You did it again! Just as you have done it each Sunday, you did it! You did it the first day that I walked into this spiritual community as a congregant and you did it all the years before that. You did it not only because it is what you do, rather because it’s who you are.
You greeted and welcomed The Tribe Princess, Tyler, Felix, Michael, and Jessie, our guests from The Chickasaw Nation, in a magnificent way. You welcomed and embraced them to share their music, their dance, and their chants. You welcomed them in a way that expanded their already open hearts to receive the love, the kindness, and the joy that you always share. Yes, you did it.
You created a space of authenticity, and genuine acceptance of the spiritual practice of our new friends in such a way that Jessie was moved to share a deeply personal story. His story had not been told since his mother made her transition twenty years ago. Jesse shared the story of his mother, her transition from this earth to her next journey, and his experience after her passing. The beautiful friends that traveled with Jesse had never heard this story and were moved to tears. Many were moved to tears to hear of the tender love and great respect of son for mother.
What happened in our loving spiritual community Sunday was profound. Each of you showed up and shared of yourselves in a way that created a sacred safe place for Jesse to share. And share he did, from deep within his heart. It was in that sharing that we were all blessed beyond measure. It was in that sharing that we each felt and heard the depth of spiritual experiences for Jesse. It was in that sharing that each of us became consciously aware of our oneness. In her book "Daring Greatly", Brene' Brown states that we all seek to feel connected and worthy of love. Sunday, you created as safe place for all to connect and not only feel worthy of love, but to also receive and give love.
You did it, and I am so grateful that this is how you, we, as a spiritual community move in this world. This is truly the way we live our fifth Unity principle:
Knowing and understanding the laws of life, also called Truth, are
not enough. A person must also live the Truth that he or she knows.
Sunday, we will enjoy a casual conversation about The Five Principles of Unity. Please join us at 11:00 for amazing music with Tommy, Rachel, and Bob and engaging dialogue about our beliefs and principles.
You know, it really isn’t the same without you!