August 7, 2016 – Treasures from the Shadow

Rev. Sheila Gautreaux, L.U.T.
“Treasures From The Shadow”

From Debbie Ford, one of my teachers:
“The shadow contains all the parts of ourselves that we try to hide, deny or suppress… Most of us expend huge amounts of energy …to hide our bad qualities from those around us – even from ourselves.
The result of turning our backs on our dark side? A life that slips by only half lived. Dreams … never realized…lay buried… Until we make peace with our shadow we will continue to be at war with ourselves…What we resist persists …Until we take back our power and forgive ourselves for being human we will attract people who push our buttons… All we have to do is look at how the outer world treats us. If we’re not getting the respect, love and appreciation we desire from the outer world, it’s more than likely we aren’t giving these things to ourselves… The whole world is a mirror of our own consciousness, and when we make peace with the disowned aspects of ourselves, we make peace with the world.”

We are on the threshold of a quantum shift in consciousness. What comes up to be revealed comes up to be healed. 90% of our shadow is formed between the ages of 7 to 10 from what we heard or thought we heard. “Don’t be so selfish.” “That other kid is always so kind. He shares his toys.” We hear the difference and want to be unselfish and so we give our selfs away. There is resentment underneath. We are whole; there are times to give to others and times to give to self. The law of the universe is giving and receiving. This means loving our shadows. It gives us balance. It is not selfish but self-full. There is good buried within.

A young fellow told me he was 8 when he was introduced to violence. His life became violence and drugs until he got his teenage girlfriend pregnant. Then he knew he had to bring peace into his life. He found balance becoming a pro in martial arts. Another person this morning said she wakes up with her shadow every morning and pretty much goes through the day in it. It is a method of protection, but becomes so uncomfortable we project it on others. So remember, when you’re pointing you finger at someone, the other 3 fingers are pointing back at you. We have to own it, recognize it’s part of us. As we take ownership of what is expressed it disappears. In the 23rd psalm the Death in the Valley is that stuff. It does not want to be denied. It seeks recognition. But we can heal.

The steps for healing are IAAAFLC (not the Aflac duck; refer to the handout attached). I is for inventory of the stuff we’ve buried. A is assessment, where it came from; how it started. The next A is acceptance; then A for appreciate it, bring self care in. F for forgive. Forgive it, forgive yourself, your parents, siblings. They did the best that they could at the time. L: love. I can’t expect you to love me if I don’t. C is compassion for your shadow, your self, for the expression of it in today’s world. They’re doing the best they can with what they have. If they knew better they’d do better.

We are close to 1% of the world population being at the higher level (the critical mass). We are created in the image and likeness of that which created the world! We can do it!

I love and accept myself just the way I am in all my Power and Magnificence! I love and accept myself just the way I am in all my Power and Magnificence! I love and accept myself just the way I am in all my Power and Magnificence!

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August 7, 2016 – Treasures from the Shadow

Rev. Sheila Gautreaux, L.U.T.
“Treasures from the Shadow”

From Debbie Ford, one of my teachers:
“The shadow contains all the parts of ourselves that we try to hide, deny or suppress… Most of us expend huge amounts of energy …to hide our bad qualities from those around us – even from ourselves.

The result of turning our backs on our dark side? A life that slips by only half lived. Dreams … never realized…lay buried… Until we make peace with our shadow we will continue to be at war with ourselves…What we resist persists …Until we take back our power and forgive ourselves for being human we will attract people who push our buttons… All we have to do is look at how the outer world treats us. If we’re not getting the respect, love and appreciation we desire from the outer world, it’s more than likely we aren’t giving these things to ourselves… The whole world is a mirror of our own consciousness, and when we make peace with the disowned aspects of ourselves, we make peace with the world.”

We are on the threshold of a quantum shift in consciousness. What comes up to be revealed comes up to be healed. 90% of our shadow is formed between the ages of 7 to 10 from what we heard or thought we heard. “Don’t be so selfish.” “That other kid is always so kind. He shares his toys.” We hear the difference and want to be unselfish and so we give our selfs away. There is resentment underneath. We are whole; there are times to give to others and times to give to self. The law of the universe is giving and receiving. This means loving our shadows. It gives us balance. It is not selfish but self-full. There is good buried within.

