Lent, the Ultimate Letting Go


In God, I am Free.

“Illumination dissolves all material ties and binds men together with the golden chains of spiritual understanding; it acknowledges only the leadership of the Christ; it has no ritual or rule but the divine impersonal universal Love; no other worship than the inner Flame that is ever lit at the shrine of Spirit. .” (Joel Goldsmith).

On Sunday March 12 at 10:45 a.m., David returned Home to Spirit

This is a testament of love to my soulmate, partner and best friend. Dave and I were married 47 years. It was a healthy marriage. Yes, we had our challenging times, but Dave was my rock, a shoulder and he loved me and his family fiercely.

When he received the diagnosis of Primary Progressive Aphasia in 2018, we did not put into place trips to see the world, but trips to see family. He made sure we arranged what I needed after he was gone.

That was the kind of man he was, a “devoted family man.”

His values and words were impeccable, his reasoning sound and his love was endless. He was a man secure in himself and was a demonstration of how healthy masculinity expressed. He was spiritually awake and guided by his own inner light. He was not tied to any creed nor dogma but to the indivisible Divine Love that imbues us all.

Of course he loved his University of Michigan, where he spent 7 years obtaining his undergraduate and Law degrees. His favorite movie was The Big Chill because it showed a scene of Bo Schembechler and Woody Hayes arguing over a call at a Michigan game. His favorite music was whatever his son Steve played and, of course, Motown.

His last two trips, one to Maui, where I am so grateful our son Steve accompanied us on that trip , and the last visit was to our daughter Jill in New Hampshire to watch our grandson Matthew graduate high school was exactly where and how he wanted to spend his time.

This disease was hard to notice at first, for he was quiet and reserved but his intelligence, his cognition, his reasoning was taken away from him, leaving him with a body that was strong but a mind that was not in alignment. This being the season of Lent, he has now let go of his material body and returned to the Light.

We will be holding a Celebration of Life Service for Dave on Saturday, May 6 at Unity of Fort Pierce at 10 a.m., followed by a luncheon. All of you are invited to share in this celebration. I ask you bring your lawn chairs. This will be a celebration of love, an appreciation of a life well lived.

Thank you, my Spiritual family, for holding us in the light at this time.

Rev. Janice and the Cary Family


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