Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Sanctification of the world

The third principle of seven of Unitarian Universalism is to covenant together to affirm and promote the acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations (and I like to add, the world.)

It is taught in A Course In Miracles that the opposite of love is fear. Fear is manifested in many ways, most often as anger, and/or guilt. Most of us do not manage our fears well.

Anxiety disorders are the most prevalent psychiatric diagnoses in the United States and the ones for which the most psychotropic medications are prescribed, and other chemicals are used to manage fears by individuals who choose to do so through self medication.

Fears are what trouble us and provide the most anguish and suffering. And the spiritual antidote for our fears is so simple, but rarely taught and recognized, let alone used.

The antidote for fear is forgiveness. It is written in A Course In Miracles, "You share no evil dreams if you forgive the dreamer, and perceive that he is not the dream he made. And so he can not be a part of yours, from which you both are free. Forgiveness separates the dreamer from the evil dream, and thus releases him." T-28.V.3:1-3

The simple formula for healing and health is, "I forgive you. I hope you can forgive me. Thank you, I love you."

It takes a big person to rise to this level of awareness and action. Most of us, stuck in our egos, are not willing and able, but there are a few who have achieved a presence of mind at this miraculous level. Seek them out. Learn from them. Emulate them. Join them in their work to sanctify the world.

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