Blog 2672 – 11.13.2022
Not Thinking More Or Less But Rightly Regarding Self
Today’s picture quote is a nice play on words, but I think it still misses the point regarding a right perception of self. Most of us are so worried about appearing selfish that we think selflessness is the goal when nothing could be further from the truth. Jesus’ two new commandments designed to replace all others simply state that we are to love God and our neighbor as we love ourself.
I have come to believe that God is our higher self and that our neighbor is but a reflection of that same self. The false god Ego has so shattered our self image that we often have a difficult time remembering just Who and Whose we truly are. The most encouraging word I have to offer is just to whisper into the wind hoping my voice will carry to all who are ready to receive it.
His story, her story, our story, goes something like this. Long, long ago, in a galaxy far, far away (to borrow George Lucas’s beginning to his Star Wars adventure movies) our story began with a plan. The plan was to allow ourselves to forget for a bit just Who and Whose we were and had always been in order to have an new adventure in the relative safety of this time and space construction where we could dream dreams and make them all come true. Somewhere along the line if we are paying attention at all the clues to our true identity become overwhelming and all the characters masks are removed and the masquerade is over. We are each and all of us God on holiday pretending for a while to be less than so we can experience it all first hand.
The Apostle Paul tells us that many have entertained angels unaware. There are angels among us and indeed we are angels ourselves like the Blues Brothers, “on a mission from God.” Who sent us? We sent ourselves. Probably the most memorized and quoted verse in the New Testament, John 3:16, says, “For God so loved the world that he sent his only begotten son (child), that whosoever believes in him (them) should not perish but have everlasting life.”
Instead of worrying about thinking less of your self or thinking of yourself less believe in yourself and realized We/She/He are the answer to our own prayer. The prophet Isaiah overheard God saying, “Whom shall I send and who will go for us” and he spoke up, “Here am I, Lord, send me.” Whether you are wearing your super hero underwear or not your are here for a reason. Leap any tall buildings lately?
Your friend and fellow traveler,
Angels Among Us