January 2020

Michael Mirdad

Greetings to all of you, supporters of Unity of Sedona!

We are now entering a new year—2020. For most people, there will not be much of a change between the last year and the new year, or any others years beyond for that matter. But that’s only because they know not a better way. And the reason they know not a better way is because they don’t want to know better. This is because the human ego prefers keeping people afraid of discovering a better way—a better way of life, love, and living.

Someone recently attended one of our sacred services at Unity of Sedona and said, “That was incredible! There was so much energy, power, and depth. Was that because it was a Holiday service or are your services always like that?” This was a wonderful and flattering comment/question. And it filled my heart to be able to say, with absolute certainty that “ALL of our Sacred Sunday Services are like that.” And I can’t imagine it being any other way. The students I attract (in Sedona and all around the world) are not only dedicated to their spiritual path but also insist on going to the greatest depths and breadth of topics to experience the greatest personal transformation possible. That’s real commitment—spiritually speaking! But not everyone is ready to experience the greatest depth and breadth of teachings. There are many who do not yet feel prepared for that. There are also some who start off with a desire to learn at a deeper level but then regress back to something more basic. So it is right for them to approach their spiritual path from a softer, lighter perspective. And even though it might seem shallow to some of us, it’s still perfect because it’s right for them at that time.

As we enter a new year, we need to consider how much of a change we can handle in our lives OR do we live in such fear that we prefer no change at all? And even if we are too afraid to create a better, deeper experience, at least we can still make progress just by owning that we are too afraid to ask for more. So if you know anyone who prefers regressing or staying as they were, remind yourself that it can only mean one thing: it doesn’t mean they are “bad” or less evolved, but means instead that they are afraid and unfortunately, for now, they are allowing their fear to get the best of them. But what can WE do to help them or deal with such people?

If we experience others who are too afraid to make changes for the better in their lives, there are two options of how we might help them: 1. Change what we can. 2. Accept what we cannot. What this means is that we might offer suggestions to them as to how they might improve their life. But we might even take it one step further and practice being an example of what we are recommending to them. But what should we do if our actions and suggestions do not make any significant difference? Is it time to walk away? Not necessarily. We can still practice patience and give it some time. But if ever our attempt to help another person causes us harm or causes them harm, then it’s time to walk away.

But can being helpful really cause harm? That’s like saying that good can be bad. Believe it or not, yes indeed, good can become bad. Being helpful can cause harm in lots of ways, most commonly in the form of the other person getting triggered or irritated simply by our presence—even without us saying or doing much. In such cases, it might be time to walk away. There are exceptions of course. For example, when what we are doing is absolutely certain to bring good but temporarily is a bit inconvenient to others (as is found in the lives of people like Moses, St. Theresa, and M. L. King), then it’s probably right to continue moving forward. But if the potentially good outcome is being overshadowed by the negative reactions from those we are trying to help, then it’s best to walk away and find some peace and sanity—leaving the others to have a break—while we continue to send them prayers of awakening. Then trust that God will bring them another form of assistance from the right people at the right time.

But can being helpful really cause harm? That’s like saying that good can be bad. Believe it or not, yes indeed, good can become bad. Being helpful can cause harm in lots of ways, most commonly in the form of the other person getting triggered or irritated simply by our presence—even without us saying or doing much. In such cases, it might be time to walk away. There are exceptions of course. For example, when what we are doing is absolutely certain to bring good but temporarily is a bit inconvenient to others (as is found in the lives of people like Moses, St. Theresa, and M. L. King), then it’s probably right to continue moving forward. But if the potentially good outcome is being overshadowed by the negative reactions from those we are trying to help, then it’s best to walk away and find some peace and sanity—leaving the others to have a break—while we continue to send them prayers of awakening. Then trust that God will bring them another form of assistance from the right people at the right time.

