The UCOH Community is immersed in a year-long exploration of Courage…specifically the “Courage to Imagine.” Our 2018 theme encourages us to use the power of our imagination in new, innovative ways to overcome limitations in our thinking and realize our Christ potential.
Each quarter will explore a different facet of courage as a focal point for our expanding consciousness and the quarters are designed to build upon each other. We don’t set one aside as we try another one for three months. Instead, we are encouraged to place them in the spiritual backpack that we are packing in our year-long journey of transformation together.
The Courage to Come from Within
We begin the year with a focus on the “courage to come from within.” We’ll be offering plenty of opportunities to connect with the “still, small voice” of Spirit. You are encouraged to ask the question:
Where is my growing edge in courageously listening the voice of Spirit?
The Courage to Soar
In the second quarter, we move into the “courage to soar.” The courage to come from within and connect with the deepest truth of our being is the perfect launching pad for taking flight. We rise above the weight of our fears in order to realize our divine potential. You may wish to ask:
How can I come to trust the natural lift of Spirit that allows me to glide to new heights?
How can I reframe the situations and circumstances in my life to see them as Spirit nudging me forward?
The Courage to Connect
Having courageously found our wings, we move into our third quarter with the “courage to connect.” We will explore what it means to be in connection with others, how to be our authentic selves in the world and how to be open to love and live at a deeper level, in connection with all of life. Consider the following questions:
Have I left anyone outside of my heart?
What would it feel like to know that I am truly safe?
How can I deepen my connection with others?
The Courage to Celebrate Life Abundantly
We wrap up the year in our fourth quarter with the “courage to celebrate life abundantly.” It may seem counter-intuitive to suggest that celebrating life is a courageous act. The truth is that it often takes courage to stand up to the voices within us that tell us to play small or that feel guilty for living life to its fullest when the world around us seems difficult or troubling. Our willingness to courageously celebrate life abundantly, no matter the circumstances, gives those around us permission to do the same. Ask yourself these questions:
Are there areas of my life where I am playing small? Why?
Do I need the world’s permission to live my life to its fullest? Why?
What courageous act of celebration will I undertake?