Now let a new perception come to me.
The “new perception” is the understanding of Oneness of non duality as compared to separation and division. It is impossible for us to grasp the Oneness but we can guess at it, we can intuit it, we can attempt to imagine it. As John Lennon sang in his song, Imagine, “Imagine all the people living life in peace.” “The world will live as One.”
In Alcoholic Anonymous it is suggested, in step eleven, that we improve our conscious contact with God. This “conscious contact with God” is the “new perception” being referred to today in today’s lesson.
In Unitarian Universalism we join together to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person. This “inherent worth and dignity” is not a common perception in our very judgmental world which seeks to separate, divide, exclude, subjugate, oppress, and dominate. UUs are very counter cultural in the principles that UUs covenant together to affirm and promote.
Today is is suggested in lesson #311 that we let a new perception of the Oneness come to us in which the holiness of the world is recognized, acknowledged and deeply appreciated.