I just returned from a Visioning Bridge Meeting - a committee of people from Religious Science International (RSI) and the United Centers for Spiritual Living (UCSL) - formerly the United Church of Religious Science (UCRS). The purpose of the 3 year-old committee is to explore ways to be one presence for Religious Science in the world. (If you don't know what Religious Science is, you can go to www.rsintl.org, or www.wikipedia.com, among other sites.)
The meeting was a wonderful experience of loving people committed to a powerful teaching coming together to facilitate a new expression of that teaching in the world. The ideas ranged from the creation of a single organization in the near term to remaining as separate bodies but collaborating more on projects and activities. What arose from our visioning together is an intention to discover the "Greater Purpose" for our presence as organizations. That purpose can be described as serving the planet from a position of love and acceptance.
We feel that out of that purpose will come the form necessary to bring the gifts of Religious Science to the global community. This is a time of emerging crisis, which indicates that it is also a time of a new birth of consciousness. It is both a dangerous and an exciting time filled with great potential.
If you are a part of the Relgious Science community, whether part of RSI or UCSL or not, you can support your local spiritual community in developing programs that open the community outward in service to all. We must move from a teaching that is inwardly faced toward our own personal growth, toward one that faces outward and connects with the global consciousness.
If you are a person who believes that our thoughts create our reality and that we have the power to direct our destiny, you might want to locate a Religious Science spiritual community near you to find kindred souls.
As we grow as a movement, and more people become familiar with the loving and powerful truths of our teaching, the planet will become a friendlier place. It all begins with a loving thought, a clear intention, and coherent action.
Love and Light,