Sunday, August 20, 2023

What makes you tick?

The rituals of the god of sickness are strange and very demanding. Joy is never permitted, for depression is the sign of allegiance to him. Depression means that you have forsworn God. Many are afraid of blasphemy, but they do not understand what it means. They do not realize that to deny God is to deny their own Identity, and in this sense the wages of sin is death. The sense is very literal; denial of life perceives its opposite, as all forms of denial replace what is with what is not. No one can really do this, but that you can think you can and believe you have is beyond dispute. T-10.V.1:1-7

Schucman, Dr. Helen. A Course in Miracles (p. 348). Foundation for Inner Peace. Kindle Edition. 

The ego is so stupid. It attempts the impossible which is to get the person to deny their Transcendent Source. How can a person be made out of nothing? How stupid does the ego  think we are? We are an extension of our Transcendent Source and to deny our TS is to deny our very self. Now that is depressing.  We think we can deny our TS and author our own existence but this is impossible and to think we could do this is just stupid.

In Unitarian Universalism some of us join together to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person which is a very wise appraisal. UUs know whence they have been created and to where they return from their free and responsible search for truth and meaning.

The first skill in spiritual intelligence according to Cindy Wigglesworth in her book The Twenty One Skills Of Spiritual Intelligence is “awareness of one's own world view.” Do you know what makes you tick? Do you understand the social, psychological, biological and spiritual factors that have contributed to your consciousness? Some people are much more self aware than others. What are the resources that contribute to your self awareness on a daily basis and have helped you become self aware throughout the course of your life? Name them and share your awareness with another human being.

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