Most of us think of romance in the context of falling in love in an intimate relationship, or the idealized form of something. Another definition of romance is what this class is about – the mystery and excitement of being in love with life.
In our previous class, Mystic Christ: Embodying Living Love, we heard the modern mystic, Peace Pilgrim, say with great enthusiasm when the interviewer commented that she appeared to be a most happy woman: I certainly am a happy person. Who could know God and not be joyous?
But who, if he be called upon to face
Some awful moment to which Heaven has joined
Great issues, good or bad for human kind,
Is happy as a Lover;
William Wordsworth from the poem, Character of the Happy Warrior
To love life with generosity, openness and vulnerability takes courage. Our character is forged in adversity. We were born for this strange time and if we can allow the idea that instead of living our lives that, actually, life lives us, through us, as a dynamic loving wave of energy, then we can open our hearts in joy and surf that wave with grace and aplomb.
Relationships with other human beings are imperfect, and we come to each other to share and learn on the way to perfection. Where is perfection? It is not in relationship to each other, but in relationship to that which is perfect. That already exists, and your job is to find the way. How? Practice, and you’ll find the perfection of Spirit within you.
- Chapter One: A Generous Spirit
- Chapter Two: An Inward Light
- Chapter Three: Intuition
- Chapter Four: Transmutation
- Chapter Five: Self-knowledge
- Chapter Six: Kindness and Tenderness
- Chapter Seven: Using Everything for Upliftment, Learning and Growth
- Chapter Eight: Finding Comfort in Ourselves
Facilitated by Paul Kaye
Live Class Dates: Monday, February 13 – April 17, 2023, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, PT.(Recordings can be accessed any time to fit your schedule)
Prerequisites: None – Open to all
Questions about the class? Email Paul Kaye at firstname.lastname@example.org