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Show up! Know your Unique Gift and give it away…


By Joe Perez

The practice of World Spirituality can be summed up in only five phrases. How easy is that!

Wake Up, Grow Up, Lighten Up, Show Up, and Open Up!

From Marc Gafni’s “Showing Up: Unique Self and Unique Gift”:

It is the matrix of waking up, growing up, cleaning up and opening up that allows you to show up as Your Unique Self. It your Unique Self that gives birth to Unique Gift. As mentioned earlier in the book, Your Unique Gifts are what enable you to address a Unique Need that needs to be filled.

The core realization of a world spirituality is that every human being is both part of the whole and at the same time a high priest or priestess in their religion of one. The core obligation, joy, and responsibility of the Unique Self is to give its Unique Gift which fills a unique need in the kosmos that can be met by them and them alone.

There’s a common sense way of understanding “unique gift” and then there’s the more subtle, intellectually serious meaning intended by World Spirituality teaching. It’s common sense… plus a dose of Integral rigor!

The Unique Gift is described in Marc’s Your Unique Self, which is coming out this summer. Hope you’ll be running, not walking, to the bookstores!

Photo Credit: Ndee

About Joe Perez

Joe Perez is Executive Editor of Spirit's Next Move, Director of Communications and Scholar-in-Residence at the Center for World Spirituality. He has eight years of blogging experience and has seen two of his blogs published as books including Soulfully Gay, a pioneering Integral Spirituality memoir. He is an Honors graduate of Harvard University, has studied at The Divinity School at The University of Chicago, and holds a certificate in Integral Leadership from Pacific Integral. He also blogs at Gay Spirituality.

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