Seattle Unity Sermon Video 03-10-2019—”Dancing with Destiny”

Rev. Karen Lindvig’s Sunday Sermon
“Dancing with Destiny”

Sunday Service Video March 10th 2019—“Dancing with Destiny”—Here is the link and player to Rev. Karen Lindvig’s Sunday sermon of 03-10-2019.

The Annual Theme for Rev. Karen Lindvig’s 2019 sermons is “Riding the Tide of Impermanence.”This sermon is titled “Dancing with Destiny.”  Karen describes the phenomena of destiny and fate, and how they play a role in our lives, how..(see more below)

Plus Felix Marcial offers a reading titled ” ‘Tis the Set of the Sail”

Felix Marcial’s Reading—” ‘Tis the Set of the Sail”

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Rev. Karen Lindvig’s Sunday Sermon—”Dancing with Destiny”

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Sermon Summary

Title: “Dancing with Destiny

http://seattleunity.org — The Annual Theme for Rev. Karen Lindvig’s 2019 sermons is “Riding the Tide of Impermanence.” This sermon is titled “Dancing with Destiny.” Karen describes the phenomena of destiny and fate, and how they play a role in our lives, how every time there is a fork in the road in our individual lives, we are taking our destiny into our hands. She describes a number of improbable coincidences that led to fortunate circumstances in the lives of individuals. She also weaves together a number of mythic stories that reveal the inner nature of destiny. They include the “Myth of the Three Fates,” the “Parable of the Talents” attributed to Jesus, and a story of three identical twins. Karen concludes with a prayer that integrates these ideas to help us dance with our own destiny in life.

Quotations related to this sermon:

Chinese Proverb:
“When the winds of change blow, some people build walls, others build windmills.”

Steve Jobs:
“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will connect somewhere in your future.”

Jean de La Fontaine:
“A person often meets their destiny on the road taken to avoid it.”

Michael Meade:
“Fate involves the accidents that are not accidental, the mistakes that turn out to be fortunate, and the curious twists that turn our lives around or upside down or back where we started from.”

Michael Meade:
“What I am calling fate has to do with the way a person is seeded and shaped from within, like a story trying to unfold and become known. What I am calling destiny has to do with the inner arc and arrow of one’s life.”

Key ideas related to this sermon:

• Fate ties us to the world and keeps us in it, while destiny calls us to a divine errand set deeply within us.

• Fate ties us to the world and keeps us in it, while destiny calls us to a divine errand set deeply within us.

• Fate represents our inner talents and gifts that are imprinted on our soul; destiny is ability to follow the threads that lead us to our fate.

Felix Marcial Reading “ ‘Tis the Set of the Sail”:

‘Tis the Set of the Sail

by

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

But to every mind there openeth,
A way, and way, and away,
A high soul climbs the highway,
And the low soul gropes the low,
And in between on the misty flats,
The rest drift to and fro.

But to every man there openeth,
A high way and a low,
And every mind decideth,
The way his soul shall go.

One ship sails East,
And another West,
By the self-same winds that blow,
‘Tis the set of the sails
And not the gales,
That tells the way we go.

Like the winds of the sea
Are the waves of time,
As we journey along through life,
‘Tis the set of the soul,
That determines the goal,
And not the calm or the strife.

 

Link to this reading:

https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/tis-the-set-of-the-sail-or-one-ship-sails-east/

 

 

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