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.

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