My dear friends...
Last week in this space I offered you six words, given to me by God, that could change your life. Those words again: Your life is not about you. Powerful, powerful words. Life changing words. And when I embraced those words, and all they brought when put into action, I had given myself the Holy Experience as it relates to my larger life in the world.
How? By giving me a direct experience of Who I Really Am. And that is what I came here for. That is what I'd been yearning for. That is what I had been searching for, hoping for, working for. I just didn't know how to produce that experience in my own reality.
Until I did.
Until God gave me the clue, in those six words.
With the adopting of that message as my personal mantra (switching the words to the First Person: My life is not about me...), I quickly found my personal priorities changing. No more was I concerned with when I was going to have my next happy moment, but when you were; how I was going to feel the most joy, but how you were; whether I was going to find real peace and honest, true love, but whether you were.
Of course, you can only imagine what this produced in my life. Suddenly, everything I had spent years "efforting" for came flowing to me easily. I took special note of the CWG message: Be the Source. I was advised by God to no longer be the Seeker, but to be the Source in the life of another of that which I had been seeking in my own life.
"What flows through you, sticks to you," God said, and I got it! I got the message!
God has been sending this message to all of us through all of God's messengers from the beginning of time, of course. I just had not been listening.
Looking back on it now, I see how this message has been delivered to me in my own childhood faith tradition: Do unto others as you would have it done unto you. I just interpreted it differently. I thought that meant, if you want others to treat you well, treat others well. It does mean that, of course. But it also means a great deal more. It also means: When you cause others to have the experience that you wish to have, you, too, must eventually have it.
This will be true for the simple reason that you cannot give away that which you do not have. The very act of giving something to another causes you to notice that you have it to give--and that you had it all along.
Now, all at once, everything began making sense to me--including the teaching that none of us is really "creating" anything, but merely noticing that it is already there.
The Holy Experience is what results when you notice what is already there in your life, and step into the demonstrating of it as you walk through your daily moments. Everything shifts in those moments, because you are experiencing them in a new way. Nothing has changed, but everything is different.
And don't be surprised if it doesn't stop there. For once you have embraced the Holy Experience in your larger life in the world, your life in the world becomes larger.
With Hugs & Pure Love,
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