Living in Spirit

It’s not the actions that are troublesome, it’s the thoughts behind the actions. For it is from our thoughts that all events spring forth into the physical, appearing here as incidents, people, movements, objects, energy and more. When major themes that are in race mind, spring forth and are externalized, then we are able to discern more clearly the impact of holding troublesome thoughts. 

This spiritual Truth is readily apparent in today’s politics. Our thoughts, which include our beliefs, our self-definition and our definition of “others,” are the filters through with we perceive, and interpret, the world around us. 

This Sunday, March 5th, we begin a talk series based on Wayne Dyer’s book “Inspiration: Your Ultimate Calling.” Dyer discusses how having a spiritual perspective aids in navigating our world of matter. 

We recall the opening of the famous poem “If” by Rudyard Kipling: “If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you…” The following are based on Wayne Dyer’s suggestions for remaining centered in Spirit when all those around you are losing their heads: 

Seeing this physical world as an illusion ironically allows you to enjoy it more and stay inspired. Practice laughing at the importance that you and so many people place on everyday circumstances. 

When others attempt to seduce you into feeling bad, guilty, worried, fearful, or anything that isn’t of Spirit, practice stepping outside of yourself and becoming the observer to all things transitory, which is your entire world. Repeat sentiments such as “This isn’t mine,” or “I refuse to own this.” 

Become conscious of all thoughts that aren’t aligned with Spirit and make a silent effort to shift away from judgment and fear.  

Dedicate your life to something that reflects an awareness of your Divinity. You are greatness personified, a resident genius and a creative master—regardless of anyone’s opinion. 

You are always welcome at USC, where we recognize your Divinity and your awesomeness! 

Richest blessings, 
Rev. Carla