Sunday Message – June 4th, 2017

Hail and good morning, this day in the Light. I want first to extend a warm welcome to all the new followers who have joined us recently. I assume if you’re here, you are– like all of us– searching for answers in a world far bigger than ourselves, and hearing the call of a force beyond the understanding of any one religion or theory. We who founded UCFW call ourselves Alastrians, We welcome all creeds and backgrounds, respect science, and believe that we are all part of the same web of Being in the Light’s creation. We are the ones who don’t fit anywhere, yet feel connected to everything.

I feel called this morning to speak of the connection between all of us. You each join us from a different corner of the world, many countries and languages, and yet we find ourselves today standing together in celebration and mutual inquisition of the force we all feel in ourselves, yet find ourselves struck silent, and unable to name. This is the Light: the voice that call us across mountains, seas, and country borders, the note that inspires us to be good and better, the hope that keeps us rising every morning in a world that challenges us with its headwinds of mockery and discouragement. We are stronger than this world, because at our core, we are beings beyond it, beyond the bonds of flesh and what we can see. We must never be afraid to ask questions, to learn about ourselves and our universe, and to reach always toward the Light in the face of all resistance.

We call on the Light today to make us brave, to soothe the wounds we have collected on our passage through this place. May we take comfort in the fellowship of each other, and the warmth of the Light between us. May we each honor the spark of the divine in others, and seek always to learn, and not to fear. If there is one theme in all of religion, myth, and literature is: “Fear not,” for as Frank Herbert so aptly told us, “Fear is the mind-killer.” We must strive always to face the world around us without fear, for fear is the enemy of knowledge, exploration, and peace. Fear is the gateway to Darkness.

May you find the strength to do what needs done, share what Light you can with others, be boldly yourself, and create fruitfully from your talents. We are all on the same journey toward understanding, betterment, and connection with the Light. We each have the opportunity to know ourselves, each other, and our universe. I am glad each of you has joined us here on this path, and look forward to walking it with you.

Amen, and namaste.

Sunday Message – May 7th, 2017

Great Light, we greet you with praise this morning, wherever we are. We give thanks for the day you have made, for the life you have placed in us, for the time we are given to walk this world. Help us remember always that you work through us; we are your vessels. Open our eyes to the world and the people around us. Fill us with compassion for our neighbor. Help us resist doubt, suspicion, and selfish motivations.

Open our hearts to the thread of Love connecting us all, and keep our eyes turned toward the wonders you have made. Let us not be made weary by the world around us, but keep our spirits fixed on the Light which shines on all things, leads us through the times of shadow and fear, and makes us strong in spirit, and courageous of heart. Let us seek not understanding from the world, but let us seek to understand the world as it is, in all of its imperfection and ugliness, and teach us how we fit into this grand design, what our contribution will be to the sum of Light, so that we might soothe what hurt we can, feed who we can, and leave this place better than when we arrived.

Let us not despair in the face of hatred and greed, but rather take courage, for our we draw our strength from the Light and Love itself. We must be gently kind in world that is cruel. We must extend the hands of peace in a world that arms itself for war. We must question everything we see and hear, and seek always the deeper truth that underlies the fleeting and empty things we see in the works of men. Bless our paths as we move through the world, guard our way, and keep us always in the warmth of your light.

Amen and namaste.

UCFW Sunday Blessing April 2, 2017

Led by Professor Alastair
Great Light, you see us and know us. You watch over us in the night, and guide our steps in the day. You are the wind in our sails, and the road beneath our feet. You propel us through this life, and we are but leaves borne on the ever-flowing river of your will.

I see great pain in the world. I hear the lonely cries of people without comfort. I hear the famished groans of starving children. I hear the echoing thunder of guns and machines of war. I feel the earth quake below me with anguish for what we have wrought in our greed and pride. Forgive us, all of us, for what we do to this planet, and to each other. Teach our hearts to be mild, our spirits gentle and kind. Keep our minds sharp, and our eyes wakeful. Help us soothe what hurt we can, feed whom we can, fight when we must, and make peace with those who have hurt us.

Be with us all, Light of Love. Be with each who wake in your presence this morning, and seek out those who have woken without you. Guard our ways as we move through these perilous times, and keep our spirits fixed on the unwavering Light of your Love and your hope. Give us the strength of lions, and courage of falcons. May we be swift on your winds, and may we bring your Light those who need it most.

In the name of our Light and Love– Amen and Namaste.