Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Not I, But God Within Me
So many times I've despaired over things that I don’t do well enough, or despite my best intentions still manage to get stuck on! Human experience being what it is, we all have challenges; some of them are pretty easily solved and some take years and years to navigate through.
In the middle of our own particular challenges, we can feel unsure about our ability to find a solution. Whether it’s something new or something we’ve been dealing with for awhile, challenges are challenging exactly because they require us to dig deeply within ourselves and change how we’ve been thinking. Challenges are opportunities to let go of old patterns and open up to new ways of seeing our experience that better reflect the truth of who we really are.
Still, slogging through difficult and confusing situations is uncomfortable, especially if they’re those “core” beliefs that seem to take an act of God to finally see the truth about. But I’ve learned, and keep remembering, that an act of God is exactly what’s needed.
In each act of remembering and in every moment of grace, it is not I, but God within me, who does the work. In my most sad, confused or frustrated moments, when I feel like I’m going to feel this way forever because I just can’t seem to figure out how to do it differently, if I can place my awareness back to God within me, I no longer need to figure anything out, because there is nothing that I lack. Any sense of lack or forgetting is swept aside by a much larger truth that perfect and divine consciousness guides my thoughts and actions, and I know just what to do.
When I remember that God within me is doing the work, my burden is light and my path is clear. I realize that in each moment everything I require is available to me, and I am whole and complete. All I need do is claim it!
The change in thinking that I sought today was this: I know what to do because there is no idea or answer that I lack. It can be no other way.
And as is the case when I get back to remembering, I was brought again to heaven, right here on Earth. I love that we can do that!
May this tool be a blessing. . .