Inclusion In Action

Inclusion In Action

Inclusion In Action 801 1050 Seal Beach Center for Spiritual Living

Inclusion In Action

Rev. Nicole Von Atsingen, Co-Senior Minister

The phrase, Inclusion in Action, generally refers to recognizing our oneness and honoring the differences in each of us. But right now, to me inclusion in action is stirring up something different something more primal if you will.

Inclusion in action or recognizing our oneness and our unconscious bias is a very evolved experience. But right now, I am not feeling very evolved. I am feeling elementary. The fundamental components that bring joy, fulfillment and a sense of well-being to my life (I’m sure to many people’s lives) are not available in the ways that we’re used to. I know that loneliness kills, and that community heals. Sounds like a catch phrase doesn’t it? But isn’t it so true?

What inclusion in action is meaning to me right now, what it’s calling to me to do right now is to reach out, is to not allow our forced isolation to separate us. I know some people during this pandemic who are so good at staying in contact with others and finding ways to connect, talking on the phone, doing socially distant get together and I judge myself against them. For me it’s easy to slip into isolation and become a recluse. Sometimes I wake up in the morning and wonder what’s the point of getting out of bed, is this ever going to end. And if it does, I have this grieving feeling that things will never be the same. I know that in many ways that’s a good thing, but I’m just having a slow go at learning to live this new life.

Sometimes it’s hard to know how important, vital, necessary something is for your life until it’s gone. For me, the loss is us not being together, at least once a week, in person. sharing in that high vibration community and connection and love. It’s taking its toll on me. Being a part of a community interacting with human beings hugging smiling sitting next to a person I never thought, I never could have imagined it going away therefore I didn’t know how much I needed it.

This month I intend to act and participate in community. I symbolically bow my head to the earth and surrender my attachment to how things were making room for a new way. I trust that the Divine is in through and all around. Omnipotent, Omniscient, Omnipresent. I love you all I miss you all. I look forward to connecting with you soon.

With Deep Love,
Rev. Nicole

Rev. Nicole Von Atzingen

Nicole is the Co-Senior Minister at the Seal Beach Centers for Spiritual Living. Her ministry is to remind humanity of its inherent Goodness. One word to describe Nicole is enthusiastic, she is filled with Spirit and loves to share it. She is also a fourth-generation Religious Scientist who admittedly, although growing up in the Science of Mind philosophy, had to walk away for a few years in order to discover the truth of our philosophy in her own life.

(Featured Photo used in the blog by Oliver Cole on Unsplash)

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