Monthly Archives: January 2015

Your True Self

Your True Self

January 19, 2015

Sheryl: Hey, God…

God: Hi, Supreme You! Look at you go. How does it feel to be your true self?

Sheryl: It’s hard to put it into words. I would say it’s magical, because I’m following what I love, what I’m good at and I have this certain innate knowledge that is “right.”

God: For our readers, let me ask you some questions. Are you concerned about money or that what you’re doing will earn money?

Sheryl: No. I have a conviction that every material thing I need is here and that anything I need in the future will be present in the future.

God: Are you concerned about other people or what they may think of you?

Sheryl: No. I feel no concern about others’ opinions of me. I will say that I have new confidence about embracing people who support me and about letting go of those who don’t. I want to draw near those who love me and say farewell to those with whom I’m not compatible. I don’t feel emotional about this. It’s just a practical understanding of what I need to be me.

God: What are you worried about?

Sheryl: Returning to my old way of living.

God: The past is in the past. Leave it there. (voice of strong authority)

How does it feel to be free?

Sheryl: I did not build the original prison of limitation that I lived in the last 50 years. However, I spent a lot of resources to maintain and reinforce it. Now, I have knocked a huge hole in the wall, enough to see a new, unlimited reality. I understand that the prison won’t dissolve like sugar in water, but it will slowly deteriorate without maintenance, and as you just said, I don’t have to look back at it.

So, it feels amazing to be me. I have not known real appreciation for myself until now, and my life is forever better.

God: Did you know that I am you and you are me?

Sheryl: You’ve impressed that upon me for a long time. Deep down I’ve known it. I am tempted to say that I wasted our creative power with my life so far, but I appreciate myself too much to be harsh.

God: Good girl.

Sheryl: It’s a journey, and I just get to be grateful for the present moment.

God: Your past brought you here, and it is gone. The future will be here soon enough. The present moment is the best gift I can give you.

Sheryl: Thank you. (hug)

(hug back)

actions over words

Actions over Words

“Students and teachers, and all others,
Who read the mere words of ponderous books, know nothing,
But only  waste their time in vain pursuit of words;
He who acts righteously is wise.”
– Traditional Hindu Principle

The teaching of using actions over words comes not only from Hinduism but permeates through every culture and religious tradition. Not just a popular saying, we see it in action daily. How many parents tell their children one thing and set a different example through their actions? Then, the parents are confused or angry when the kids do what they DO, instead of what they SAY.

It turns out that we rarely listen only to a person’s spoken words. Dr. Albert Mehrabian, author of Silent Messages, conducted several studies on nonverbal communication. He found that 7% of any message is conveyed through words, 38% through certain vocal elements, and 55% through nonverbal elements (facial expressions, gestures, posture, etc). How many times have you listened to a speaker at a conference only to tune them in or out based on nonverbal cues? Me, too!

The question is, what does this have to do with Talking with The Creator of All?

First, when we tune into The Creator, we can hear Her/His words but that’s not all. We can also hear Her/His demeanor; it may be sympathetic, light-hearted or even serious. I had one day when every little thing was going haywire — nothing terrible, just everything went wrong. I tuned into God and heard uproarious laughter. I was the Divine’s butt of the joke for the day!

Second, we look at The Creator’s actions. When we pay attention, we can see The Creator creating what we wish and work for. We can see The Creator putting people in our way for so many reasons: To help us accomplish our goals; To keep us from straying from a path; To teach us a lesson and many more.

Finally, we see how The Creator works in other’s lives. There’s nothing like being inspired by a story of a person with a dream 100 times greater than her making her hopes a reality. And in contrast, how many times do we see people who complain about their illnesses or dramas only manifesting more of the same?

When you next talk with The Creator, listen for Her/His personality. I find The Creator’s range of nonverbal expressions to be wide. How about you?

Namaste, Sheryl