Friday, January 20, 2012

You Are God's Best Idea! Daily Epigram for: January 20, 2012

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"It's time to cage the coward and go on safari. All God's creatures are wild at heart."-Douglas Holzmeier

Let me give you an example of an illusion that might be easy to comprehend. There really is nothing other than outside. All the inside we experience is just the outside - under cover. I have always chuckled at the square footage idea in the world of Real Estate. One of the primary calculations for the price of a home is its square footage. If the going rate for a square foot in a given neighborhood is $150 – a 2500 square foot four-bedroom home is priced at $375,000.

Right next door, the 2200 square foot four-bedroom home is $330,000. Assuming that the lot sizes are the same – the first home is $45,000 more due to there being a bit more supplementary space - under cover. The walls are the same height – just spread a little farther apart. The actual cost for a construction company to cover more space is mostly in the foundation and roof. A little more wiring is needed and some extra pipe – but not $45,000 of additional material and labor. In other words – you are mostly paying for what is already there – God given outdoor space. Ironically – home buyers buy larger homes often to put more space BETWEEN the members of the family!

I believe that those of us who are Truth seekers – working at raising awareness and expanding consciousness are often just like the aforementioned abodes. As we expand our consciousness through practicing a variety of modalities and acquiring enlightening information – we really have done nothing more than push our problematic walls apart instead of taking them down to reveal the Truth that what is on the inside is – just covered outside. In addition to the good idea of pursuing centeredness – be aware that you might also be partitioning pain - just as we barricade ourselves from nature and her divinity; the wind; sun and rain. The pain needs to be honored for what it is and whatever purpose it has in bringing us to the point where we can let it go and lay it down. There is a thin line (or wall!) between obtaining a centered-higher consciousness and being cloistered from All that Is.

God is feral. Bet you never heard that one before! Just think about it. God likes the out-of-doors. That’s all she created. It was man who invented doors and walls and indoor plumbing. God is Wild Spirit! Look around and this fact is self-evident. This whole domestication bit is man-made. It is easier to slaughter and consume the fatted calf than it is to chase and gun down the wilder beast. We love animals but we’d rather gather them up in one place in order to view them from a few yards away a couple of times a decade - than vacation in Africa and go on a safari and create a lifetime of ferociously precious memories. We even bred the lion and wolf to the point they became the cat and dog. Life isn’t supposed to be a yap-yap-yap, meow-meow-meow affair. Too many people are living a life of Kibbles and Bits and missing the whole Enchilada!

Think outside the house; office and even – church. There is nothing more beautiful and divine inside the Sistine Chapel than what is right outside its celebrated entrance. And nothing Michelangelo ever produced with his hands was more divine as the sculptor from Tuscany himself. Today’s homework assignment is to read some Emerson or Thoreau.

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”

Henry David Thoreau from Walden

There are some who believe that all there is - is an illusion – a hologram that we can play and have fun with. I haven’t decided if that idea is true or just an illusion itself. But I do know that it sure beats the hell of out computer generated virtual worlds that occupy so much of our time. If we are not careful – we are going to turn ourselves into Russian Nesting Dolls – turning so far in that even when we do break down the facades – we’re still not sure if we have found God’s great big beautiful Universe – the one without palisades - where there is nothing to refrain from.

Unframe yourself! Create your own pictures – visions without barriers. Breathe in the fresh air. Open the door first.

You Are God's Best Idea!

~Douglas Holzmeier

Author of You Are God's Best Idea! Divine Acceptations and Living the Undeniable Life! (Balboa Press/Hay House)

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