We are an inclusive community, inspiring holistic spirit-led living. Living Unity Principles, we envision a world awakening through prayer, meditation, fellowship and service.
Our vision and mission statements embody our intention to live from an awareness of Presence, and intentionally place our human self in service to Spirit; allowing Spirit to inspire and move us.
Zen Masters use the word Satori to describe a flash of insight, a moment of no-mind and total presence. A momentary experience of no-mind gives one a taste of how it is possible to walk in the world Present to what is before us and in this state of no-mind one can notice the beauty, paradoxes and divine synchronicity. Nature and children are our best teachers.
Jesus describes people caught up in the mind as like children sitting in the marketplace and calling to one another, ‘We played the flute for you and you did not dance; we wailed, and you did not weep.’ (Luke 7:31) Not weeping and dancing is an indication one is not Present to witness the creative beauty and inspiration of behind playfulness.
Children know how to experience mindfulness, and seldom are they sitting in a meditation pose. Two of my granddaughters were visiting with us last week, and twice we made cupcakes. The joyfulness in creating those cupcakes was truly a spiritual experience. Amy and Emily each wanted turns cracking an egg, holding the mixer, oiling the pans and tasting the mix from the sides of the bowl. And when it came time to frost the cupcakes and add sprinkles, that was another artistic creation.
Some would see this as just making cupcakes, but when you add Presence into the mix it becomes an act of love that fills every activity in life with meaning.
Writing and creating this newsletter is a spiritual act of love if Presence in brought into the mix; and when this newsletter is read, likewise, the vibration of Presence is felt.Satori/Stillness/Mindfulness/No-mind, is the Feeling of Presence we experience when we leave the conditioned mind and allow ourselves to play and work and live and love in this moment.
So let the games begin,
Blessings, Rev Janice