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I love your Sunday service. Your talks always touch my heart so deeply. Words that I could never speak but think and feel. God Bless you deeply and great sermons that touch our hearts.
Michael: I must comment on yesterday’s message. As a matter of fact, I should include last Sunday also. You are ON FIRE! Yesterday was especially pertinent as an avid believer in meditation, affirmations and visualizations. Your message was a great eye opener to many and a wonderful reminder to me that these distinctions are important. Although they all serve a purpose, the assumption that everyone is aware of the difference should not be taken for granted when I am recommending one of them as a guide for a client. Thank you again for being on target and a wonderful inspiration. Namaste!
Michael: I attended the service at Unity Sedona this past Sunday, and just wanted to thank you for a heart-filled sacred time together. I, myself, am a spiritual leader, leading a community in MA. Your journey and teaching is compelling, love-filled, and relevant. Thank you for helping me renew and replenish my own wellsprings.
Before I came to Unity of Sedona, my body was so stiff I could barely move. I was in so much pain I couldn’t bend my fingers. (I have osteo-arthritis & rheumatism very bad.) During the Sunday service, I could feel my body and hands relax, and I am not in pain anymore! God Bless You in Light & Love.
Dear Friends at Unity: I want to thank you for all that we have and all that we receive each Sunday with Michael Mirdad as our Spiritual Leader. I know that we have come to appreciate what we have in him and receive from him at Unity of Sedona. But a few other attendees and myself were talking last week and concluded something profound: There are few places on earth wherein week after week, a teacher delivers such messages that are always extraordinarily deep, healing, and applicable. Michael delivers 5-star talks every week and we’ve never seen him miss a beat. But the most profound revelation we had was how hard this must be on some of the attendees. They arrive and sometimes expect a run-of-the-mill Sunday lecture and what they get is possibly too much for them. I think one can tell how evolved one is by how many of Michael’s talks they can handle–energetically.
This past Sunday was…what’s a perfect word? Hmm, I don’t know…I just started to cry, a sweet cry not one of sadness. Maybe recognition…like I recognized your words at such a deep level..I had come home that Sunday again…as happens so many times when you teach. So many thanks again and again, and again.
I believe it is important for all of you to be aware of the impact made by your chaplains on a first time visitor. I came to Unity of Sedona last September with the hope of finding spiritual clarity and guidance. I was experiencing what Michael describes as the dark night of the soul, and I was in a lot of emotional pain. After the service, I sat in the back of the church waiting for a friend. A chaplain approached me and asked if I would like to speak with her. I said I was fine. She reached out, touched my arm and asked, “Are you sure?” For a reason I can only explain as Spirit pushing me, I burst into unexpected tears. She drew closer and put her arm around me. As my tears turned into sobs, another chaplain approached from behind and wrapped her arms around me. A few minutes later, another chaplain approached, sat on my other side and drew me close. I honestly have no idea how long we were there but when my sobs lessened and finally ceased, the chaplains were still by my side soothing me. As I regained my composure, they departed, and I felt lifted from a pit I did not consciously realize I was in. Three months later, despite my beliefs that it was impossible, I find myself back in Sedona for at least 6 months to surround myself with the energy and love of your community. Being inspired by Michael is a given, but without the outpouring of love and compassion from your chaplains I doubt if I would have made this life-changing decision. I have never been so touched by such an intense expression of love and I am eternally grateful to your chaplains and their level of spirituality. I know that I am now on the path to fulfill my soul’s purpose on earth.
My true Bliss came when I moved to AZ and could finally be free of my past and all the judgements and pain that came from it. My childhood was traumatic–to say the least–as I was the daughter of a murderer and the sister of a couple of addicts (one of which ended up being killed). Our home had no supervision, and with each new step-dad, it only made matters worse. I was on my own at 14, worked two jobs, and when I grew up and had children, I kept all alcohol and drugs from my home so my daughters would be safe and yet they too ended up being molested by their father. As a child, the only thing that kept me safe and loved was God. I separated from this world into my spirit, as there I felt safe, loved, and protected. The trees, the flowers, the animals all spoke to me, yet I could never connect to people. But, when I came to Unity of Sedona, I totally surrendered my past as I started connecting to the hearts of people. Unity was truly the first family or home I had ever had where I was free to be me and to open my heart to others. I experienced Bliss for the very first time in my life. I will always appreciate these amazing special moments. Thank you for blessing my life.
This month’s newsletter is heart-touching, as was the New Year’s Eve service. God Bless you for all you have done for Unity Church here in Sedona and for all you will do for other ones in the future. It is comforting to know you will remain here a few more years. I commend you for recognizing and listening to your inner calling AND thank you for being You. My life is certainly blessed to have these amazing years with you and your teachings. I am and will be forever grateful. You make a huge difference in the lives of many. Looking forward to the remaining few years of your continuing presence in Unity Sedona.
Three years ago, I came to Sedona to visit a friend and attend the 2012 Festival, sponsored by Unity. I then was able to attend one of your Sacred Services as well. When I stepped into the Unity Sanctuary, the love was palpable to me. I was amazed at how “at home” I felt. When my “guest bead necklace” was given to me, I felt acknowledged, appreciated and valued for who I am, regardless of my past. No one judged me or questioned why I was there. My first thought was, “Wow, this is what church is supposed to feel like.”
