This Week's Quotation:
We are all on a journey that began billions of years before us and stretches billions of years into the future. So as we call ourselves into new octaves of creative expression, new depths of sacred service, and new heights of conscious leadership, let us never forget that we are a dazzling gift from a beautiful universe, just as we are.
~ Stephen Dinan, The Shift Network
A Dazzling Gift
Who can read the above words by Stephen Dinan without feeling a sense of excitement and an irresistible impulse to celebrate life? New octaves of creative expression. Yes, we’re here to create in this part of our journey and in the cosmic eternity that stretches before us.
Just think about it: we’ve been evolving for billions of years and have an eternity of time before us to bring ourselves and whatever planetary system we’re aboard into precise alignment with the universal creative process. This is our mission, and we’re endowed with dazzling gifts that ensure its accomplishment!
New depths of sacred service and new heights of conscious leadership. Yes, I know that may seem like a tall order if we are operating from ordinary human identity. But we’re not. Each one of us has an infinitely vast reservoir of cosmic potential and energy to bring into each sacred moment of our present existence.
And the wonderful thing is that we don’t have to clothe ourselves with any particular system of beliefs or cultural garments to do this. As Stephen emphasizes: just as we are. Just let it be. The beautiful truth of who you are and who I am is enough. It is a dazzling gift. Just bring it and let it dazzle our world!
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We, the authors of this blog, dedicate it to the transparent exploration of the world's sacred scripture and enlightened spiritual thought. We believe that the original inspiration of all faiths comes from a common source, named and revered in a myriad of ways. With that understanding, the innumerable symbols, beliefs, and practices of faith cease to divide. They become open windows to a common reality that inspires and unifies us. We find deeper insight and nourishment in our own faith and from the expression of faith from others.
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