There are many basic concepts that need to be covered to serve as a foundation on which to grow and one of these concepts is that You are God/Source.
From where I am now, this seems like simple and easy to understand, however, this concept was partially responsible for my “Dark Night of the Soul” that happened a few years into my Spiritual Awakening. In case you aren’t familiar with the Dark Night of the Soul, that is a very distressful part of the process where your ego ‘dies.’ However, mine didn’t completely die, but was one of the most painful internal experiences I’ve ever felt and it’s really hard to describe. It felt like a series of mini nervous breakdowns for me.
This concept was one of the most difficult things to accept because I had always felt like there was this ‘God being’ ‘out there’ that I could pray to for assistance.
So when I came across this concept and pretty much everyone I came across at this time was saying the same thing – then this core foundational belief changed. Until you’ve experienced a core belief shift happen within, it is hard to describe exactly how unsettling this was for me internally. (along with several other lies we have been told all of our lives). I literally remember laying on my bed, feeling like I was falling through the bed, because I didn’t have that internal foundation to rest on anymore.
The idea is that you and God are one in the same. The way that I look at it as, for me, like a round blob, like a Sun. That is God/Source and we all project forth from that one same source.
Part of this understanding includes that, as God, you create, you are a co-creator of God as God. So as you begin to absorb and understand this concept, you start to understand that you create your own reality. And this is where the concept of the “Law of Attraction” fits in, because you create – draw into your life i.e. ‘attract,’ through your thoughts, words, actions and most importantly – through the ‘feeling state.’
This can also lead to a sense of distress, because you start to look around and realize that you created EVERYTHING!! Now, depending on where you are in your life, this can be a harsh reality. You mean I created this crap?? Yep – you did!
This can also lead us to realize that we are not victims of circumstance. Everything we experience is a result of our own creation. So once we become awake and aware, we start to take charge of our lives and create ‘consciously’ rather than how we have before – by creating ‘unconsciously.’
This is also where you may begin to hear the term ‘sovereignty’ because once you become awake and aware – this is also knowing and standing in your own power as a creator being. It is taking back your power because you know now and realize that you have that power.
Unity Consciousness – We are All One
This was one of the concepts that I kept hearing about and was completely confused. How can we all be one, if we are separate individuals? Well eventually I began to understand the concept because we are ultimately all from the same God Source. So when you look at others as yourself, that is when you are able to recognize the God within others as yourself.
Have you heard the phrase “Namaste?” it means ‘the Divine in Me, recognizes and honors the Divine in you’. So that acknowledgement is very humbling in that you can see yourself within another.
If not God, then who?
If you grew up praying to God as I did, well then now what? Do I pray to myself?? This caused a bit of distress as I liked to feel comforted knowing I was protected somehow, that I could rely on this as a pillar of strength for me.
Well, from my current perspective, I call on different beings that I may feel would be helpful depending on the situation. I call upon my spirit guides, Jesus, Archangel Michael, etc.
I think that although we may know internally that ‘we are source’ being able to call upon these beings who are accessible to us and who have agreed to assist us during our life here on Earth has given me comfort.
Consciousness exists in everything
As you continue along this journey, you will start to become more aware of the consciousness within everything. One of the most amazing experiences I had on my spiritual journey was when I was at a plant nursery and I picked up an orchid that was on the sale rack and I heard (in my voice, in my head) “please take me home.” To this day, that was one of the most humbling experiences that I’ve ever had.
I had always felt bad whenever I planted something in my backyard and then decided it didn’t work, so I’d dig it up and take it to the trash or even trimming my plants.
There is a book called the Intention Experiment which talks about many experiments with plants. It talks about how they measured reactions in plants even when someone THOUGHT about harming them!
To me, this is where saying prayers of gratitude for our food when we eat, because they are thanking them for what they are providing to us.
So there is this consciousness, God/Source, in all things. Once we become more aware of this, I think we become more conscious of our choices in life and we have more reverence and respect for Nature.
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