Powerful Silence

Dear CCU Family and Friends,

We kicked off our Fall Faith series this past Sunday with special guest artist and friend of CCU, Denise Rosier. We are using the book “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz as our guide to transformation this month as we journey inward to evaluate what agreements we have made in our past and which could use a round of review, renew or release.

The first agreement is to Be Impeccable with Your Word:

  • We can create and destroy with the power of the spoken word.

  • We can cast another person under a spell of opinion, lies, or gossip.

  • We can just as easily set one another free by speaking Truth and Love to them.

  • Last night, listening to the commentary of my family about the woes of college life, online high school assignments due, being a broke 20-something, and how they are navigating the challenges of “coming of age,” I was simply quiet. Now, I could tell you all the things I had running through my mind along with the abundance of opinions and observations I had but I held my tongue to honor my agreement to be impeccable with my word.

    There is strength in knowing when to share my power and when to maintain my power.

    Not everything needs to be said; moreover not everything needs to be said by me. I am certain in that moment, sitting around the dining room table, the gift for my soul was to simply listen to my (almost grown) children disclose the things they’ve got going on in their lives and be grateful they are open and sharing with laughter and candor.

    To disrupt that would not have been using my word correctly. It would have destroyed a precious, passing moment. I share this with you because it is a perspective that has been made new to me…again.

    Being impeccable with our word (or our use of Power) doesn’t always mean speaking. It also means knowing when to speak.

    Let us remember the old English proverb “If you don’t have something nice to say don’t say anything at all.” and allow this wisdom to further guide us in our mastery of how and when we use our powerful words.

    One in Spirit,

    Rev. Maggie
    Senior Minister | CCU Orlando

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