Showing posts with label reality. Show all posts
Showing posts with label reality. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

A Course In Miracles and Unitarian Universalism - What is your reality?

T-21.V.2. Reality needs no cooperation from you to be itself. But your awareness of it needs your help, because it is your choice.

Listen to what the ego says, and see what it directs you see, and it is sure that you will see yourself as tiny, vulnerable and afraid. You will experience depression, a sense of worthlessness, and feelings of impermanence and unreality. You will believe that you are helpless prey to forces far beyond your own control, and far more powerful than you. And you will think the world you made directs your destiny. For this will be your faith. 

But never believe because it is your faith it makes reality.

A Course in Miracles . Foundation for Inner Peace. p456


Unitarian Universalists covenant together to affirm and promote the free and responsible search for truth and meaning and where does this search take them? Of what do they become aware? Is it a further exploration of the world of the ego, or is it an exploration of the world of Spirit?

Does the exploration for truth and meaning take them down a linear, reductionistic path of further divisiveness and separation  or does it take them to a systemic awareness of the interdependence of existence?

God is the Oneness of which we are all a part and UUs affirm and promote the respect for the interdenpendent web of existence.

If you believe you are a victim of circumstances something is wrong. You are on the wrong path. When you can forgive the circumstances and rise above them and become aware of your holiness being part of the whole, joy and peace arise and in this joy and peace is where your awareness can abide.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Are you in right relationship with reality?

The Rev. Dr. Marlan Lavanhar gave a wonderful sermon on 08/26/18 entitled, Love and Evolution which is well worth watching. You can access it by clicking here.

Here is a snippet of how it starts with a definition of "reality." The fourth principle of Unitarian Univeralism is to affirm and promote the free and responsible search for truth and meaning. This is not post modern "truth," meaning that it can be whatever people in power says it is. "Truth" is based in reality. It is incumbent on us as a religious loving people to be in right relationship with reality.

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