It is with the great mysteries of life that we
learn to expand our thinking and grow our spiritual awareness.
Both Passover and Easter offer the opportunity to realize a greater
understanding of the relationship of mankind to G-d. We won't
get far in our seeking, however, if we rely on religion's story
telling about the reason for these sacred holidays. Yet,
throughout religion's history there have been mystics who have seen
through the veil and have received more spiritual insight than the
average person from this all-powerful Intelligence that has created
all and holds all in place in our world and in the worlds still
unknown to us.
In the book of
Exodus we can read, "I am that I am" and this was the
beginning of a higher truth being revealed to the mind of
mankind. Yet, mankind could only understand these words in the
realm of their own individual consciousness. As mankind
progressed through the evolutionary process of not only mental but
spiritual growth, these words became part of the collective
consciousness of how mankind defined G-d. Centuries passed
before some few people began to understand that assuming the truth
that we are created in the image and likeness of G-d, then we must be
some part of this "I am that I am."
In the book of Isaiah we can read; "I
am the LORD, and there is none else"
... there is no life apart from the One Life that Is G-d. And in
these words we find the evidence that "I am" is our use of
the Power and Intelligence of G-d, Infinite Spirit. These simple
words provide for us either a heaven or a hell for they direct the
Intelligence of G-d to correspond to that which we give power
to. When the Master Mind Jesus stated; "I
am the resurrection and the life"
... he was giving us a higher truth than mankind was prepared to
understand. He was referring to the Power and Intelligence of
G-d available to everyone. But the people weren't ready, and
some still aren't, to realize that this is the truth for everyone.
There are two things that we
should be mindful of every day of our lives. The first is that
we are unique and we have the physical evidence to prove this.
And the second follows that we have our own unique ability to
experience life as we empower our thoughts and our words with "I
am." This seems so simple to remember and yet so
often we are more unconscious of this "image and likeness of
G-d" as actively a part of us than we are conscious of it.
Co-Founder of Unity wrote this: "The
Passover was used by Jesus to represent the freeing of the spiritual
man from the dominion of sense. It is part of the regenerative process
that goes on in the body under the inspiration of the Christ mind. It
is the passing over or out of one state of consciousness into another."
how do we identify with this "Christ mind" on an individual
basis? In truth it is the Spirit of G-d within us and embracing
us. The Apostle identified with this in the best words he had; "in
Him, we live and move and have our being." In other
words, in the Omnipresent Spirit that we call G-d, for lack of a
better word, we are in It and of It; in the Intelligence, the Power
and the Mind that Is God, and It is within us as intelligence, power
have been countless numbers of books written and countless numbers of
speakers have spoken about this "I am" consciousness that
either consciously or unconsciously we seek to attain. Our
ability to elevate our mind and heart to this level of consciousness
is determined by the spirit in which we live our life. When the
great Dr. Norman Vincent Peale wrote his book, "The Power of
Positive Thinking" publishers rejected his book and the people
almost threw him out of the church in which he was the Pastor.
There has always been a great resistance to the truth going all the
way back to the Master Mind Jesus and beyond. Our experience of
life will always be determined by the spirit in which we live each
day. By the spirit of our thoughts and the spirit of the words
in which we announce to the world our state of consciousness.
The Master Mind Jesus told us that we "are
gods" ... that we are "the
light of the world" ... but mankind was so resistant to
this truth that it attempted to destroy him. But no one or
no-thing can destroy life ... for the "I am" within all
living things is G-d.
Promise yourself to be
mindful each day of these words from the mystical Christian D. Larson:
live in the faith that the whole world is on my side, so long as I am
true to the best that is in me." And the best that
is in each of us is expressing as the "I am" through our
heart, our mind and our soul.
SO IT IS!
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