Sunday, January 28, 2018

Peace in the here and now

Unitarian Universalists covenant together to affirm and promote the responsible search for truth and meaning, but where does the truth lie in a sea of illusions?

Have you ever noticed how questions presume an answer in the very question? "Do you love me?" is filled with doubt or the question would not even be considered and asked. This type of question in A Course In Miracles is called a "double question." In psychology it is called a double bind. If the person says "Yes," the questioner thinks, even if the questioner does not say it, "No you don't." If the person says "No," the person is blamed for withholding their love from the questioner. Damned if you do, damned if you don't, and a hell is created for both parties.

And so it goes...........

To be caught in the binaries of these kinds of questions is a hell of our own making for we are being forced to chose among illusions. Human beings have separated themselves from the Oneness and walk the path of the ego. The path of the ego is the path to hell.

The path of the spirit offers us another reality. The path of the spirit recognizes and acknowledges the binaries of the path of the ego and simply chose not to play the game. The path of the spirit is to rest in the peace of the Oneness and not chose between separate illusions. This rest comes from forgiveness. It says in answer to the question, "Do you love me?", "Things are okay. Things will be all right. Let us just sit together and relax."

Insecurity is a form of fear which must be named to be managed, and well managed,
peace can arrive.

4 comments:

  1. Insecurity is the trick of most religions that call people sinners and that they must be saved by Jesus so they don't go to hell. It is the trick of the clergy and nothing that Jesus ever taught.

    It is hypocritical for religions to create the very problem that they then claim to have the answers for.

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  2. The doctrine of original sin has us all believing in our inherent defectiveness. It is not until a person can ask, "what is wrong with me," that a loving person can answer, "nothing." There is nothing inherently wrong with you. This is our UU faith which we should be spreading more vigorously throughout the world.

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  3. Everybody deserves to be happy. When they're not something is wrong. What makes a person feel insecure?

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  4. Some people have been traumatized in their past usually starting in their families of origin where they were abused, neglected, or both. With such an upbringing it is understandable how they would feel unlovable, unworthy, and not trust people to be there for them. Often their religious belonging can heal such past injuries if the church is stable, functional, and consistently reliable. This kind of congregational functioning depends heavily on the leadership which is the board, staff, and volunteers. It is in this kind of a social organization that God is found.

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