Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Host to God

“Would you be hostage to the ego or host to God?” No brainer, right? Except for the fear; the fear that God’s not really there; that even if It really is there, we’re not a part of It; we’re such terrible sinners, that God doesn’t love us and we’re totally unlovable because of all our wicked, nasty thoughts and deeds. That’s the ego talking. There’s only, either the ego or Spirit. If we’re feeling fear and guilt, we’re with the ego. Spirit holds no fear and guilt, so as part of Spirit, neither do we. Stop thinking with the ego and ask for Spirit’s help to shift to It.

“Only you can deprive yourself of anything. Do not oppose this realization, for it is truly the beginning of the dawn of light. Remember also that the denial of this simple fact takes many forms, and these you must learn to recognize and to oppose steadfastly, without exception. This is a crucial step in the reawakening [undoing]. The beginning phases of this reversal are often quite painful.”

Einstein said something similar when he said the most important question we can ask is, “Is the universe a friendly place?” The answer is, it is as we see it; we create our own heaven or hell. “Your life is not a problem to be solved, but a gift to be opened,” Wayne Muller wrote. The idea is not just that what we experience is up to us, but that God is for us, the universe IS a friendly place and our lives ARE a gift to be opened, when we step away from the ego and our habitual way of being and identify with the still small voice within that speaks for our spiritual reality.

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