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A Joyful Path, Year One, Lesson 25: Expanding Awareness


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Each Year One Lesson includes:

Teacher Introduction/Getting to the Heart of the Lesson, Teacher Reflection, Spiritual Affirmation with full color Art, Original Story, and Activities, Bible Verses, Wisdom Quotes


Lesson 25 from Year One is about: Expanding Awareness, “Rachel Dreams of the Sea”

Original Story: One Life Touches Another


Affirmation: I am a part of all creation.


Getting to the Heart of the Lesson


Despite the appearance of differences and separateness, there is unity in divine creation, and we can become aware of that unity.


Deep within our hearts, we all long for an expanded sense of self. We long to feel oneness with the universe, with spirit in all things, and with the infinite spirit that created everything that is. Each time we experience a sense of connection or a hint of freedom from our ego self-definition, we become more aware of the Sacred that is always in us and around us. Jesus may have called it the “Kingdom of God.” Some scholars believe, however, that “Queendom” or “Sacred Unity” is a more accurate translation of Jesus’ words when he spoke about this realm of God which is always available to each of us.
Children naturally look for how they are a part of the world around them. They notice sameness and feel oneness more readily than adults who have been gradually trained to see only differences and separation. As we grow in our awareness, we learn that there is nowhere we can go and be apart from the constant, unchanging presence of God. We are never truly separate from anyone or anything in the universe. All that we do affects the world and everyone in it, like a ripple in a pond.


Affirmation 25 - I am part of all creation.
Affirmation: I am a part of all creation.


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