UNITY of Hilton Head:
A Positive Path
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The Disciple who represents the power of faith is the disciple PETER, who in Jesus three times taught us that Fear and Love are mutually exclusive.
Therefore, in order to activate the Faculty of Faith which is vital to transformation, we have to listen to the voice of Love rather than our egoic voice which is always about fear.
One Christmas, my children gave me a navigation system for my car. All I have to do is key in my destination and it maps out my entire route on a little screen. Then it tells me where to turn in order to get to my destination. That navigation system reminds me of the voice of God within me because every time I get distracted and miss my turn, a very calm voice tells me she is recalculating. Then she simply recalculates the direction and helps me get to my destination.
Sometimes, when I'm listening to the radio and not paying attention, she will repeat in her calm, reassuring voice, “Please make a U-Turn, if possible.“
Even when my radio is on too loud and I keep on ignoring her, that does not stop her from continuing to recalculate my direction, without judgment she offers me a new route to follow.
Lent is about recalculating our direction and finding a new route to follow. It is about finding a new route that will ultimately lead us to the ability to rise again, to rise above any limiting condition that Easter represents.
There have been times in my life when I have ignored that God voice inside of me that kept suggesting that I recalculate. As long as I ignored that voice, I continued to be fearful and anxious. But once I decided to listen to my Divine Intuition, to the voice of God in me, without judgment, that God voice in me, recalculated my direction and offered me a new route to follow.
Can you relate to that? The Roman guards were in Peter’s face screaming "Do you know this man?" Crazed with Fear, the disciple Peter denied knowing Jesus three times.
But once he worked through his fear, and realized his mistake, without judgment, that God voice within him recalculated his direction and offered him a new route to follow.
In Jesus' parable of The Prodigal Son, we see the same thing. The prodigal son had squandered his entire inheritance and found himself eating the slop he fed to the pigs. But once he turned within and realized he had made a bad choice, and became willing to change directions. Without judgment, that Divine Spirit within him recalculated his position and gave him a new route to follow.
If you have made decisions that no longer serve you, Lent is the good time to begin to recalculate the direction you have been following. Once you begin the process by releasing fear and stepping out in faith, that Spirit of God in you will offer you a new route to follow.
May you have a blessed Easter.