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Elimination means to expel or get rid of, to disregard as irrelevant or incorrect. Release means to set free, liberate, and deliver from worry, pain, and obligation or to be free. Metaphysically speaking, release and elimination are entirely an inner process. The two main functions of release and elimination in consciousness are the avoidance of negativity and the elimination of negativity. They are both related to keeping your consciousness pure and uncluttered. Your consciousness is your home, the place where you live daily. Just as you keep your physical home free from clutter you must and should keep your mental home free from clutter. One of the greatest methods of mental housekeeping is the use of affirmations, statements of truth such as “I let go, and I let God.”


Your Spiritual gift of release is your ability to give a “no” response to negativity. It is your ability to reject that which is not of Spirit (Absolute Good/God). Release helps us eliminate error thoughts and feelings to expand our good. When we release and forgive as well as let go of old thoughts, we are using our power of release. At this level, discernment/judgement are closely aligned.


Release creates a vacuum. When you let go of old thoughts and old feelings you are creating room/space for new refreshing, revitalizing thoughts and feelings to come into your consciousness. A healthy state of mind is attained when the thinker is willing to let go and moves into a new perspective of thinking and feeling. We must always be willing to forgive ourselves as well as others. Self-condemnation is destructive and prevents consciousness development.


Denials are a form of release. They relinquish false beliefs of the sense mind. Denials separate negative emotions from your true self in understanding. It’s important that you/we include an affirmation about the Truth of Being after having stated a denial such as “Discouragement and apathy are no longer a part of my consciousness. The zeal of God pours through me now as joy, health and enthusiasm." 


During the month of November the color to remind us to release is russet. Russet is the combination of yellow and brown.  It relates to the season of fall.  It indicates change and a time of rest. Joy turns into a period of dormant rest.  Brown takes us back to our relationship with Mother Earth, our beginning. Joy is the first expression of zeal and is the most usable form of zeal in the human experience. Joy is the use of zeal at very low frequency.


In healing we immerse ourselves in soft yellow-brown for the healing of the physical body. Elimination/release is the letting go of old thoughts and ways of being that no long serve us. It is important to let go of these things in order to make way for our New Spiritual understanding.


“It is good to be zealously affected always in a good thing.” Galatians 4:18


Rev. Linda Oglesby




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In scripture, Jesus tells us that when we believe and continue in his word, we will know the Truth and the Truth shall make us free (see John 8:30-32).  Metaphysically interpreted, truth is “the absolute;” that which is, has been, and ever will be; that which is eternal.  In other words, Truth cannot and does not change.


Though we can look at a fact and say it too is truth, the Truth much more real than fact—it is at the core of who or what we are—it is unchangeable. As we study God’s word through the Jesus Christ teachings, we rise in consciousness to touch that which is Truth.


As many of us continue to strive to know and live Truth, we share Muhammed Ali’s mind-provoking thoughts on “The Truth” in his poem below, which is believed to have been written in or about 1971.


The Truth


The face of truth is open,
The eyes of truth are bright,
The lips of truth are ever closed,
The head of truth is upright.

The breast of truth stands forward,
The gaze of truth is straight,
Truth has neither fear nor doubt,
Truth has patience to wait.

The words of truth are touching,
The voice of truth is deep,
The law of truth is simple:
All that you sow you reap.

The soul of truth is flaming,
The heart of truth is warm,
The mind of truth is clear,
And firm through rain or storm.

Facts are but its shadows,
Truth stands above all sin;
Great be the battle in life,
Truth in the end shall win.

The image of truth is Christ,
Wisdom's message its rod;
Sign of truth is the cross,
Soul of truth is God.

Life of truth is eternal,
Immortal is its past,
Power of truth will endure,
Truth shall hold to the last.

—Muhammad Ali


Unity of Oak Park is dedicated to teaching Spiritual Truth; awakening individuals to the indwelling Christ -  I AM; and putting into practice Universal Laws of Love, Peace, Prosperity, and Healing.

Affiliated with Unity Institute and Seminary,   Unity Village, MO

Member of The Association of Unity Churches


9:00 AM & 11:00 AM SERVICES



Activate Your Spiritual Potential
Rev. Linda Oglesby


Forgiveness - The Gift We Give Ourselves
Rev. Phil Smedstad, Interim Minister


Conquer Discouragement
Rev. Linda Oglesby

(Note:  No 9:00am service on 10/21)


Building a Prosperity Consciousness

Rev. R. Ken Turner





Get Rid of Guilt
Rev. Linda Oglesby


Prayer and Our Power of Creation
Rev. Phil Smedstad, Interim Minister


Women's Wisdom Sunday
Rev. Helice Greene, Rev. Sandy Diamond & Rev. Patty Pipia


Get Into Heaven

Rev. Linda Oglesby
























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