How About My Spirit?

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“The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.”

Henry Valentine Miller was born in New York, in 1891. He was an American writer and painter. He is best known for his work, ‘Tropic of Cancer,” published in Paris in 1934. His work is a mixture of literary forms that became a “new novel,” combining elements of novel, autobiography, social criticism, philosophical reflection, surrealist free association and mysticism.

His words above are simple yet profound. It appears that my aim in life is to survive not to live each minute in awareness. I try to hang on to material possessions and fight to keep my little part of the world sacred. It is me against the system and all those that want to take what I have worked so hard to achieve. I battle each day for my freedom in work and social settings in order to “feel,” a sense of worth. I lie to cover the hurt and pain I experienced through my childhood. My past is tainted with guilt and I create a new me to hide from it. The future is all I think about, because the present is too hard or too overwhelming to deal with. Caught in the web of fear my only hope is to fight, to overcome and to kill my enemies, and I continue to do it to justify my lack of awareness.

Well, that’s not what Henry said life was all about, he had another approach; live in the moment, feel the now with joy, excitement and celebration. Life is the simple awareness that I am not alone, and there is no one to fight unless I create them. Abundance surrounds me, but I don’t see it because my thoughts are centered on lack and the fear of losing. There is an energy that connects me to all life forms, but I ignore it because my five senses say it isn’t there. The world is constantly changing but I strive to be the same, because I have built a wall of insecurity around me. Each second a thought of well being enters my mind, but I dismiss it, because I’m feel unworthy and scared to embrace it. Life is full of love, but I abuse it because I forgot what it is and what it can do.

To be aware is to be who I am. I am a spirit having a human experience and the wake up call is now! It doesn’t matter what I did yesterday, or what tomorrow may bring, now is the time to live. Now is the time to feel the beauty that surrounds me; it is the time to accept and trust my impulses and let them guide me. Now is the time to experience and enjoy each minute by thinking I can. By raising my vibrations with laughter and fun, I connect to the stream of energy that runs through me. This energy is filled with love and I unite with it and share it in physical form. I am filled with gratitude and forgive myself for being asleep for so many years, because it does not matter, unless I think it does. My thoughts create my life and I choose what thought to live; thoughts filled with love bring out the love that exists everywhere and in everything. I live in the awareness that I am connected to a web of love that is All There Is and I express myself serenely and divinely.

How can I be so naive? That’s silly. Everything that I learned as a human tells me to fight, and fear; but what about my spirit, the self that was present before I was human, what about expressing myself in that form; the form of eternal life. I do that by my awareness and believing I am more that mind and body. I can live like I have always lived in spirit; in love with the universal consciousness and feel the connection that unconditional service has within it. Life is now and I am living it in spirit.

write by Bertha

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