Sunday, December 1, 2019

Daily reflections, Day Seven, To bless or condemn

Day seven
To bless or condemn - that is the question.

“Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love. The real miracle is the love that inspires them. In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.” T-1.1.3:1-3

Have you noticed yet in your life that basically we have only two choices: love or fear? Fear is born from the separation and leads to judgement, resentments, guilt, blame, playing one up and one down. Love leads to wholeness, completeness, joining, joy, and peace.

So at any given time we can ask ourselves what is this behavior for? Am I attempting to join or to separate? Unconditional love knows no judgement, no exclusion, no resentment, no blame. Unconditional love would not have us feel and think of ourselves as a victim. Love asks us to be forgiving and to give up making other people and situations responsible for our unhappiness. Our happiness comes from our awareness of being One with the All. Some people call this “cosmic consciousness” and other people call it “enlightenment.”

The first principle of Unitarian Universalism asks us to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person. This principle applied asks us to question, “What is my purpose here? Am I trying to heal a sense of separation or am I intending to blame and punish and exclude?”

Today, when you feel angry, resentful, repulsed, see this as a forgiveness opportunity and ask yourself, “Do I really want to make this person, this situation, responsible for my unhappiness.” If the answer is “no” then ask your Higher Power to help you love this person and at least in your mind extend the blessings which you yourself enjoy being at one with your Higher Power.

Are you coming from a place of love or from a place of judgement? Coming from a place of love is natural, anything else is an illusion which you have made up and are projecting.

As the Beatles sang decades ago, ”Love is all there is.”

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