“What’s That I Hear?” Jennifer Llamas, Youth and Family Ministry Director.
During the month of March, our Youth Ministry classrooms will be filled with the Power of Wisdom. Wisdom is our ability to discern what “capital-T” Truth is, and what our intuition is saying. By utilizing our Power of Wisdom, we are in tune with our spiritual nature and listening to what life has to tell us.
One of the 12 Powers most valued and practiced by Jesus was the gift of wisdom, or spiritual judgment. Through the example of his life, he showed the importance of judging by the standards of the higher Self, rather than by what we see in the world around us. He did not react to people or circumstances with an only-human response; instead, he acted and spoke from the light within himself, the light that enabled him to judge by spiritual standards. As students of Unity, we understand that we share this spark of Divinity, and that we, too, can approach any situation from the Power of Wisdom.
For the entire month of March, we will be examining different aspects of our Power of Wisdom. This week, our focus is on our ability to listen – to others, to ourselves, and to our connection to Spirit which guides us. Through story, discussion, games and activities, we will examine ways that we use both our physical hearing and our spiritual hearing. Both can help strengthen one another.
One way that we can really practice listening to our intuition and to the guidance we receive from our connection to Spirit (God, the Universe) is through meditation. By quieting the noisy chatter of our minds and focusing on our breath, we can zero in on the energy and wisdom that sustains our physical and spiritual selves. Meditation is an important part of our YM time together, and we share tips on incorporating meditation time into our busy school and work filled lives.
The Power of Wisdom and the gift of listening to ourselves, to Spirit, and to the world around us – these are our guideposts for the week ahead!