There is no bondage in the Spirit and we should endeavor to realize that the Spirit frees us from every type of bondage. . . Bondage and freedom are but the two possibilities of our use of the Law. Let us affirm freedom, not bondage. Ernest Holmes, Science of Mind, p. 260
As we enter into the month of Freedom’s celebration, we realize how much intentional work must be done in order to allow lasting freedom, justice, and equity to rise up in consciousness and show up in our world. Recognizing the outward symptoms of any unhealthy system, biological or social, we understand that any real change begins within before it can manifest externally. As Emma Curtis Hopkins wisely reminded us, “Awareness is curative,” and we have become abundantly aware of our lack of mindfulness, both with regard to our unwitting damage to the planet and to the soul of humanity itself. The pandemic is teaching us to live more simply and compassionately, and to care more for each other and for the purity of the earth. The systemic racism has revealed itself to us in ways many of us were oblivious, and now we have a timely and essential opportunity to do a deep dive into our personal and public blind spots and bring understanding and truth to the surface.
It is from this place of honesty with the “what is” that we can do the Holy Work of co-creating “A World That Works for All.” We go to Source for the solutions, as our finite intelligence cannot do what Infinite Wisdom can do. Truly, Spirit knows nothing of limitation or bondage, because this Pure Freedom is capable of transforming each of us and all of us, as we step into the Stream of the Living Waters of Spirit, inviting It to guide and direct us to a New Possibility. We affirm Freedom for ALL, opening our hearts to each other, learning, appreciating, and respecting the Divinity within everyone and the Wholeness of the human race and planet Earth.
Any experience of personal limitation or frustration is instantly transformed into the joy of unlimited self-expression, as we embrace the Presence that loves and honors all and shows us the way to personal freedom. It is from this place that we can rise up to authentic inclusion, seeing from the Eye of the Heart, making right what was in error, and leaning firmly on Spirit to guide us to a new reality. Spirit nurtures and maintains us in Unity, as we affirm Freedom, and the Law leads us into intelligent action.
Thank you for joining us each Sunday morning at 10:30 A.M. for our live streamed, Virtual Celebration! We continue using every means possible to remain connected to all of you, while waiting for the right and judicious time to re-open our doors. Our Oneness in Spirit and our relationship with each other will always come first, and we love feeling our continuing bond, as we do the right thing and “keep the main thing the main thing!” Consider joining us after Celebration for a brief “Social Time,” as we check in with each other and chat informally about the lesson or anything we may have on our minds. This week’s topic for Sunday is, “Nobody’s Free Until Everybody’s Free.”
Rev. Mike and I alternate Monday through Saturday, sending you “Love Notes” from our living room on Facebook and You Tube. They are archived on our website www.cslphilly.org , along with past Sunday morning live streams. You may also find important announcements of events and upcoming classes there, as well as a listing of our Practitioners, who are helping us all move through these “interesting times.”
With great love and respect,