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UMS Founder on “WISDOM”

Sunday, December 9th, we begin a discussion on the topic of Wisdom. If you’d like some food for thought on this subject, below you can read the chapter on Wisdom from Perceptions, a book written by UMS founder Damien Simpson.


“In wisdom, we know all things are energy, not the physical form we behold.”
Wisdom begins when you cease to cherish your own opinion. Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way (Aristotle) and habits change into character (Ovid). When you no longer base your life or personality on the frowns and smiles of others, Wisdom becomes your constant companion. In wisdom, we wouldn’t worry so much about what other people think of us, if we knew how little they actually do.
What a man stands for isn’t everything; what he falls for counts too.
A wise man has something to say, a fool has to say something.
We have a lifetime of experiences that we think have made us wise, and often we have nothing but accumulated knowledge and no wisdom as to why the same thing keeps happening to us. It continues happening to all our relationships because we didn’t learn. We said “I’ll never love like that again. No more joint checking account. No more me doing it all.”
What happens is we wind up punishing the next person for what the last person did and we think we are being wise in the process. Often we have the wrong audience.
We know that we can be so wonderful, kind, loving, and helpful. There just is not anyone worth us. When I find someone worth me, I’ll be all those great things. Some think that is wisdom. Be all you can be. Know that energy is transferable. Good will always find you if you are good, and don’t camouflage yourself with anger.
Good is its own reward.
In wisdom, we know all things are energy, not the physical form we behold.
The body is pure energy. Thoughts are energy. Thoughts are things.
Let’s say you lend someone a thousand dollars. You feel great; you feel good in helping a friend. You experience your loving nature in an act of caring. In a short time you know the friend was using you, fooling you. Now, that hurts you. This simple hurt often causes “heaping.” You start to think of all the hurts from people you tried to help. Heaping it all together really gets your emotions down and then comes the statement “I’ll never help anyone again.” We are now wise. Wise to people, but, I’m afraid, ignorant to self.
Nothing of itself can hurt you. We go back and heap. They forgot my birthday, they didn’t remember me at Christmas, etc., etc., etc. Heaping. After a sufficient amount of heaping you can find the tears of remorse, but again, nothing of itself can hurt you. Keep this wisdom.
Let’s return the mountain back to the mole-hill it really is. If you gave in love, or out of caring, then heap it that way. Remember, there is no such thing as wasted energy. Again; all energy is transferable. USE WISDOM. Do not let the person you helped change you from a person of love to a person of hate, anger or remorse.
Stay with the origin of the loving, helpful person. What they put out comes back to them. What you put out comes back to you. Don’t let them change you. If you become angered, vindictive, now look what you’re putting out; possibly a negative energy: greater than the offender. Be wise, hold your original place. Be in peace and your good will return its hundred fold. I guess you can call this “turning the other cheek.”
Hurt has wisdom. There are things I’ve done that hurt me to think about, That hurt is the assurance I’ll never hurt anyone again. I would rather be hurt than to hurt!
Suffering is useless, made up of bitterness, resentment and anger destructive forces to self and wisdom of the soul. I may hurt but I don’t suffer.
Lone tears may even be called the Holy Water of the soul. These tears moisten the dry clay of self and allow you, the potter, to remold, rebirth your soul.
UMS Founder Damien Simpson

UMS Founder on “FRIENDS”

Sunday, January 6th, we begin a discussion on the topic of Friends. Below you can read the chapter on Friends from Perceptions, a book written by UMS founder Damien Simpson.


 “Our faith and our friends are not destroyed by one big act, but by many small ones.”

The way to have friends is to be willing to lose a few arguments. Tact is an important part of keeping friends. It is the unsaid part of what you think. “Are you the wind beneath my wings or are you just breathing down my back?”Our faith and our friends are not destroyed by one big act, but by many small ones.

Friends take time; but at the same time, who else are we going to give it to. To love someone is to spend time with them or, I like to say, ON them! I know it’s time I ‘m spending and I know that my friends are worth it.

A friend makes the Scripture’s, “Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in Heaven. Whatever you loose on Earth, shall be loosed in Heaven,” come fully alive for me, for what else can I bind, but my spirit to yours? I know nothing else can go with me.

