Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Courage

The Mystery within...

Courage to make tough decisions is a frequently recurring need of mine. The gift of fear calls courage forth by heightening my awareness to everything and everyone around me.  The deeper my fear has been, the more heightened my awareness grew until I came to know a loving Source within the natural world and everyone in it. 

Courage led me to search for truth; reject diseased concepts of sin, masochistic obedience, and unholy martyrdom.  My eyes opened to woman’s compliance and its resulting destructive behaviors I knew too well. 

Courage led me to ponder the following recipe for abuse:

Claim masculine superiority.
Refuse to integrate feminine spirituality that honors the body and the earth.
Silence dissenting voices.
Create doctrine and dogma that obscures the sacredness of everyday life.
Claim infallibility.

Courage also led me to edit the Spiritual Works of Mercy and question what if all our beliefs were subject to intellectual and spiritual maintenance?

Grow in grace and wisdom.
Share your beliefs.
Invite positive change.
Bear wrongs patiently.
Forgive offenses willingly.
Be present to the afflicted.
Pray for the living and to the dead.


Courage remains a continuous need in me to remember to embrace my fear; trust my mind, heart and gut, trust the loving Source within, and learn from others’ reactions. 

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