January 29, 2012 – Voices in the Balcony

01/29/12 Rev. Max Lafser

“Be still and know that I am God.” Be still to know that I am God. Note the difference. We can quiet the mind and open to the presence, the wonderful consciousness that is, in whom we live and move and have our being. Things come up to be healed. We don’t have to deal with each thing as it comes up. As we vibrate with the One consciousness in the stillness, we can watch it pass by into healing.

In a work from the 14th century Persian poet, Hafiz, “All In All”, when the elephant felt unable to help the ant, he prayed. It seemed to work, and the elephant’s faith was increased and the ant was less of an agnostic. “All in all, seems things are moving ahead, working out for the best. Yep.”

When we feel like we’re just stomping all over ourselves and nothing we do is working, get still, and go into the silence. Recognize the truth of our oneness with that divine power and with each other in That single consciousness. Commit to the following agreements:

TRUTH. I agree to:
Live my mission.
Speak my truth, with compassion.
Look within when I react.
Keep doing what works and change what doesn’t.

ACCEPTANCE. I agree to:
Listen with my heart.
Respect our differences.
Resolve conflicts directly.
Honor our choices.

GRATITUDE. I agree to:
Give and receive thanks.
See the best in myself and others.
Look for blessings in disguise.
Lighten up!