Thursday, March 1, 2018

Cosmic consciousness is our destiny

Unitarian Universalists covenant together to affirm and promote the respect for the interdependent web of which we are a part.

It is more than respect for the interdependent web, it is love of the interdependent web. It is more than respect and love, it is a surrender to the experience of the wholeness of it.

On the path of the ego, things can get really complicated fast. We humans have learned that deconstructing entities into their component parts gives us power to manipulate those entities and the things related to them.

We also have learned that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. Deconstruction does not give us the whole story. In the last analysis, it is the whole story that we desire not just crumbs.

Salvation lies in the whole. Salvation comes from joining and unifying. Salvation comes from the awareness that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts, and it is in this wholeness that we experience peace and fulfillment.

Salvation follows from the answer to the question, "What would Love have me do?" The question is simple enough if we respond to it at face value. It is in overthinking it that we get ourselves into trouble.

Giving up our dichotomizing minds frightens us. It seems unnatural on the path of the ego for the ego would have us separate, discriminate, segregate, compare, compete, eliminate, attack, oppress, subjugate, and even kill because it is afraid of wholeness, of nondualistic awareness, because the ego would evaporate, it would cease to exist.

The ego protests against this, fights against this, becomes defensive and antagonistic towards anything that threatens its existence. The ego insists that we protect it, sometimes at all costs. The ego would prefer that we give up our souls so that it can stay intact. We come to learn, it is a sign of wisdom, that this is a fool's bargain. In the end, we must surrender our special drop to the ocean and be reabsorbed once again into the cosmic consciousness.

 

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