Pyramids were built to keep treasures, in death, safe with the owner only to be later robbed or taken to the public via a museum.

Besides my spirit, your spirit is the only other matter to transform and go to the other side. If I get there and have befriended no soul on earth, have bound myself to no one. Heaven will be a hell of a place for me.

In English Literature in high school, I remember these words that Polonius advises his son, “The friends thou hast, and their adoption tried, grapple to thy heart with hoops of steel.”

Friendship is the First Sacrament of the Universal Church of Mankind. “Love ye, one another.”

The greatest requirement in friendship is not only tact, but also honesty – (tactfully given).

Let’s look at an example of such honesty and tact:

A friend drives you home late at night after a meeting or after work because your car is out of commission. You arrive at your front door; you’re tired, for the day has been stripped of its normal function, and your kinetic memory is confused. Oh, to shower, lie down or just kick off your shoes.

But out of your own lips you hear yourself say, “Would you like to come in for a cup of coffee?” In  a second your mind is thinking, ” I hope they say ‘No, I’ve got to go home,” and then you hear instead, “Oh, that would be nice.” In the deep silence of a tired body and mind, you think, “Oh, no!” But you smile and say, “Well, it’s the only kind thing to do.”

Is it really? You serve the coffee with a smile, but the energy might be ” I wish 1 could just go to bed.” They finish, but you ask, “Would you like another cup?” You know what comes next, and here it comes, “Sure, I’ll have another cup!”

As you pour the second cup, your mind is placing the energy in the coffee, “Wow, what a jerk! How insensitive can they be?” Well, I guess as thick as you make them. Finally, they’re out the door and you sigh, “Thank God, I thought they’d never leave.” This, as you see, indeed is no way to build good feelings for a friendship.

“Remember, I can’t hear what you are saying for what you are is too loud!”

Believe me, they got the message, for it is a strong under tide.

Let’s go back and do it right, with honesty of where you are, and the tact of an enlightened person:

You arrive at your front door

“Thanks for being a friend. I’m so tired, I can’t wait to shower and get to bed. I would like to show my appreciation, can I take you to lunch tomorrow?” Your friend says, “Oh, that’s okay, I was glad to help. What are friends for? Good night. See you tomorrow. Sleep tight.” “Remember, I want to take you to lunch or whatever. Good night,” These are two different
scenarios. You decide how you fit into the picture.

Love, like friends, needs no sacrifice. Giving is a joy when it keeps honesty and tact as its companions.

Friends will accept you as you are, for they know you are safe in your own truth. My father would say, “You don’t have to give an explanation, your friends don’t need it and your enemies won’t believe it.”

We do such STRANGE things to be loved, or just to be liked. Later, those we TRIED to please, say, ” I like them, but there’s something about them that’s strange.”

Let me show you in words, another picture of self-presentation going strange on itself. We’ve set the stage – I call this my spinach syndrome.

A young person (or older, for that matter), after a long search, finds love. You remember dating, smiling, laughing at the jokes, tossing your head just so, being that enticing, perfect person?

Finally, an invitation to dinner at their house. The beginning of sharing house and meals, ” I’ll show them that having me around is wonderful for them.”

You remember those times, don’t you? I presume you are still a part of the living.


You arrive with flowers, wine in your hand, whatever; for really, it is your heart that is in your hand, and you are now about to give it away. I didn’t say “share” but “give” it away.

Yes, we are all wired now. Love is two people looking in the same direction, not just at each other.

Okay, we now see him/her sitting at the table, the significant other-to-be is playing off the stove like it’s a musical instrument suited for the melody of courting. In their hands, the finest soufflé made to date; the expression of shy talent now bold and eager to please.

Here we go. The soufflé is set on the table, candles lit. As it is now being dished up, you recognize that it’s spinach and the truth of the matter is you HATE SPINACH – DAMN, DAMN – be careful (full of care for another to your own detriment.) You think, “I had better say, ‘Wow, that’s great'” for you have looked and waited so long to get this far, “Don’t blow it!”

You convince the other person that it’s the best meal you have ever had, and so, “The die is cast. The bread is upon the water ” The other-to-be now has been signaled that to please you; ” I’ll make this spinach soufflé for every special occasion.”

