Expand Your Tribe - Rev Blair Tabor - 07-16-2017

Expand Your Tribe”

 


T-shirt: “Find your tribe”

Expand Your Tribe

 

Throw baby in air – giggles – my tribe!

Human chain: rescue swimmers – no one stopped to ask religion/sexual orientation…

 

Jesus said, “Love your enemies.”  This is very inconvenient statement for those of us who have been trained by family and culture to judge and criticize those who are different, difficult and seemingly dangerous.  Our hackles get up; we switch: fight-flight-freeze

 

“Enemy is reflection of belief that someone or something is against you.  I of the Storm p 40/41

 

To apply our teachings of spiritual oneness with all, be conscious of our greater truth and to live as if God is w/us & w/all.  Relate to person/situation authnticlly, not from fear

 

“Gandhi was probably the first person in history to lift the love ethic of Jesus above mere interaction between individuals to a powerful and effective social force on a large scale. For Gandhi, love was a potent instrument for social and collective transformation.”

                   Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Embrace your enemies with spiritual oneness.”

 

Scripture Matthew 5:44 “But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray f

or them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.”

 

“To love means to accept, to embrace, to value.

“To bless means to endow something or something with the capacity to be good in your life.

“To do good means to do the right thing.

“To Pray means to give your thoughts to God.”

                   I of the Storm, page 42

 

Love – value the relationship.

“Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.” Gandhi

 

Affirmation “Divine Love through me embraces all with blessings.”

 

Bless – reclaim your power and dignity.

Circle the wagons and shoot into the circle

From edge of storm to center

Turn the other check/attention to “Center”

Eternal Truth = you are OK

This is for good! 

 

Do Good – take authentic action regarding what’s missing.

Fighting -> furthering, fulfilling, functioning

ASL - expand

 

Pray: shift attention to yr spiritual center

Emerson – “Any prayer for less than universal good is a mean-spirited prayer.”

 

“Father forgive them…. Luke 23:34

 

Results = clarity & peace

   

“Aware-apy” IoS p 50, steps 1, 2, 3

Contemplate the light of God in you.  Nothing can extinguish or block it.

Breathe with that light; breathe as that light.   

Entertain truth that light of God is in others.  Ask for guidance: how to be more aware of that light and relate to that light in others.  Make a deal with God, if Spirit will clearly direct you in blessing others, you are willing to do it.  Keep breathing.  Keep loving.  Keep being G’s light in world

 

You are an infinite eternal being. 

No one is against you. 

God is opening you to greater good!

Have a Larger embrace – Expand Your Tribe