Recently, in our classes and discussions, we have been talking about the importance of creating a safe place. Especially because of the high degree of anxiety that is being felt by so many people.
To help us, at the very beginning of our classes and meetings, we can know and affirm, The Christ in me beholds the Christ in you. As we consciously take this beautiful, radiant energy into our hearts and minds, we come to honour and respect each other more deeply.
We allow each other to speak without advising or suggesting solutions. We listen without thinking about what we want to say next. We accept each other as we are. For we know there is so much more to us all than we may currently be identifying with.
With our diverse cultures and backgrounds, we can learn so much from each other’s human experiences, when received with compassion and understanding. By listening without judgement, and keeping our awareness on the Divine Centre within us all, we create a place of safety in which we can bring our concerns, our doubts and fears. For when we feel heard, we find we can let them go. Now we can know that God is here; our good is here. We are spiritual beings as well.
This practice is one that blesses everyone. What do you need to feel safe in your life right now? Reflect and journal on this. Then reflect on what you can do to create a place of safety for those around you and in your care. When we give to ourselves we can give to each other.
Rev. Kimerie Mapletoft
Director of Silent Unity and Daily Word UK
Unity in the UK