August 31, 2014 – Let My Love Flow

8/31/14 Rev. David McArthur
Let My Love Flow

A number of years ago I sat on the porch of a log cabin in Montana and was looking out over a lovely meadow when I saw four bull elk with huge antlers slowly coming out of the woods. About 30 other elk quietly followed. Grazing and watching, they slowly crossed the meadow. I became aware in my heart of the tremendous connection I had with them. This awareness was such a gift that I still feel it even after seeing many other elk since. As you touch such a memory, feel it in your heart. Do you experience love flowing from your heart to that being? There was a flow of love to those elk that day. I was aware of a bond with this different creature.

Our Unity understanding has come from the experience of Myrtle Fillmore. In the last months of terminal tuberculosis she had a spiritual awakening, a special knowing that as a spiritual being she did not inherit illness. She felt that she could instruct her cells in wholeness. She affirmed life and vitality for every cell. In time the cells began to take on vitality. The affirmative words were vehicles to focus the love that was flowing through her heart to those cells, as I had felt the love in my heart flow to those elk. A connection was created. How simple, yet how powerful!

In Rising From The Abyss, Holly Reese tells about constant, excruciating pain in every part of her body. Such a thing is difficult to comprehend. She felt guided to see the cells in her right hand as “family” which felt angry, inflamed, and alone. “Send your love into the cells in your right hand…You need each other.” So she took a few moments to feel the love for the members of her “family”. It expanded and overflowed her heart. She saw it as a pink ball which flowed on a blue energy to the family in her hand. She drew on an infinite source, the love of her family. At some point she saw all the cells of her hand vibrating a happy pink. When she turned her focus to her left hand, it was still exploding with excruciating pain, but when she turned back to her right hand, she felt no pain there. It felt amazing, peaceful.

This was a first step. She used many things in the process of healing, but this was the point of movement from being powerless over what was taking place in her life to the creation of that which is whole and harmonious.

It is always powerful and transforming to let our love flow. Whether from pain or, as with the elk, for a greater experience of life, it flows to the physical needs of our body and to the emotional needs of our being. Whether in an experience of pain or joy, I let my love flow. I let my love flow. I let my love flow.

Every time that happens it is not only your individual experience that is lifted, but it raises the world that we share, because I know the love that you bring to the planet at this time. Thank you!


April 20, 2014 – Becoming The Butterfly

4/20/14 Rev. David McArthur
Becoming The Butterfly

“I was a pathetic wreck at every level.” Mike’s once successful career was in shambles, so too his relationships. He was despondent. He asked what many of us have asked, “Why me?” But he went further and also asked, “Who is this person I am meant to be?” He was aware he didn’t look anything like what he began to see. So he asked, “How can I be of service to You?” And he was grateful for the qualities that he now desired in his heart. Since, as minister to a large Unity church in Sacramento, he has become an inspiration for thousands. The shift to live according to what he asked for in his heart is what Easter is all about.

Zhuang Zhou, Taoist philosopher, 4th century B. C., in a dream, flew freely about as a beautiful butterfly. The dream was as real as his life as Zhuang Zhou, and he didn’t know if he was Zhuang Zhou dreaming he was a butterfly, or a butterfly dreaming he was Zhuang Zhou. Both states are our reality. The butterfly is a symbol of the spiritual self. The freedom of flight, the joy, the magnificence is our reality if we so choose. Mike had made the shift to choose the reality of a spiritual being. “I am a magnificent spiritual being!”

I was in Costa Rica sitting on a river bank captivated by the dense rainforest on the other side of the river, when flashes of a beautiful blue caught my eye. It was a blue morpho butterfly, a wonderful symbol of the free spiritual being we each truly are. In Canada, six year old David was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor, and given only one or two more years. The Make a Wish Foundation granted his wish to go to Mexico to see a blue morpho butterfly. After returning home, he went into remission. At the age of 30, he watched on the set as his story was filmed.

Making that healing connection to that in us which is whole is the meaning in Easter, to see the Christ Self within. We have the capacity to see that within ourselves. We each have made that connection one time or another. To go there is a simple thing; it is to experience love.

By fifteen, with 15 arrests, a boy landed in solitary for two weeks. In that “tomb” he discovered his love for his mother. He mentally wrote her many letters, and from there he vowed he would never again do anything to hurt her. And in keeping that promise, he knew he could do anything. Now 33 and a pro in the NBA, Caron Butler made that choice. He made that shift to the highest within him.

Are you open to experience the highest within you? “I am open to the highest within me.” Make that connection within your heart to the love within. Mike made that connection with his spiritual self. Zhuang Zhou did too with the butterfly in his dream. Butler made it to the love in his heart for his mother. And little David made that connection to the blue morpho, the symbol of his spiritual self. You can make that connection in your heart! Bless you!