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January 1, 2018
Happy New Year, beloved Keepers of the Light,
May we release what no longer serves us, then open to the Spirit within to realize and bring forth our gifts that the world needs now.
Thank you Rev. Rob Wheeler for sharing a great prosperity story.
During early November we discovered that the furnace for the church wasn’t working correctly. Sometimes it would fire and the sanctuary would be warm, other times it would only blow cold air. We called our HVAC Company and scheduled for a technician to identify and correct the problem. The earliest open date was November 28th providing the potential for two Sunday services in the cold--God being in charge, the furnace worked on each Sunday morning. 
Good news: The day before his scheduled appointment an opening occurred and the inspection began. 
Not such good news: The furnace could not be repaired it had to be replaced! And because it had the potential to release carbon monoxide the gas was shut off so we could look forward to a very cool building. AND, the existing vent flue, being more than 20 years old, wouldn’t pass a new installation inspection. AND, it looked like the HVAC Company was two-three weeks out to do the installation. 
“Before they call I will answer.” 
One of the ways have been blessed is by LEGACY GIFTING. In September one of our members told me that she wasn’t going to wait until she passed to present the “Legacy Gift” and our treasury was increased by an amount of more than FIVE TIMES the cost of the new Furnace for the church. And more good news, the installation would begin on December 6th, so only one Sunday with a very cold sanctuary. 
If the story stopped right here is would be wonderful. However, it gets better! We are blessed in that Bosworth Hall (named for our founding Minister), attached to the Sanctuary, has a wall furnace. We set up the chairs and held the first Sunday of Advent in that room where I had the opportunity to share the above story for it fit so well the theme of Faith. That morning the congregation responded not only with Love Gifts and Tithes to cover our regular operations there also were designated funds to cover the TOTAL COST OF THE NEW FURNACE! 
I am blessed to be a part of this group. 
Thank You, Rob Wheeler
Remember: Prosperity is about being fully supported on our life journey.
I am the channel through which God’s substance flows. I am so grateful and blessed as I continue the circle of giving and receiving.
(Please say it for yourself first, your community, our NW Unity Region, Unity World Wide Ministries and the world.)
Love & Blessings,
Barbara Thorp, LUT

December 1, 2017

Dear Keepers of the Light,

I am a powerful Force for Good in my world. Good flows from me and to me as I stay heart centered open to my Source.
(Please say it for you first, your church, our region and Unity Worldwide Ministries.)

Prosperity showed up for me today. I have not received any prosperity stories. One person was sending her prosperity story. She went home for the holiday and forgot. I leave on a trip tomorrow. Decided I would just sent the affirmation. As I was putting things away a bookmark fell out of Imelda Shanklin’s book, What Are You? When I went to put it back in the book it opened to page 127.

There are four ways you may shut off the flow of substance in your life.

1.      Treating substance as if it were decreasing in volume.
2.      Treating substance as if it were fixed of form.
3.      Treating substance as if it were insufficient to demand.
4.      Treating substance as if it were restricted in agencies of distribution.

The treatment of substance that insures supply:

1.      Consideration of substance that recognizes it as steady of volume.
2.      Consideration of substance that recognizes its adaptability.
3.      Consideration of substance that recognizes its sufficiency in every case.
4.      Consideration of substance the recognizes unrestricted agencies of distribution.


Soon we celebrate the birth of Jesus on Christmas.  A few years ago before a birthday I wrote:

Birthdays are a day to honor our being born and to mark the number of days we walk on earth.
Could we mark our days by how well we cared for the Earth, our families and others?
How many days of love did we send out?
How many hours of joy did we share?
How many days did we listen within to our Spirit?
How many days did we live with peace in our hearts, joy in our words and a smile on our face.
May we count by days of loving kindness, by thoughts and words that encourage and empower people?
May we count by days of gratitude?
May we count by days of joy, love and peace until we don’t need to count anymore?
We know. We are one.

Have a joyous holiday season.

Abundant Blessings,



November 1, 2017

Dear Keepers of the Light,


I take time to become one with my source. Divine ideas flow and I am prospered. 
(Please say it for you first, your church, our region and Unity Worldwide Ministries.)


