Monday, December 27, 2021

We are extensions of God’s unconditional love not creatures of our own making.

All fear is ultimately reducible to the basic misperception that you have the ability to usurp the power of God. Of course, you neither can nor have been able to do this. Here is the real basis for your escape from fear. The escape is brought about by your acceptance of the Atonement, which enables you to realize that your errors never really occurred. T-II.I.4:1-4 A Course In Miracles

Deep down all human beings feel inadequate and defective because they know that their ego is not real. It is all pretend. Their ego is not who they are. It is this ignorance of who they really are  that gives rise to anxiety, the most frequently diagnosed mental disorder in the United States today. People medicate in an attempt to minimize if not eliminate this anxiety. The anxiety is a spiritual problem not a psychological and medical one so the attempt to medicate it while it can temporarily diminish the distress does not heal.

In Alcoholics Anonymous it is suggested, in step three, that we make a decision to turn our willfulness over to our Higher Power. Step three is after step one where we recognize that our lives are unmanageable because we have thought we can make ourselves better all by ourselves.

In Unitarian Universalism we covenant together to accept one another as we truly are and encourage our spiritual development.

Today, it is suggested that we rise above fear by realizing that we are the perfect extensions of God’s unconditional love and not a creature of our own making.

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