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“Where Is Love? Reveal It.” by Reverend Lola Wright

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On Sunday, Rev. Lola Wright continued our series “Reveal Love, Honor All Paths & Celebrate Love” in celebration of our 12th anniversary with her message “Where Is Love? Reveal It.”

Message Notes

Opening

Objectives

  • Develop intimacy with the practice of revelation
  • Deepen in our understanding of Love
  • Identify with our unique purpose as a community

Keywords / Points / Takeaways

REVEAL

Everything we need is already present. All solutions, all desires, all resources – we must become aware of hidden things.

  • Revelation – Becoming consciously aware of hidden things. (SOM Glossary p. 630)
  • Reveal – to make known
  • If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. – William Blake
  • What the healer does is to mentally uncover and reveal the Truth of Being, which is that God is in and through every man, and that this Indwelling Presence is already Perfect. (SOM p. 418)

LOVE

Love is. AND, we do not remember that so we must practice. Our spiritual practices give us access to Love.

  • Love is our highest word and the synonym for God. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • The one who has learned to love all people will find plenty of people who will return that love. This is not mere sentiment, and it is more than a religious attitude of mind. It is a deep, scientific fact, and one to which we should pay attention. The reason is this: As all is Mind, and as we attract to us what we first become, until we learn to love we are not sending out love vibrations and not until we send out those vibrations can we receive love in return. (SOM p. 297)

PURPOSE

We were founding as a teaching institution. We are a community of teachers and learners. What might we do as revealers of love everywhere that we go?

  • If you can’t see God in all, you can’t see God at all. – Yogi Bhajan
  • The premise of Unity is based on the notion that God is all there is. That there is one thing happening – Love. – Yogi Bhajan
  • I have come to create teachers, not to gather disciples. – Yogi Bhajan

COMMUNITY MEMBERSHIP

9 months of focus groups, historical reflection, field analysis. How might we Reveal Love in this process? Is it a gift or a have to? What if I engage with it as a gift of love?

  • Be in the Practice of Oneness
  • Be Related
  • Be in Belonging
  • Be in Sacred Service
  • Be in Committed Giving

Synopsis

  • How We Gather – Community Organizers
  • Crisis of Isolation
  • Most important, fundamental and inexpensive remedy to all of life’s
  • Justice is the public face of love. – Cornel West
  • Justice = the principle of right action
  • Righteousness = acting in accord with divine law

Closing

Homework: Go through the Community Membership Process seeing it as a gift … something you GET to do, not HAVE to do.

Our 12th Anniversary: Reveal, Honor & Celebrate

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We are in a rich period of expansion and growth at Bodhi. On Sunday, October 11th, we kicked off our 2016 “Get to Give” Drive with an intention of $854,486 committed and 300 people in participation. On Sunday, October 25th, we announced the beginning of a search for our New Home with an anticipated move date of Fall 2016. And on November 1st, we kick off our 12th Anniversary Month with the series, “Reveal Love. Honor All Paths. Celebrate Life.” Read More