Message from the Minister August 2018

The Adventure of Spiritual Awakening Continues

Once upon a time, on a chilly fall day along a lonely beach on the shores of Cape Cod, walked a sixteen year old kid; mixed up and confused about the purpose of his life, he prayed to the sky, to the wind and seas, in a desperate, innocent attempt to reach the Spirit/God beyond the world he could see with his physical eyes. That kid was me, and little did I know, this story would become an integral part of my adventure. As I walked along, questioning the meaning of my life, I felt like I became one with the rolling waves as they persisted to crash into the sand. I noticed the sand did not mind being pummeled by the ocean, instead it welcomed the next wave and the next, as if they were part of one passionate dance of life. That day dozens of gulls were perched low on the beach because of the ferocity of the wind, and yet their faces were turned into it, not away in avoidance. Each and every gull took their place in the perfectly formed line of birds along the shore; accepting the wind into their faces, they seemed to enjoy the weather, again as part of the dance of life in which they played their part to perfection. Just as the birds, the wind and the waves played their roles in authentic perfection, I began to get the feeling that I too had a role to play in this dance of life, one that was equally as important as the rest. From that miraculous day on, I knew my purpose would find me. I no longer had to search wildly around in the world for a purpose that did not sing to my soul. The adventure would unfold before me and within me, without struggle or strain. In fact, the journey seemed to be one of letting go of struggle and confusion, and would now become one of inner peace and deep knowing. This journey has continued as the most exciting adventure ever imagined, the adventure of spiritual awakening.

Along the way I have encountered numerous souls, all on their own path of enlightenment, at various stages of experience, and at their own level of spiritual understanding. Everyone however, has had one thing in common, a deep desire for the truth, not a mere conceptual understanding of truth, but a deep inner knowing of who and what they really are, and a lasting experience of the oneness we all share. I have met thousands of people along my path of awakening who have proved to me their reality is not found in separation. At the core of it all, we all seem to share the same experience and have the same revelation. “I am in God, God is in me, and I am in everyone, as everyone is in me.” There could never be any truth found in this apparent separate state, and the real world of oneness and eternal love is the only true reality there is.

If you are feeling this overwhelming impulse to know the truth of your being and live in the knowledge of our singular reality, you have come to the right place. If you believe the real revolution is the evolution of our consciousness, you have come to the right place. If you want peace on earth and you know it must begin with you, you have come to the right place. If you are dedicated to giving to others, and to the idea that lifting others up is the way we rise, you have come to the right place. If you want to see the world of eternal peace and love as your manifest destiny, you have come to the right place. If you have a deep desire to make the shift from fear to love, you have come to the right place. If you want to teach only love and see the Christ in others, you have come to the right place; and if you want to be part of this growing community of those committed to sharing these spiritual principles, I would have to say, you have not only come to the right place, but you are the place, the place where God shines through and blesses all the world. Thank you for joining in the dance and taking your part in the glorious adventure of spiritual awakening. Welcome Home!

Always yours in Christ Consciousness,

Rev. Tony

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