Thursday, September 15, 2022

Do you believe in Life?

How else can you find joy in a joyless place except by realizing that you are not there? You cannot be anywhere God did not put you, and God created you as part of Him. That is both where you are and what you are. It is completely unalterable. It is total inclusion. You cannot change it now or ever. It is forever true. It is not a belief, but a Fact. Anything that God created is as true as He is. Its truth lies only in its perfect inclusion in Him Who alone is perfect. To deny this is to deny yourself and Him, since it is impossible to accept one without the other.T-6.II.6:1-11

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

Reading this paragraph several times, it finally made me laugh. When Adam and Eve ate the fruit from the tree of knowledge in the Garden of Eden they separated themselves from the Oneness of their Transcendent Source and created the world of the ego. 

In our pride we think that we are separate from our Transcendent Source but how could this truly be? The animating force we call “life” is still the basis for our existence and self awareness. Neale Donald Walsch says if you don’t like the word “God” substitute the word “life.” A person can say “I don’t believe in God.”. But they can’t say with their heart pumping and their lungs breathing “I don’t believe in life.”

In Unitarian Universalism some of us join together to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person. In doing so we recognize and acknowledge the Transcendent Source which animates their very existence.

Today it is suggested that we take some time to set our egos aside and reflect on our Transcendent Source that animates our very existence.

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