Are you Awake or Sleepwalking through Life?
Living a conscious life isn’t easy. It’s easy to speak in philosophic terms about oneness, being non-judgmental and forgiveness. Living these beliefs and putting them into action is much more difficult, yet if we want a closer walk with God that is exactly what we must do.
Caroline Myss writes of asking a group in one of her workshops, “If given the chance to become more conscious or to have more money which would you choose?” Ninety nine percent said they would take the money. Most of us get so caught up with life and work and we struggle to see how God fits into our life. If we did we would see that the Divine Presence is all there is and everything around us is sacred.
What helps me to quiet myself and listen to what is in my heart. This allows me to move beyond the stresses and strains of my daily life. It takes me off of auto pilot and allows me to open to that still small voice within. Gangaji writes that when we do the deep work we find that what we are seeking has always been there. It is present in you and me right now. Ernest Holmes taught, “Until we awaken to the fact we are one in nature with God we shall not find the way of life. Until we realize that our own word has the power of life, we will not see clearly.”
I read this week that the Navaho have a word “Nizhoni”. It means the beauty way. There is a way to work through life in beauty, seeing beauty, looking for beauty, acknowledging beauty. When we do this practice we can feel the divine presence everywhere and in all people.
There is a prayer found in the Jewish Sabbath Prayer Book that says it all for me.
“Days pass and the years vanish and we walk sightless among miracles. Lord, fill our eyes with seeing and our minds with knowing. Let there be moments when your presence, like lightening, illumines the darkness in which we walk. Help us to see, wherever we gaze, that the bush burns, unconsumed. And we, like clay touched by God, will reach out for holiness and exclaim in wonder, “How filled with awe is this place and we did not know it.”
Posted on June 4, 2013, in Inspirational and tagged being awake, being aware, being conscious, Caroline Myss, Ernest Holmes, Gangaji, Inspiration, Inspirational, Spiritual, spirituality. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.