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, December 26, 2012
Actively being with spirit, aware of Its presence and open
to Its guidance, not only saves me from the mistakes and inadequacies of my
puny mistaken ego but opens me to the realization that I am part of something
greater, that this is not all there is. Realizing that, ‘of myself I can do
nothing,’ is a seeming paradox that enables me to gain all power. As a
spiritual being, as God created me in Its own image and likeness, I have all
the power of spirit; as an ego, I have very little. I need to let go of the
power I thought I had, and accept instead the power of spirit that is the still
small voice in my mind. The still small voice knows the truth about me, that I
am more than the image I made, the ego does not.
Yet despite its obvious and complete ignorance, this image
assumes it knows most important things because I have given it that belief. Me,
the decision-making self in the mind, not the body’s brain, have given it that
belief. “Who assumes a power that he does not possess is deceiving himself,” The Course says. The power the ego has
on its own is nothing because it is only the power to make illusions. “Yet,” The Course says, “to accept the power
given by God is but to acknowledge [It] as Creator and accept [Its] gifts. And [Its]
gifts have no limit.”
As I awaken to my spiritual reality, I understand I have
thrown away the unlimited gifts of spirit and accepted in their place the puny
and limited gifts of my ego. Boo! But, as I release the guilt, anger and shame
that comes from understanding this, I am able to change, shift and choose
again. Hooray! I need not remain only with my ego.