Tuesday, March 31, 2015

ACIM and UU - Standing on the side of love is a miracle

The eight principle of the 50 principles of miracles in A Course In Miracles is "Miracles are healing because they supply a lack; they are performed by those who temporarily have more for those who temporarily have less."

The ego doesn't allow us to know what we lack. The ego operates on the scarcity principle meaning that we always have anxiety that we are inadequate or deficient in some way and so we spend our energy trying to soothe our anxiety by getting more. However, what we lack is God. We are suffering from the separation from God and from each other. UU is on the right track when it asks us to covenant together to affirm and promote the acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our third principle. Jesus tells us as much when he tells his followers that the way to the kingdom is "to love as I have loved."

What this eight principle points to is the observation that some of us have a more loving heart than others and those with a more loving heart are called to help those who are less loving. This is a temporary phenomenon until those with less love catch up with those with more love. Do UUs have more love than other members of our society? Are we further along on the journey to At-one-ment? Our marketing campaign of Standing On The Side Of Love may be a step in the right direction if it is miracle based. Returning to the Love of God is the root of our Universalist faith which tells us that we all are heirs of God's Love without exception. It is just that some are more aware of this than others. Love is all around us. Tune in and then broadcast it as you go about your daily routine not only standing but living on the side of Love.

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