July 2020

Michael Mirdad Spiritual Teacher

Dear Friends:

What amazing times we are living in! Many of us have been saying for years that we are living in a time of “a great awakening.” And it’s true. But then why, you might ask, does it seem like it feels more like a time of “great sleep?”

Although a paradox, we are indeed in a time of great awakening but it’s an awakening that is needed because so many people are so deeply asleep—entrenched in their illusions of life. And some people get pretty grumpy when you try to wake them up too early. So too are most humans, since their awakening involves far more inconvenience than merely having to wake up early to go to work.

As you know, I predicted last year that this was coming but I also mentioned several months ago that instead of “rolling up the carpet” so to speak, we—at Unity of Sedona—are instead receiving great new insights and inspirations and are continually moving forward in our mission to serve our community—in Sedona and around the world.

One such inspiration that we’ve been feeling and casually pursuing is that of finding a newer and larger center to host classes and our Sacred Sunday Services. And each year we are reminded that as our buildings get older and older, they are more expensive to keep up. In fact, even our irrigation went kaput a short time ago and it cost over $10,000 to repair. And most of you know how challenging our a/v system has been lately—which is greatly due to the old electrical system.

In any case,we are now able to announce that we have indeed found a new center. The process was magical in so many ways—a great confirmation that we are following the Guidance of Spirit. We held a special member meeting a few weeks ago and had a clear majority vote of approval to pursue a building that had become available. We looked into it, put in an offer, and closed the deal within a week. Also, we put our own property on the market and that too has gone very well. All the legalities (escrow) will conclude in a few weeks, which means we will spend much of August doing some basic inside painting and outside landscaping to create a beautiful place—comparable to our current location. The new building is roughly 50 years newer than the old one, which means we’ll have a lot less issues with the age of our previous property. And for those who might have doubts about our ability to make the new place as beautiful as the previous one, please keep in mind that WE are the ones who pulled it off in our current center/grounds, so we can/will do it again. The new center is one mile further down the highway, thus making it more centrally located in heart of West Sedona (near Bashas) but is still just slightly set back away from the main highway—just as we are now. We’ll share more on this on Sunday.  

In our new building, which has the same square footage of ALL of our current building combined, we can fit at least 50 more attendees OR we can allow for greater space between attendees. Our new stage has more room for guest musicians—when they are allowed to return to gatherings. The area we would use as a patio is all under shade trees so it should prove to be a lot cooler for everyone. And our bookstore too will be much larger.

If any of you are interested in participating in our renovations, please let us know. But we are planning to be in the new building by the first Sunday of this September—great timing to launch such a wonderful new creation. Of course the down-side is that there is still a global pandemic, which means there is a chance that there could be challenges with some folks choosing, or being allowed, to attend gatherings. But in our new building, we should have a much easier time simply broadcasting the services live for those who cannot attend in person.

This is a new creation that has come to us and now it will be up to us to nurture it into maturity. So please join us and support us with your love, encouragement, enthusiasm, and of course with any special/generous donations you can offer that we could apply towards this project. And we (Board Members, Chaplains, and our Unity Members) appreciate all that you can offer—in mind, body, spirit, and donations.   

Love & Light,

Michael Mirdad Teacher

June 2020

Happy Resurrection to You All!

At this time in mankind’s evolution, we could all be choosing the experience and consciousness of resurrection and ascension. Nevertheless, many of the people on this planet and especially in this country insist on choosing crucifixion over resurrection. Those who have done so have chosen–over the past several months–to allow their ego and the evil of the world to entomb them (physically, financially, psychologically, and/or spiritually). Despite these unfortunate choices, there is still a huge wave of resurrection/ascension going on. So be sure to ride the wave of life and love instead of death and fear. The fact that so many people are choosing to live in a state of crucifixion is why the world has gone dark in so many ways. Just as the world is said to have gone dark when Jesus was crucified, so too is the world now going through a period of darkness. Light is still available to us but we have to choose it–each and every day–in each and every decision we make.

How sad it is that we could have such an opportunity for resurrection but so many are choosing to remain entombed in death, anger, and depression. Free will allows them to remain in darkness as long as they choose such. Our job is to pray for their inevitable recovery (resurrection), which comes when they choose love over fear and God over ego. 

It has always been true that the human race is capable of entering darkness for several days or even several centuries. And this is still true today. But those of us who are lightworkers must remain committed to anchoring the Light Presence of God–even if the rest of humanity still chooses darkness. So although we sometimes seem forced to accept the numerous forms of the world’s insanity, nothing can stop us from doing lightwork in the secret recesses of our mind. We’ve seen this current form of insanity before and we will see it again, until finally people choose only love as their guide and their way of life.  

You would think that love is the only obvious choice, but alas this is not so. You would also think that it’s easy for people to see through the games of the ego, but this too is not so. Why? It’s because people who have chosen their ego as their guiding voice are not yet wanting to see clearly. That’s why the evil force in World War II was called Nazis–which means to “NOT-SEE”. And now once again we have a similar manifestation of NOT-SEES organizing riots in the streets, just as they did before World War II. The same is being done by terrorists, which means “ERROR-ISTS.” They are all just blinded by their own evil and trying to fool others into believing in their false causes. They live in spiritual blindness and behavioral error. We’ve even seen such evil possess people in Sedona (and around Unity of Sedona) and we’ve all seen them throughout the world and this Nation.

