Meta-Musing ~ Supreme Court Injustice?
DISCLAIMER: that I have your attention.  I am not a lawyer, I am a minister. I am not a politician, I am a metaphysician, so this is my metaphysical perspective. This may be one of those times when your hackles get up a little. Please know I present these thoughts for your consideration. You can agree or disagree. That is fine. I only ask that you think on these things. :)

Blessings to you!
The airwaves are awash with commentaries on the hearings to confirm or deny the appointment of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court.
Until yesterday, I was able to roll along, listening without much opinion either way, figuring that those "in the know" would make the right decision. Then, the other day I heard something that brought everything into focus for me. It brought the question to my mind, "Could it be the Supreme Court is off-course, that it is missing the mark of its mission?"
This firestorm of thought began when Ms. Sotomayor said, "The heart should not be driving the law."  That got my attention because it suddenly occurred to me that MINDSET is what is wrong with these hearings, AND the mindset currently in place could be standing in the way of true justice.
I want to be perfectly clear...I am neither for, nor against Sotomayor, I am for "liberty and justice for all," and that is not possible under the mindset demonstrated in these hearings.
Let's get back to the words that started all of this, "The heart should not be driving the law." Well, yes and no. Semantics and hidden agendas are twisting this concept into knots and choking the true importance of the law.
The greatest judge of all time, Solomon, asked one thing of God. He asked for an understanding heart.
Metaphysically, the heart represents the combined thinking and feeling natures; in other words BOTH the letter and the heart of the law. Without both the letter...the thought, idea, mind...AND the heart...the sensing, feeling, compassion...the law is flawed.
While it is true that the heart should not be DRIVING the law, it IS a critical component of the law. Just as the "letter of the law" is not complete without the "heart," likewise the "heart" is not complete without the "letter of the law."
The other thing off-base about these hearings (in my NTBH opinion) is the question about who we are and the decisions we make. Seriously...every one of us makes decisions using our life experiences, thoughts AND feelings. Anyone who says they do otherwise is lying or mistaken.
True justice is not about whether the letter or heart is driving the law, it is about balancing and utilizing both aspects of the law; letter AND heart that results in the WISDOM necessary for "liberty and justice for all."
There is so much more...if you would like to more information about the heart/mind, letter/heart and the thought-provoking question of the male/female balance in these things, just reply to this email and I'll send you an addendum.
May you utilize both your mind and your heart in all your decisions.
I hope you have enjoyed this week's offering. Do feel free to forward it to a friend if you would like. I know that I love to share things that are meaningful to me.

Rev. Alicia Leslie
Spirit of Unity Church

 Proverbs 23:7

For as a man thinketh in his heart, so he is.