Unifying Your Inner Community

Dr. Roni Ellington, RScP

Septemeber 29, 2019

Unifying Your Inner Community

Monthly Theme:

Ensure the Stewardship of Our Planet

September 29, 2019

Unifying Your Inner Community

Ensure the Stewardship of Our Planet

This sermon builds on the sermon from last week in which Rev. Raymont challenged us to answer the question” Why are we here? and defined Community. I will expand on his talk and have us consider why we have an “inner division” within ourselves and how we can become on one accord within our own minds, hearts and lives. The uniting of all of our various “parts” will lead to us being able to fully experience connection and community with others and Heal our planet.

SOM Point of View

Back of you, the Infinite searches into manifestation through you, as you, what you are – it is you. We don’t have to be ashamed of it. You don’t have to say, “I despise my personality; I hate this body; I am worm of the dust,” and think you are surrendering to God. This is a denial of God. All we have to say is, “There is nothing in me but God.” ~The Anatomy of Healing Prayer by Ernest Holmes page 164

WE BELIEVE that the Universal Spirit, which is God, operates through a Universal Mind, which is the Law of God; and that we are surrounded by this Creative Mind which receives the direct impress of our thought and acts upon it.

WE BELIEVE in the healing of the sick and control of conditions through the power of this Mind. ~ Ernest Holmes wrote the Declaration of Principles, also known as “What We Believe,” for the first issue of Science of Mind magazine that was published in 1927.

Quotes

As we are urged by the Gita to live in harmony with the natural world, soil, we are also guided to live in harmony with ourselves, with soul. As we are at war with nature we are also at war with ourselves. Making peace with ourselves is a prerequisite for making peace with the earth. And making peace with ourselves means realizing our true nature and being who we are. ~Satish Kumar

“The world is not a problem to be solved; it is a living being to which we belong. The world is part of our own self and we are a part of its suffering wholeness. Until we go to the root of our image of separateness, there can be no healing. And the deepest part of our separateness from creation lies in our forgetfulness of its sacred nature, which is also our own sacred nature.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh, Spiritual Ecology: The Cry of the Earth

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a world that honors the servant, but has forgotten the gift. – ALBERT EINSTEIN” ~Thich Nhat Hanh, Spiritual Ecology: The Cry of the Earth

Call to Action

In this age of global warming warnings and incidents of wildfires, floods, hurricanes, extinction of animals and species of plants, and near extinction of bees we are at a crossroads where we must choose. Do we choose to demonstrate what we say we believe this philosophy of Religious Science teaches or do we choose to align with the consciousness that says, “oh well, too bad, too late, prepare for the end?”
It has repeated often, “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for,” if this is true then what are we willing to do to be the change agents of today.

“If not us, who? If not now, when?” ~John F. Kennedy

Affirmation

“The Earth upon which I walk and stand and live is holy ground!“

to myself to anyone as I am my own self and I love it that way!”

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