Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Heaven on earth......really?

And here comes the clincher on this discussion of discerning and living God's will or Life's will from ACIM. "Blessed are you who learn that to hear the Will of your Father is to know your own. For it is your will to be like Him, Whose Will it is that it be so. God's Will is that His Son is one, and united with Him in His Oneness. That is why healing is the beginning of the recognition that your will is His." T-11.I.11:6-9

St. Paul says in his letter to the Corinthians that if God is with you who can be against you? You and God are a dynamic duo. And yet St. Paul is a bit misleading because you and God were never apart, only your ego would have you think that because your ego wanted to do things itself and so it denied your radical dependence on Life for your very existence.

The ego is a sneaky devil, it really is. It leads us astray in our willfulness. We all are a part of this thing called Life whatever it is, however we can awkwardly describe it. And our destiny, our fate is to be alive as long as Life allows it and we will it. It is indeed a great blessing to discern God's will  and to know it as our own. Therein lies great peace and heaven on earth.

We Unitarian Universalists approach this peace when we recognize, acknowledge, and appreciate the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

1 comment:

  1. As a psychotherapist it is not my job to talk about religion with people, but it is my job to help people with their spirituality. When people are lost, bereft, anxious, depressed sometimes, when the time is right, I will ask them "Who is it that you think God wants you to become? What is it that God wants you be doing with your life?" I have never had anyone object to these questions as being inappropriate or out of line. People intuitively sense the wisdom in them. Even if athetist I will change the world God to the word Life and ask them, "Who is it that Life is calling you to become?" What do you think you were born to do?" At a simpler level we can ask, "What is it that matters the most to you in your life?" and "What makes you the happiest?" These are terribly important questions which people has a sense of or they stimulate some reflective questioning. At this time of year, I also ask, "What are you most grateful for at this time of year?" Everyone, at least in therapy, has an answer to this question even if it is hard sometimes for them to articulate it.

    My answer to the question of what I am most grateful for this year is to be able to continue to do the work I do helping other people in the process of which I help myself.

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