You Are GodWritten by John Cali
You Are God John Cali
A member of our discussion group recently asked this question of other members:
“Have any of you ever tried to go direct to Joseph or any other advanced spirit personally, without (an) intermediary . . . like John who has learned how to listen? 'Tis a fine line, but one that takes a lot of courage to cross, IMO. I sometimes think I am channeling but at other times I just decide I am really in groove, creatively.”
It’s an excellent question, and one Joseph and I thought we should address in newsletter.
None of you are ever disconnected from world of Spirit. We know you sometimes, or perhaps often, feel disconnected. But you never are.
You’ve heard us and others use term “All That Is” to mean God, Goddess, Great Spirit, Universe, etc. The term “All That Is” is one of our favorites because it clearly conveys our view of that divine, all-knowing, all-loving, all-powerful energy that rules all of creation.
All of creation is All That Is, God. Every being, human or non-human, physical or nonphysical, big or small, animate or inanimate, is part of All That Is, God. And it logically follows that all of you are also part of God. You are not only part of God. You are God.
So it’s impossible to ever be disconnected from who you are, which is God, Spirit.
Now, with that rather long-winded introduction, let us get to heart of discussion group member’s question. Which was, essentially, “Can you go directly to source?”
The F-WordWritten by Kevin B. Burk, Author of The Relationship Handbook
I'd like to invite you to consider a powerful concept. This concept is essential--we must learn how to master it if we want to experience levels of joy, happiness, love and prosperity that are our birthright. Many of us, however, resist this concept. We use it sparingly, if at all, and occasionally, we won't even consider it as an option. In fact, for many of us, this concept is so emotionally charged that I hesitate to even name it, because if I call it anything other than "f-word" it could put our egos on high alert.
You see, in many cases, avoiding this concept is ego's front line defense--an effort to protect us from experiencing pain. The ego believes that if we embraced "f-word" we would be defenseless at best, and at worst, we would be destroyed completely. Of course, it doesn't help that most of us have a somewhat ego- and fear-based understanding of "f-word" that makes it less than appealing. The truth is that embracing "f-word" is secret to experiencing genuine freedom in our lives.
So, what is "f-word"? Forgiveness.
In order to improve our lives, our relationships, and our reality, we must learn and practice forgiveness. We must forgive freely, liberally, and often. We must forgive everything and everyone--especially people we are most reluctant to forgive. But let's take a few moments to consider true nature of forgiveness.
Guy Williams, a friend of mine who also happens to be a minister of Religious Science, suggested this take on nature of forgiveness. Forgiveness simply means to give as before. When we are angry with someone, when we harbor resentment towards someone, we have stopped giving to him or her. We no longer give that person our love or our compassion. They have betrayed us and caused us pain. And we know what happens anytime we have a painful experience, right? Our egos immediately create a new frame and a new belief in an effort to protect us from experiencing that pain again in future.
Our egos are reluctant to accept truth that sometimes unpleasant and painful experiences are unavoidable. Our egos need to believe that they can protect us. Our egos need a scapegoat--something (or someone) concrete that can be identified, isolated and avoided. Holding onto our anger and resentment keeps us separate from person or persons who betrayed us. This, in turn, reinforces illusion that we are separate from those individuals, and distances us from truth that there is no separation: We are all aspects of All That Is. The less we remember truth of who we are, more our essential spiritual and life lessons seem to present challenges rather than opportunities. Everyone always does best they can at any given time, and that's all we can ever expect.