Opening to Wonder

Opening to Wonder

We are meant to live in wonder, in appreciation of and enchantment with the world and its inhabitants, who are themselves endlessly fascinating. Our world is infinitely complex and ever-changing, yet it is also permeated with an underlying unity.  That unity is the Divine presence that shapes events into a symphony of purpose and intent, which is often ignored but is always potentially discernible.  Though we often fail to realize it, the Divine is always leading us toward the inner knowing that our true nature is Love and communion with God.  Every person is like a flower bud, always changing, gradually opening to ever more potential, each coming to manifest aspects of the Divine in their own unique way.  

When our physical existence on this earthly plane expires, there is still no end to the sense of wonder that is possible. Our soul opens to even greater wonders in the afterlife, with the potential to sense with greater clarity God’s amazing Presence. And then it becomes time to start another earthly life of discovery and of wonder…………..

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Shared Authority

Shared Authority

We are all expressions of the Divine and we all shine from within with the Light of wisdom and compassion. We are also each unique in our own way, each with a different “fragrance,” each with a different perspective. In our uniqueness and our wisdom, we all have something to offer.

To the extent that each person allows their Light to shine, and to the extent that each person appreciates the Light of others as well, the more enriched we all are. We thrive most when we live in shared authority and appreciation, honoring each’s Light.

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Listening to God

Listening to God

The Divine is ever-present, and is always speaking to us — though we usually forget to listen.  God might choose to use actual words to communicate with us at times, though there are countless other ways that God can “speak” to us as well, such as through feelings that may occur to us or “coincidences” we may experience.  (It was Einstein who eloquently said, “Coincidences are God’s way of remaining anonymous.”)

One of the most meaningful choices that we can make in life is to try to listen to what the Divine within us is expressing. This can be done in innumerable ways. For example, we can open ourselves more to the voice of the Divine within through prayer or through meditation. When we seek to still our mind through such practices, we create a “space” in our consciousness that allows us to be more open to an awareness of God. We can experience this opening at any time.

We can also always seek God’s infinite wisdom for guidance on any issue that we may be facing. The Divine within is our constant companion and is always there to help and guide us with any challenge, big or small. In fact, the more that we choose to turn to the Divine, the more in harmony we become over time with our own being and with the universe. In most cases, God is not likely to give us an answer by means of registered mail or a big neon sign. More often, the guidance we receive is likely to be sensed through the silent beckonings of our Soul—that is, from the feelings within us.

The Divine can never be boxed in to any set of rigid rules. However, there is a general rule of thumb regarding God’s ways of communicating with us that is probably accurate more often than not:  If we have a choice to make on a particular issue, and the thought of pursuing a certain choice leads us to feel a sense of heightened awareness or expansiveness or inner peace, then there is a serious likelihood that our Divine nature may be nudging us in that direction.

Many of us turn away from God because of choices we make, large or small, that do not feel in accord with the Divine will. We might indulge in a food that we know is not good for our health, or we might do or say something spiteful to a family member who “wronged” us in some way. By avoiding God, we might imagine that we will feel less shame, but the reverse is actually true. Our sense of worth inevitably suffers whenever we ignore the Divine Presence. If we can remember that God is infinitely patient and compassionate with us, that God understands that we are not perfect, and that we are not meant to be flawless in this moment, we will find it easier to make our Divine source our closest and most intimate friend. Our ultimate destiny is perfection, but our Divine nature does not expect that to happen overnight or probably even within this lifetime.

God  loves us completely — just as we are.

 

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Walking Into the Light

Walking Into the Light

We are a community of people who wish to share life in its fullest expression with fellow seekers.

Through varied experiences, participants are invited to fall in love with the Divine that lives within us all.  Various group activities are designed for anyone interested in deepening their experience of life — who long to open to greater dimensions of spirituality and the realization that life can be a joyful journey.

The programs at Inner Source have been developed to nurture healing for body, mind, and spirit through activities that invite a deeper awareness of the real Self.  Such activities include meditation, energy work, sounding, movement, lectures, group discussion, and free expression.  Individuality and uniqueness are valued, as is our Souls’ longing for connection and relationship.

Energetic and spiritual principles are emphasized to help participants to become aware of ways that one’s energies and consciousness may have become blocked, which can at times cause disease.  Numerous techniques are practiced to help free up one’s energies which, in turn, can enable one to get more of what we all want from life:  joy, freedom, health, creativity, and love.

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