Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Today's lesson - Are you aware that you are blessed?
The mission of the UU A Way Of Life ministries is to sanctify the world by helping people become aware of their holiness. The lesson today, the review of lessons 36 - 40 describe the core of UU A Way Of Life mission and purpose and vision.
People, on the path of the ego, are plagued by deep seating feelings of shame and guilt. Our biggest fear is of inadequacy and defectiveness and it only being a matter of time before this is found out by others who judge us, and of course, by us who judge ourselves and others.
We have forgotten who we are and lesson 40 tells us that we are the blessed Sons and Daughters of God. Our Unitarian Univeralist first principle tells us that every person has inherent worth and dignity.
Critics might say, when told that every person has inherent worth and dignity, "Prove it!" This is a nonsense statement because experiences can't be proved, only experienced. When it comes to our holiness, this is an experience that we choose, that we decide on. There is nothing to prove. Proof belongs on the path of the ego. On the path of the spirit, there is no proof required only experience. Francis David, the Unitarian pioneer in the 16th century said, "We need not think alike to love alike." True spirituality is not a creed, not a book, not a dogmatic set of beliefs. True spirituality is experience of loving Oneness - Bliss.
Love cannot be proved. It either is or isn't. Love is a choice we make not a thing we do.
Holiness is a state of being, not behavior. As the wag said, "I am a human being, not a human doer."