Faith, God, love, Spirituality

The Audacity of Authenticity

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Conscious – Awake – Aware

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Engaged – Proactive – Involved

The Answer – The Solution – The X Factor

The Innovator – The Creator – The Inventor

The Storyteller – The Historian –  The Legacy

The Way-shower – The Light – The Christ

Kindness – Compassion – Love

 

Isn’t it funny how we are always pushing others to express themselves and live in the glory of their authentic self? Well, it seems that it is easier said than done. While its true that is what we say and how we feel (kinda), we only mean it if you do it our way. Ah, to control the narrative of someone else’s story!

Look around. All that is, all that exist is a testament and a constant reminder of the greatness and immeasurable Creative Intelligent Mind that only created originals. Think about that for a second. No two anything are exactly alike, not even identical twins! There is nothing random or happenstance about anything or anyone in the universe. All is purposed and all represents a unique and intelligent idea that originated in Divine Mind, which means of course, we are by our very nature divine. Talk about some good news!

Our physical world (Earth) is supposed to mirror the spiritual world (Heaven) not in the way it looks (impossible) but in the way it and we operate; the way in which we live. Task in hand, Mind-kind  instituted rules (laws) to create a system of order which is supposed to help us to work, live and play with others in peace and enjoyment.  Many if not most of man’s laws are borne out of fear and exist for no other purpose than to place other men (and women :=) ) in a heretical system of subjugation. All too often different is misinterpreted as less than or inferior to that which is perceived to be more than or superior.

One of the challenges we face in our humaness is to learn to accept those who appear different or unique. We tend to gravitate to that which looks and feels most familiar to us. We shy away and are even afraid of that which we perceive as different or other. This behavior is contrary to our design. Love created us. Love abounds. Love is everlasting, which is eternal.

So, gives? Why isn’t it easier to not only say but live “Namaste” – The God in me sees and honors the God in you instead of disliking, distrusting and not loving you because we are not cookie cuts? Well, the root cause is not hatred or bigotry. These are symptoms of the true disease. Contrary to popular belief, hate is not the opposite of love.

Let’s explore this further and deepen our understanding of the one true enemy of Mind/kind: FEAR.  Yes , you read that correctly. The opposite of love is fear. Some have assigned an acronym for it; False Evidence Appearing Real and False Expectations Appearing Real. Yes, these are good soundbites intended to reduce fear to the nothingness that it is. But soundbites are just that. Its time to go deeper and that means its time to go higher.

Fear itself is uncomfortable. It is other. It is unknown. It is unnatural. It is not what lies in darkness, it is the darkness. Fear has no power. No existence. No being. It is only what and who we believe it to be. Fear is nothing, absolutely nothing.   And Fear is the one thing that God did not create. Fear is a creation straight from the immature mind of man. Fear gives meaning to the darkness we find ourselves in when we take our “eye” off of God. We deem ourselves to be worthy of The God that is, instead of the gods we are.  Just pause and let that marinate for a moment.

You and I were created in Divine God-Mind happy, healthy, whole/complete. We are lacking nothing. Wanting nothing. In fact, all that we would ever hope for, dream of, think of, was created in us from the beginning. Each of us received a uniquely individual personality and skill set which matches up perfectly with God’s idea of itself expressed as you and me. The only thing God did not give us is the spirit or consciousness of fear. Are you with me so far? Great! So let’s step all the way in and make it plain:

Before God .. well there isn’t a “before God” so no need to go there. Everything that is, was created by God and expresses Elohim God in whatever form it chose to manifest – people, places and things.

One of my favorite descriptions of God All Mind is found in Bible Scriptures. I John 4:8 identifies God as Love. I Corinthians 13 identifies the attributes, the character of Love/God. To understand all that love is, is to understand all that God is. And all that God is not.

 

 

So, now you are knowing.

 

 

 

Only when you are knowingly engaged and connected with All-Mind are you living and being authentically purposed, authentically true, authentically YOU.

When we “imitate” the Father, whatever He says, I do; whatever He does, I do. It is only when we become as the Father, we can live our authentic self; walk in the audacity of our authenticity.