Unity in Lynnwood was recently gifted books from Unity Center of Tacoma bookstore that was closing. Rev David Elliot stated the books were offered because Unity In Lynnwood is so generous with the region. We are grateful and give thanks for the income and knowledge from the books. We hold Unity Center of Tacoma in prayer and gratitude.

We give and receive in gratitude. God is our source and we receive in so many ways as we open to our Good. I invite you to look for your good and be amazed. Then share your stories as we acknowledge our good and give thanks it increases.

Praise plus thanksgiving brings good. The secret of harvesting our good is not to wait for joy or for good to come before we begin to praise God and to give thanks. If we wait for things to happen before we praise and give thanks, we may wait indefinitely. As spiritual beings we have the power to create our own circumstances, events, and environment. The secret is to sing, rejoice, praise and give thanks even before there seems to be anything for which to give thanks.

"Praise and the giving of thanks enable us to liberate the spiritual power within us.

"Praise draws and accumulates spiritual substance, and continual praise can bring prosperity.”   

The Unity Guide to prosperous Living - Selected and Edited by Connie Fillmore


Prosperous living is about health, joy, friendships and being fully and lovingly supported in Life. 

I really didn’t have much to write this month.  I opened a book and the message was before me.  It is a demonstration of being fully support while doing what I am called to do.

Blessings to you.

Abundant Blessings,

Barbara Thorp, LUT


October 1, 2017
Dear Keepers of the Light,
Remember, prosperity is about being supported on this life’s journey. I feel so supported in many ways. I asked a friend, who makes beautiful cards for sale, to make an anniversary card for special friends. She gifted me the card and would not let me pay. Another friend was making necklaces for my granddaughters for their birthdays. She had one made for the December birthday and I paid her for it. She was doing some research for the other birthday month. She shared that she couldn’t find a energy stone for the birthday month. Her intuition told her to pick a certain crystal to ground, protect during change and support my granddaughter. She knew nothing about my granddaughter. As she showed me the necklace, I told her she was starting high school and there had been many changes at home. She said, this is my gift to your granddaughter. Blessed in so many ways.

A Keeper prayed with a woman holding that God was her source and she was ready and open to receive her Good. This is her story:
“I have been a Real Estate Agent for almost 20 years... and fairly successful most of the time. This year and last, I had been going through a very rough patch. My husband, who was also my business partner, died five years ago... and I feel like I have been crashing at last. Grief is a strange thing.
"I have been juggling my bills for about 18 months, and my mortgage has been 60 days late most of that time, This month I was out of options and terribly worried that my house was about to go into foreclosure (90 days late). I don't want to loose the house... I am trying to get a large portion of it ready to rent out. I really can't afford to move at this time. 
"I asked for prosperity prayer support. 
"Out of the blue, I got a call from a friend saying she had found her dream house, and could we write an offer right away? The offer was accepted with a three week close on a million dollar property. I will bail my house out... I won't have to move... I can concentrate on my business better now. 
"As a real estate agent I believe it is my joy to help my clients "move in": to their prosperity.” 

"Thank you for answered prayer."
This is the beginning of our 20th month of holding the high watch for our churches, Northwest Region, Unity Worldwide Ministries and ourselves. I asked our Unity NW Region treasurer, who is a Keeper for a little report: “The Northwest Region of Unity Worldwide Ministries has been facing financial challenges over the past three years, and we have had to take serious actions to counteract these challenges. The Keepers of the Light have kept us in mind in their monthly Affirmations, and I believe that this has been instrumental in a gradual return to solvency. We are grateful for their assistance in consciousness to continue our financial recovery.”  
Raising our consciousness and practicing our Principles is making a difference. Thank you for your Faith and your spiritual practice. Blessings to you.
I have Faith that Divine love will always guide me toward my highest Good.  I listen and open to my Good.  I am so blessed.
(Please say for yourself, your church, your region, our association and the world daily.)
Abundant Blessings,
Barbara Thorp

September 1, 2017

Dear Keepers of the Light,

Keeper Margaret shared a wonderful story. How our giving keeps on giving through others.