Last weekend Michael gave a talk at Unity of Sedona on a topic that was decided seconds before, when someone shouted out a request for him to talk about “surrender.” Instead of it becoming a rushed thing for him to “think up” something to say, it somehow ended up being one of the best lectures we’ve ever seen/heard here. This not only confirmed that Michael usually spontaneously channels most of what he teaches and does it so well, it also confirmed that he is clearly one of the best spiritual teachers of our time. Also, I can’t think of a single teacher who can teach on such a diverse number of topics as Michael, nor at his level of depth. It’s absolutely astounding to watch/experience.
Dear Michael: You are such an inspiration and have taught me so much about what it means to be on a Spiritual Path and strive for Christ Consciousness. You have opened up my mind and heart to a whole new level and for that I will always be grateful. Your humor, mixed with a deep teaching for everyday life, is just outstanding! You have a gift that is extraordinary and wonderful. You get through to people and relate on a personal and everyday life level. We have been searching for a place to hear about God for 17 years (without any luck) and then we came to Sedona and found you!
The message last Sunday REALLY spoke to me (as all your brilliant sermons do!) and gave me what I needed. Thank You!!! Also, I truly loved the music that was played, which got the whole entire congregation up dancing with such high energy that was absolutely awesome to experience and see! It was absolutely incredible how truly happy, energized, and connected everyone was. I am in awe of Michael’s brilliantly woven, deeply profound, and relevant messages from so many diverse disciplines and sources of knowledge that he so profoundly integrates within himself and from which he speaks. I have never heard anything like it ever from anyone and I am so GRATEFUL he is still here in Sedona leading Unity. What a great blessing, privilege, and honor it is to be in his wisdom and energy!
I truly enjoyed visiting Sedona Unity a week ago and personally hearing Michael’s teachings. I felt so welcome, I look forward to next time. Yesterday I listened to Michael’s DVD “I am Vs ego I am not.” Profound. Today I listened to it again with one of my friends. Thank you for all you do in the world.
Michael gave an amazing talk today on “I am” consciousness, differentiating the “I am,” of the Divine, from the “I am not” of the ego. He also tied this in beautifully with the consciousness of the upper three chakras and discussed how the “I am” consciousness correlates with the embodiment of the Divine in all of us. He made a beautiful distinction between going to heaven and bringing heaven to earth, essentially stating that the goal is to bring heaven to earth by embodying our Divinity (our Christ Consciousness).
Today’s message was a powerful reminder of who we are…the I AM presence. It’s not enough to say I am this or I am that. We need to identify with I AM in order to let go of all that has been created by the beliefs that we are not.
In truth, I see the world based on the choices I make… To see from I AM, or to see from I am NOT. The world manifests as a reflection of me. When I see the world from I AM, I see the indescribable beauty of everything as a precious gift to me and for me. My relationships are harmonious, my health is vibrant, my work is rewarding, and I am abundant.
I focus on what’s real, and forgive myself for of all of the judgements that are not real, that don’t even exist, and I find my life unfolding in alignment with Love, Peace, Joy, and Abundance.
We are here to bring Heaven to Earth and we do that by remembering who we are and using the creative power of I AM to bring it into being.
Thank you for the wonderful talk at Unity this past Sunday. I love and relate to Michael’s bridging analogy. I didn’t realize it before but this has been happening in the healings that I have been a part of. It is now clear that bridging is a much better and more accurate way to describe it. And I really get that this is my purpose. As you described, there is God in each person but the personality, ego, small self, etc., sometimes is so large, dominant, and in your face, that it’s very hard to see God. And then our own ego-self becomes very dominant in reaction to this. Not much good can come of this. But today it was very much God everywhere and it was wonderful.
Last Sunday’s message was incredible. I needed to hear that. My husband and I were blown away. In addition, Ariana Saraha’s performance was absolutely magical. We were visiting for the weekend and hope to be back soon. Thank you for the wonderful experience. Many blessings…
My life has changed dramatically since I’ve been attending Unity of Sedona and hearing Michael speak, so I want to thank you for helping me to change my life around. I am a veteran and I’ve now been able to get off most of the medications that I was on for post-traumatic disorders. Also, I am finally letting people into my life–including my own wife and children. I have been married for 30 years and I am just NOW letting my wife into my heart. And one time, when I told Michael about how hard it was for me to let people in, he gave me a hug and told me that that everything was going to be okay. There was something about him letting it be “okay” that helped me change things around.
As a channel for Mary Magdalene and communicator of her teaching, I’m particularly sensitive to how other spiritual teachers relate to the Feminine. I attended one of Michael Mirdad’s presentations at Unity of Sedona and was very moved. In Michael’s message, I heard a strong voice of the Masculine that felt aligned to the Feminine. It had been a long time since I’d heard a teaching I was in complete agreement with and could fully open to—without needing to shield myself from parts that misrepresented or maligned the Feminine. What a gift to my heart!
— Mercedes Kirkel, bestselling author of Mary Magdalene Beckons and Sublime Union: A Woman’s Sexual Odyssey Guided by Mary Magdalene