Monday, December 6, 2021

Let go and let God.

Holiness can never be really hidden in darkness, but you can deceive yourself about it. This deception makes you fearful because you realize in your heart it is a deception, and you exert enormous efforts to establish its reality. T-1.IV.2.:1-2

A Course in Miracles . Foundation for Inner Peace. Kindle Edition. 

Anxiety disorders are the most frequently diagnosed psychiatric disorders in the United States. Why would this be? There are many factors which contribute to anxiety disorders but perhaps the major one is self deception. There is a fear to look within because of deep seated shame. People create a facade, an avatar, a false self which is pretentious and then wonder why they are fearful of being exposed, of the truth coming to light.

People increasingly in our culture deal with this anxiety with chemicals, prescribed by doctors, and unprescribed obtained over the counter or from the street. The use of chemicals is magic employed to manage a spiritual problem.

In Alcoholic Anonymous it is suggested in the first three steps that we admit our lives are unmanageable and that we turn our willfulness over to our Higher Power.

In Unitarian Universalism we join together to affirm and promote the free and responsible search for truth and meaning which takes us within exploring the truth about ourselves.

Today, take a few minutes to consider your secrets and what contributes to your keeping these things about yourself and your life hidden. Consider telling your secrets to someone you trust and as they say in AA, “Let go and let God.”

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