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What if.....

The soul doesn’t separate, the ego does.

The soul doesn’t need security, the ego does.

Every form of religion could support the ego and focus on (a false sense) of security, through means of control, separation, and discrimination to the point of violence - which feeds fear and therefore more followers seeking its “comfort.”  I fear many religions do.

Every form of religion could support the soul and focus on understanding our ego’s desires and our soul’s desires.  They can teach us to listen to the soul, to seek the collective soul, to use our ego’s triggers as a way to uncover our longings to understand, love, and connect to the point of unity - which feeds compassion and therefore more followers seeking its “comfort.” I fear many religions don't.  

I'm sad that within

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refresh renew restore

Reflections of light stream through narrow windows.  The shadows of branches and leaves dance with the shadow of a bird in flight.  As we walk poised to refresh, renew, and restore, the world and God in all things dance around us revealing the dance we seek at every turn.

We are light, shadow, and the dance.

-reflections from a walk on St. Paul's UMC's permanent interior labyrinth.