In the above parable Jesus is answering a question that Peter posed. which was “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Until seven times?”Our burning bowl ceremony helps us let go and let God. This ceremony acts as a consciousness conditioner for it puts our consciousness into a state of purity. Yet in order for us to do this, we want to bring ourselves to a place of willingness, that we are ready to release the resentments, the hurts and the seeming injustices. I say seeming because we are talking here of being conduits of Truth, conduits of all the qualities of Spirit/God/Love into the world.
In John 4:21 we find Jesus said to the woman “God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” Have you ever considered that we are like walking Temples. There is no one place you can go to worship or feel more at one with God, because you cannot leave your own Presence. We renewed our awareness of the birth of Christ within us, Emmanuel, and now we must remain awake to that Presence, which is God’s abiding Grace.
This was why the woman at the well was so perplexed. She thought Jacob’s well was sacred, when in fact all of creation and everywhere we walk is sacred ground.
The burning bowl ceremony is about forgiveness, cleansing our own inner church, our consciousness. from the debris of the world, and allowing the fruits of Spirit to express through us.
We offer two services this Sunday. Our 10 Am service is about the 12 days of Christmas and then we join in the evening at 7 Pm for our Burning Bowl Ceremony. We shall write out of us what we no longer need and also write out what we want to give to our world in 2024. We will release them in our fire pit and join in singing “I am Free, I am Unlimited,” creating in us an openness to accept all the good that 2024 offers.
Blessings for a spectacular 2024
Rev Janice Cary