Margaret’s English cousin had a daughter named Suzie, who was bullied and teased because she couldn’t read. Her parents knew she was bright. They requested testing when Suzie was about 11 years old. The school no longer provided free testing and the family needed to pay for it. The tests revealed that Suzie was severely dyslexic and needed special education to learn how to cope with her challenge. The school no longer provided special dyslexic instruction. Through relatives they located a trained teacher willing to give Suzie lessons on an individualized basis. Next they needed to secure the funds to pay the teacher.

Margaret and her husband heard about the situation and felt guided to help. This training proved transformative for Suzie. She excelled in art and school. Suzie first went to Brighton School of Art and transferred to the University of Westminster in London. She graduated with honors. Her specialized training had helped her develop the ability to succeed in life and never give up. During her time at the University she started mentoring other children with dyslexia. Suzie told them her story and inspired them to think BIG. 

Suzie works for an international company in the virtual marketing field. Travels the world for business. She continues to mentor dyslexic children.

Suzie wrote thanking us for “our great kindness to me as I was growing up, and without your support I’m sure I would not be the person I am today. I’m immensely grateful to both of you.” The ripples spread out around her and who knows how many of the students she mentored are now following her example and paying it forward too.

Such a small investment has led to such a wonderful expression of life improvement for Suzie and all the dyslexic students whose lives she has touched. Margaret says Suzie’s story of success has given her such joy–a divine joy.

May we all listen and follow our guidance and see the ripples of Good go forth.

Thank you Margaret for sharing this story.


I marvel at the blessings all around me and give thanks.  What I appreciate increases!

(Please say for yourself, your church, your region, our association and the world daily.)

Prosperity comes in many forms.  Look for it and enjoy.

Abundant Blessings,

Barbara Thorp, LUT  


August 1, 2017

Dear Keepers of the Light,

I would really love to hear from you a prosperity story. Remember prosperity is about being supported on this life’s journey. I am sure that many of you have a story about generosity–please share.

In gratitude and appreciation, I thank my friends who shared their prosperity stories with me and agreed that I could share them. Otherwise this letter would be extremely short.

A friend shared a little of this story at a meeting. A few days before I had prayed for some prosperity stories for the Keepers letter. She agreed to share it and sent this write-up.

“I left the house, as usual, a little early, in plenty of time to get to the luncheon. I was about 3 miles from my destination when the kids in the car beside me waved me down to tell me I had a flat tire.

"I pulled into a quick stop on the corner and got out to take a look. It was flat. I began to call AAA, fearing it would take at least an hour for them to respond and change the tire when I heard a voice say, "You need some help with that ma'am?" I turned around to see a very handsome, muscular man standing behind me. I said "Yes!  Thank you."

"He began to get out the jack and go to work changing my flat with my spare. What a blessing!! I told him he was an angel and he said that actually it was his wife who had told him it looked like I needed help. She said I must be an "OK" lady as I had a Dallas Cowboy sticker on my car. I turned around to see a beautiful woman in the passenger seat of their SUV. She got out and we began to talk. I told her she and her husband were angels and I thanked them for helping me.

"We chatted for what seemed only a few minutes and the tire was replaced with the spare. Another gentleman rode up on his bike, saw what was happening and pitched in to replace the flat tire on the back of my car where the spare had been. I thanked him too and thought, "Thank you God!"

"Then the wife told me where I could get another spare replacement for about half the price of a new tire, if I needed it and they were gone. Such wonderful folks--all 3 of them”

Keeper Linda shared this story: I believe the "power and strength..." portion of this month's affirmation has directly manifested in me. I don't generally think of God/Spirit/One as manifesting in me as power. But this month several dramatic events occurred on the HOA Board on which I am VP. I took up each challenge, pulling from past experiences on my church Board. Today as I reflect, it was power and strength that flowed through me so I was able to act effectively.

I look for the Good. I see the Good. I claim the Good. Good is mine and I share it with the world.
(Please say for yourself, your church, your region, our association and the world daily.)

