Wednesday, June 19, 2013
And Taking Action
On Seeing Clearly ¾
EXPERIENCE has taught us that it (our experience) is both mindful and healing, and that we must attempt this ongoing experiment. It clearly demonstrates a willingness on our 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.
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, some may say too simple, but most find it to be work, and most have difficulty completing the exercise.
Here are the rules:
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. The exercise is this: simply affirm, several 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 at the time:
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.