UU principle calls to mind three pentrating questions: What is my intention?
What is the underlying meaning of conscience? What is the right of conscience?
Here are my answers that I offer to you. Being mindful of my intention
in each moment is a way to slow me down, to be more focused. I now understand
"conscience" in a whole new way. "Con-science",
with science, with deliberation speaks to me of my connection with all
life. Conscience as guilt speaks to me of an absence of connection with
divinity, as though I needed to be motivated by the negative in order
to be good, rather than knowing that I am inherently good and would
choose out of my goodness to consider myself and others.
shift is integral to what I see as necessary for us to build a healthy
relationship with ourselves and each other. This paradigm shift is integral
to the Goddess, Earth-based traditions. I see this paradigm shift reflected
in our Mission Covenant statement at Gaia Community. My hope is that
as these traditions grow and prosper and take root again in the larger
conscience of our world we will see and experience a global commitment
to a new power structure that truly is a democratic process of honoring
and listening to every voice.
this precious hope also reflected in the Iroquois Confederacy statement,
"Let your every deliberation be considered unto the 7th generation."
Can you imagine the magnanimous world we would create if we lived in
that spirit of connectedness? We can choose to live in that spirit.
We can embrace an all encompassing love, rather than fear and guilt.
We can embrace "power within" and "power with" rather
than "power over" and "power under". By actively
promoting "power within" my hope is that we will embrace the
divinity that I believe lives within us, and then we will embrace each
other as a reflection of that divinity. In so doing we will participate
in healing our precious Earth in mind, body and Spirit. We will truly
live as one, individual and yet inseparably linked, in our intention
to embrace our sacred lives. I invite you to embrace your sacred life.
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