Have a beautiful summer.

Abundant Blessings,

Barbara Thorp, LUT


July 1, 2017

Dear Keepers of the Light,

Trusting you’re enjoying these beautiful Summer days. It is so lovely to awaken with the light.


I claim the power of Plenty. God expresses as perfect Health, Power, Strength and Prosperity through me right now.  Yes, yes, yes!

(Please say for yourself, your church, your region, our association and the world daily.)


Remember prosperity is about being fully supported on our life journey.

Here are several stories that demonstrate it.

“There’s a ledge above my kitchen sink where I have created an altar with a fountain and a few rocks with words and symbols. One of these rocks has an infinity symbol on it. I wanted to add a heart so I drew one right above the infinity loop.  It looked just like I had envisioned. Water must have splashed it because the heart smudged. I tried to fix it, which just made it worse (interesting metaphor isn’t it?). Something in me said stop, put it aside for now. I placed the rock back in its place of honor even with what seemed like a flaw. I still held the vision of a heart, this heart would need to be bigger, waterproof and wouldn’t it be great if it were a different color. A sticker--what about a sticker I thought. Every time I went to the craft store I looked for stickers. I hadn’t come across anything that seemed like it would work. I knew there had to be something out there and one of these days I would run across it. A few months later while I was at a grocery store I looked down and there was a cup full of stickers of different colors. They looked to be the right size. They keep them for the kids; and I asked the cashier if I could have one and she said yes. I picked out a purple one, brought it home and placed it on the rock. The amount of joy and gratitude I felt from this sticker was as big as if I had won a million bucks! Every time I look at it I practice that feeling and give thanks for the answered prayer. It is bigger, more colorful and better than I imagined it could be.” -- Shared by a Keeper


Friends received their monthly wellness call from their chaplain. They asked for prayer regarding their concern and worry about having a large group of company for the holiday.  Anxious they couldn’t do it all. After the prayer they felt at peace and knew things would work out. Shortly after their daughter called and offered to have everyone over to her home. They felt so abundantly blessed.


I had one of those difficult conversations (We calling them creative conversations now.) that are not wanted yet needed. I felt OK after the conversation. Later I started ruminating over it and feeling a little down. The more I thought the more I picked about my words.  Feeling worse by this time.

One of our church's chaplains said, she felt guided to call and read this poem to me.  Usually she e-mails them when she wants to share. The poem was all about the energy and joy of summer with many of the things children do in summer. The poem was so joyful, it took me to memories of running through sprinkler, licking an ice cream treat from the ice cream truck and playing hide and seek. When I hung up I was smiling and thinking of joyful things. I am so abundantly blessed. Later I could say to myself I may not have done it perfectly and the communication came from my heart. It is all about trying and learning.

Please share your prosperity stories.

Abundant Blessings.

Barbara Thorp, LUT   


May 31, 2017

Dear Keepers of the Light,

Michelle became a Keeper to practice and claimed her prosperity about 7 months ago.  Prosperity has been an opportunity for growth for her. Thank you for sharing your abundance stories, Michelle.  We celebrate with you.

She recently started a new job and is paid once a month, and her monthly direct deposit has been significantly less than she had anticipated. Well, imagine her absolute delight and surprise last week when she learned that even though the school year ends in June, her contract pays through July and August! That's why her monthly income has been lower than expected. She stated, “I literally feel like I just won the lottery.”

She learned another fascinating piece of information last week, regarding an art design of hers that she licensed to another artist two years ago. The contract has run it's course, and she was under the impression it was ending. Once again, “imagine my surprise and delight to learn that not only are they going to continue production of my product, they just hired their second full time employee, who will focus exclusively on production. The original vision we shared was to scale up production to more of a mass volume, which is when my share of royalties would really have the potential to add up”...here's to celebrating for the best! 

Michelle continued, “And a few weeks ago, I experienced a plethora of abundance during Teacher Appreciation Week. They treated us to a coffee cart with fancy drinks one morning, yummy lunches a few times during the week, and little surprises tucked into our boxes each day. It felt so good to feel so appreciated. I soaked in and savored the essence of abundance the whole week.”



