Tuesday, June 22, 2010
On Seeing Clearly and Taking Action
EXPERIENCE has taught us that it is both mindful and healing and for you to attempt this ongoing experiment. It clearly demonstrates a willingness on your behalf to want to experiment with, and to want to enter into an experience that might allow a fuller, more open relationship with a Higher Power. This next idea is an old concept.
The exercise is one example of ‘demonstrated willingness’.
It has many faces and has been presented many times in many forms. It is an understatement to say that this exercise tends to pit the ego against the Will of God, because that is exactly what it does and that is the idea of the exercise.
The exercise is simple enough, and in fact some may say too simple, but most find it to be work and most have difficulty completing the exercise.
So here are the rules:
1. You may elect not to actually try this experiment, but if you do decide to experiment, then all that is required is simply imagining what it would feel like for you to thoroughly believe five simple statements. This will achieve the purpose this exercise is designed to afford.
2. The exercise is this: simply affirm, a number of times a day, day after day, for six months, the following statements, imagining the full meaning of each statement to the fullest extent possible for you:
i. I am not separate. I am one with All that Is, All that Was and All that Ever Will Be.
ii. I can trust.
iii. I can know.
iv. I am responsible.
v. I am single-minded.