ASK REVS. SANDY & KIRK
By Rev. Sandy & kirk
Revs. 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,
27121 Calle Arroyo Suite 2200, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675, or visit
www.centerfortruth.org You can also reach
Q: I was raised in the Catholic church and as I became a young adult I
started to question some of their beliefs regarding judgment and sin. Can you
tell me what your viewpoint is on these subjects?
Laguna Niguel, CA
A: We believe God is a loving presence existing in everyone and everything, and that we are not judged or condemned for our actions by a force outside ourselves. We know we each have a power within that allows us to co-create with God a greater understanding of our actions and the ability to rise above any challenges.
We do not believe as individuals that we “sin”. Sin is a French word (used in
archery) that means to “miss the mark”. It is our belief that when we get off
course in life (or miss the mark), or do something that is not for our highest
good, we have the opportunity to learn and grow from our mistakes and thus make
wiser choices in the future and experience a more positive outcome.
Q: My life is very busy, as is most everyone’s. With all the responsibilities and commitments we each deal with on a daily basis, what is the best alternative to create a peaceful mind and body.
A: You are absolutely right, this is something we all deal with in our “full” schedules. I am a true advocate of Yoga and meditation. Yoga is a very peaceful way to stretch and relax our bodies and it also allows our minds to be focused on something other than our daily tasks. Meditation is a great way to clear our minds of any clutter or thoughts that do not serve us. It also allows us to be very present in the moment and turn our thoughts to healthy alternatives. Start with small steps in both of these areas and you will see a difference in no time.
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