Rising Up” Into A New Awareness

Rising Up! A 40-day Discipline For “Rising Up” Into A New Awareness Beginning Wednesday Feb. 7th at 7 pm In our conversation the past few weeks we talked about Lent and what it means. Charles Fillmore said, “Lent is a season of spiritual growth, a time for progressive unfoldment. When we can blend and merge our mind with God-Mind, the way is open for the Lord to glorify us and to lift us into a higher purer, more spiritual state.” The Christian world is once again about to observe the Lenten season; a season of prayer, fasting, and the giving up of things we love. It is commonly believed the Lenten period has to do with the events during the forty days preceding the crucifixion. This is an error. Lent is a creation of the modern day theology, and there is no record of it anywhere in the Gospel. The idea, however, has a sound spiritual basis; Moses, Elijah, and Jesus set a precedent for it, observing a forty-day period of “prayer and fasting” as a preparation for the spiritual work they were about to do! The ancient Hebrew writers made a practice of using numbers to symbolize ideas. Forty, in their minds, was a "foursquare" number suggesting the idea of a foundation for something to follow; an idea of completeness. So the number forty is frequently used in the Scriptures to indicate an unspecified amount of time to complete a task. When we consider Lent as a well-rounded or completed piece – a retreat from the things of the world for the cleansing of the mortal mind to a connection with the things of Spirit - it becomes a true preparation for the rising up in our mind over the darkness of our doubts, fears and false beliefs into the light of Understanding. It is a way of rising up in consciousness to live from a new awareness. We will begin Eight-week series that embraces the spiritual discipline of the Lenten Season – not a giving up of… well unless you want to -- but rather a seeking to embrace the things of Spirit. The series will be based on Charles Fillmore book, Keep a True Lent. This Series of class will include a time of meditation, and open discussion of text and devotional material found in the back of book. SEE credit will be available. A New Insight for a Worn Out Tradition
February 14th, 2018 7:00 PM   through   8:00 PM

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