crashes over us, we reach out–seeking God or sometimes fulfillment in others, situations, circumstances or material things.  But when we truly open our eyes to the abundance around us all the time, we feel complete from the inside out.

In this version of the beautiful classic Christian hymn, Asha acknowledges asking for a shift in perspective, a better understanding of the truly abundant world in which we live, where our needs are met on a moment by moment basis. Instead of seeing the glass (or cup, in this case) as half-full or empty, we seek to know that the glass is indeed full, and we remember that the well of Source “never will run dry”.

Fill My Cup Lord
Composer, Richard Eugene Blanchard Sr.
(Revised Lyrics, A. Lightbearer)

 

Like the woman at the well, I was seeking
For fear and doubt had filled my eyes
And then I heard sweet Spirit speaking
“Drink from my well, that never will run dry”

Fill my cup, Lord. I lift it up, Lord.
Come and quench this thirsting of my soul.
Bread of heaven feed me till I want no more.
Fill my cup. Fill it up and make me whole.

There are millions in this world who are craving
The pleasures gold and silver buy,
When all around are blessings they’re not seeing
Precious gifts that they are passing by

Fill my cup, Lord. I lift it up, Lord.
Come and quench this thirsting of my soul.
Bread of heaven feed me till I want no more.
Fill my cup. Fill it up and make me whole.

Join Jeanie as she incorporates sacred sound into an inspirational talk on mindful living! Jeanie weaves in sacred sound from gongs, Tibetan and crystal bowls and more to soothe and nourish mind, body, heart and soul, expanding awareness and awakening us to be fully present; living and loving, moment by moment!

Here’s a little musical treat from within our own One World family (left to right): Lori Rich, Kathy Freese and our former Music Director, Debbie Schrodt. With the help of their Manager and number one fan, Ellen Fox, they perform as the band called BLOOM, named for Debbie’s wife, Bambi Bloom, who was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimers a few years ago. Bambi is only 52 years old..

BLOOM’s mission is to create more awareness surrounding Alzheimer’s and raise funds for Alzheimer’s research.

This particular song was written by Kathy Freese, and “Ooh, baby, life is good!”

In his wonderful book Openings, Rev. Larry Peacock tells the story of a traveler to Ireland, who while driving along the small country roads became lost. She stopped her car and asked an elderly gentleman on the road “Do you know the way to Kildare?“ The old man bent down, looked in the window at the traveler, and in a thick Irish accent said “Do you have the time to go the beauty way?”

Do you take the time to go the beauty way? To stop, see the miracles along your path, enjoy the beauty before you?

Sometimes, the need to get to our destination will simply prevent us from gathering the wisdom and beauty from the journey. Don’t bypass the wonders of your day, the gifts you are given, by rushing past them, worrying about what is to come and what you need to get done. Slow down, breathe, smile, look around in gratitude. You’ll be amazed at how this simple practice will transform your day!

What do you do to slow down and see the everyday miracles in your world? To treasure those around you, notice the small moments that might otherwise escape your attention. Do you have any practices or habits that work for you? We’d love to hear your thoughts!


Read Rev. Melanie’s blog article related to this topic:

Not All Who Wander Are Lost