Friday, September 21, 2018
Once a person has awakened, gained cosmic consciousness, some might think that such people have a hard time living in the real world. These enlightened beings may seem other worldly, uninvolved, air headed, and some might even mock them or ridicule them for not being in touch with reality.
At first, especially after turmoil, and the dust settles, the awakened person may find it awkward to live on the path of the ego. The things of the world on the path of the ego have no meaning for the awakened person any more. The things on the path of the ego have become inconsequential, but the awakened person can still manage them, use them, interact with them, but in a non attached way. The things on the path of the ego for an awakened person are simply illusions of daily life that have no importance.
The awakened person develops what psychologists call a "well integrated personality." The person lives in the present and simply does what needs to be done. "Chop wood; carry water," as the Buddhists say. Laundry is simply laundry.
The awakened person does not live with drama, fear, control, or grasping. The awakened person simply is and does life as is needed and no more. For the awakened person, life becomes easier. There is no hurry, no stress, only an attitude of mind which allows for the smelling of the roses.
Do you know such people who live in peace, centered, calm in the storm? Now days this presence of mind is called mindfulness. An awakened person is centered and able to maintain his/her centeredness even in the face of challenge and provocation.
At UUAWOL ministries we help people become holy (wholy) by covenanting with them to follow the seven principles of Unitarian Univeralism. The covenanting brings great peace and contentment. With the development of this state of being, the whole world is sanctified.
Sunday, August 12, 2018
This mission contributes to the formation of several goals. The first goal is to develop a methodology, a strategy, for developing sainthood among members of the covenant.
A possible methodology is threefold: to educate by providing information, to train by providing practice in skills, and to clarify by articulating values about what behaviors should be chosen for a good life to be enjoyed. This methodology will be applied to the development of sainthood by focusing on the seven principles of Unitarian Universalism.
Using this methodology there will be requirements that will have to be met to demonstrate mastery of the knowledge, skills, and values necessary for the holy enactment of the principle under focus.
There are many roads to Rome, and may ways to skin a cat. There are many paths up various sides of the mountain to attain the peak of awakening. The method outlined is but one way being offered for your consideration.
If you have further ideas about the creation of a methodology for sainthood please share them with us in the comments.
Saturday, August 11, 2018
The mission of Unitarian Universalism: A Way Of Life ministries is to sanctify the world by facilitating the development of sainthood among its members through engagement in a covenantal relationship based on UU's seven principles.
Sainthood is holiness. Sainthood has many components of holiness. The components of sainthood are honesty, empathy (sometimes called compassion), kindness, awareness, peace, and joy. The overriding component of sainthood is the abiding faith in Spirit and the eradication of the ego.
Sainthood is a state of being described as "awakened" or some use the word "enlightened". The saint has tuned into their innate divinity which is experienced as Oneness with the All. The saint has removed the blocks and obstacles to their awareness of Love's presence which is our natural inheritance. The saint is realized, no longer sleep walking through the ego plane.
Unitarian Univeralism helps people achieve sainthood by providing an opportunity for participation in a covenant to affirm and promote seven basic principles the most important of which is the love of the interdependent web in which we all exist and participate sometimes with awareness and most often without awareness because we think our separation as egos from the interdependent web is real. Unitarian Universalism encourages us to covenant together to reflect on the error of our belief in the separation and to remind us of our dependence on the ground of our being.
The calling of embarking on a life as a participant in, and contributor to UUAWOL ministries, is challenging. All are called but few listen and respond. How about you? Will you join the UUAWOL ministry?
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
The first step in answering the question about membership in UUAWOL ministries is studying and applying the seven UU covenantal principles in one's life. The product of this study and application will be a written and/or oral description of the course of study and application, the results and benefits accrued, and demonstration of the understanding of the seven principles and how they can be enacted in personal and communal life. This paper and/or interview will be provided to a committee of three current members of the ministry who will decide on acceptance, or require further study and application for acceptance.
The second step to membership is the public vow of commitment to the covenant.
The third step to membership is enacting a role in the ministry which will uplift, encourage, and contribute to the mission of the ministry in an effective and satisfying way. This involves a commitment of time, talent, and treasure to the operation of the ministry.
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Unitarian Univeralism: A Way Of Life Ministries is seeking to convert lapsed UUs, the "nones," people disaffected from other faiths, and agnostics and atheists to enthusiastic, joyful participants in the UU covenant.
The UU covenant has much to offer a weary and beleaguered world. The UU covenant offers peace, joy, fulfillment, and Truth (capital T).
Will you join us in our ministry?
UU A Way of Life ministries needs your time, talent, and treasure.
Take a minute and consider how you can help extend our covenant to the world. We'd love to read your ideas either in the comments below or send them to me at email@example.com.