A message from President, Ellie Newbauer
At our March Forum, Ellie Newbauer addressed the group with a challenge. “My challenge for you is to tithe ten percent of your time each month, three days out of each month to take care of yourself, the inner working of your mind, body and soul. You are as important as any organization to which you might tithe, for you are the only one creating the life you live. I did this when I was really busy in my younger days and I realized that I was tithing 10% of all monies coming to me to Unity. I was spending all my time on everything or everyone and I was running on empty. So I decided to tithe 10% of my time, three days a month just to fill and restore my body, mind and spirit. I used the first day of my retreat for meditation and reflection on the month past and the coming month’s possibilities.
The second day was spent on my body, a massage, manicure, and having a conversation with each organ in my body, asking its need, if any, and sending it my appreciation and love. It is a scientific fact that every cell in the human body has an intelligence and will respond to your attention—just pay attention to a sudden thought or feeling that surrounds the particular organ you are concentrating on. Think of it as bio-feedback. My third retreat day was a play day—such as visiting a friend, a day trip, reading, what I felt like for the day. This was my schedule, your schedule would fit your need. With that being said that is my challenge to you. Take three days each month and work on your mind, body, and soul.”