Monday, July 8, 2019
A Course In Miracles and Unitarian Universalism - Perception makes your reality
It is written in A Course In Miracles, "Perception selects and makes the world you see. I literally picks out as the mind directs." T-21.V.1:1-2
Comedian Flip Wilson said in his Geraldine routine, "What you see is what you get, honey!" I modify Geraldine's saucy statement a bit and say, "What you think you see is what you get, honey?"
What is it that you think you see? Do you like yourself and the world you are living in or don't you like yourself and dislike the world you are living in?
Unitarian Universalists covenant together to affirm and promote the free and responsible search for truth and meaning and where does that search take them? Where should they search: without or within?
If you don't like yourself and the world you are living in, you will feel like a vicim, resentful, angry, full of grievances, guilt, and fear and the experience of your life in the world of the ego will be hell.
On the other hand, if you know that you are loved unconditionally by God as the Universlists teach you will be aware of your inherent worth and dignity and love yourself and others as your faith tells you that God loves you.
What will your mind direct? The choice is yours: inherent worth and dignity or degradation and evil? We can walk the path of the ego or the path of holiness. If we can put aside the things of the ego we will uncover the things of the kindgom which is unconditional love of creation.
Jesus tells us that the way to the kingdom is to love as I have loved.