Us Vs God
One of the most valuable markers along my own path to awareness has been my ability to LET GO. We are utter control freaks as human beings and letting go is not easy for any of us. And then there’s the question of, To whom or what are we letting go to? This is where we fumble.
If you have been taught to see God as a judgmental and punitive authority figure (in the sky) than letting go will be virtually impossible for you. I know it would be for me. However, as we evolve consciously, less and less of us see God this way. More so, he becomes an energy that exists everywhere, all the time, not separate from us. He (for the sake of literary ease, I’ll refer to God as “he”) is the table upon which we eat our breakfast in the morning. He is the food that we consume. He is the digestion that allows our food to be assimilated and then excreted. He is the feeling of fullness in our bellies after the meal. He is the road that we drive on to work. He is the hands on your wheel. He the car, he is the sky, he is the job you go to, he is the feet you walk on, he is the heart that drums in your chest and he everywhere.
Again, just because he is everywhere does not make him some ‘power figure’ in your world. That would mean that there is a HE and a YOU. And there is not. There is no distinction. There’s only a HE. And HE cannot have power over something that is not there.
So where does that leave us in our wonderment about all of the pain that we experience and all of the suffering and the loss? The opening paragraph in A Course In Miracles states this: ”Nothing real can be threatened…Nothing unreal exists…Herein lies the peace of God.”
Think about that for a moment. If our spirits really do persist, than nothing real can actually be threatened. The body is mortal. But the spirit is immortal; eternal. This is not an easy concept and will be quickly forgotten in the midst of our worldly troubles.
But perhaps to remember this in the midst of our troubles, they might just take on new meaning for us. We might cease to see them as problems to conquer and more as an experience that is meant to bring us closer to that which is real. Consciousness.
I know that every single one of my challenges in this life, and there have been many of them, have led to me a choice. Become angry and bitter because of them OR grow because of them. I’ve chosen to grow. And sometimes it would have been really easy to curl up in a corner and feel sorry for myself. And I’ve done it. Plenty of times. But it’s never lasted very long. Because there is no solution in that corner.
Challenge, for me, has been a beckoning. I’ve realized that Consciousness has been calling my name again and again. I can either move towards it and create a deeper awareness about myself, about life, about God, or I can move away from it and continue to feel alone. That option went away a long time ago for me.
My sister recently sent me a quote from Neale Donald Walsch that served as a great reminder: ”Everything is falling together perfectly, even though it looks as if some things are falling apart. Trust in the process you are now experiencing. Life is on your side. It is showing that to you now, though you may not be able to see it clearly at this time.”
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