by Rev. Jeff Anderson
From our affirmation for March: "Divine Wisdom flows through me easily."
How do people experience spirituality? The answer might be best summed up by the Sufi poet Rumi when he writes, "There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the ground." What he means is that there are countless ways to experience the Divine.
One of those ways is the relationship that we have with Divine Intelligence. We say that we live in an intelligent universe, and that, therefore, all creation is infused with that intelligence. Which would include us—you and me.
As it relates to people, we often think of this intelligence first, or primarily, or maybe even exclusively as mental intelligence. But it is much more than that. It infuses not just our minds, but also our bodies, our hearts, and our souls. All that we are is infused with this intelligence. Every cell of our physical bodies, every thought, every breath, every inspiration and dream and desire exists within that Divine Intelligence that is the very mind of God.
It's important to expand our awareness about this, because we are constantly being informed by this intelligence. And it doesn't always happen as a mental flash of knowing. Our founder, Ernest Holmes, writes, "God speaks in a language more subtle than the human language, without a tongue, in the universal language of spiritual emotion which is instinctive ... and held in common by all civilization, by all creation, by all people who have lived—the universal language of emotion, sense, feeling, intuition, instinct."
Last Updated: Saturday, 28 February 2015 18:20
Sat. Mar. 7 - ManSpirit First Saturday Brunch, 9 am to Noon, off site.
Sat. Mar. 7 - Saturday Meditation Group, 10 to 11 am, Room 10 (North Wing)
Sat. Mar. 7 - Project Sleep Warm, 10 am to 1 pm
Sun. Mar. 8 - Morning Services at 8:30, 10:00, and 11:30 am. "Listening" with Dr. Edward Viljoen. Silent meditation from 9:35 to 9:50 am in Room 6 (upstairs).
Sun. Mar. 8 - Grief and Loss Spiritual Support at 12:45 in Room 8 (upstairs)
Mon. Mar. 9 - Heart Coherence Meditation, 7 pm in Room 6 (upstairs)
Mon. Mar. 9 - Twelve-Step Support Group, 7 pm in Room 11 (North Wing)
Tue. Mar. 10 - Strength/Balance/Walk class, 10:30 to 11:30 am in Grinton Chapel
Tue. Mar. 10 - Seniors in Spirit Luncheon Meeting, 1 pm, off site.
Wed. Mar. 11 - Wednesday Evening Service at 7 pm. "Listening" with Dr. Edward Viljoen. Meditation precedes the service at 6:30 pm in Grinton Chapel.Fri. Mar. 13 - Stepping Stones Presents "Affirmation Mantra & Meditation" with Dr. Edward Viljoen. FREE EVENT
Last Updated: Thursday, 05 March 2015 03:52