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.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The Identity Game
When my hernia acts up, which it did a little while ago, or
I can’t figure out how to do a screen print or get the dogs to stop barking,
it’s clear that I’m identifying with myself, instead of mySelf. The hernia will
stop hurting, the dogs will stop barking and I will know how to do a screen
print, as soon as I’m ready to turn it all over to mySelf and experience it all
The more my ego yells and throws a tantrum like an infant
demanding its bottle – I want it! I want it now, now! I need it - the less I’m able to let go. I am literally holding those
conditions in place by looking at them the way I do. If I want the conditions
to be different, I’ve got to be
different. Having to have whatever it is now, is like saying, I of myself can
make a better plan for my safety and joy than mySelf can make. MySelf has given
me these conditions, not as punishment, but as feedback, feedback about who and
what I’ve been identifying with – ego – so that I can choose to identify
differently, with spirit, with mySelf.
Letting go and giving it all over to spirit, I can see
things differently and know what to do. So I gave it over and talked with a
physician about next steps for the hernia; realized if I lowered the shade the
dogs wouldn’t see out and bark as much and called my computer guy for help with
the screen print.
God is my Self. It is who I am. The truth of my identity. I
am part of It and It is part of me. It is the very principle of being and
becoming. It is the creator, and that which It creates – the process by which
the creative impulse become the created thing. It is always there, always on,
always responsive. If I identify with It, I get experiences of It – peace, joy,
optimism. If I identify with ego, I get experiences of ego – hernia, barking
dogs, frustration and fear. Spirituality
is about becoming aware of how It works and what I am creating with It – hernia
pain or hernia relief; sleeping dogs or barking dogs. Different spiritual paths
are simply different methods of becoming aware.