At Unity of Sedona, I have asked on numerous occasions whether or not you folks are okay with the depth of our exchanges or if you would prefer that I teach on a more basic level. And each time I have asked, you have responded with an emphatic request for more. But you see . . . I still chose to respect you all enough to ask what you wanted. So be sure to remain open to the needs of others and honor those needs where and when you can—within reason of course. But be sure to also honor what youwant/need and prepare to create those changes for you in the coming year. After all, are you one of those people who sit around listening to teachers talk about the possible changes you can have in your life or are you ready to experience that new life? If you are part of the latter group, then let’s join together and walk the talk—as best we can—all the while celebrating the positive changes—before, during, and after they show themselves.

Love & Light,

Michael Mirdad Teacher

October 2019

Michael Mirdad

Dear Friends:

Fall has officially arrived! The weather in Sedona is cooling down, but the fire in our hearts and minds is warming up as we prepare for the busiest Fall season we’ve ever experienced

To begin with, we have our usual full schedule of classes and recovery and self-help groups. But we’ve added to our list of projects, the sponsorship of the largest spiritual conference ever held–“The Global Spiritual Awakening Conference.” This is completely an online event–which means it doesn’t involve travel costs nor hassles. This is a perfect idea, considering the fact that people are growing weary of such expenses for travel, as well as growing weary of conferences that lack depth. So we decided to contribute our time and inspiration only towards events and projects like this that are of the highest caliber. So be sure to register now.

But with all this said, let’s not forget that (generally speaking) Fall is STILL more of a time of letting go than it is a time of starting up. And in the month of October it’s a great time to look for our “skeletons in the closet”–which can include unhealed wounds we prefer to ignore OR can include decisions we need to make that we prefer to put off. But we can’t very well expect to find the year ending with the greatest gifts possible if we ignore our responsibilities of letting some things go while we still have time. 

For me personally, I announced last year that I would soon be retiring from touring. But it’s NOW, in the Fall, that I made the final decision on this. This means that I get to be with all of you more often but it also means that tourists who are visiting Sedona and expecting to attend one of my teaching services can know with more certainty that I will be there. And like many of you, making a decision to end something is not always an easy thing to do–especially since (in my case) touring made up 75% of my income. But we all have to do what is right for us–trusting that we are Guided and taken care of

Love & Light,

Michael Mirdad Teacher

June 2019

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Greetings & Happy June To You All!

Unity of Sedona Spiritual Center

I pray you are all feeling the richness of Spring still in the air. It doesn’t matter if you live in an area where there is still snow on the ground OR an area that’s already feeling like it’s being blasted with Summer heat. It’s still Springtime, which is a time of renewal in every way. So allow yourself to live, laugh, dance, sing, and play—just like all of nature is doing.

The word June has various origins but Juno was the Roman goddess of marriage and fertility. The Romans saw Juno as the wife to Jupitar, which the earlier Greeks related as Hera and Zeus. And June, which is connected to Yune or Yuno is where we get the word youth.

To the Jews, June commemorates the time when they received the Torah from Moses. In other words, June is a time of youth, renewal, celebration, hope, and new beginnings.

However, Juno (Hera) was also known to have a downside—a tendency towards jealousy. So it behooves us to indeed celebrate this month, but also to keep an eye on any temptation to feel envious about the accomplishments and good fortune of others. So keep in mind that since we are all ONE, the good fortune of others is the good fortune of ourselves—manifesting in others only because we haven’t yet accepted it in ourselves. If we resent this, it pushes our good fortune away even further. If we give thanks for the good fortune of others, it attracts it all the more closely to ourselves.

So let’s all commit to celebrating our good fortune of being created in the healthy, loving, prosperous Image of God! And if any dark clouds get in the way, let’s remind ourselves that they are merely accumulations of rain (tears). So let’s let them fall in order to make more fertile the garden of our life.    

Love & Light,

Michael Mirdad Teacher

May 2019

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Greetings & Happy May To You All!

As we enter the second trimester of the year, the high vibes at Unity of Sedona are still palpable–each Sunday morning–as well as in our many classes, groups, and workshops. 

