I am Therefore I am: September 2012

Describing the path of our Love with God, a path of remembering our Oneness with Him.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Projection

What we don't like in ourselves, we see in others and in the world, because we try to project it away from us. This is how separation works. When we see with eyes of unity, we see God in everyone and everything, because we are not projecting. We are sharing that which is Real within us and everything.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Entering Heaven

You can't enter Heaven without your brother. You must be hand in hand, not one ahead of the other. Only by seeing your brother as equal can you see with eyes of wholeness and Oneness.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Good From Every Situation

God creates the highest good out of every situation, even tragedies. A good anaolgy is that there are no scraps left on the dinner plate. Everything and everyone is use to create the highest good for all. Everything is used to bring each of us closer to Him.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A Parent's Job

A parent's job is first and foremost not to instill their fears in their children. Second, it is to lay out and describe the forest, not to pick the path through the forest. The child has to pick their path. This is how they gain confidence and become an authentic human being who can know God because they have chosen the path. They have discovered the dead ends and discovered the unique way that He has laid out for them. They are not living someone else's or society's expectations --- they are living their own.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Striving For Something Different

Happiness comes when we no linger strive to be happy. It is the striving, the desire to be something different or have something different, which blocks your awareness of the natural happiness or joy that has always been there.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Discovery of Self

The discovery of your Self is the discovery of God. They are one and the same. Just as you see a reflection of yourself in a mirror, you must see yourself in Life, how you interact in your relationships, how you react to experiences. It is this introspection and observation which leads to Self awareness, which is awareness of Him. And this is a process, a journey, that never ends.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Lessening Doubt and Worry

Have you ever noticed that when you are fully joyful, your whole attention is given to that. When you are in awe at the beauty of something, your whole attention is in that. At these times your mind is not preoccupied with worry or problems or doubt. Which do you think is more real --- the times when your whole attention is given to joy or beauty, or the times when you are in worry or doubt? Even if you experience the latter the vast majority of the time, this does not make it true. The way to lessen the grip of worry and doubt is to acknowledge, as it happens, that it is not true.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Attention

Paying attention is a worldly concept. Being in attention is of God. When we are in attention, we are fully in the moment, fully engaged with what we are doing and no sense of time and space. Everyone has been there at one time or another. Athletes call this the zone. This is where we fully harness the gifts of God, where true creativity, innovation, and answers are produced.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

What Defines You?

There may be something you experienced --- like being sexually abused as a child, being fired from a job, having cancer --- for which you may feel ashamed or not whole. But you cannot allow this experience to define you. This is not who you are. This is something you experienced. You are eternal, a holy child of God, and you can transform this adverse experience into a gift that allows you to see who you truly are.

What Defines You?

There may be something you experienced --- like being sexually abused as a child, being fired from a job, having cancer --- for which you may feel ashamed or not whole. But you cannot allow this experience to define you. This is not who you are. This is something you experienced. You are eternal, a holy child of God, and you can transform this adverse experience into a gift that allows you to see who you truly are.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Which You Are

Strive to be that which you already are, which is Love.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Be the Best You Can

Don't try to be like anyone else, including Jesus. He doesn't want you to place burdens or expectations on yourself, ones that you will probably never live up to in your own mind, creating continual self judgment. Be the most compassionate and loving Steve or Jane or David you can be. That will differ for each person as each one has unique experiences and different people that come into their life. But the one thing every person can do is to release self judgment and have great compassion on themselves.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Seeing From a Higher Perspective

Nothing happens by chance. There are no coincidences. There is a purpose for everything. When a difficult period or tragedy strikes, you have to ask what purpose it holds for you. This may be difficult when you are in the midst of it, but it is important to ask this question when you have begun to come out of the anger or grief. The purpose is not for God to punish you or because you are a bad person. God is Love, and you are Love. And He is trying to help you remember that. This Love can be seen when adverse circumstances are viewed from a much higher perspective. Again, ask yourself what it is that you are being shown. Often it is a false belief or system of beliefs that do not serve you and block your awareness of His Presence.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

An Empty Mind

When you have those times, even moments, when your mind is blank, rejoice and welcome them. This is an opening for Him to enter. Our society, believes that a strong mind is an advantage, but this is false if the mind leads instead of follows. Your mind should be like a hammer that is picked up when needed. The hammer does not build the house. You build the house and use the hammer only as a tool.
The stronger you hold opinions, thoughts, and judgments, the less room there is for Him to enter. If this statement angers you, it is your ego which is taking offense, because it wants to lead. It doesn't want to be in the background, and it will come up with any number of devious ways, justifications, or excuses to keep itself in the lead and keep you in bondage. A blank mind, just like an empty blackboard, provides the space on which His thoughts and His Love can come into you and be imprinted. And this is what gives you His peace.