The abundance of the universe flows to me.  I accept it with joy and gratitude. I am prosperous. 

(Please say for yourself, your ministry, your region, Unity and the world, daily.)


Three steps to prosperity per Ernest Wilson:

1. We must become thoroughly conscious of the truth that rich ideas are the source.

2. We must cultivate the habit of rich thinking. A common shortcoming in this regard is the habit of permitting outer things to dominate our thoughts.

3. We must give expression to these ideas as they come to us.  The same source from which we received the ideas will provide the power to overcome or remove any obstacles.  The obstacles within ourselves are the ones that we must overcome.  From the universal mind we can obtain an abundance of rich ideas.  This is God’s gift to us.

There is no lack in universal supply.       From The Sunlit Way


Abundant Blessings,

Barbara Thorp, LUT

April 30, 2017

Dear Keepers of the Light,

Happy May! God is our source. Our source is the same in the spring, summer, fall and winter. We claim this truth and live it now.

Today, our neighbor’s cherry tree is in full bloom, pinks of every hue. The branches lean over the fence reaching for our deck with blossoms as big as snowballs. The tree gladly shares it beauty with me. I give thanks for the bounty of spring blooms that bring joy and beauty with color to our lives. I am abundantly blessed.


I give generously of my time, talent, treasure and truth. I am open and receptive to receiving Good in many forms. I create a circle of giving and receiving that fosters abundance for all.

(Please say for yourself, your church, your region, our association and the world daily.)

Keeper Linda shares her abundance story:

I include my employer in my daily abundance blessing. 2016 was a very profitable year for my employer; they shared the abundance with employees through our annual raises. In April, I received my biggest percentage raise in a number of years. The ripple of abundance!

Tuesday, driving my Prius home, a warning came up on in the middle of the screen.

It said, Alert Have Hybrid system checked. Four other lights came on at the same time. I pulled to the side of the road. Turned the system off and back on, just knowing it would be OK. Well a few seconds later the message returned. The car was driving fine, so I drove it to the Toyota dealership and told them about the warning. Since it was late in the afternoon, they said I wouldn’t hear from them until tomorrow. As I left I said, “I love my car, please take very good care of her.” The next day the dealership called and said it was a part that converts power from battery (to motor I assume). Then he said, “you are fortunate, Toyota extended the warranty on this part and you’ll get a new one installed for free.” I immediately gave thanks. Abundance comes in many forms.

Please share your prosperity stories.

Abundant Blessings.

Barbara Thorp, LUT

March 30, 2017
Dear Keeper,
Spring has come with an abundance of rainy and gray days. This is a good time for us to connect to the light within. It will keep us balanced and joyous. Look carefully for the abundance all around, spring's new growth: daffodils, buds on trees and so much more. Primroses mean spring to me and I love to look at their pretty flower faces. My front yard is filled with the sent of violets that border an entire bed of azaleas and rhododendrons. They are a wonderful reminder of my mother as the first plants came from my mother’s yard. The have self seeded to make this perfect border. Breathe in the fresh scented air of spring–fill your lungs fully–it is given freely and abundantly to us.
The Truth is that God is the only source of my supply.  Spirit’s will for me is abundant prosperity.  I hold this Truth in my heart and mind.  I am blessed.
(Please say for yourself, your Unity community, the Unity NW region, Unity Worldwide Ministries and the world.  Thank you.)
I am reading a delightful book by Earnest Wilson - The Sunlit Way. Published in 1928
We need to remember that circumstances are less important than our thoughts about them. Circumstances have no power of themselves. They shine only a borrowed light. Do not make a God–or devil–out of them. There is only one God: the supreme, eternal good: and only one devil: wrong thinking. God is a spirit, a spirit that manifests itself in loving service. Cling to that spirit; make your thought, your word and your action a channel for it.
Have a beautiful, prosperous spring. I look forward to an abundance of prosperity stories–more than will fit on this page.
Much love and blessings to you,
Barbara Thorp, LUT

February 28, 2017

Dear Prosperous ones,

It is amazing to me that a year has past since I started sending out these Properity Messages. I asked for a one-year commitment and am grateful for everyone's participation!

