I Am Who I Am
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Feast of St. John of the Cross
The Spiritual Journey in a Nutshell
God goal is always union. God comes disguised as our life, as Paula Darcy puts it. Life lived fully and honestly inevitably involves both joy and suffering, a path of descent, doubt, and lots of little deaths that teach us to let go of our False Self and to live in the simple joy of divine union which is exactly the passion and desire of the True Self. Our carefully constructed ego container must gradually crack open, as we realize that we are not separate from God, from others, or from our true selves. Now the ego is seen for the partial but limiting gift that it is. Now it is ready to become the servant of the soul, and is even willing to die for the sake of the Spirit.
We now know that God is in us and we are in God. Through grace, contemplation, and experiencing our experiences, our consciousness is transformed. We overcome the splits created in the first half of life.
Now we are capable of non-dual thinking and we can forgive and accept our imperfections and those of others. We no longer have anything to prove or protect, so we can let go and surrender to Reality/God, which are now experienced as the same thing. As St. Francis said, I am who I am in the eyes of God nothing more and nothing less. We may appear foolish, or even naive, to those at earlier levels of development, but we are finally free and alive. This is the second naivete, our return to an almost childlike simplicity and serenity. It is the primary goal and purpose of our maturing years.
Gateway to Silence:
I am who I am in the eyes of God, nothing more and nothing less.