Friday, September 14, 2012

A Clear Vessel

You think that you want to be a clear vessel through which God can express because that is a cool idea or you think that this is enlightenment. But what you don't realize is that you want it because it will give you immense joy.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Financial Abundance

Don't rejoice over financial wealth unless you are using that wealth in His service. Financial wealth is neither "good" nor "bad." It is how it is used which makes it "good" or "bad" for you. Does it take you toward or away from Him?

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Snap Back to Center

We have turned our face so far away from God that we have messages in advertising for a sugar drink that says "open for happiness." This is how far away from center we have come that a message such as this is used and accepted in popular culture and must be effective or they wouldn't use it. A rubber band that is stretched too far snaps back to center. In unity we can only get so far away from what we really are, we can only go so far in believing that we are separate, before we return to Truth.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Only Thing That Ever Was

When Jesus came back to a full recognition of his Oneness with God, there was no change that occurred. And recognition is not even the proper word. It is a complete falling away of that which is false, revealing that which is true and what was the only thing that was ever there.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Declassify

What you "see" is what you "prefer" to see. Your eyes do not interpret. Your mind creates the colored frames through which the eyes classify what they see. These colored frames are based on your belief system, which is unique to each individual. To see what is truly there, which is Love, you must "declassify" what the eyes see. You must step away from your belief system and realize that it alters and frames everything in your life.

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Within You

You do not go to a "better" place when you die. Your better place is here right now. Heaven is not a location in the clouds or away from you. Heaven is within you. It is your state of consciousness and remembrance.

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Barriers

I usually refer to God as "He" in these statements. Does this offend you? Language should not be a barrier to God, Him, the Creator, the Divine, Great Spirit --- whatever you want to call Him. Language is one level removed from God as we live and have our being in wordless communion with Him. The only barrier to God is when someone has a belief system that is set in stone and does not allow for Him to show you who He really is. Allow yourself to flow with the River of Life. A river changes course at times. Allow yourself this movement, which is only possible when you are not rigid in your beliefs that it has to be a certain way.

Friday, September 07, 2012

His Thoughts

When you begin to have recognition that you are a spiritual being and that you are on a path of remembrance back to God, you realize that your strong intuitions and gut feelings are how He initially communicates with you. As you trust these, they come more often, and you increasingly know with certainty that you need to follow these intuitions. You begin to see a difference between this way of get
ting info and your thinking mind, which increasingly seems to be like a wild animal that can go in any number of meaningless ways and always has thoughts that are at their core fear based and always in the future or past, never the present moment. You can have some frustration at this point when you have those times when you don't receive that God guidance and your mind is like a spinning top. At these times don't go with the ego or mind thought. You will be provided the guidance you need. Part of learning to differentiate between what He gives you and your unreal thoughts are those periods of waiting and feeling out of sorts.

As you continue to progress, a beautiful thing happens. You don't just receive intuition and gut feelings periodically --- you operate in His thoughts a lot of the time. This can best be described as anything unlike the way you have always "thought." There is no fear. There is only certainty and peace. You don't "choose" between thoughts. You are shown what to do, and you do that, knowing this is what is best for you and the whole. This is true obedience. Not an obedience to Him based on fear, but one based on Love.

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Gadgets

Technology can be an aid to knowing Him, but for most people it acts as a hindrance. Too many use electronic gadgets as an excuse to always be doing something, to not be still. And He is found in the stillness.

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

It Is What It Is

The expression "it is what it is" does not mean you sit in hopelessness and depression. It means that you accept and surrender to everything, even what appears to be horrific or bad, knowing that nothing is outside of God. From this place of surrender, you can take the right action.

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Eat, Think, See, and Do

You are what you eat, think, see, and do. If you eat unhealthy junk food or heavily processed foods, you are polluting His temple and He cannot shine through you. If you constantly think poisonous thoughts, you cannot hear Him speaking to you, nor can you reflect His thoughts and His Love to those you encounter. If you see a world of evil and believe that this is truly how it is and not an appearance, this reflects how you feel about yourself. If you commit acts that are harmful to others, you are really committing these acts on yourself.

Monday, September 03, 2012

A Journey of Self Interest

Moving closer to God is a journey of self interest. What makes you joyful is to spread His Love and His joy to others, to put a smile on someone's face, to make them laugh, to help them know how much He loves them. By following through on what gives you joy, you are doing His work.

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Love Positive

People talk about themselves or a business being carbon positive or at least carbon neutral, not using up resources in daily activities or the manufacturing process of a business. What about being Love neutral and especially Love positive? Put more Love into the world than hatred. If you are in a situation and you can't say anything which is positive, don't say anything at all, which would be considered Love neutral. But when you can spread His Love and His joy, you are being Love positive. The more people who do this, the quicker His Kingdom will be revealed.

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