Every Janauary, whether I want to do it or not, I sit sown in a very quiet space and write out my goals for the year to come. I create a rather large list that I eventually whittle down to the top ten things I would like to accomplish that year. Everything generally falls into the following categories: mental, physical, spritual, family and business. The unsual thing is that I then put the final list into a drawer and don’t look at it for the rest of the year. Mostly, I forget its there! Every once in a while, I dig out one of my goal lists from a number of years ago and I am always surprised that the particular items have all been accomplished, and then some. But this is not a lesson in the power of goal setting.
I gave you the previous information to tell set up the real point I want to make. The truth is that no mater how many goals I write down, no matter how imaginative I can be about that which I would like to accomplish, and no matter how persistent and determined I am to keep moving ahead in what I perceive as the best direction for me (therefore the best direction for everyone with whom I come in contact) I really only have ONE ultimate goal.
I want to become the person God originally intended for me to be. This is all I want, no matter what form that may take. It is the only thing that is important to me because everything else falls into place from there.
I have inately understood for a very long time that the closer I get to God the closer I would get to me, and the closer I got to me, the closer I would get to God. This idea reminds me of one of the mathematical axxioms I learned in grammar school algebra more years ago than I care to count: if A + B = C and A + C = B, then B = C. Therefore, according to simple math, my own personal B = C scenario is that George = God. The logic is simple, yet irrefutable. I also believe that this is true for everyone who has ever lived.
When I began as a student of A Course in Miracles, I learned the my little mathematical equation is quite correct. We are all, in reality, complete and totally perfect extensions of God, created by love, as love, without sin or guilt. We are all as much a part of God as a drop of water is a part of the ocean. There is no place where we begin and God ends. There is no place where God begins and we end. We are all as much a part of God as God is of God. We came here already complete and healed and whole. We have always been so, and always will be.
I began thinking about all of this in my yoga class this morning (Bikram yoga, hot room, excellent workout, lots of sweat, yes!) and I had one of hose AHA! moments that put many things together for me. A young lady I know had recently told me that she has been struggling to find herself and I was thinking about that. I thought “what if she knew that she was already herself, that she came wired that way and there wasn’t anything she could do about it but to accept it and connect to it?” This led me to understanding that she does not know that she is already herself, that there isn’t anything to find that is not already in her posession, she just does not know it. And she doesn’t know that she doesn’t know.
Of course, this got me thinking about myself and I saw the absolute truth, the straight line of the progession in the logic that I cannot deny. If everything I have written thus far in this blog post is true, and it is, then I am already the person that God intended for me to be! Oh, my God! The implications and possibilities are just way off the charts for me right now. I have been persuing a goal, one that has been a central driving force in my life for as long as I can remember, and I just realized that the goal was already accomplished, long before I took my first breath! I can tell you that learning this has absolutely taken my breath away! I didn’t know. And I didn’t know that I didn’t know. Oh, my God!
So, what if you knew, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that:
- Everything you are struggling with on a personal and spiritual level has already been solved in your favor and there is nothing to struggle with?
- Any thoughts and feelings you have that cause you any degree of distress, anger, remorse, guilt, discouragement or fear, are like thin whisps of smoke without any substance in reality, because the real you is total love, always has been and always will be.
- Peace, joy, love, serenity and laughter is what you really are because you were created as a thought of love by a God that is only love, and can only create itself like itself.
- All you really need to do is remember that you are as much a part of God as God is of God, and nothing can hurt you without your permission.
- Sometimes you just need to remember to remember.
- All you need to do is ask God to show you the way. Then, let go and follow His lead, ending the struggle forever.
There is much more that I can say on this subject, but I think you get the drift. Let go, and let God. It works because that is how the universe is wired. Always has been and always will be.