ASK REVS. SANDY & KIRK
By Revs. Sandy and Kirk Moore
Rev. Sandy and Kirk Moore are the co-founders of the Center for Universal Truth
in San Juan Capistrano. They established this New Thought spiritual community to
bring individuals of various religious and spiritual faiths together so their
lives could be empowered by applying practical principals. This column has been
developed to allow people the opportunity to seek additional answers about
spiritual insights. If you would like to ask them a question, please send it to
the Center for Universal Truth,
Q: Why is meditation important for us?
A: Meditation is a time to quiet our mind and still our body. As we do this we
are able to focus our heart and be in the present moment. When we are clear and
open, we can tap into the presence of Spirit, or God, or our Higher Power. It is
through the practice of meditation that we commune with this powerful essence
and become a vehicle in which God speaks to us and works through us for the
highest good. Meditation is both a healing and enlightening experience.
Q: If God has created all people as loving beings, why is there so much hatred and killing in the world?
A: We address this question quite often because it is difficult to understand. God does create all people as loving beings. However, God also has given us free will in which to make choices. As we are individualized expressions of God, we each do just that — express our individuality. We have been given the divine right to make choices; how we want to think, how we live, how we view life, and how we want to show up in the world.
God is at the center of everything and life would be meaningless without
freedom. Unfortunately, not everyone chooses what is highest and best; not
everyone makes healthy choices. Therefore, we experience diverse and sometimes
harmful actions of others through the choices they have been free to express.
However, with every choice there is always a consequence that arises. That is
why the majority of us choose to love and do good — because the consequence of
that action is much more fulfilling.
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