Notes from Sunday Lesson of November 18 Grateful Compassion
Feeling chuffed to be of good heart.
One spiritual practice of grateful compassion could be
- Find someone to practice with
- Find some suffering/distress/unhappiness
- Ask what could I do to alleviate this?
- Take some action
- Throw money
- Express empathy using words.
- Silent empathy: show up be there.
- Cultivate the chuff, jump on the joyful, go for the grateful about having the opportunity to express your compassion and have it received.
Notes from Sunday Lesson of November 11 Sympathy for the Devil
Lessons in Truth by H. Emilie Cady
God is the name we give to that unchangeable, inexorable principle at the source of all existence. … There is no limit to the Source of our being, nor to Her willingness to manifest more of Herself through us. The only limit is in our knowledge of how to draw from the fountain.
The four classic denials.
There is no evil.
There is no absence of life, substance, or intelligence anywhere.
Pain, sickness, poverty, old age, and death cannot master me, for they are not real.
There is nothing in all the universe for me to fear, for greater is She that is within me than she that is in the world.
A Course In Miracles
Lesson 193: All things are lessons God would have me learn.
These are the lessons God would have you learn. Her Will reflects them all, and they reflect Her loving kindness to the daughter she loves. Each lesson has a central thought, the same in all of them. The form alone is changed, with different circumstances and events; with different characters and different themes, apparent but not real. They are the same in fundamental content. It is this:
Forgive, and you will see this differently.
Certain it is that all distress does not appear to be but unforgiveness. Yet that is the content underneath the form. It is this sameness which makes learning sure, because the lesson is so simple that it cannot be rejected in the end. No one can hide forever from a truth so very obvious that it appears in countless forms, and yet is recognized as easily in all of them, if one but wants to see the simple lesson there.
Here are two links for the lesson on Boredom!
Remember to let the light into your life by NOT SCHEDULING EVERY MINUTE and Letting your mind wander. How will Spirit speak if you are constantly occupied?
Create your wings.
Did you get a photograph of you as an aspect of Divinity? Go to UCDM FB page here
And come to the sanctuary, take your photo and post it to our FB page.
The School for Breathing ~ Cynthia Leveque
The school for breathing is in the ocean,
A green lit, salty, swirling circle.
The students swim around the whales and listen to them sing.
They try to practice in the water
and make strange faces while laughing.
Perplexing change from water to air…
Why alter gills to lungs?
This is the mystery of becoming.
The school for breathing is in the ocean.
The school for flying is on the land.
This week let us CHOOSE TO find inspiration for the people you are with and be inspiration for the people you are with.
Be inspiration for your own treasured self, because just as in ancient Greece there is a god traveling disguised as a human.
HealingAugust 12 Notes from the lesson: You are an Energy Healer
August 5 Notes from the lesson: Holding Hands With Strangers
I believe it is critical to heal the divide in ourselves and in our society. One of my heroes is Brene Brown, PhD. LMSW, who writes this: Spirituality is recognizing and celebrating that we are all inextricably connected to each other by a power greater than all of us, and that our connection to that power and to one another is grounded in love and compassion. And in her book, Braving the Wilderness, she gives us these four things to do. Read the book! In the meantime...
People are hard to hate close up. Move in
Speak truth to bullshit. Be civil.
Hold hands with strangers.
Strong back. Soft front. Wild heart.
Ways to choose gratitude--
1. Spend time with other people.
2. Appreciate what you’ve got.
3. Show up for your village, team, family, small group.
4. Practice intentional trust.
5. Choose what matters: the meaning of your work, the greater and higher purpose that underlies your spiritual journey.
6. Daditude teaches us to give thanks for the lift of grace/goodness/help for the journey
7. Use the toolkits/ follow the advice of the master teachers.
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