Thanks to all of you who said you liked the blog last week on Unity Principle No. 1. I promised you No. 2, so here it is along with a beautiful video entitled Nameste.
The second principle is Divinity of Man. I love this principle, and it’s one that Rev. Carole Lunde speaks of often in her lessons on Sunday. We are reminded of it each Sunday as we greet other members with hugs and share beautiful energy with the greeting of “Namasté”.
This principle teaches us that we are created in the image and likeness of God…there is that of God in every man, and it is known as our Christ Spirit within. Since our intrinsic essence is of God, our true human-spiritual nature is inherently good. We all have the potential to follow the example of Jesus who shows us how to perfectly express our Divine nature just as he did, and become a clear conduit for the flow of God’s Love in the World. In addition, we are always connected directly to God without needing anyone to interpret or act as mediator for us. We can receive guidance directly from God if we can still ourselves enough to listen.
Of all the principles, I think this is the one that causes those individuals in some of the mainstream religions to dig in their heels, and often creates the most confusion for those attending the church for the first time. The discourse I have seen that surrounds this principle with negativity is based on several verses to be found in Matthew 24 where Jesus warns his disciples to beware of persons claiming to be false “Christs”. Those who disagree with Unity go on to say that if this Unity Principle states that by asserting that we have the potential to follow the example of Jesus the Christ that we are negating the divinity of Jesus.
Personally, I much prefer to think of Jesus the Christ as the “way shower” in that he revealed and taught to his disciples and others the potential of the human race. In John 14:12 he said “the works that I do shall you do also; and greater works than these shall you do…” This fits in so closely with what I teach in my coaching classes at church, and enjoy acknowledging in my clients: We can all go farther, can stretch higher, and can embrace the incredible and amazing capability that has been given to us, and we can do it because we have been shown how to do it. We must believe in ourselves and in humankind.
I also think this is the hardest principle to remember and celebrate. Most people in our culture today forget to love themselves and because of that, they find it difficult to love others. If you can’t recognize the Divine spark within you, how can you recognize it in others?
When I was undertaking the definition of my life purpose/mission, I had a dream of our earth enveloped with spots of light connected by an interwoven web of pulsating energy. That web, for me, represented the vibrational heart strings created by the connection with others who have come to know their own divinity. Those who are continually stretching to be the best they can be, and endeavoring to do the great works we are capable of doing. Other spirits clearing their hearts in order to become a channel for the flow of God’s love.
Georgia Feiste, owner of Collaborative Transitions Coaching, Inc., located in Lincoln, NE, is a personal growth coach, writer, and workshop facilitator. She is also a Usui Reiki Master. Georgia specializes in career, business and personal life transitions for people seeking change in their life. She is uniquely skilled in providing support and encouragement as her clients set intentional goals to attain their desires, holding open the space they need to stretch and grow. Her passion is success grounded in purpose and passion, standards of integrity and priorities in life. Her websites are http://www.collaborativetransitions.com, where you can find her blogs about business and career, http://www.rainbowbridgecoach.com , where she and many other coaches blog about mind, body, spirit and emotion, and http://www.georgiafeiste.com where you can catch her thoughts on a wide variety of topics. Georgia can be reached at (402) 304-1902 or you can schedule a 30 minute consultation via Automated Appointment.