My life has been marked by a string of theme songs – each of which reminds me in its own way that there is always a greater potential within me awaiting my recognition, regardless of what my peers would believe; that there is always a greater possibility within me awaiting my invitation, regardless of what my history would imply.
Your life, like mine, has been marked by a string of theme songs, some of which inspire you toward the highest potentials of your divinity, others of which encourage you toward the false humilities of your humanity. But your consciousness is ever at work, inviting you to sing along with lyrics which are ultimately about how big your God is.
And while Unity has several gifts to offer its world – the gift of an inclusive, accepting, loving culture, the gift of a paradigm rooted in the divinity of all life, the gift of a teaching inclusive of the power of thought, the gift of affirming and encouraging your direct and personal experience of God as you understand God to be – perhaps its richest is its teaching that if you don’t like the life you’re living, you can change the theme song you’re singing.
Ultimately, why not choose a theme song which reflects something of a bigger idea of the life, the love, the wisdom, the sufficiency that God is? Why not choose a theme song which reflects something of a bigger idea of what it means to be an expression of Infinite Potential itself?
Perhaps Marianne Williamson spoke to this best, and I quote, “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. [And] your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
If you’ve been moving through your life humming some tired old tune that was handed to you by unchallenged history or by unknowing parents, maybe it’s time to join with a new lyric that reminds you that really are a brick house; that you really are a bad mama jama, just as fine as you can be!
It doesn’t make any difference to God what your theme song is; but it makes a huge difference to you.