Being considered a professional is important. But most of us are 'old' professionals, not old in age, but old in thinking style and approach to living. Old professionals separate science and spirit and think in terms of either/or - 'you're either for me, or against me.' New professionals connect science and spirit and think in both/and terms. Please read: The New Professionalism: Connecting Science and Spirit, available at www.WisdomAtWorkUSA.com.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Miracles and Politics
The way things are now in American politics, it feels like
it would take a miracle for people to realize their connection to one another,
no matter their politics, and see their common hopes, aspirations and concerns as
Americans first, despite the political rhetoric.
In our everyday thinking, a miracle seems to be a rare,
magical, supernatural event that hardly ever occurs and if it does occur,
happens to someone else, never ourselves. In this way of thinking, miracles are
special, God induced suspensions of natural laws that have to be earned.Miracles are only dispensed to the ‘good,’
‘righteous’ and ‘deserving’.This, of
course, is the ego’s way of thinking, the thinking or our self.
In the spiritual thinking of the Course in Miracles--the
thinking of our Self, miracles are not a suspension of ‘natural’ laws, but a
return to them; are free--do not have to ‘earned’ and are available to
everyone, all the time. In this way of thinking, because the decision maker in
our minds mistakenly chose to identify with the ego instead of with our reality
as spirit, the miracle is nothing but a correction—the sudden awareness of the
truth about ourselves and the world. The miracle happens inside us, not outside
Suddenly, the scales drop from our eyes, we wake up and
realize things need not be as they are, that almost anything is possible. The
miracle feels supernatural because our spiritual reality is supernatural
compared to our ego reality. The miracle corrects our self concept, exchanging
it for a Self concept.
The miracle reveals our At-one-ment; shows us that we are
all human beings, no matter our incomes, skin color, politics or religion. The
miracle replaces our desire to be special and unique and judge others. The
miracle shows us that nothing has changed God; nothing, no matter what we have
done, has changed our Self. A dream is a dream is a dream and can have no
effect on our reality.
So, yes, the way things are now in American politics, it
would take a miracle for us to realize our connection to one another, no matter
our politics, and see our common hopes, aspirations and concerns as Americans
first, despite the political rhetoric, but not the kind of ‘miracle’ our self
believes in, but rather the kind our Self believes in.