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.
Friday, September 7, 2012
Be Still and Know
Be still and know that I am God*.
The great, famous and mysterious ‘I am;’ what God is said to
have replied to Moses when Moses asked the burning bush how he, Moses, could
know that it was truly God speaking to him from the flames.“I am that I am,” the story has God saying.
One of the metaphysical interpretations and lessons of this
is that God is what he says he is, and that being made in the image and
likeness of God, the same is true for us. So, if I think, feel and say I’m sad,
I am sad, and if I think, feel and say I’m happy, I’am happy. Lincoln is reputed to have said something
similar -- most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Thus, I am that I am.
If I identify with mySelf—with compassion, love, radiant
good health, inclusion, fearlessness and creativity, then that is my experience
of life. But if I identify with myself—with littleness, fear, hate, blame,
sickness, disease, weakness and lack then that is my experience of life.Who are you identifying with right now?
So be still and know that I am God means that when we are
still, we know our true Self, our true Identity as spirit. In the inner stillness,
all the ego clutter is gone and only spirit remains. Be still, let
everything—thoughts, feelings and actions, go, hold on to nothing simply be
still. Know that most of what we take to be reality is the raucous shrieks of
the ego. When we are still, empty of ego, we are automatically one with spirit,
and from that place, we may re-enter the world and with every need we perceive,
turn within and have no fear for Its grace will suffices us.
*Dear readers, please know that in most instances, except when
quoting the bible, when I refer to ‘God’ I’m not referring to an old, bearded
white man sitting on a throne in the clouds surrounded by cherubs and angels.
I’m referring to a malleable neutral power, a life energy, the substance and
source of all that is and beyond all that is, the great Mystery of Life.