But we must never forget that God’s Will is that all God’s Children become as ONE and return Home–to a Heavenly State of Consciousness. This is our destiny, but can only be realized and manifested when we release all of our resistance to Peace–achieved mostly through living a life of love and forgiveness. Errorists and Not-sees can delay us but will never completely hold back the inevitable Vision of God that patiently awaits our decision to choose love and only love as our guide–the Voice of God that consistently calls us Home.

Love & Light,

Michael Mirdad Teacher

April 2020

Greetings Everyone!

Now more than ever we pray that this email is reaching you in good health and good spirits.

You certainly must know by now that the global community is dealing with a virus that has many states mandating that people remain in their houses. We too have been recommending that you assist in limiting the spread of this virus by remaining at home (whenever possible) AND that you follow the recommended standards for sanitation.

Therefore, most of our weekly group meetings have been temporarily postponed, and in regard to our Sacred Sunday Services, we will continue to broadcast the services around the world (as well as for locals to watch). However we recommend that you watch our services from home until further notice.

On another, but related, note . . . please know that it’s clear how challenging it can be to remain at home and isolated, but we are planning to help you with that. First of all, we suggest that you use some extra time each day to connect with God through prayer, meditation, etc. We also advise that you use your extra time to clear out your homes, offices, garages, etc. of all past items you no longer need nor use.

Last, but not least, we are organizing a virtual meeting space on Zoom where any you can log in and connect with other members and attendees of Unity of Sedona. That way, we can chat, offer support, and interact. This site is open and available and active 12 hours per day. In other words, you can sign in at any time between 9:00am–9:00pm and be part of the lectures, music, poetry, and open discussion going on. It’s like having access to your spiritual family–which is always great but you might find it helpful now more than ever.

This program needs to be monitored by a few volunteers who will take turns overseeing or hosting various hours of the site. Basically it’s like our own TV channel, but it will all be live. And instead of our attendees just being viewers, you will also be allowed to contribute to the content–if you choose. This is expected to be up and running tomorrow (Saturday). The ZOOM meeting ID (password) for this event is 597-708-4618. If you want to volunteer or present, please email our Unity office ASAP. You can find out more by watching this short video.

We will hopefully see you all in person again soon. But in the meantime, we urge you to clear your past, remain healthy in the present, and fear not the future.

Love & Light,

Michael Mirdad Teacher

March 2020

Michael Mirdad Spiritual Teacher

Greetings Everyone!

All of our Chaplains, Board Members & Volunteers at Unity of Sedona pray that this e-newsletter finds you well.

Last month, we held our Annual Member Meeting, which went very well–as it always does. We covered some unique ideas and plans that we will share with you in next month’s message. But for now I can tell you that we discussed a few topics, reviewed some policies and history of Unity of Sedona, and voted on a few things that will assist us in taking our beloved spiritual center to a whole new level.

I’ve said before that THIS is to be quite a powerful year, and it is indeed proving to be true–on so many levels. Some of you are concerned about global and National challenges being mentioned a great deal in the news, but I’ve already predicted these things and discussed them here and there. 

Others have chosen to focus on the positive changes going on throughout the planet, as well as in our personal lives. If we are doing our work–inside and out–we are more likely to experience miracles in our lives. But when we are only half committed to living a better life, the universe will test us to see how REAL our beliefs and practices are.

So please join me in making a greater commitment to your spiritual path and to making Unity of Sedona a greater and greater center for masters and students on the path.

Here are some requests/suggestions:

*Attend our Sacred Sunday Services as often as possible.

*Always include us in your prayers.

*Attend our one-time OR our ongoing classes.

*Use our book & gift store for your spiritual shopping needs.

*Occasionally bring food for our Sunday lunch in our cafe.

*If you struggle with any addictions, consider attending one of our many different recovery groups. 

*Please be sure to support us in every way you can: making donations of funds, items for our fund raising sales, through being a sponsor, and so forth.  

I pray you choose one or more of these options to demonstrate your love and support. But either way, we will be bringing a greater blessing to the world, beginning now, as we continue to shine the Christ Light onto/into our community (spiritual family) near and far

Love & Light,

Michael Mirdad Teacher

February 2020

Michael Mirdad

Hello Everyone! 

This year marks the first year–since I was in my twenties–that I will not be touring to various States and/or countries around the world. This is not due to a lack of interest on my part nor on the part of the numerous venues I once visited. It’s due to several other reasons, not the least of which is that I feel so strongly about the work I am doing at Unity of Sedona–which also reaches people all around the world.

If you too feel strongly about making a change in your life, make sure you pray for Guidance; make sure you feel clear and passionate about the change; and make sure you are open to any outcome. The latter of these means you are determined above all else to feel a greater sense of God’s Presence–no matter what the outcome. 

Thank goodness that my own decision is paying off. It takes a bit to adjust to having less income from not touring but, as I said, if we truly are feeling called to make a change, then we also have to accept the variables that come along with that change–even if it is not in a form we preferred. And generally, if we handle the challenging aspects as well as possible, they too will turn into blessings.

One of the greatest perks that has arisen from my decision to increase my presence at Unity of Sedona (and online as well) is that my classes and workshops, as well as our Sacred Sunday Services are continually taking attendees to a deeper level–all the while accompanied by greater peace, joy, and laughter. In other words, it’s like we are living an ascension process in our experiences together. So I thank all of you who are along for the ride. 

Love & Light,

Michael Mirdad Teacher

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

December 2019

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.

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 you want/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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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