Wednesday, August 23, 2023

How are our souls doing?

Sickness and death seemed to enter the mind of God’s Son against His Will. The “attack on God” made His Son think he was Fatherless, and out of his depression he made the god of depression. This was his alternative to joy, because he would not accept the fact that, although he was a creator, he had been created. Yet the Son is helpless without the Father, Who alone is his Help. T-10.V.4:1-4

Schucman, Dr. Helen. A Course in Miracles (p. 349). Foundation for Inner Peace. Kindle Edition. 

So we think we are the authors of our own life. We all know where babies come from. We are usually joyous at the birth of a body. But what about the soul that is incarnated in that body whose manifestation grows as experience in the body is obtained? This soul can become more aware or depressed. There is a difference between growing old and growing up. All bodies grow old but not all souls grow up. The ego focuses mainly on bodies and is threatened by the soul because as the soul becomes more aware, the ego diminishes and is eliminated.

In Unitarian Universalism some of us join together to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person. Inherent worth and dignity comes from the soul not the body.

What condition is your condition in? When we say we need to “get into shape” we usually are referring to the condition of our body. What shape is our soul in? To what extent do we explore the awareness of our Higher self as distinguished from our ego selves? What is that part of us that can observe our cognitive, affective, psychological, social, physical, and spiritual functioning? Are we living examined lives? If so, how is our soul doing?

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