Seattle Unity Sermon Video 07-16-2017—”Exercising the Imagination”

Sunday Service Video July 16th, 2017—”Exercising the Imagination”—Here is the link and player to the Rev. Karen Lindvig’s sermon from 07-16-2017 titled “Exercising the Imagination.” In this sermon, Karen elaborates on the Annual Theme of the Transformational Journey using a process of understanding distinct levels within the imaginal realm. She takes the Seattle Unity Spiritual Community through each of four levels of the imaginal realm… (more details below)

 

Rev. Karen Lindvig Sermon “Exercising the Imagination”

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SERMON SUMMARY

http://seattleunity.org—In this Sunday sermon titled “The Imaginal Realm,” Rev. Karen Lindvig elaborates on the Annual Theme of the Transformational Journey using a process of understanding distinct levels within the imaginal realm. She takes the Seattle Unity Spiritual Community through each of four levels of the imaginal realm:

1. Physical-sensory Level
2. Physiological-identity Level
3. Mythic-symbolic Level
4. Spiritual Level

Karen emphasizes that the imagination is a necessary and powerful part of the transformative journey; that it is like a muscle and must be used or it will atrophy; that misuses of the imagination through continued and unnecessary worry may create futures we don’t want; and that having fun with the imagination, as all children do, will help to bring about the fulfillment of your potential through new realities on your journey, to help you and our shared world.

 

Quotations related to this service:

Azar Nafisi: “You need imagination in order to imagine a future that doesn’t exist.”

Suzanne Murray: “Our imaginations are like muscles. If they haven’t been used, they atrophy and we to strengthen them to allow for optimum access. As we start to exercise our imaginations we actually form new neural connections in our brain.”

Charles Fillmore: “Whatever we mirror in our minds becomes a living, active thing, and through it we are connected with the world about us. Through the work of the imagining faculty, every thought makes a form.”

Jean Houston: “Work diligently to develop your internal sensory system for each of the levels. Travel now to that place of quantum possibilities where you can choose the patterns for your life to come. See them, feel them, and above all, know them—as potential realities that can manifest into the space-time world in which you exist.”

Matthew 6:27 and 6:34: “And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life? … So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today.”

 

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