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, March 15, 2013
Doctor, It Hurts When I Do This
I do not need God’s blessing, the Course says, because as a
spiritual being I have that forever. But I do need my own blessing. The ego’s
picture of me, and you, is deprived, unloving and vulnerable. We cannot love
Yet we can fairly easily escape from this false image by
leaving it behind. I am not there and that is not me, or you. If I do not see
this image in anyone else, I will not see it in myself. Given reality as a
holograph, what I see in others, I have accepted in myself.
All the ego’s nightmare illusions are dispelled together as
they were made together by the choice of the decision maker in my mind. I don’t
want to teach anyone that they are what I would not want to be. Other people
and my experiences in the world are mirrors in which I see my perceptions of
myself and my decision maker’s choices.
Illusions are investments. They will last as long as I value
them. The only way to dispel illusions is to withdraw all investment from them.
Then they will have no life for us because we have put them out of our
minds—the source of all life.
The gift of life is ours to give, because it was given us.
We are not aware of this because we do not give it. What we give, we have. We have
so much corruption, fear, loathing, conflict, blame, and guilt, because that is
what we have been giving. This need not be. We can turn away from this and give
from our reality as spirit instead of our illusion as ego.
I’m reminded of that old joke: Patient: Doctor it
hurts when I do this. Doctor: Don’t do that.