Personally, I’ve been a person who could see and feel energy, which usually adds to my consistent feelings of gratitude for so many things–things that many people seem to take for granted. But let’s always remember to be grateful for the good in our lives. And if the good seems deficient, then start creating more of it. As the band Earth, Wind, and Fire sang it: “And if there ain’t no beauty, you’ve got to make some beauty . . . listen to me y’all!”

And there are so many moments when I spontaneously stop and give thanks for things related to Unity of Sedona. There’s our amazing Sacred Sunday Services, our beautiful grounds, our Chaplains, our bookstore (usually made brighter from Rebecca’s smiling face), and even our little solar lights that are planted all around the landscape to help people navigate the walking paths at night. I also marvel at what appears to me to be the tremendous love and support shared between the attendees of our various recovery groups. It’s an amazing thing to behold. We also are very grateful and pleased to read the testimonials from those of you who have experienced the multi-dimensional and miraculous effects of our healing room (featuring a crystal bed). And for anyone who witnessed the vibes, toning, chanting, and sand mandala of the visiting Buddhist Monks, it’s easy to feel gratitude for that experience.

Our focus is now going to shift towards my own annual “Living Mastery” intensive (held this month). For the first time in my history of teaching this workshop, we are making the event available to people in person AND online. So be sure to join us–one way or the other.

Lastly, although some things in Sedona tend to slow down in the summer, we will not. Our services, bookstore, friendships, classes and so forth will still be in full force. So be sure to dance the dance of life with us in whatever way feels right for you during the coming few months.

Love & Light,

Michael Mirdad Teacher

April 2019

Crocus
Crocus

Greetings Everyone!

I pray springtime has been kind to you. It’s such a wonderful and symbolically positive time for us all. We can see farmer’s markets on the side of the road, Springtime festivals here and there, and of course it’s a time for us to begin living out our plans and dreams. If this is not what’s happening for you, you might want to ask yourself if you may have missed a chance to do your personal gardening to prepare for a new season and a new life. Our personal gardening is made up of healing of the past AND planting seeds for a better future. You may have missed one or the other or both. Nevertheless, it’s not too late to begin your inner gardening process.

At Unity of Sedona, we continually do our best to stay in the proper flow of the seasons–planting in the proper time and reaping a new harvest in the proper time. And this Spring is no exception. We have a wonderful schedule of courses and events, as well as having begun plans to hold the world’s first global internet conference featuring the most renowned speakers/teachers of our time. We’ll keep you posted on the developments.

Also, we have finally put together our long-awaited “Resource Directory” wherein people can go to our website and find various healers, tour guides, realtors, and even AirBnB’s (for lodging when you are in the area) that are affiliated with Unity of Sedona. In other words, it’s a place of one-stop shopping for the very best in all things.

So be sure to join us in any of our upcoming events, and be sure to use our directory whenever you may need. And be sure to pass the word to others to use it. It’s a great way to network among other Lightworkers.

Love & Light,

Michael Mirdad Teacher

January 2019

Michael Mirdad Spiritual TeacherHappy New Year!

I pray this month’s e-newsletter finds you well.

As you can tell from the high energy of our Christmas and New Year’s services, things are going very well for us at Unity of Sedona.

We just had our best Solstice Festival ever. And we have been using the recent Holidays as a metaphor for creating a new life–which included using the 12 Holy Days and Nights of Christmas to align–astrologically–with keeping our center and healthy intention.And all of this is being taken to an even higher level through our 4-week “Co-creating a New Life” online course(which is also being offered live at Unity of Sedona for those of you who want to attend in person.

So here’s a question for you all: What are you doing to bring a greater close to the past–unhealthy patterns, choices, and behaviors? AND, what are you doing to create the best new life possible–greater love, health, and abundance?But remember, the less you do, the less you will receive and experience. So let’s commit to making great changes…but not so great that you will likely fail to maintain them.

