Thursday, October 14, 2021

The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.




Miracles transcend the body. They are sudden shifts into invisibility, away from the bodily level. That is why they heal. T-1.1.17:1-3


A miracle is the shift in perception from the world of the ego to the world of the Spirit. The body is the creation of the ego. The body is constantly changing. It is not a permanent thing and in that sense it isn’t real. The miracle shifts our perception into the realm of the felt but unseen. Miracles are not concerned with bodily and physical things. Miracles are about Love which puts faith in the unseen, the intangible.


In Alcoholic Anonymous it is suggested, in step eleven, that we improve our conscious contact with God through prayer and meditation. This conscious contact has to do more with the heart than the head.


In Unitarian Universalism we covenant together to affirm and promote the respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part. This respect is an appreciation of the systemic whole which is greater than the sum of its parts. This respect for the systemic whole takes our awareness from the physicality of the parts to an awareness and appreciation of something greater that imbues the parts with connection and disregards their separation and division. This wholeness, holiness, heals what was divided and broken.


Today, it is suggested that we stop separating and dividing and instead apprehend the healing wholes of which things are apart. This understanding of ever ascending wholeness takes us to our Transcendent Source and is immensely healing. Some call this awareness a “miracle.”


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