“The I of the Storm” with Rev. Phil Smedstad

“The I of the Storm” with Rev. Phil Smedstad

“The I of the Storm” with Rev. Phil Smedstad

On Thursday, January 18, at 10:30 a.m., I will be leading the first of five classes based on Dr. Gary Simmons’ wonderful book “The I of the Storm.” This book is subtitled: “How to live with no one and nothing against you.”

Dr. Simmons has said: “In Unity, we teach that there is just one Presence and one Power, but then each of has our exceptions.” For example, we believe there is only one Power, but then we also believe that cancer has the power to harm us.

Or we believe that our angry boss can take away our prosperity. If you decide to join us for this series, you will instead see how life never happens TO us. It always happens THROUGH us. You will also see that for each “problem”
or “negative experience” you have, there is a gift you want from it, which is why you created it.

Our one great overriding goal in life is to know, to feel, and to express our oneness with all that God is. This is the basis for knowing that there is “no one and nothing against us” in life. Or, as the Apostle Paul said, “All things work together for good for those who love God, for those who are called according to His purpose.”

This material is some of the most powerful, transformative, material I have found in Unity. Several authorities on the subject of transformation have said that “shadow work” is essential to this process. In this course, we will be working with your shadow, and teaching you how to use it to accelerate your spiritual growth.

You will also have the opportunity to learn how to be more comfortable in the presence of conflict and anger, and how to not let angry people manipulate you with threats of violence. Please join us.

Rev. Phil Smedstad