Okay, okay, I get it. Change is hard. Letting go of beliefs so deep we don’t know they are only beliefs is hard. Accepting that our beliefs are not the ultimate truth is hard. I understand that. Still, when something comes crashing into my life arena again and again to jolt my sensibilities, I know that I have to write about it, so here goes.
In the beginning was the “word,” and that word was that you are crap. You are a worthless piece of evil schmutz. Your only hope of redemption is through the offspring of a jealous god who loves you so much, if you don’t toe the line and behave, you will burn in Hell forever in pain and agony. But he loves you.
Pride is a sin. You can’t be too happy. You can’t be too powerful. You can’t be too connected to god or he will punish you. The thing is that so many of my clients, students, and friends are afraid to take credit for anything that would in any way shed light on their brilliance, or nitidity (a new word I just learned – luminance). Any time something good happens, it must be god’s gift. Anything bad that happens, god is working in mysterious ways, or punishing for some infraction of the rules.
I am sitting in an adjustable chair that has been stuck in “too short” for a while. I finally got annoyed enough to get up and find out what the problem was. Voila! I fixed it. Oh, but it couldn’t have been me! It must be god who gave me the gift of chair elevation!
Anyway, all this brings me to a conversation I had with some students recently about spirit guides. This is a bugaboo for me. For although I don’t entirely discount the idea of spirit entities who sometimes connect with humans for special guidance purposes, so many people use guides as an excuse to remain “humble.” Anything that is accomplished, understood, gained, or enjoyed is attributed to guides. If answers are to be had, heaven forbid that the ability to figure things out could possible come from them. No, it has to be guides.
Wake up people, guides, like many beliefs about Jesus, are crutches and excuses. If you create something wonderful, have spiritual insight, do healing, have a skill with intuition, have success in life, it is because you are, in your own right, connected to a greater part of yourself that is wise, creative, knowing, and empowered. It seems that many people are afraid of this, afraid that they will be perceived as being, well, what, different from those who are locked in a cube of dark fear of being powerful? I don’t know. I only know that this attitude of separateness from our wisdom and what I call, “Universal Connectedness,” is a huge obstacle in the very thing we profess to want – spiritual growth, inner peace, and oneness with, no, not “the creator”, our true being.
The very language used to describe the “metaphysical” spiritual model belies the goal: Co-creator, the creator, children of god, hands and feet of god, doing god’s work, and on and on. This very language is about separation, not unification. In spiritual centers, it is espoused that we are god, that we are one with the all, god is our nature. Yet, still I hear the opposite from people who speak about their spiritual experience. Thanking god for taking care of us, protecting us, watching over us, giving us goodies, or taking away loved ones, etc., express the imbedded, ancestral belief of being separate from and somehow less than.
If we are going to accept that we are one with the all, we need to start examining our language. We need to let go of the delusion of spirit guides, god as a paternal figure with the power of punishment and reward, and that there is a need to have an intermediary figure such as Jesus, Buddha, or Mohammed intervene between us and god. Tear down the walls. Experience yourself as a divine being, not a divine creation. Creation in itself implies something or someone acting upon and making something separate. We are not separate, we are only as yet ignorant of our true nature.
We, of necessity, operate from the human mind/brain connection that feels separate. When we awaken and really live in the truth that we ARE the universal mind, doors open and we no longer feel alone, dependent, or need to rely on guides, saints, avatars, angels, and the like for our guidance and good.
Phew! So. There it is. Agree or disagree. Be incensed, or shout Halleluah, but for Your sake, explore your own empowered nature. Take credit for your own wonderfulness. BE.