Sunday Service Video July 9th, 2017—”The Imaginal Realm”—Here is the link and player to the Rev. Karen Lindvig’s sermon from 07-09-2017 titled “The Imaginal Realm.” In this three-part sermon, Karen elaborates on the Annual Theme of the Transformational Journey using the process of metamorphosis. In this sermon, Karen continues her process of visualizing our national future. In this series of three short sermons… (more details below)
Rev. Karen Lindvig Sermon Part 1 “The Imaginal Realm”
Rev. Karen Lindvig Sermon Part 2 “The Imaginal Realm”
Rev. Karen Lindvig Sermon Part 3 “The Imaginal Realm”
https://seattleunity.org—In this Sunday sermon titled “The Imaginal Realm,” Rev. Karen Lindvig elaborates on the Annual Theme of the Transformational Journey using the process of metamorphosis. In this three-part sermon, Karen continues her process of visualizing our national future. In this series of three short sermons, Karen guides participants to use the concepts of biological metamorphosis to visualize the transformation of our nation, our ways of living, and the future to which we aspire. Using language that enables each person the freedom to see what they want to see, the visualization process unleashes the powers of thinking as a way of creating new realities.
Quotations related to this service:
Albert Einstein: “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.”
Mary Pat Mann: “Henry Corbin introduced the West to Avicenna’s in-between world, naming it the Imaginal Realm to highlight the difference between the inventive daydreaming we dismiss as “imagination” and something absolutely real, given and not constructed. Corbin describes this realm as “a world as ontologically real as the world of the senses and the world of the intellect. If the Imaginal Realm is a real place, how do we get there? Good question. We get there by using our imaginative faculty.”
Jean Houston: “We use the imagination as a portal to this field. And then, even imagination is transcended when the Universe begins to operate through us. We become imaginal. We exist in the quantum field of consciousness. We are no longer caught in our own habits. We are given the blueprint, guidance, forms and patterns, of what, up to now, we have only imagined.”
Kelly Gerling: While the old body of the caterpillar dissolves, new beautiful wing structures emerge. The legs of the caterpillar lengthen, more than doubling in size, and developing five extra segments. The old caterpillar eyes disappear and beside them new compound butterfly eyes begin to form. The tiny galea of the caterpillar head becomes the butterfly proboscis. After these and hundreds of other major reorganizations in the cocoon, the heavy, slow-moving, crawling caterpillar body turns into the leaner, more streamlined, flight-capable body of a Monarch butterfly. And the imaginal cells that grew into other forms, contained not only all the coded information for growing the new anatomical forms. They also contained the coded information about where to fly to perpetuate the life cycle of the butterfly.