A young fellow told me he was 8 when he was introduced to violence. His life became violence and drugs until he got his teenage girlfriend pregnant. Then he knew he had to bring peace into his life. He found balance becoming a pro in martial arts. Another person this morning said she wakes up with her shadow every morning and pretty much goes through the day in it. It is a method of protection, but becomes so uncomfortable we project it on others. So remember, when you’re pointing you finger at someone, the other 3 fingers are pointing back at you. We have to own it, recognize it’s part of us. As we take ownership of what is expressed it disappears. In the 23rd psalm the Death in the Valley is that stuff. It does not want to be denied. It seeks recognition. But we can heal.

The steps for healing are IAAAFLC (not the Aflac duck; refer to the handout attached). I is for inventory of the stuff we’ve buried. A is assessment, where it came from; how it started. The next A is acceptance; then A for appreciate it, bring self care in. F for forgive. Forgive it, forgive yourself, your parents, siblings. They did the best that they could at the time. L: love. I can’t expect you to love me if I don’t. C is compassion for your shadow, your self, for the expression of it in today’s world. They’re doing the best they can with what they have. If they knew better they’d do better.

We are close to 1% of the world population being at the higher level (the critical mass). We are created in the image and likeness of that which created the world! We can do it!

I love and accept myself just the way I am in all my Power and Magnificence! I love and accept myself just the way I am in all my Power and Magnificence! I love and accept myself just the way I am in all my Power and Magnificence!

January 3, 2016 – A New Way to a New Creation

Rev. David McArthur
A New Way To A New Creation

We are at the most amazing time for the unfolding of spiritual awareness of all mankind. It is a time of higher energy, a time to step up to a higher level. Emily Cady said to affirm the good you desire. “Desire in the heart is always God tapping at the door of your consciousness with his infinite supply… The thing you desire…has already been started towards you…and it is the first little approach of the thing itself striking you that makes you desire it…” It has been given and your desire is awakening to it.

Jesus said, “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:” But in Taoism, Lao Tzu says, “Desires wither the heart.” Does this mean, “Don’t ask”? Are Jesus and Lao Tzu having an argument? For ages we suppressed our feeling nature because we didn’t know the difference between heart emotions and those initiated by the brain. I believe Lao Tzu was referring to the ego-based desires. My understanding is Jesus spoke of the heart asking, not the head.

The consciousness we have grown into is enough for this moment. But never be satisfied—why stop now? You are limited only by your capacity to understand. We have grown in our capacity and we have grown as a group consciousness.

What are the things we ask for? More money? That’s ok. But the desire for money is usually for the empowerment it provides to do what we came here for. Is it for health? Well, let’s get well and get on with what we came to do. Is it for a better relationship? Are you spending all your energy on a poor relationship? Harmony supports us.

The head’s desire is to have something come TO you; the heart’s desire is to have something come THROUGH you. I had always wanted to share the power of the discoveries of HeartMath at the large gatherings of Unity leaders, but Unity ministers are not asked to be keynote speakers at any of those. So I went deeper in my heart to ask what do I really want. It was a desire I could feel. I could feel it’s power! And  things just changed! The next year I was the keynote speaker! Receive the love already given. It blesses you.

How? Start with feeling love. You can always feel love for another. Hold them in that beautiful feeling. Now you’re deep in your heart. Step back and let that love be the divine love for you. It is right there without condition. Then ask what do I really really want? That love has infinite wisdom. It knows deeply and intimately the desire of your heart. The answer will be given. Say yes! It is a blessing which comes to you and through you. Unlimited blessings flow to me and through me! Right now we are open to unlimited blessings. It’s ok that they come to you. Unlimited blessings flow to me and through me!

You can have beauty, talent, and a comfortable life. It’s not so you can have “more than…” Unlimited blessings flow to me and through me! You can tell when you hit it right because it is really fun!

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January 3, 2016 – A New Way to a New Creation

Rev. David McArthur
A New Way To A New Creation

We are at the most amazing time for the unfolding of spiritual awareness of all mankind. It is a time of higher energy, a time to step up to a higher level. Emily Cady said to affirm the good you desire. “Desire in the heart is always God tapping at the door of your consciousness with his infinite supply… The thing you desire…has already been started towards you…and it is the first little approach of the thing itself striking you that makes you desire it…” It has been given and your desire is awakening to it.