The universe will honor our every attempt to make changes but we tend to hold ourselves guilty and undeserving whenever we fail to do what we know is best. Then it becomes even harder to move forward. That’s why it’s important to discern exactly how many changes we are truly willing to make and to what degree. In so doing, we are more likely to only attempt changes that we can accomplish and feel great about. Our life reflects our consciousness.

And the sooner we learn to live a life that is in alignment with Spirit, the sooner we will know what it’s like to experience Heaven on Earth. But this possibility starts now with our decisions today and our decisions for a New Year.

Love & Light,

Michael Mirdad Teacher

 

December 2018

Greetings!

Here we are . . . we made it through the losses (during Halloween) and gave thanks (during Thanksgiving) for lessons learned over the past year. So now (during Christmas) we step forward to receive our rewards and gifts from Spirit for all the work we’ve done to improve our lives. That way, we can (during New Year’s) be more certain of having a better life in the new year to come.

So let’s be sure to release as much of our old life as possible. Anything that has limited your life–especially your spiritual life–can now be released. In so doing, the new life that awaits, is allowed to come forward. Be prepared to experience the highest spiritual experiences possible during our Sacred Sunday Services (each week at 10:00am–AZ time–in person or on facebook live). But also do what you can to attend any number of our hand-selected events. We are proud to feature only the best teachers and events in the region–choosing only those that resonate with the Christ, I AM frequency. This is one reason there is such a high vibration felt at Unity of Sedona. It comes from remaining true to, and in alignment with, the highest spiritual intentions and integrities. But such a gift is available to us all–provided we remain in alignment with whatever we know to be an expression of God’s Love and Light.

At Unity of Sedona, we continue to expand the Light and Love of God in ways that are palpable. Our teams of Board Members, Chaplains, Employees, and Volunteers continually work to improve and beautify themselves and our spiritual center (inside and out). We’ve even decorated the main building in advance for the Holidays, as our way of sharing to the outside world the beauty we feel inside. So be sure to join us for the special Holiday services. And do your best to arrive early–as seats are quickly taken.

Love & Light,
Michael Mirdad

November 2018

Greetings!
 
Now it begins . . . my favorite season. It’s time for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. But have you ever thought of those three Holy-Days (Holidays) as being a three-part goal in your life?
 Let’s try it right now. What are you most grateful for this year? Whatever it is, do your best to give thanks and demonstrate your appreciation. This will likely improve the gifts that come to you–symbolized as Christmas. This, then, opens the way for a new life–symbolized by New Years.
 
In other words, our three-part Holy-Days, are actually three parts of an ongoing practice we can all access and use to create a personal transformation at any time. All we have to do is practice recognizing and appreciating anything good in our lives. This then opens the way to receive new gifts–gifts that are meant to use or lose. Lastly, we reap the benefits of a new life–which can affect our health, finances, relationships, and more. So thank you, thank you for all you share with us here at Unity of Sedona.
 
Following such principles is how we (at Unity of Sedona) have manifested such an incredible spiritual center, and in such an incredible town. It’s also how we regularly manifest such a wonderful list of teachers and events, as well as manifesting Sedona’s only “John of God Healing Room”–with one of his blessed “Healing Beds.”
 
Please join us in any of ongoing events and/or our special workshops, or come to experience the powerful healing energies on our new crystal bed/table. You can also join us at our Sacred Sunday Service (at 10:00a.m.)–which is also presented on Facebook Live all around the world. And feel free to join us for our Thanksgiving Community Lunch.
 
Love & Light, 
Michael Mirdad

October 2018

Greetings!
 
Fall has finally arrived. It’s my favorite season–given the colors, the cooler temperatures, the promise of a light snow in the near future, and my favorite Holidays just around the corner. Fall also marks a time of change–endings that can lead to new beginnings.
 
