Sunday, July 21, 2019

A Course In Miracles and Unitarian Universalism - What am I denying?

Do I really want to see what I denied?

If you say “yes”, it means giving up the ego and many people find this hard to do wholeheartedly.

Are you really willing to have your identity obliterated?

If you say “Yes,” then eternal happiness and bliss is yours. If you say “No,” you will continue to live in purgatory if not hell.

As it is written in A Course In Miracles, T-29.VII.1. 

Seek not outside yourself. For it will fail, and you will weep each time an idol falls. 

Heaven cannot be found where it is not, and there can be no peace excepting there. Each idol that you worship when God calls will never answer in His place. 

There is no other answer you can substitute, and find the happiness His answer brings. Seek not outside yourself. For all your pain comes simply from a futile search for what you want, insisting where it must be found. What if it is not there? 

Do you prefer that you be right or happy? 

Be you glad that you are told where happiness abides, and seek no longer elsewhere. You will fail. But it is given you to know the truth, and not to seek for it outside yourself.

A Course in Miracles . Foundation for Inner Peace. P.617

Unitarian Univeralists covenant together to affirm and promote the free and responsible search for truth and meaning. Where is that truth and meaning to be found? Many of us are afraid to look within. It is much less scary and comfortable to look without. It distracts us from what we fear lurks in our unconscious.

What is in our unconscious, our Oneness with our creator from Whom we have separated, we deny. Some say that “denial is a river in Egypt” and laugh. Some of us with a sense of adventure and stage fright decide to look within and we are richly rewarded discovering our Holiness and the Tao of which we are a part.

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