Thursday, October 21, 2021

Come clean and into the light.

Miracles are associated with fear only because of the belief that darkness can hide. You believe that what your physical eyes cannot see does not exist. This leads to a denial of spiritual sight. T-1.1.22: 1-3

The opposite of love is fear. What is it that we are so afraid of? We fear God’s wrath because of our separation from God into the world of the ego. Like Adam and Eve, we hide in the Garden after eating the apple from the tree of knowledge fearing that it is only a matter of time before God finds out what we have done and punishes us for abandoning God. We think that if we can keep God in the dark about what we have done, we are safe from punishment. After a while we even forget that we are hiding from God. We think that what is not seen doesn’t exist. Silly us. How naive. How innocent.

In Alcoholic Anonymous, in step four, it is suggested that we do a fearless moral inventory of all the shit we have pulled. Notice that the suggestion states that our moral inventory should be “fearless.” It is suggested that we give up the fear so we can become aware of the Love which is our natural inheritance.

In Unitarian Universalism we join together to affirm and promote the free and responsible search for truth and meaning. Notice that the principle states that our search for truth and meaning should be “responsible”. Being responsible means that we do not allow fears to stand in the way of our search.

Today, it is suggested that we drop the fear, stop hiding in the darkness, and come clean into the light. This coming clean and into the light enables spiritual sight because we have left the world of the ego for the world of the mirac

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