Over the past several years, I’ve had several dreams and projects that materialized in the most wonderful ways–hugely in alignment with the teaching material we use in our January “Co-creating a New Life” online course. This course works beautifully to manifest changes and abundance in our lives.
 
However, out of every ten things that manifest, there usually is one that doesn’t. So what do we do with these things? That’s what the Fall Season is for. It’s a reminder to release all things that have not proven fruitful (or are no longer bearing fruit) over the past year (or years). But some things are simply meant to be cut back, while others need to be pulled out and eliminated all-together. The trick is knowing which is which.
 
For me, the first and best technique is to remain prayerful, asking for Divine Guidance for the highest good. Second, I ask myself if I have done all I can to help manifest or co-create whatever project is in question. Third, if I’ve done the previous two steps, then I generally take this as a sign that it’s possibly time to release and let go of that dream or project.
 
But this particular Fall is unique in that I decided to do a self-inventory and make a list of any dreams and projects that have been waiting a long time for their moment of manifestation–but that had not yet materialized. My list unexpectedly ended up with over a dozen items. One item on the list was my hope that more conferences would manifest in the world (as most have gone out of business). Another was to manifest a few more spiritual centers (churches) to visit that had high integrity, advanced attendees, and a large enough attendance . . . but unfortunately, there were none to be found. I also had a few relationships that I was open to see bounce back or others to get started. But again, these needed to be released now, due either to a lack of ease or a lack of cooperation. So these, along with several other items have now been released. I saved a few others to bid farewell to in a ritual at the end of the year–as they deserved/warranted several more weeks to come to life or be released for good.
 
One of the biggest, life-long dreams that I am releasing, however, is that of having a large enough sanctuary to do only one, large, service–as I love the idea and vibe of everyone from two or more services gathered together as one. However, with the various issues in Sedona, such as limited/expensive real-estate, stringent building laws, and a lack of large properties being available, we might have to remain where we are–which is okay because we all love our buildings and grounds.
 
Nevertheless, from now on, we have ONE, Sacred Sunday Service–at 10:00am. The main challenge is obviously fitting everyone into one service. But after adding a lot more chairs, and allowing the overflow of late-arriving attendees to sit in the gazebo or in the cafe (listening on speakers), it has already proven to work very well. So please do what you can to support us in this major manifestation of our dream with your prayers, attendance, and by doing what you can to be consistent with your generous donations. Again, we would have preferred getting a larger facility but we simply couldn’t find such a property. And by the way, we chose the 10:00am time (instead of 11:00am) after a vote of 80% for the earlier time. And one crucial point that was made was that everyone strongly preferred avoiding the tourist traffic into Sedona that starts around 11:00am.
 
Lastly, when we speak of letting things go, keep in mind, it doesn’t always mean letting them go forever. It means, letting them go–unconditionally–which might mean temporarily OR forever. These dreams/projects might then disappear in their current form but they will also likely recycle into a different form–a form that is better than our original vision. Our job is to remain open to whatever is best.
 
Love & Light, 
Michael Mirdad

September 2018

Greetings Everyone!
 
This month marks the end of my eighth year at Unity of Sedona, thus beginning my ninth year here as Spiritual Leader. I’m so grateful that so many of you have been with us for so long and helped me to prove to the world that a spiritual center can be created and run with God as our Guide, and mutual love, trust, and collaboration as our principles.
 
In nearly 40 years of working at several dozen churches, yoga centers, and spiritual centers, I have never seen anything close to what we have created at Unity of Sedona–thanks mainly to all of you.
 
During this month of September, it’s a good time to remain in alignment with nature by recognizing the final gifts of Summer–symbolic of reaping the gifts and benefits of the fruits we had previously planted. Soon after, we will enter a time of bidding farewell to the gifts of our work that have simply not yet materialized and must be released to be recycled. But in the meantime, let’s celebrate to all the goodness we’ve created in our personal lives this year AND for all the good we all co-created over the past eight years–creating a center that is having a profound effect on the world.
 
Love & Light, 
Michael Mirdad