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.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Reality as Holograph
I am never upset for the reason I think because the real reason
I, and you, are upset is because we have identified with ego instead of spirit
and are mistaking events in the ego’s nightmare world as real. We need to wake
up and claim our atonement with spirit, our true identities as spiritual beings
having earthly experiences. I, and probably you too, am able to do this
sometimes - to awaken and feel the grace and know the truth, but it is the
exception, not the rule.
“Reality cannot be partly appreciated,” the Course says.
Denying any part of it means I have lost awareness of all of it. It’s like a
holograph—one piece of the whole contains the whole, just as a drop of seawater
contains all that the ocean is. Yet on the other hand, like the holograph,
recognizing part of it means I am aware of all of it.
So it is that when I deny my own reality as spirit, I am
denying yours and when I deny your reality as spirit—condemn, judge, fear and
hate you—see you with ego—I am doing the same to myself. I need to see you as a
spiritual being in order to see myself as a spiritual being. The blessing I
withhold from you, is the blessing I need and withhold from myself.
There is no way for me to have the blessing, except by
giving it to you – or the Republicans, or the so-called militants, or the
bankers, or the Wall Street criminals. When these people act insanely believing
that events in the ego nightmare are real, they are offering me an opportunity
to see that I have denied my own reality, and their need for blessing is my
My ego says: ‘No way! I’m not a Wall Street criminal nor a T
Party radical!’ And that’s true from the ego perspective. But that is a limited
perspective, one that denies the greater holographic reality we all share. It
is not the truth and not the whole story. “Reality cannot be partly
appreciated.” This is the law of life and has no exceptions. What I deny either
in myself or you, I lack, not because it is lacing in truth, but because I have
denied it and am therefore not aware of it.
Every response I make is determined by what I, and you too,
think we are. And what I want to be is what I think I am. So, what I want to be
– either ego or spirit – determines every response I make. I have but to look
to my experience to know what I want to be. Hate, fear, judgment, guilt, and doubt
are of the ego. Love, trust, appreciation, cooperation and innovation are of