"Love; the gentle wind that parts seas, the Spirit of Creation,
that launched eternity, anchored in Truth; our manifest Destiny."-
Did you know that very little matters? And this - is a matter of fact. Or should I say – this is a spiritual fact of matter? And what little matter there is – is a spiritual matter we’ll discuss.
If you were to look at what we call matter under a high powered microscope – you‘d see almost nothing. 99.999999999999% of an atom is empty space. Some even go one step father and say it is all really just space. Although each human body is comprised of 50 Trillion cells – inside those cells is mostly space. I’ve read where if you removed all of the empty space on planet Earth - you would have about a football field’s worth of actual substance – maybe less. Which means that if you could remove all of the space between your own cells; what is left of your physical body would fit on the head of a pin. Why is this important to know? Because you are not your body!
"Facts are a virus of the mind; Truth - a transmission of spirit."
You are a manifest idea – God’s best idea. This grand idea is pure unadulterated Spirit. It is Divine - you are divine. How much time do we waste on the things of life that are not eternal? Our bodies are but a vehicle for soul and spirit. As such – keeping the body temple in good working order is intelligent – but it is not Intelligence. Divine Mind – which is your Mind – is Intelligence. Your Intelligence is Cause. Your body is an Effect. It is why you can heal your body with and through Mind; with and through Intelligence; and, with and through Spirit. This is Consciousness.
"A variance of ideas creates a communion of souls and spirited
But what about all that we perceive that at first blush is ugly and ill; and at second glance is still just as sad and horrific?
Here’s my take on a bit of Buddhist wisdom I came across:
There were two friends walking together having a conversation. One friend is very troubled by the happenings in the world. He is upset by the economy and the government; and the disrespect of his religion and culture. He is stressed and visibly angry at all of the injustices he perceives.
His companion is listening intently and then suggests that “the bright beautiful flowers we see as we walk along our path have as much purpose and honor as the dull brown stones beneath our feet. The mighty Mountain in the distance – has long discarded the jagged rocks we choose to step over and around. In Life – in order to avoid encountering any and every thing that may irritate the soles of our feet or offend the eyes of our soul – we could attempt to cover the earth in leather – or wear sandals. We can cover our eyes– or see God.
“Instead of covering the whole world with leather, simply put on some sandals.”-Shantideva, Indian Buddhist Saint.
"True success is a matter of contemplation. Contemplation is of
conscious spirit; manipulation, of human ignorance."
When things are awry – do you instinctively begin to scheme and connive – or mediate and contemplate? Over and over again we see respected public figures sink with the ship when they tried to bail themselves out instead of asking for assistance and repairing the hole they dug. Spirit is always willing and waiting for you to call on it to take the form of your Good.
"You are not an echo chamber. You have not been bred to ape.
You are a correspondent of the living Spirit.”
There’s nothing more useless than a closed map. Spirit knows the way. Spirit IS the way. Spirit is the Way – the Truth and the Light!
Space is the outline of form. Form is formed by Spirit according to your correspondence. Your wishes and desires take form – through Spirit – and are designed and defined as clearly as your faith and conviction. Just know that there is plenty of Space available for your Good to take form. God is expressing and expanding with you. You just need to breathe Spirit into it. That is what Spirit means: To breathe life into. Spirit is the principle of conscious life.
"The good received through Spirit comes directly from the
table of Heaven where you have an eternal reservation."
Understand what I mean by eternal reservation. The part of you that goes on is spirit. (John 4:24) "God is spirit and those who worship God must worship in spirit and truth." Of course, spirit is not male or female – it is at once, both, and, neither. I’ll write about the Divine Feminine and Masculine in another chapter.
"In spiritual matters, when you nail the landing, you begin
I had to think about the epigram above for awhile to remember what it was I was trying to say. I think I meant that when you consciously understand and operate in Truth – you cannot help but rise up! Think of a gymnast who leaps backwards – rotating several times and landing on her feet – perfectly – sticking the landing - although during most of the act her eyes rarely sees the point on the floor she hits. Talk about a Leap of Faith!
"If you come to your senses, you get what you got. If you go to
your spirit, you receive what you ought."
If you are relying on senses alone – you can only see; smell; touch; hear and taste what is. You can only imitate or duplicate what has already been done if you are operating without spirit - which is divine imagination. There are painters who can perfectly recreate the Mona Lisa – some would say even better than Leonardo’s da Vinci’s original – yet it is still a forgery.
"A happy and positive state of consciousness is spiritual
sunshine to the Soul."
