Meditation Monday #3 (And hopefully back from the dead for real.)


(Beach Meditation, Click to Listen)

Well predictions of my being finished with the cold-pocalypse was greatly exaggerated. I spent another week mostly in bed trying to shake this nasty bug. Which considering the sub-arctic conditions here in Michigan lately, that perhaps wasn’t a terrible place to be.

Once again the mitten state is locked in an weather pattern from the North bringing temps into the negative digits, and also reminding us of the concept of “wind chill;” where the temperature actually feels colder than it really is.

So in honor of that I thought I’d dig out a meditation from the first day of summer last year. For me summer is usually the time of year where I am actually busiest, betweenbeach 1 doing weddings and umpiring vintage base ball matches around the state (and especially the historic former site of Tiger’s Stadium in Detroit) I don’t have a lot of time to linger at the beach. I’m not complaining, I love what I do, but idling on a sandy beach with a book and a beer is a rarity.

So for this meditation, I decided to, using the power of our imaginations, bring the beach to us. This meditation was part of my service at Unity Church of Flint, Michigan on the first day of Summer, 2014.

So take a few minutes, especially if you too are experience “wind chill” and imagine that being a warm breeze instead.


About revcopado

Rev. Michael F. Copado is an ordained Unity Minister (Unity School of Christianity class of 2003) and a graduate of Unity’s Urban Ministerial School in Detroit. He has served at or spoken at Unity/New Thought churches in Michigan, Missouri and Florida. He was the founder of the Center for Positive Christianity in Wellington Florida, and helped found the Spiritual Life Center of Midtown Detroit (now Spiritual Life Center of Ferndale.) He is one of the officiants of Wayne State University School of Medicine’s annual interfaith memorial service for those who have donated their bodies for medical research. He is an accomplished retreat leader and small group facilitator. He was a regular facilitator of men’s workshops and retreats such as “Man Alive” and for the Detroit Men’s Wisdom Council, and Men of Today (the Men’s group of the Church of Today, in Warren Michigan.) He has also been involved with “The Living Course,” “Taking It Lightly,” and the “Bamboo Bridge” weekend workshops. His 6 week course, “Knowing God, Knowing Ourselves, and Knowing Each Other” was a featured course at Unity Village Chapel, the main worship center at Unity Village. He also has worked at the Silent Unity Prayer Ministry, and was a contributor to The Daily Word magazine. He is a passionate advocate for Marriage Equality, a women’s right to choose, physician assisted suicide, as well as racial and gender equality. He is also a firm believer in healthy human sexuality, and sexual education, having assisted in the human sexuality curriculum at Wayne State School of Medicine and facilitated the online “Sex and Spirituality” discussion for several years on Rev. Michael is available in Michigan for preaching/public speaking, retreats/workshops, as well as weddings, commitment ceremonies, memorials and divorce/separation rituals.
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