Prosperity is based on the conscious possession of the idea of God's abundance back of all things. Things come and go, but the idea of abundance endures. Giving in the right mental attitude creates prosperity. Giving with the fear of lack leads to poverty. Giving with the thought of a large resource opens the way for a large income.                                                    Charles Fillmore

"Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over" (Luke 6:38).

Keeper Sandra shared her prosperity story:

On Dec. 31, I created my affirmation for 2017, which is "I love my life, filled with radiant health and vibrant prosperity. Thank you God."

“On January 1st at 5:00pm my nephew from Southern California texted me and ask how I felt about Kona Hawaii in April.  

I wrote back and said he had my attention--having no idea what he meant.

Immediately he called and invited my husband and I to join him, his wife and my sister, his mother. He is paying for the house rental. It is an absolutely gorgeous house!”

Sandra shared she had just completed teaching two 4T’s prosperity classes.

Enjoy the sun in Kona, Sandra!



I give thanks for the abundance of Good in my life and the world.  I look for Good and I see it everywhere.

Please say it for yourself first, your community, our NW Unity Region, Unity World Wide Ministries and the world.

Please look carefully for the Good. I expected to have an abundance of prosperity stories from your church and you by now. 

“Living my dream means living an abundant, meaningful life.”

                                                                                                Daily Word     2-6-2017

Love & Blessings,

Barbara Thorp, LUT



January 30, 2017

Hello Dear Keepers,
It seems time has been moving very quickly. It is nice to have more daylight.
I am seeing all of you doing well. Please hold fast to our teachings, look for the Good and send your love and light out into the world. We came to do this work.
Prosperity does not mean the same thing to any two persons. Some people think of prosperity as something separate from their spiritual experience. They live in two worlds. It is not a crime to be rich or a virtue to be poor. Take God into all your affairs... The more conscious you become of the presence of the living substance the more it will manifest itself for you and the richer will be the common good of all.” - Charles Fillmore
Others must be having prosperity stories. Please share.
I have several.
I have been advised to get new tires for my Prius. After a little research I got several quotes. One was a little lower for the better tires. So I went to purchase them. The clerk asked if I needed the tires immediately and I answered no. He told me, if I waited about 6 days. The tires would be $100 off. I thanked him for his thoughtfulness and generosity. As I was driving home I gave thanks and celebrated.
Woodlands and some wetlands surround my church, Unity in Lynnwood. The property has been own by a LLC partnership. The church received an opportunity to acquire a majority percentage of the partnership in December. We were given only a few weeks to raise the necessary funds. The church exceeded its goal and was able to acquire 100% ownership of the land. It is wonderful to know buildings won’t affect our beautiful view. We are so blessed.
Remember: Prosperity is about being fully supported on our life journey.
Divine ideas flow easily. As I take action, they richly bless the world and me. I am so grateful.
Please say it for yourself first, your community, our NW Unity Region, Unity World Wide Ministries and the world.
Love & Blessings,
Barbara Thorp, LUT
December 30, 2016
Aloha to all you wondrous keepers of the Light,
Happy New Year!
May we welcome new ideas and concepts that bring forth Good for all.
Look for the Good in your life, our communities and the world. 
This clear message was given to me during prayer and meditation while I was dealing with multiple things regarding my elderly mother. Fear not I AM in charge.”  The voice was so loud and clear I thought someone was behind me.  Welcome 2017 - fear not.
I have been vacation in Hawaii with grandchildren and my daughter.
I have not received any prosperity stories this past month.  So the message will be short.
Remember: Prosperity is about being fully supported on our life journey.
Please send me stories.  So we can all celebrate.
I have great power.  As I fully own it and use it for the highest good for all, abundance is mine. 
Please say it for yourself first, your community, our NW Unity Region, Unity World Wide Ministries and the world.
Love & Blessings,
Barbara Thorp, LUT