Belief has SO MUCH to do with our success, health, and well being. How we think is just as important as how we eat, live, or move.
Our beliefs have the power to expand our world, augment our hope, even opportunities. But at times, our beliefs can be very limiting too. Especially when they cause us to comform to a label, a box of sorts. Let me explain what I mean.
I am a Christian. I am Catholic. I was born into this religion. This religion is important to me. It has taught me a great deal about faith, hope, strength, sacrifice, obedience, discipline, love. It is my school of thought, school of faith. These are my traditions and rituals. But above all, I serve God, not my religion. My religion serves me. It serves to teach, guide support and shape me. I believe in its teachings but what I serve is God! The same God that everyone else serves, whether they've come to recognize it or not. The God that my religion serves, along with all others.
I am, we are, children of God, the one and only Creator, Father, Abba, Obwoon, Source Energy, Spirit in Breath, whatever name you choose to call Him. The source of everything, the source of all, source of life, of love, of the universe. I serve God! I serve He who is LOVE. He who pushed the very boundaries of religion, race, tradition, rituals, and anything that we may hold tight to. You see those things serve us. They are important, necessary and should be carried on. They serve to shape and teach us, but LOVE is above all. Love transcends any boundary, category or label. We are Love. Love in the flesh. Let's come to peace with it! Stop resisting! Let's love our God and love each other! Let's use our Spirit in Breath for good. For peace, praise and worship of Him who gave us breath. Who is in us. All of us!
We humans are very funny you see. We feel the need to categorize things. Create little boxes with labels and organize or arrange things, experiences, and people accordingly. But in doing so we divide. We separate. This categorization, separation, or division helps us understand the great big world somehow, or so we think. But in reality the division or separation is not really there. It is simply created by us out of our limited understanding. In reality everyone and everything is connected, no actually, not connected... We are all part of the same. We are a continuum of each other though we cannot see. We are merely marks on a spectrum. We are the same. Like an ocean, we are waves. and to think that we are seperate from one another is like a wave thinking it is seperate from other waves. Collectively we are the breath of Creation, moving, vibrating and growing in unison. We are God and God is in us.
No that does not mean that each of us is a God or has the power of God. Please don't misunderstand me. Thinking that way is going back to the idea that each is separate. And again creates division. God is The most powerful, Almighty, One and Only Source of everything. But we are a mark of His Spectrum. We are not separate from Him, though we often try to be. Collectively we are God. Alone we are nothing. Collectively, we are life. We are Love. We are One!
So use your categories and divisions wisely and sparingly. Only as necessary. They can be very limiting! Instead, practice moving, breathing, feeling the Oneness of God. It is in us. We are simply a mark on a spectrum. His spectrum. Allow Him to move through you. Allow LIFE & LOVE to flow effortlessly through you into everything you do! Reach for the other waves and help them along. When we help each other, live in community with one another, we are helping our ONE COLLECTIVE BEING. So don't separate yourself from the rest of us. Reach out!