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“What shames us, what we most fear to tell, does not set us apart from others; it binds us together if only we can take the risk to speak it.”
―Starhawk

You are My Beloved.

June 1, 2017

One of my grandson’s favorite shows to watch is called “Phineas and Ferb.” The theme song includes the words: 

There’s 104 days of summer vacation
And school comes along just to end it
So the annual problem for our generation
Is finding a good way to spend it…

 
 
The song goes on to describe all kinds of possibilities, which the hilarious characters (including Perry the Platypus) proceed to carry out, like climbing up the Eiffel Tower and discovering things that don’t exist.

 
 
It’s a wonderful exploration of creativity and living life to the fullest. It is also a great example of the Unity 3rd principle:  We create our life experiences through our way of thinking.

 
 
To further explore “our way of thinking,” I will be focusing my talk on committing to self-care and deepening our love for ourselves. This is not narcissism or egotism or greed or conceit – those are actually obstacles to authentic self-love. I am talking about abiding in the vast sanctuary that is God’s heart, where we KNOW ourselves Beloved. 

 
 
It is not just a place to visit occasionally. It is a place to live!  Please join me in reflecting on how that could be. How it is!

 
 
Love,
Peggy

 
 
A quote to ponder:
“In time you will see that self-love is also a spiritual matter. It’s not just learning to treat yourself better, it’s also learning to see and feel yourself as one of the threads in the vast human shawl, as deeply, indeed, unconditionally received by a caring and beautifully ordered universe. It is when you embrace this connection that you can truly love yourself. This true, felt sense of yourself as a precious part of the universe is really the ultimate source from which you can love others.”
— Daphne Rose Kingma

 

 

 

 

Peggy Christiansen is the Spiritual Leader at Unity of Fort Collins. She has over 25 years of ministry experience working with diverse populations, a M.Div. from San Francisco Theological Seminary, and a special interest in helping people find and/or develop their unique spiritual paths.