You should know that sooner or later, when fear or frustration needs an argument of release, these words will be spoken, no matter what the argument is about, ” I hate spinach pie! Each special dinner was built on your secret pie so you wouldn’t ‘blow it ‘ and that’s the truth of the matter.” Either tell the truth or develop a love for spinach to enjoy that expression of love baked within it shared at every special occasion.

This is a behavior pattern seemingly inherent in all of us. Let us be enlightened or simply, at least, mature. Let’s see it over again with care, full of honesty and tact, not careful, but full of care.

Now, once again, from the top: The soufflé is set on the table, candles lit. You see that it’s spinach soufflé. ” It looks great, but I’ve got to tell you, I’ve got this problem with spinach; but you made it for me and I’m going to have a taste of it.”

You’ve been truthful now, with love. Chances are you will like it just enough, or you will be (catch this now) cute about it. Yes, I said “cute.” Don’t be so mature that you forget cute is a HELL of a lot better than deceit and its frustrations.

When you are getting to know a friend, don’t blow it. Remember, you are getting to know each other and, with time, comes accumulated knowledge, anxious to become wisdom. I know what makes you happy and I am happy. The subject and object are one, the verb is copulative: I am happy—happy am I.

If you are happy, notify your face.

UMS Founder Damien Simpson


Tomorrow, February 3rd, we begin a discussion on the topic of Prosperity. Below you can read the chapter on Prosperity from Perceptions, a book written by UMS founder Damien Simpson.


“We all have as much as we inwardly want to be responsible for.”

We are not made rich by what is in our pockets, but by what is in our heart. Prosperity begins with an understanding of abundance. We don’t have to get by taking away from another. In Genesis creation—God created abundance before any need. He created the fields—grain in great supply before He created the cattle that would have need of it.

We all have as much as we inwardly want to be responsible for. You might think you would like a big house, lawn, pool, until you have all the repairs, cleaning, gardening, etc., etc. Your inner self likes the simple life for it gives you time for the riches in sharing time and nature with each other.

As we get older, we sell our big homes; make things simpler so they will be better; or we live, lonely or fearful in them.

To be prosperous you might, as stated earlier, change your definition of success. Try to think for a short while what it means to be rich in spirit. Is the American Indian, somewhere in spirit, unhappy because he didn’t have an electric shaver, hair dryer, dishwasher, let alone china dishes, house or car? I bet from his higher viewpoint, you couldn’t give them to him.

All the classes taught on prosperity only make the teacher richer, as the students pay once again for what was told to them for free before. God supplies all our needs. “Behold the lilies of the field, they toil and spin not, yet Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed as one of these. Behold the birds of the air, how the Father feeds them.” If you don’t have what you need, I bet there is a good reason for it.

When I was a small child, a member of the family passed away. There was great sadness, but you could sense the joy that there was a twenty thousand dollar insurance policy. I remember thinking, “Gosh, I’ll never have twenty thousand dollars, that’s a lot of money.”

Now, we’re talking here forty years ago. Today, twenty thousand is nothing. It’s two hundred thousand that’s something some of you can say. “Gee, I’ll never have that much money.” My mind script says I’ll never have twenty thousand dollars and I live in a two hundred thousand dollar world.

Your mind script says you’ll never have two hundred thousand in a soon-to-be four hundred thousand dollar world.

I’ll never be rich. I can’t afford the price of a new car, new house, etc.

When we pay our bills, “This takes all my money, I’ll never get ahead.”—mind script.


The sub-conscious has one job and that is to make you right:

I’m stupid

I’m clumsy

I’m ugly

I’m poor

The sub-conscious will point out all it sees to make you right, but all it sees is that which it takes to make you right, nothing else.

The subconscious has no sense of humor. If you say, “I’m stupid,” it points out every stupid thing you do, to prove you right. That helps you stay stupid for it’s proven you are stupid, and this judgment could have nothing to do with the truth, like so many other judgments. You judged your self worth. As you judge, so is the judgment.

Good can come from anywhere at any time. Doubt your doubts for a change. It seems we have unlimited faith in our doubts and doubts about our unlimited faith.

