Expanding Consciousness by Wendy Craig-Purcell | guest writer, guest blogger, guest post | I am technology. #blog, San Diego
Life is a classroom and every person and situation that enters our life has come to teach us something. These lessons may come in a variety of forms—ill health, inharmonious relationships, prosperity challenges and any combination thereof. They happen in our lives to teach us one thing—how to expand our consciousness so that we can express more of the perfection within us.
We all possess this potential, but many of us do not know how to express it. In fact, sometimes we try very hard to hide it, as Emerson suggested when he said, “Every man is a divinity in disguise, a god playing the fool.”
Every man is a divinity in disguise, a god playing the fool.
The most valuable lesson I have learned on how to expand consciousness came not through a learned teacher or wise guru but through nature, actually an acorn. Wrapped up within that small, seemingly insignificant acorn is the potential of a magnificent tree.
The acorn does not have any choice but to become (express) what it is by nature. We too have that potential within us. We have the potential to be happy, healthy, prosperous, satisfied and fulfilled in all areas of our lives by expressing what we are by nature—spiritual beings created in the image and likeness of God.
When the acorn falls to the ground, it begins to grow where it landed. It does not complain about where it landed, nor does it wait for a better place to grow. It does not say, “ Gee, couldn’t I have fallen from a tree in California where it is nice and warm?” or “Why aren’t I surrounded by better looking acorns?” It accepts itself right where it is and begins its growth process there.
And so it is with us. Our spiritual growth must begin right where we are. There will never be a better time or set of circumstances. Nor will tomorrow be any easier than today. In the words of Seneca, “ It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that things are difficult.”
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that things are difficult.
Disclaimer: the following About the Author written with extreme bias by Trey Warme, an adoring fan
Wendy Craig-Purcell is the founder and spiritual leader of The Unity Center in San Diego, a progressive spiritual center. She is the author of Ask Yourself This! Questions to Open the Heart, Expand the Mind and Awaken the Soul, as well as being a radio host, world peace activist, new thought teacher, evolutionary guide and an Association for Global New Thought Leader. In her seemingly endless energy, Wendy also enjoys gourmet cooking, backyard gardening, and she is a long-time yoga practitioner, downhill skier, travel aficionado, plus a former aikidoist.
Wendy is one of the best presenters you will ever see. She is enthusiastic, fun and clear in her message. Her lessons are easy to relate with, often using herself as an example. Wendy teaches powerful tools in personal transformation through expanding consciousness in easy to use, folksy, spiritual lessons relevant to your life that you can actually use dealing with issues for the rest of your week. I’m telling you, do yourself a favor if you’re ever in San Diego, and come experience the difference of a service at The Unity Center and listen to Wendy for a spiritual recharge that starts your week off right! Better yet, you can even purchase audio recording podcasts of her Sunday talks online here that you can listen to again and again whenever you need a little refresher.
This weeks Sunday Services topic at 9 and 11 AM at The Unity Center will be on Favorite Stuff From Science: Living in Wonder and Awe. Also, you can find out about other events this month at The Unity Center on the March calendar.