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

September 2019

Michael Mirdad

Dear Friends:

One thing I have always loved since coming to Unity of Sedona is opening up communication at our center (and in our town) by creating a network. When we find each other and exchange the gifts of our soul, it makes the way for miracles. 

We accomplished this network by having one bulletin board that is open to the public, and another that is strictly for Unity attendees. We also encourage people to meet for lunch in our cafe and share ideas and needs.

Also, we created an official Resource Directory that is updated every month. And since we would quickly fill 100 pages if we allowed everyone in town to list their gift/service, we opted to make this directory exclusively for our members and sponsors.

Again, we have several levels wherein people can network: one that is open to everyone, one that is only for attendees, and one that is only for members. That way EVERYONE can connect at one level or another. in other words, when you consider the various avenues of networking that we have created, it should be clear that there is a way for everyone to reach out or to share of themselves and their needs.

Strangely, we’ve had 1-2 people withdraw themselves from attending because they felt angry or jealous that they only chose to be involved at Unity at one level but wanted the right to advertise themselves at ALL levels. This however merely became a test of their integrity and patience. At Unity of Sedona, we hold ourselves to such a high standard, it draws a lot of praise from attendees and raises the vibrations of our center. However it also can trigger those who can’t really live up to that standard.

But if YOU feel called to share your gifts or needs so that your needs could be filled OR you could help fill the needs of someone else, please feel free to utilize one form or another of our network (i.e. bulletin boards, Resource Directory, etc.). It is the Will of God that our needs be filled and that we help fill those needs for each other. This is love in action!

Love & Light,

Michael Mirdad Teacher

July 2019

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Unity of Sedona July Newsletter

Dear Friends:

As most of you probably know, Unity of Sedona attracts nearly 150 attendees each Sunday, plus several thousand watching our services online. Several dozen of those who attend in person are visiting Sedona and choose our Sacred Service as a primary place of spiritual growth. And the feedback they share with us is always quite awe-inspiring. 

One of those individuals from this week shared that she had regularly attended Unity of Sedona over 20 years ago and that she could not believe the difference between then and now–in terms of beauty and numbers. We all know our grounds and landscape are completely transformed. But this person couldn’t believe that what she remembers being “only 40 attendees is now 150–completely filling the room (even during the quiet summer season). What a wonderful testimonial and reflection she was sharing.

This should be of no surprise to anyone who has ever attended a service. The love and depth of consciousness is clearly palpable. And the commitment we have to raising consciousness brings numerous rewards to us at Unity. However, part of this incredible “vibe” comes not from the external work we’ve done, as much as from the fact that we teach and practice how to integrate this “vibe” into our being–internally. This magnifies the vibration and consciousness of our sacred space, but it also allows us to then take it with us into our homes, workplaces, and relationships. So, beyond the beauty that we see and feel in our Sunday services, our attendees are taught to “soak it in” and apply it in their day-to-day lives. In other words, we encourage others to learnintegrate, and become.

Allowing our beautiful external experiences to become internal states of consciousness, is how we can best make a difference in our lives and in the lives of others. One is DOING, while the other is BEING. One comes from the head; the other from the heart. So yes, keep attending and passing the word about our incredible work; in other words, “tell a friend!” But more importantly, “be a friend” by manifesting the Presence of God as often as possible, in every way possible, and to as many people as possible.

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

June 2019

Unity of Sedona e-news

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

Unity of Sedona e-news
Unity of Sedona e-news

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

March 2019

Hello Everyone!

I (We) pray all is going well for you.

Not everyone receiving this monthly newsletter lives in Sedona but if you do, then you’ll know how beautiful and exciting things have been here–given the two feet of beautiful snow that blanketed the area in just 48 hours. In fact, some of this snow can still be seen here and there–even though we’re now entering March.

Another exciting experience is that my latest book, The Dark Night of the Soul, is now officially released and went immediately to the #1 best seller position on Amazon. Also, I’ll be doing a 4-week online course this month on the topic of the Dark Night of the Soul, which can also be attended in person at Unity of Sedona.

Lastly, one of the most exciting things of all is that my idea from several years ago is finally being manifested–thanks to our website and social media team. We are now making available a growing list of professionals and services that you–or people you know–may need to know about for the Sedona area. Our list includes available rentals, realtors for purchasing homes, local psychics, counselors, healers, yoga facilitators, and so much more. Be sure to pass the word. We will soon print this directory in a booklet form for your convenience but you can, in the meantime, find this list on our website.

Love & Light,

Michael Mirdad Teacher

February 2019

Michael Mirdad Spiritual TeacherGreetings Everyone!

It’s time once again for us to share our monthly newsletter–which includes the events that you receive in our weekly e-blast, but also a bit more–including this letter from me–Michael Mirdad.

I’ve been at Unity of Sedona now for around nine years, and the things we’ve been able to accomplish are nearly unbelievable. But to me, they are no surprise, as I’ve always believed in what I teach, and I’ve always taught that when we live a life connected to God, all things are possible.

As we look back over the past several years, we’ve obviously seen tremendous growth and change for the better at Unity of Sedona. But now, looking forward, one might wonder what could be left to accomplish. Well the good news is that spirituality does not always mean there are external changes to make.

But it does require that we are constantly self-aware–looking for anything we can do on a maintenance level to keep things as powerful and light as possible. So we continue to fine tune our wonderful center. We can’t add more spaces to our parking lot; we can’t enlarge the building to seat more attendees; and we can’t really do much more with our incredible landscape. But what we can do is continue to add more color, life, and positive feelings–inside and out. So that is what we will continue to do–manifest more of God’s Presence–in our premises, in our weekly messages, in our groups and workshops, and in our feeling of love and oneness. We ask only that you join us in this divine intention.

Of course we also ask that you continue to be as generous as possible with your tithes and donations–and with your consistent attendance–as this is the only way we can continue to operate. And by the way, thank you all so much–those of you who have been attending or watching online. You are truly contributing to the amazingly high vibrations we’ve all been experiencing lately.

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