Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Searching for the Kingdom Of God

Decision cannot be difficult. This is obvious, if you realize that you must already have decided not to be wholly joyous if that is how you feel. Therefore, the first step in the undoing is to recognize that you actively decided wrongly, but can as actively decide otherwise. Be very firm with yourself in this, and keep yourself fully aware that the undoing process, which does not come from you, is nevertheless within you because God placed it there. Your part is merely to return your thinking to the point at which the error was made, and give it over to the Atonement in peace. T-5.VII.6:1-5

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

This is a challenging passage for most people. We are born into a society which socializes and conditions us to think in terms of the world of the ego. It dawns on us at some point that there is a better way to live our lives because we are not happy following the teachings of the ego. The dawning initiates the search for truth and meaning which goes much more satisfyingly and fulfillingly if we ask the Holy Spirit to help us. Part of this process is to become aware of where our thinking went wrong and then to turn it over to what the Course calls the Atonement which is the healing of the separation and in AA they call “Higher Power.”

In Unitarian Universalism we covenant together to affirm and promote the free and responsible search for truth and meaning and to accept one another and encourage each other’s spiritual growth.

Today it is suggested that we turn over our attachments to the things of the world of the ego and ask the Holy Spirit to help us in our search for the Kingdom of God

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