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The Great-Circle-of_life is the Circle of Unity with all things in the universe, including the Great Spirit, our Creator, about which all life revolves. We are all equal in the Circle, no one is in front of you and no one is behind, you no one is about you, no one is below you. We are all related

diversity

“Until we understand that diversity is a strength we will never fully understand the God who created it.”

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“People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.” The beauty of the universe is that we are all unique in our path. This uniqueness in our path makes a beautiful tapestry of experiences and people in the world. Remember when you see someone on a different path than you this is not a negative they are adding a thread to quilt that is existence.

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YOU ARE NOT ALONE!!!! We are thankful for the COMMON FLAME OF LIFE!!!!

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“All things are connected and worthy of our respect and reverence. Everything on earth is alive. Everything on earth has purpose. Everything on earth is connected. Everything on earth is to be embraced.” The spirit of all life is crucial to the fabric of existence. The plants and the animal and the earth itself is to be respect. They are like us part of the threads in the web of life that the universe has given us.

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We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their CREATOR with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness- Thomas Jefferson

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“Every particular in nature, a leaf, a drop, a crystal, a moment of time is related to the whole, and partakes of the perfection of the whole. Each particle is a microcosm, and faithfully renders the likeness of the world.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson~

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“I remember standing before the tomb of Abraham (and thinking).” “Here is Islam, here is Christianity, here is Judaism, here is Abraham, our common parent.” Bishop Frank Griswold, USA, Christian tradition. Please watch Bishop Frank Griswold’s video courtesy of the Elijah Interfaith Institute ( http://www.elijah-interfaith.org/ ): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luwyjoC3J4o&feature=youtu.be We believe in the consciousness of Abraham (the spiritual father of Christians, Muslims and Jews) of the DIVINE FORCE that connects ALL of CREATION. AMEN

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No man is an Island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the Continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friends or of thine own were; any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee. John Donne, Meditation XVII English clergyman & poet (1572 – 1631) WE ARE ALL CONNECTED THROUGH THE FORCE OF THE DIVINE ON THIS SABBATH AND ALL DAYS. AMEN

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A beautiful painting by Degas. When we see great beauty we can feel like we want to cry. We believe that this is feeling the presence of the Divine. AMEN