Seattle Unity Sermon Video 01-27-2019—”Changing Roles and the Unwavering Soul”

Rev. Karen Lindvig’s Sunday Sermon
“Changing Roles and the Unwavering Soul”

Sunday Service Video January 27th, 2019—“Changing Roles and the Unwavering Soul”—Here is the link and player to Rev. Karen Lindvig’s Sunday sermon of 01-27-2019.

Karen describes the varying, essential functions of our shifting, varying changing roles as…(see more below)

Plus Dr. Lynn Mikel offers a reading titled “Meditations on Self.”

Dr. Lynn Mikel offers her reading—”Meditations on Self”

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Rev. Karen Lindvig’s Sunday Sermon—”Changing Roles and the Unwavering Soul”

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Sermon Summary

Title: “Changing Roles and the Unwavering Soul

Rev. Karen Lindvig’s Annual Theme for her 2019 sermons is “Riding the Tide of Impermanence.” In this sermon titled “Changing Roles and the Unwavering Soul,” Karen describes the varying, essential functions of our shifting, varying changing roles as expressions of our enduring, singular unchanging identity as beings with an essential soul.

Karen explores the many ways we react problematically to impermanence as well as gaining tools to be resourceful and centered with impermanence.

Quotations related to this sermon:

Exodus 3:20:

“Thou shalt have no other gods before me.”

Pema Chodron:

“The purpose of the spiritual path is to unmask, to take off the armor. When that happens it feels like a crisis.  it is a fixed identity crisis. The Buddha taught that the fixed identity is the cause of our suffering.”

William Shakespeare:

“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players; they have their exits and their entrances, and one man in his last time plays many parts.”

Dictionary.com Definition of “soul”:

“Soul—the principle of life, feeling, thought, and action in humans, regarded as a distinct entity separate from the body, and commonly held to be separable in existence from the body; the spiritual part of humans as distinct from the physical part.”

Dr. Lynn Mikel offers her reading titled “Mediation on Self”:

In “Meditation, A Way of Life,” Julien Bouchard writes:

Meditation On Self
by Alison Stormwolf

Who am I?
I am not my name
For my name was bestowed on me by others

Who am I?
I am not my body
For my body is of the earth and to the earth returns

Who am I?
I am not my reflection
That is just a fleeting mirror image of my vessel.

Who am I?
I am not my thoughts
For my thoughts are changing as the seasons

Who am I?
I am not my actions
For actions can be disguises to fool others.

Who am I?
I am not my emotions
My emotions swing like a weathercock in the wind.

WHO AM I?
I am eternal energy, God’s child
And a priceless piece of the jigsaw!

Link to this reading:

https://seattleunity.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/reading-20190127.pdf

Link to the flyer for this service:

https://seattleunity.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/oos-20190127.pdf

 

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