Jesus said, “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:” But in Taoism, Lao Tzu says, “Desires wither the heart.” Does this mean, “Don’t ask”? Are Jesus and Lao Tzu having an argument? For ages we suppressed our feeling nature because we didn’t know the difference between heart emotions and those initiated by the brain. I believe Lao Tzu was referring to the ego-based desires. My understanding is Jesus spoke of the heart asking, not the head.

The consciousness we have grown into is enough for this moment. But never be satisfied—why stop now? You are limited only by your capacity to understand. We have grown in our capacity and we have grown as a group consciousness.

What are the things we ask for? More money? That’s ok. But the desire for money is usually for the empowerment it provides to do what we came here for. Is it for health? Well, let’s get well and get on with what we came to do. Is it for a better relationship? Are you spending all your energy on a poor relationship? Harmony supports us.

The head’s desire is to have something come TO you; the heart’s desire is to have something come THROUGH you. I had always wanted to share the power of the discoveries of HeartMath at the large gatherings of Unity leaders, but Unity ministers are not asked to be keynote speakers at any of those. So I went deeper in my heart to ask what do I really want. It was a desire I could feel. I could feel it’s power! And  things just changed! The next year I was the keynote speaker! Receive the love already given. It blesses you.

How? Start with feeling love. You can always feel love for another. Hold them in that beautiful feeling. Now you’re deep in your heart. Step back and let that love be the divine love for you. It is right there without condition. Then ask what do I really really want? That love has infinite wisdom. It knows deeply and intimately the desire of your heart. The answer will be given. Say yes! It is a blessing which comes to you and through you. Unlimited blessings flow to me and through me! Right now we are open to unlimited blessings. It’s ok that they come to you. Unlimited blessings flow to me and through me!

You can have beauty, talent, and a comfortable life. It’s not so you can have “more than…” Unlimited blessings flow to me and through me! You can tell when you hit it right because it is really fun!

January 3, 2016 – A New Way To A New Creation

Rev. David McArthur
A New Way To A New Creation

We are at the most amazing time for the unfoldment of spiritual awareness of all mankind. It is a time of higher energy, a time to step up to a higher level. Emily Cady said to affirm the good you desire. “Desire in the heart is always God tapping at the door of your consciousness with his infinite supply… The thing you desire…has already been started towards you…and it is the first little approach of the thing itself striking you that makes you desire it…” It has been given and your desire is awakening to it.

Jesus said, “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:” But in Taoism, Lao Tzu says, “Desires wither the heart.” Does this mean, “Don’t ask”? Are Jesus and Lao Tzu having an argument? For ages we suppressed our feeling nature because we didn’t know the difference between heart emotions and those initiated by the brain. I believe Lao Tzu was referring to the ego-based desires. My understanding is Jesus spoke of the heart asking, not the head.

The consciousness we have grown into is enough for this moment. But never be satisfied—why stop now? You are limited only by your capacity to understand. We have grown in our capacity and we have grown as a group consciousness.

What are the things we ask for? More money? That’s ok. But the desire for money is usually for the empowerment it provides to do what we came here for. Is it for health? Well, let’s get well and get on with what we came to do. Is it for a better relationship? Are you spending all your energy on a poor relationship? Harmony supports us.

The head’s desire is to have something come TO you; the heart’s desire is to have something come THROUGH you. I had always wanted to share the power of the discoveries of HeartMath at the large gatherings of Unity leaders, but Unity ministers are not asked to be keynote speakers at any of those. So I went deeper in my heart to ask what do I really want. It was a desire I could feel. I could feel it’s power! And  things just changed! The next year I was the keynote speaker! Receive the love already given. It blesses you.

How? Start with feeling love. You can always feel love for another. Hold them in that beautiful feeling. Now you’re deep in your heart. Step back and let that love be the divine love for you. It is right there without condition. Then ask what do I really really want? That love has infinite wisdom. It knows deeply and intimately the desire of your heart. The answer will be given. Say yes! It is a blessing which comes to you and through you. Unlimited blessings flow to me and through me! Right now we are open to unlimited blessings. It’s ok that they come to you. Unlimited blessings flow to me and through me!

You can have beauty, talent, and a comfortable life. It’s not so you can have “more than…” Unlimited blessings flow to me and through me! You can tell when you hit it right because it is really fun!

