This Sunday – Oct. 23: War: What Is It Good For?

Susan Promo Photo 2010So, there’s this war happening now in Iraq. Have you seen some of the images from that? …the devastation to the towns and villages – to the very fabric of life for thousands. Regardless of whether or not we believe it is “necessary,” or the “lesser of two evils,” to my human and spiritual eyes, it is horrifying. My heart is split open in despair.

What is wrong with us?

Intellectually, I can convince myself that this is the nature of humankind; that war is just a part of our evolutionary journey. Spiritually, I can somewhat pull back and look from the macro view, to see that we are just like tiny little ants fighting over a small domain to call our own. From God’s perspective – what does God see?

My heart needs healing. My soul needs cleansing. My thoughts need purifying. I am undone.

Interesting that I coincidentally read in A Course In Miracles the lesson from the “Workbook For Students,” “A happy outcome to all things is sure.” It reads: “God’s promises make no exceptions. And He guarantees that only joy can be the final outcome found for everything.”

The next line is the catch, though: “Yet it is up to us when this is reached; how long we let an alien will appear to be opposing His.”

Ah, so there is my answer, asked in the form of a question (thank you, Jeopardy!): How long will I continue to let alien thoughts of destruction, protectionism, and grievances, rule my mind? How long will I continue to support a belief that I am separate from my brothers and sisters, from God?

Yet, we are promised that “a happy outcome to all things is sure,” and we can begin to experience those outcomes in small ways through our daily practice, through forgiveness, through the extension of love.

Come this Sunday to re-energize, to refresh our spirits, to heal our hearts – to love together. Let’s take a moment out of our busy days and weeks to remember why we are here, and support each other on this path of opening and learning to love.

Sunday, October 23
10:00 a.m.
At the Meeting Space
Weddings In Sedona office
30 Kayenta Ct., Suite 3
Sedona, AZ

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