I am one Self, united with my Creator.
The initial shock of learning that I am not my ego, my self with a small “s” seems, at first, unbelievable. However, sitting with this awareness, overcoming the primal fear we experience, leads then to an awareness that we are a part of something far greater than just our ego, a transcendent whole, what the Course calls the Self with a capital S because this Self is God.
It is shocking to learn that we are God. We can only become aware of this reality if we are willing to give up the ego, the small self.
In Alcoholics Anonymous, we are encouraged in step three to make a decision to turn our self over to our Self. Some people call this “surrender.” Some call it “letting go.” In the Course it is called “forgiveness” which facilitates the Atonement. This corrected perception from the world of the ego to the world of the Spirit is what the Course calls the “miracle.” In AA, for those who apply the steps of the program, miracles occur on a regular basis, every day, many times a day.
In Unitarian Universalism, we covenant together to affirm the inherent worth and dignity of every person which emanates from the Self, which Emerson, the Transcendentalist, called the “oversoul.” UUs also affirm and promote a respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
Today, it is suggested that we take 5 minutes at the beginning of every hour to remind ourselves that I am one Self, united with my Creator. We are not bodies, but Spirits. The body is merely the communication device, like a radio, which transmits the Divine and ethereal vibrations of the Self.
My Kind Of Church Music
In The Air Tonight, Phil Collins