Spirit is the active and Self-Conscious Principle. When you affirm - I Am Well; I Am Beautiful; I Am Powerful; I Am Love; I Am Peace; I Am Wise; I Am Light – you are recognizing and affirming the spiritual Truth of your divine beingness. You are consciously uniting with the Presence and the Power and the Divinity within. And as we have made perfectly clear – if you remove the space between the outer body and inner Divinity – there is no distance – because you are NOT your body. Is this clear? There is no separation between you and God – not even the few inches between your breastplate and your heart – which we use to symbolize where Indwelling Spirit lives.
"You are the resplendency of Spirit; the glory of God. Bright
Resplendency means brilliance. Think about that. You are the BRILLIANCE of DIVINITY! You are on display for the whole world to gaze and be amazed at – if you choose to shine. You are radiant – a facet of the DIAMOND of DIVINITY! You are engaged in Eternity. (And you’re worried about a few gray hairs? J)
"Take comfort in your persecution; for it consoles the soul and
Spirit is the Unity back of all things. Even when thing are not going as I think they should – it is through these distorted perceptions that Spirit makes Itself known. Since I know it is all God and all Good – when life is seems out of tune – it is divine direction to tighten (or loosen) the strings I’ve attached to a particular outcome. I like how that sounds. You’re the instrument the Universe plays with; as and through. As Wayne Dyer often says; “Don’t die with your music still in you.”
A Spiritual Consciousness means that you are realizing your Divinity. This is Powerful Truth. A person who is ignorant of their inherent divinity and it’s accompany attributes – is like an Eagle who thinks she’s a Penguin. Not that there is anything wrong with penguins! But an Eagle who tries to swim gets no further than a penguin who tries to fly. And in case of the Eagle – it drowns in its bewilderment. You are not bewildered – You Are God’s Best Idea!
God is not sick. God is not confused. God is not poor. God is not lost. God is Spirit! You are Spirit! You are not sick. You are not confused. You are not poor. You are not lost.
Spirit can change form but It is formless and changeless. Spirit animates the inanimate. But even the inanimate is in motion – yet is mostly space that Spirit can fill upon request. Spirit is Volition. You are Volition. Plant your Idea and realize your Dream. It is your Word – speak it.
A new friend of mine was contemplating a tummy tuck after giving birth to a couple of children. We metaphysical types are often criticized for being naval gazers. In this case – she REALLY was staring at her naval in hopes of improving its appearance. This is what I wrote her:
I just read your post regarding the belly issue. I don't know what you decided - one way or the other. Just know this: We are mostly space - or as I put it - spirit. If you removed all of the space that is inside of your cells - you would have less than the eye of a needle's worth of actual matter. (I know - mind-blowing isn't it?) There are no stretch marks – or scar – if you chose to have the procedure.
You are inherently - divine. The eternal part of you is pure spirit. The only part of you that matters - isn't much matter!
I lost a lot of weight eight years ago and my son mentioned to his mother (within my earshot) - why does Daddy sag? In my less enlightened days - this hurt me. I had lost over 200 pounds and what was being noticed and commented on by my own flesh and blood - was how my body looked "deflated". It deflated my ego. But ego isn’t spirit!
I now know that - although I do my best to "keep up appearances” - that is all it really is: APPEARANCE! And how you appear today - literally - is not how you appeared yesterday or will appear - tomorrow. If your child has ever gone away for a week at camp - only to return looking strikingly different - you know what I mean. It's called change - it's going on all the time - Divine Change. It's all good because it's all God!
You Are God's Best Idea! - no matter what shape your stomach is in. (To quote a song from the 1960s that didn't actually have any lyrics :-)
And this is the heart of this chapter called Divine Spirit. No matter what shape your stomach is in; how much hair you’ve lost; how much your knees ache or back creaks – your Spirit is Perfect – Whole and Complete. You can call on divinity to improve these appearances – if you want and choose. There is no need to remain in a state of pain. Regardless – don’t allow the physical and temporal – to overshadow a spiritual consciousness that includes the divine and eternal.
Here are some great quotes regarding spirit:
“My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.” - Albert Einstein
“The imagination imitates. It is the critical spirit that creates.”–Oscar Wilde
“There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect.”-Ronald Reagan
“Humans are amphibians - half spirit and half animal. As spirits they belong to the eternal world, but as animals they inhabit time.”-C.S. Lewis
“Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.”-Kahlil Gibran
“Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.”-Plato
“Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art.”-Leonardo da Vinci
“No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.”-Helen Keller
Truth is your destiny. Love is your vessel. Spirit is the Way.