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December 20, 2015 – Creative Higher Consciousness

12/20/15  Rev. David McArthur
Creative Higher Consciousness

In this time we are consciously growing from the “eye for an eye” consciousness to a greater consciousness. I have studied the Edgar Cayce information on the Christmas story. I have no idea what really happened then and I do not say this is the way it was. Cayce said the Essenes had intentionally created a state of consciousness to bring in a soul capable of the change to the greater consciousness. They focused mind and body on a process of spiritual attunement. They trained their young women to be able to be the mother of the expected one. Mary started training at age 4, and by age 13 she was the most promising of the group.

One morning when Mary reached the top step of their temple, there was thunder and lightning and a halo of light illuminated her. Also in the halo was the Archangel Gabriel. He led Mary to the altar. I believe this is when she accepted God’s will, but it would be 4 more years until Mary fulfilled it. So Mary’s training intensified. She not only would be the mother but the first teacher of the one who would become the Christ.

Later, when Mary and Joseph were turned away from the inn, it was because the innkeeper felt they would not have any privacy there or be safe, as Essenes drew more attention from the officials. This shows me the story unfolded because of people’s choices and intentions, not because of intervention from a descending cloud. It is my experience that’s how consciousness enters the Earth.

Rick, at the young age of 38, passed just a few weeks before Christmas. The family made a small altar with his photo to keep his presence alive through the season he had so loved. Christmas Day was hard on the family. His mother was on the edge and she asked her husband to turn off the radio. But it wasn’t on! They couldn’t find anything playing in or outside the house. They traced it to his altar. It wasn’t traditional recordings, but Christmas-like beautiful, ethereal music. Then Rick’s Mom said, “We have to turn on the radio!” It was playing “I’ll be home for Christmas.” They realized there was a connection where they had felt only great separation, a connection created by their choices and desire to be connected. We create connection by the choices we make.

That’s why this Christmas is important. Every time we make a connection in the greater consciousness we contribute to the greater consciousness of all mankind. What we are creating is already in the hearts of everyone. It was best expressed when the angels sang, “On Earth, peace and good will to all!” It’s the peace we want to touch. Wouldn’t you like that? “On Earth, peace and good will to all!” When I think of the more than 1000 Unity churches around the world, and Silent Unity all wanting “On Earth, peace and good will to all!” Many millions of people all over the world are saying they want it. “On Earth, peace and good will to all!” In homes and synagogues and mosques (where they recite the 157 verses of the Koran which honor peace because they want it!)

It is time not to bring forth a being, but to bring forth a humanity that teaches and practices “On Earth, peace and good will to all!

December 20, 2015 – Creative Higher Consciousness

12/20/15  Rev. David McArthur
Creative Higher Consciousness

In this time we are consciously growing from the “eye for an eye” consciousness to a greater consciousness. I have studied the Edgar Cayce information on the Christmas story. I have no idea what really happened then and I do not say this is the way it was. Cayce said the Essenes had intentionally created a state of consciousness to bring in a soul capable of the change to the greater consciousness. They focused mind and body on a process of spiritual attunement. They trained their young women to be able to be the mother of the expected one. Mary started training at age 4, and by age 13 she was the most promising of the group.

One morning when Mary reached the top step of their temple, there was thunder and lightning and a halo of light illuminated her. Also in the halo was the Archangel Gabriel. He led Mary to the altar. I believe this is when she accepted God’s will, but it would be 4 more years until Mary fulfilled it. So Mary’s training intensified. She not only would be the mother but the first teacher of the one who would become the Christ.

Later, when Mary and Joseph were turned away from the inn, it was because the innkeeper felt they would not have any privacy there or be safe, as Essenes drew more attention from the officials. This shows me the story unfolded because of people’s choices and intentions, not because of intervention from a descending cloud. It is my experience that’s how consciousness enters the Earth.

Rick, at the young age of 38, passed just a few weeks before Christmas. The family made a small altar with his photo to keep his presence alive through the season he had so loved. Christmas Day was hard on the family. His mother was on the edge and she asked her husband to turn off the radio. But it wasn’t on! They couldn’t find anything playing in or outside the house. They traced it to his altar. It wasn’t traditional recordings, but Christmas-like beautiful, ethereal music. Then Rick’s Mom said, “We have to turn on the radio!” It was playing “I’ll be home for Christmas.” They realized there was a connection where they had felt only great separation, a connection created by their choices and desire to be connected. We create connection by the choices we make.