Go on—doubt your doubts.

If you’re ever tired of thinking about things, it’s because you’ve only thought of it one way, the same old way every time.

Something can go wrong anytime. Okay, now how about thinking — Something can go right anytime.

Something wonderful could happen any minute, I have not yet met the person most important in my life. There are days yet to be lived, and anything can go right anytime now. Now let your sub-conscious make you right.

When you write out your bills the next time, say “Thank God I’m rich!” Set yourself a new MIND SCRIPT.

Remember, everything is energy. Put out good energy and let good things return to you.

A rich man, about to die, wanted to take his money with him. He went to the Catholic Priest and gave him 5 million dollars and extracted from the priest a promise to put this 5 million in his coffin before burial. He did the same thing with a Rabbi, an Evangelist and a Metaphysician.

The rich man died. At his burial, the Catholic Priest, Rabbi, Evangelist and Metaphysician were gathered together.

The Catholic Priest spoke first, saying, “I can’t stand it. I must confess what I did. The church needed a roof, the convent needed a heater, and we had to build a new school. I just couldn’t see wasting the money. I confess, I spent it. God forgive me.” The Rabbi and the Evangelist then also confessed to the same.

The Metaphysician looked scornfully at the other three and with righteous voice said, “Shame on you three. I put a check in for the full amount. . .”

You got the picture, didn’t you? Which one of them finds your favor? You can’t fake goodness, or that which comes back will be fake and just as phony. It takes more than tokenism. It takes an attitude of doing good when and where you can.

Many times I’ve reached a point where I couldn’t finish a project, as an example, a building I was remodeling for group meetings and headquarters. I finished all that I could do with the help of good friends.

We stood and looked with pride at the job we had done.

One thing, the ceilings, were a mess and none of us knew how to plaster ceilings. We had no more money and didn’t know quite what to do. Just then a man came to the door of the building and asked what we were doing. He said the energy just drew him in to see what was going on. It turned out that he sprayed acoustical ceilings. The next day, he returned and redid all the ceilings in our building FREE.

Another building we worked on was finished except for the bathrooms. We needed two sinks and two toilets.

Again, a man pulled up in his truck, wanted to know what we were doing, and, once again, it seems the energy just drew him in. He just happened to be a plumber with two sinks and two toilets on his truck, and was happy to give them to us. We had never seen these men before, and have not seen them since.

I believe that when you are doing good, and no one you know, neither friends nor family can help. They see only what they can’t do; their belief system gives up—Then get ready to meet a stranger.

Goodness and mercy shall follow me, all the days of my life: because I put it there!

A miracle is something that happens right outside your belief system.

Expect a miracle.

Prosperity is not a technique, it is an attitude.

UMS founder Damien Sinpson

UMS Founder on “GOD”

Tomorrow, February 17th, we begin a discussion on the topic of God. Below you can read the chapter on God from Perceptions, a book written by UMS founder Damien Simpson.


“Remember, God is in the blessing business, not the punishment business.”

Whatever you love most; sports, pleasure, business or God, that is your God.

God does not require a man to have one talent, three talents nor five talents. He only requires that a man be faithful with whatever he has. Remember, God is in the blessing business, not the punishment business.

It is all that is good surrounding you. It is the Source from which we came. Feeling separate from this Source is the root of all fear. To perceive God from the 21st Century is a must, not a sin. To be courteous to all, to help others, to hurt no one in thought, word, or deed, this is the constant duty of the godly.

If you have ever seen a seed sprout, from the cold, dark, sometimes wet earth, a tiny, tiny green leaf, then the sun touches and blesses its effort. Now it receives a source of help and light, beyond itself and greater than itself. Now this tender plant will grow strong and reach its fruition. So it is with each of us as we receive the light of God. Now we bless the Source from which we’ve come!

The seed is nature’s first microchip. It contains the pattern of all it shall be; yet it willingly dies, even in its state of perfection, to become seedling to flower, dies to be fruit, fruit dies to become or nourish the new seed.

God is my only Lover, all else is added. All that died goes into what is. All that is, is God. God is all.

UMS Founder Damien Simpson
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