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Happy Monday, March 13, 2023

Authenticity always.

Making a commitment to living and loving with authenticity takes some internal work.

Recently I was reading Buddhist teacher Pema Chodron's, “When Things Fall Apart.” In it, she talks about leaning in to the sharp bits. If we want to find our authentic selves, there is no better way than to lean in to the pain-points.

Science of Mind has never been about pretending, denying, or running away from life’s challenges. What we do deny is the power of life’s challenges and sharp bits to be more powerful than the Absolute Law of Love, that is always leading us to a greater expression and experience of life.

This is our authentic power. We resolve our challenges by the denial that anything is more powerful than Divine Law. Even in the seven-step spiritual mind treatment, favoured by Raymond Charles Barker, the denial step works to build a path towards truth. We only deny the condition in as much as we lean in to it to reveal more of what we know to be true.

In recent weeks, I've had to lean in to a lot of sharp bits. This has been the only choice that love led me to. Rather than run from my fear, I leaned in to things I never imagined I would take on. In the leaning, my heart opened wider and I found a new playground of life that I never thought possible.

The pain of loss is still there, but the leaning in means I have given all that I can from a place of my truth, my knowing. And I've released (for the most part) my fear of judgment from others.

Life comes with sharp points, and beautiful softness. Like the plant bursting through the soil, we become flowers.

Peace be with you on all your travels.

Rev. Karin


If you missed yesterday’s Sunday Celebration titled Dropping the Masks and Bushels, you can watch the replay and other past services on the CSLK YouTube channel.


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