Unity of Phoenix was the setting yet again to meet an amazing teacher from The Secret – Michael Bernard Beckwith. The Agape Choir was there performing that night, too. It was a beautiful evening in every way.
I’ve also seen Michael Beckwith at his spiritual center, Agape International in Culver City, California. He is a captivating speaker, but I was most struck by his welcoming spirit when spending time with him in person.
Many people know Michael from The Secret. Another reason to know him is his marriage to Rickie Byers-Beckwith who leads the music ministry at Agape. I love her music. We sang it often at Unity of Phoenix and it is sung at a multitude of New Thought spiritual centers all over the country.
Here I am meeting her for the first time:
She is extremely gifted. If you’ve not heard her music, I recommend it highly. Here is a sample of one of my favorites:
But I digress. 🙂 Getting back to Michael, I really enjoyed his book Spiritual Liberation. It’s a really balanced book that teaches us to do our inner spiritual work drawing on a varied range of spiritual teachers not focusing on religion or dogma.
Here are some of my favorite Michael Beckwith Quotes:
“There is a lie that acts like a virus within the mind of humanity. And that lie is, ‘There’s not enough good to go around. There’s lack and there’s limitation and there’s just not enough.’
The truth is that there’s more than enough good to go around. There is more than enough creative ideas. There is more than enough power. There is more than enough love. There’s more than enough joy. All of this begins to come through a mind that is aware of its own infinite nature.
There is enough for everyone. If you believe it, if you can see it, if you act from it, it will show up for you. That’s the truth.”
“If you are not thinking for yourself, someone else is thinking for you. Choose for yourself and become free from society’s undertow. The Universe is ready to support you.”
“Stand fully in the now moment with gratitude, enthusiasm, openness, and readiness to respond to Life as it greets you. “