That’s why this Christmas is important. Every time we make a connection in the greater consciousness we contribute to the greater consciousness of all mankind. What we are creating is already in the hearts of everyone. It was best expressed when the angels sang, “On Earth, peace and good will to all!” It’s the peace we want to touch. Wouldn’t you like that? “On Earth, peace and good will to all!” When I think of the more than 1000 Unity churches around the world, and Silent Unity all wanting “On Earth, peace and good will to all!” Many millions of people all over the world are saying they want it. “On Earth, peace and good will to all!” In homes and synagogues and mosques (where they recite the 157 verses of the Koran which honor peace because they want it!)

It is time not to bring forth a being, but to bring forth a humanity that teaches and practices “On Earth, peace and good will to all!”

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November 1, 2015 – Focus On The Source, It Brings Understanding

11/01/15  Rev. David McArthur
Focus On The Source, It Brings Understanding

13.5 billion years ago the Singularity, the point of infinite density, expanded. (The Big Bang.) In that expansion is the evolution of the universe. On that little speck called Earth, evolution developed to where we began to gain knowledge and find out the laws that brought all this amazing stuff into being. I believe now there’s another level of evolution happening: our ability to know the source of all that. A description is found in the Gospel when Jesus took Peter, James and John up the mountain and appeared in light to them with Moses and Elijah, the Transfiguration. Moses=the law, i.e. gravity, chemistry, etc. Elijah, the flow of energy into creation and us; and Jesus, the incarnation of God expressive within each being. These are the symbols of the source, the divine presence. The symbols of our capacity to perceive the divine, are the three apostles. Peter=faith. James, the capacity for wisdom, to see the nature of this reality. And John, love, that beautiful harmonizing power within.

Karen’s son CJ, sixteen years old, lost his life. In extreme pain, she prayed, “Why? Why?” But then her prayers came from a different part of her being. “My soul cried out, ‘I need to know that he is all right!’” When she met her ex’s new wife in the driveway, his new wife said that she had to tell Karen something. That very morning, her five year old, CJ’s half brother, told her that CJ had come to him in a dream and told him to “please tell my mother I’m ok”!

I too did a lot of “why?” praying after I lost my first wife. I had to have a baby sitter for my one year old. The sitter’s little boy told her he saw a woman in their house, but he wasn’t afraid. His mother didn’t know what to think. One day they brought my daughter home and came into our house and the boy pointed to a picture of my dead wife and shouted, “That’s the woman!” This was not an answer of information, but of understanding, the response to my prayer which took me to my source.

Who we are is not limited to the forms we touch. I understood then that when we shift our awareness from the stuff in our universe to the source of it, there is an understanding, a beautiful flow to our need, our being, of understanding. After that we see life differently. Life is sacred. Not just forms, but joy, laughter, tears, discovery, confusion, loss—all is sacred—all is within what we call God.

God is my source. I experience the sacredness of life! What a beautiful thing to experience! God is my source. I experience the sacredness of life! The beautiful, the scary, the magnificent. God is my source. I experience the sacredness of life! What we find is that ALL of life is incredibly beautiful!

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November 1, 2015 – Focus On The Source, It Brings Understanding

11/01/15  Rev. David McArthur
Focus On The Source, It Brings Understanding

13.5 billion years ago the Singularity, the point of infinite density, expanded. (The Big Bang.) In that expansion is the evolution of the universe. On that little speck called Earth, evolution developed to where we began to gain knowledge and find out the laws that brought all this amazing stuff into being. I believe now there’s another level of evolution happening: our ability to know the source of all that. A description is found in the Gospel when Jesus took Peter, James and John up the mountain and appeared in light to them with Moses and Elijah, the Transfiguration. Moses=the law, i.e. gravity, chemistry, etc. Elijah, the flow of energy into creation and us; and Jesus, the incarnation of God expressive within each being. These are the symbols of the source, the divine presence. The symbols of our capacity to perceive the divine, are the three apostles. Peter=faith. James, the capacity for wisdom, to see the nature of this reality. And John, love, that beautiful harmonizing power within.

