JULY MINISTER’S MESSAGE
It’s Really Real
“Everything you can imagine is real.” Pablo Picasso
More and more I remind myself to harness the tremendous gift of imagination in service to my life, the life of those I love and the greater experience of all lives. Why?
Well, if your mind is anything like mine, it seems to want to participate in imagining a cross between The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Armageddon, sometimes for my personal life, sometimes for the world. Dreaming up phantasmic and gnarly outcomes is quite simply, in my view, spiritual malpractice. And so, I persevere in training myself to use my imagination for global and personal good instead.
I’d love you to join me! It’s a bit like training a puppy. When the mind wanders to places that are not helpful, I flip the imagining to a more positive outcome in my mind. Sound Pollyanna? As Picasso says, “Everything you can imagine is real,” and I would simply add “in the Mind of the One.”
Here’s a few examples I’m working with:
Imagining a slow and difficult decline into death versus happy, healthy, happy, healthy, happy, healthy – dead. (Louise Hay)
Starvation, water scarcity, violence as a result of (pick your favorite – climate change, natural disaster, etc.) versus incredibly resourceful, brilliant people have created a world where food and water scarcity are no longer issues and we have found the ways, now embraced worldwide, to regenerate and nurture the Earth. There is plenty for all.
We will never create a society that honors and respects all people versus we are creating a beautiful society that has found ways to honor, respect and care for its inhabitants. This now transforms many of the social ills that have plagued humanity and is serving as a model in other countries globally.
I could go on and on but instead, I invite you attend our Sunday talks!
Have a magical July!