From all that I have learned and experienced I truly believe that Life
is meant to be experienced as the Living Spirit of G-d expressing
through each of us. It is when we are conscious of this Living
Spirit as our "true self" that we begin to understand that
we must align ourselves with the nature of Spirit through an
understanding of spiritual laws and principles in order to
"let" our true self become our "dominant
self." When our true self is dominant we experience
spontaneous joy, our imagination is alive with creativity and our
heart is filled with hope. We become aware in our mind of
greater opportunities to express our talents and abilities.
Most of us have heard that we are
to be grateful, and in turn our gratitude will draw to us a greater
good. We have been told that expressing love for all will align
us with the nature of G-d/Spirit. And these are true to a point,
but our human nature will resist them when we feel isolated from
happiness and peace of mind.
The person who seeks to obtain more of
the world in order to realize happiness and peace of mind often find
themselves instead in the darkest hours of their soul.
Depression, despair, hopelessness and the inability to even know what
it is that they want or desire is all too often the resulting
experience. It is as if they have hit a brick wall and all that
brings happiness and peace of mind is on the other side of it.
And they have no idea of how to get through it ... or overcome
it. Within the mind there comes an inkling of a thought that
change is necessary. But change seems difficult and confusion
fills the mind because until the change is made within, the outer
remains the same.
We are all too aware of the
stories of the miseries that the poor and the sick endure. The
Media brings these to our attention almost on a daily basis.
There will be those who will tell us that "poor and sick" is
not the truth about them and this we know is true. But, the
facts have been accepted and so the poverty and illness have
resulted. Yet, there is little reported on those who are wealthy
and healthy yet are lacking in happiness and peace of mind. That
is until the results of their state of mind manifests something that
gets the attention of others or the Media. The old adage
"money doesn't buy happiness" is true ... to a point ... it
cannot buy happiness for the mind that is fastened to a quiet
desperation darkens even wealth and health.
Our human reaction too often is
to make a crack in the brick wall and patiently and persistently widen
the crack to experience more of that which is on the other side.
But this, for most, is but a temporary relief. A similar
temporary relief gained from alcohol or drugs or the attaching one's
self to another's higher consciousness. The way that is
necessary is to elevate our consciousness by elevating our thoughts,
our thinking, and our awareness. Instead of going through the
brick wall ... we must rise above it.
From Joel Goldsmith
we can read: "It
was said to our ancient Hebrew prophet, "Look, look out! All
of this land, that you can see, is yours. I give you land as far as
your eyes can carry from a mountain top." The higher up you
go, the further you will see. The higher you go in consciousness, the
wider and broader will be your vision, and the more you will see.
The first thing you
know, you realize---because it will happen... "Why, I am not even
here. I am not even here on this limited piece of ground. I have
broken through this limitation of the skull. I am no longer tied up
inside of a skull bone. I am not even limited to this body. All of
sudden, I am I. I am I."
"Now as I look up, I
can see ten thousand miles of sky, and ten thousand miles of ocean,
and I can see people of all nations, people of all qualities, and
quantities. All of a sudden I find that I am I. I am out of the shell.
I am out of the skull. I am on a mountain of vision, and I am hearing
it... ‘All that you can see is yours.’"
See, see? Not
with your eyesight, all that you can apprehend---all that you can
comprehend---all that you can discern, anything that you can envision,
is yours. "The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness
thereof...All that I have is thine." The whole earth, the
times and the tides are thine. "I and my Father are One."
It is our limited belief that we are only human that provides for us
the miseries of life and the dark nights of our soul. To see
beyond the human self of us, the physical, requires persistence and a
steadfast decision to escape the limitations we have learned from the
world. It takes a continual recognition and identification with
our spirit, our true self ... and to recognize that our infinite
ability to perceive more, to realize and experience more than we have
ever accepted for ourselves before is at hand. It has always
been and will always be. We don't have to break through brick
walls or climb the highest mountains ... we must only break through
the veil that the physical world is all there is ... stop being
mesmerized ... and come into the realization that we are as unlimited
as we can conceive ourselves to be.
is a law of sowing and reaping. But it lies on the world not like a
judgment but a promise. It is the law of creativity. And it says, Sow
and you shall reap. But you shall sow what is yours to sow, that you
may reap what is life's to give. For the seed is in your hand, but the
harvest is in life's hand. Sow a thought, and reap a revelation. Sow a
hope, and reap a miracle. Sow a dream, and reap a new life for
yourself and perhaps for all the world."
James Dillet Freeman
SO IT IS!
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