Karen’s son CJ, sixteen years old, lost his life. In extreme pain, she prayed, “Why? Why?” But then her prayers came from a different part of her being. “My soul cried out, ‘I need to know that he is all right!’” When she met her ex’s new wife in the driveway, his new wife said that she had to tell Karen something. That very morning, her five year old, CJ’s half brother, told her that CJ had come to him in a dream and told him to “please tell my mother I’m ok”!

I too did a lot of “why?” praying after I lost my first wife. I had to have a baby sitter for my one year old. The sitter’s little boy told her he saw a woman in their house, but he wasn’t afraid. His mother didn’t know what to think. One day they brought my daughter home and came into our house and the boy pointed to a picture of my dead wife and shouted, “That’s the woman!” This was not an answer of information, but of understanding, the response to my prayer which took me to my source.

Who we are is not limited to the forms we touch. I understood then that when we shift our awareness from the stuff in our universe to the source of it, there is an understanding, a beautiful flow to our need, our being, of understanding. After that we see life differently. Life is sacred. Not just forms, but joy, laughter, tears, discovery, confusion, loss—all is sacred—all is within what we call God.

God is my source. I experience the sacredness of life! What a beautiful thing to experience! God is my source. I experience the sacredness of life! The beautiful, the scary, the magnificent. God is my source. I experience the sacredness of life! What we find is that ALL of life is incredibly beautiful!

June 14, 2015 –The Future of Religion

06/14/15 Dr. Matthew Fox
The Future of Religion

Ancient as the home is the temple… as the workbench is the altar… Older than written language is spoken prayer; older than painting is the thought of a nameless one… diverse symbols represent that which stands beyond and within. Yet…heart communicates with heart. —“An Eternal Verity” by Waldemar Argow

The question of our time is where are we going with religion? Since the Age of Enlightenment, effectiveness is the measure of everything. But even Einstein said there are 2 powers of the human mind—intellect and intuition, and not to overvalue the intellectual.

Howard Thurman, a great mystic and the genius behind the Civil Rights movement, wrote, “man builds his little shelters …his little altars, and worships his little gods.” But ultimately, each is a human soul stripped to its substance before God.

Are our altars too little? The altar is an archetype; it’s a focusing device. What altar are we taught to worship at today? Wall Street rather than Main street? The altar of human anthropocentrism? In California we are rediscovering how sacred water is. Let us learn how not to take water for granted. Maybe there is only one sin—“taking for granted”. Do we worship at the altar of the divine feminine/sacred masculine or at the altar of the toxic masculine? Rigid sexual roles or of sexual preference?

Rene Descartes, the father of Western philosophy, threw out the philosophy of aesthetics and beauty, of art, music. Our societies are controlled by our reptilian brain. The reptilian brain is win/lose and power trips. But when you wrestle with an alligator, there’s only one winner.

Thomas Aquinas said the reason for the universe was joy—God’s and ours. —That the noblest aesthetic is joy. Do you worship at the altar of joy? Or at the altar of addiction? Society is very good at selling addiction—drugs, sex, shopping. The alternative is the god of freedom. Aquinas said that God is the artist of artists. Every artist loves his painting, every singer her song. How could God, artist of everything, hate anything?

Do you worship the god of comfort and couch-potato-itis? I don’t believe Jesus ever said, “Blessed are the comfortable.” Act on your moral outrage, turn your passion into compassion; into a fire within. Aquinas said nothing great was ever done without anger, but we’re told to sit on our anger and eat potato chips ’til we burst. Meister Eckhart spoke of the “spark of the soul”, the manger inside of us where the Christ is born. It is yourself, your work, everything you do.

I’ve boiled the prophetic work of our time down to what I call the four E’s. First is Ecumenism. Unity has always been open to it. Ecology is an obvious E; for not so obvious reasons Economics is too. It is time we have an economy that works, not just for the 1%, but for all the two legged people, and all the four legged, and all that fly in the sky or swim in the sea. We are capable of an altar that large!

The fourth E is Education. Bring the intuitive brain back! Art, celebration, the joy of life and of creativity.

The new monasticism is to step from old religions and secular cynicism. We can all be contemplative, active spiritual warriors. Howard Thurman says we can move to a God as big as the universe and invite our hearts to grow as big as the universe, too. “God is delighted to watch your souls enlarge,” says Meister Eckhart.

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