This Sunday, July 26th at 10:00 am EDT
“Finding Refuge in the Shade”
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Points to Remember
Sunday July 26, 2020: Finding Refuge in the Shade
When life heats up, we might also take refuge in the internal place in the shade – otherwise known as our shadow side.
Robert Bly, A Little Book on the Human Shadow: We are each born into a 360-degree personality. As infants we expressed the full breadth of our human nature, all 360-degrees, without editing or censoring. As we grew up, however, we learned that certain slices of our 360-degree pie were unacceptable to the people around us.
In the Absolute, (Spirit) our experience is Oneness, there is no shadow, there is no darkness, there is only Light!
In the relative, (human/earthly) we experience two-ness, up and down, love and fear, joy and sorrow, good and bad, happiness and sadness, peace and anger, and light and dark.
Rev. Laurie Boyd, Dark Matters: Discovering Wholeness in the Shadows: “… if we learn to accept the darkness, to engage it in dialogue and to use it as a tool for our spiritual growth … we learn that darkness is not the enemy of light, but simply the other half of light. We learn that our goal is not light, but wholeness. We learn that true spiritual wholeness is not a denial of the dark side of ourselves but rather an embracing of both our inner light and our inner darkness into an integrated, healthy, transcendent whole.”
Matthew 13:33 “The kingdom of heaven is like leaven that a woman took and hid it in three measures of flour until all of it was leavened.”
Perhaps, in this parable, Jesus is guiding us to accept, reclaim, and integrate ALL parts of ourselves, even those that we have labeled impure or unacceptable (the flour). The three measures of flour (body, mind and Spirit,) suggest that integrating and bringing light (the leaven) to all parts of ourselves acknowledges those parts as the catalyst that allows us to rise and be transformed.
Ernest Holmes, The Science of Mind, p. 405: “Since we cannot contract the Absolute we shall have to expand the relative.”
Brené Brown, Daring Greatly p. 60: “Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.”
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Join us afterward for “Coffee Hour” and connecting with each other via Zoom: Please refer to our bi-weekly church email for the details on accessing services via Zoom. Thank you.
At the end of the Services, on both Wednesdays and Sundays, the Zoom audio and video will be opened up to all who would like to connect with one another. As we do, it can feel a lot like when we interact in the Lobby after a Service. Know that, for those who choose, you can merely observe and not be seen or heard. We hope you will join us online this Sunday at 10:00 a.m. (Zoom will be used after the main service on Sundays, for a time to connect and have a virtual “Coffee Hour.”)
In Spiritual Unity, Revs Ron, Eileen and Lenore, Ministers, Spiritual Life Center
Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday: Guided Meditation | Virtual Prayer Service
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Virtual Prayer Circle
In addition to the Sunday Service online, a 7:00 p.m. Wednesdays we will rotate between a Guided Meditation | Virtual Prayer Circle and a Spritual Variety Program of events.
Join us any Wednesday evening for a program of a variety of events, or guided meditation and other events.
Wednesday evenings are a wonderful opportunity to connect with one another while enjoying a variety of events.
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