Reflections on the many great and helpful tools I've found in seeking the voice of the God of my heart.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
I asked God what I should write about today, and She said, "Fear Not." I thought that a fitting topic, because while finding ourselves in fear has always been a necessary part of remembering who we are, there sure does seem to be alot more of it banging around lately. It's not always easy in the middle of some fear-based reaction to stay calmly centered and tell ourselves that we're much bigger than it is. In the moment, all we see is the monster's big teeth and we know we're just seconds from being lost for good.
I remember, way back in my early 20's, reading a book that changed my life. It's called Emmanuel's Book, A Manual for Living Comfortably in the Cosmos, by Pat Rodegast and Judith Stanton. Pat Rodegast channels a being named Emmanuel, and his teachings cover many topics. At that time in my life, before I had begun my search for truth, and before I had any tools for understanding the events of my childhood, Emmanuel's words were, quite literally, a balm for my soul. The words gave me hope where, looking back, hope was so lost that I didn't even know it was gone.
Emmanuel's Book sparked in me a sometimes difficult, but mostly joyous quest for truth that has lasted since. And the words that hooked me are, "You are safe, you are safe, you are safe." I read that and even though it took me many years to finally own that truth for myself, the words opened a possibility in me that grew stronger and stronger, gradually opening me to a truth that gets sweeter every year I live.
We are safe. If we could but remember that, God within would dance alot more. When I remember that I am the creator of my experience, and that I have chosen fear as part of my path to knowing my own greatness, it is transformed to a gift I give myself. Fear is created by me, and through me, and for me.
Fear is a choice, and that is a powerful perspective. In any moment we can choose fear, or faith. Fear is just being temporarily stuck in a lie. Faith, and love, are truth. We say in Unity that fear has no power over me, and I know that is true because even though I get temporarily stuck, I created all of it as part of my divine path of forgetting and remembering. I can get unstuck! Even in the middle of the most trying circumstances that life can dish out, we are safe, we are safe, we are safe.
I am, as always, profoundly grateful to the many teachers I've been blessed to encounter in my life. If in writing my truth I can give back even a bit of what I've been given, I am happy.
Like many, I am a seeker, looking to more fully express the glory and grace of this existence. For as long as I can remember I have been searching for my own truth. I have always been on a quest for a deeper and more meaningful, or practical relationship with the supreme being. Along the way I have met many great teachers, studied with others who are like-minded, and picked up some very practical tools to help me communicate with and express the God within. I am still on that quest and hope to share my daily journey with you. I welcome your thoughts ...Namaste