April 03, 2011- Anniversary Celebration
What are you listening to? – http://www.refugedc.com
Bishop, Carlton Pearson
I like the sermon preached by Carlton Pearson. I agree with him that Shift happens, hence we are changing or evolving continuously. I like his humour and play on words (such as “Shift happens” instead of “shit happens”. hehe) I also agree with him that what we are listening to most will affect what we are believing most, and what we believe, we become. We all tend to become convicted based on what we hear and believe repeatedly.
It is also interesting to learn that the word “listen” comes from the word “love” – people hear what they want or love to hear. Those who love grace will hear grace. He also shares that when we say we love someone, we are actually loving a part of ourselves we experience when we are with that person.
I like the fact that he is very comfortable in his own skin. It reminds me of Marianne Williamson’s words “As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence actually liberates others.” Yes, when we love and accept ourselves the way we are, and enjoy our own company, we are unconsciously liberating others to enjoy being in their own skin too. It’s a continual reminder for me to do so actually.
So yea, it is refreshing to hear him preach, as well as liberating, as I can sense the joy and grace emanating from him. Talking about “Shift happens”, I happened to come across an article just now that talks about the shift happening in the context of realising our oneness.
“The law of oneness is only limited by your level of consciousness. As you expand your consciousness by raising and holding a higher vibration, you are one step closer to that Omni-presence which is always calling you closer. As you expand, your behaviors and perspectives will begin to shift to align more closely with that higher vibrational presence. Your compassion, understanding and goodwill will deepen as you redefine oneness along your journey towards remembering who you are.” – Ken Peace Carroll