Monday, April 26, 2010
I've come out of the closet
I have now become a minister of the Universal Life Church, a non-denominational ministry. Though I am not Christian in the traditional sense, my sister asked me to officiate her wedding and while doing research I found this site and decided the time had come for me to join my calling. I am a healer and why not take on this form of vestment. Please do not think for one moment that I am making a joke, as I am very serious about the responsibility of this title. According to the Universal Life Church web site, I am now legally able to officiate at weddings, funerals, baptisms and absolve sins. This last part seems intriguing as I am not a proponent of "sin" certainly not the "original Sin" as I was not brought up with this sort of dogma. However, I am aware that there are many people who have been brought up to believe in this idea, and if anyone wants me to help them feel better about themselves in the face of God I am happy to help. And though I write here that I was not indoctrinated into a religion that expounded on "Sin" per se, I was brought up in the US of A and one cannot help but have a helping of sin laid on one's plate. For me the work of absolution comes in getting to know one's self, deeply, so deeply that you discover the source of any dis- ease you feel in your life. We are our own best prosecutors and persecutors, the inquisitor in our head is alive and well. Until you are ready to meet it head on with honesty and integrity and a lot of forgiveness and love, the inquisition lives on!!!
The following is a practice I have been doing for quite some time which helps me to feel strong and vibrant everyday:
I state over and over this affirmation: I am perfect I am whole, I am strong, I am powerful, I am loving, harmonious, happy and healthy.
Say it at least 15 times and then through out the day anytime you are feeling low energy.
They say that we think over 60,000 thoughts a day!!!! And a lot of those thoughts are negative, so I try to put this little jingle into my mind for those moments when I am not consciously aware of what I am thinking. Over the years it has become a mainstay in my extraneous thoughts.