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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.

Get To Give Drive 2016 – Creating A Bigger Pie!

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The 2016 “Get to Give” Drive is our opportunity as a community to indicate how much money we will commit for 2016. Bodhi’s operational spending plan is based on what is committed and collected. By making a commitment, Bodhi has an indication of funding for 2016. Our commitment helps to fund the work of our spiritual community—transforming lives within, among and beyond Bodhi Spiritual Center through Sunday Celebration Services, Youth & Family Programming, Spiritual Education, Small Group Life and emerging Outreach.

Our Goals

$854,486

300 Givers

Create Your “Get To Give” Commitment Card

To participate in the “Get To Give” Drive, please complete a 2016 “Get to Give” Card and email it to giving2016@bodhispiritualcenter.org, turn it in on Sunday in the offering basket, visit The Prosperity Team at the Information Station in Fellowship Hall or mail a completed 2016 “Get to Give” Card to:

Bodhi Spiritual Center 2746 N. Magnolia, 60614

Finishing The Drive

On Wednesday, November 25th, during our Gratitude Potluck Dinner, we will bless our 2016 “Get to Give” Drive Commitments.

Questions?

Stop by the Information Station on Sundays, call us at 773.248.LOVE (5683) or email us at giving2016@bodhispiritualcenter.org.

More Info

For more information, including FAQs and a breakdown of how the budget will be allocated, please see our “Get To Give Brochure: