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It’s as if we are gods and goddesses living in little mud hovels and driving around in clunky, funky old jalopies.
This is from Shakti Gawain, in her book Living in the Light. It is from the chapter Spirit and Form, which is about integrating the physical reality we find ourselves in with our already fully developed spirit.
So… are we really gods and goddesses? I think so!
At the end of my last post, What if? The Movie – A Review, I related a question Dr Bernie Siegel posed in the testimonials area of the What if? website – “What if Jesus was the only normal person to have lived?”
I put it in because I thought it was a quirky and relevant thought, but it turns out to be very relevant here also, this being my Easter post and all. I didn’t plan it!
I happen to think that the message of the Jesus story is that we can all do the “miracles” that he did. I also think that the Easter story was showing us, with Christ’s death and resurrection, that we can overcome death. After all, the Christian scriptures are full of references to “eternal life” and not seeing death and so on.
Anyway, it was very interesting to read people’s thoughts on Dr Bernie’s question! Here are some excerpts from some of the comments…
Miguel – wisdom and life I guess that praying all day would be normal 🙂
Jenny – heal pain naturally We ALL are children of God. We all have powers beyond our wildest dreams. We are all healers and can manifest if we believe and love ourselves and our Source/God.
Tess – the bold life Well that means we will won’t be normal until we “do even greater things”.
Vered – mommy blogger I think it’s good to challenge ourselves and ask ourselves whether “normal” could be something completely different – and much better.
Kelly – writer, mom, traveller I think if Jesus were the only normal person to have lived, then a world of miracles awaits, and that’s an idea to hold onto.
Ribbon – fragments, treasures, memory I think that Jesus is a celebrity of “normal”… I think that there are probably quite a few so called normal people all about the place.
Evelyn – attract abundance Hmmm….it got me thinking about what “normal” is?
Tom – business coach I once tried to live a day as Jesus would have lived and I made it for about 27 minutes. 🙂
Dot – deeper issues This is exactly the approach of Christian Science………Jesus said that any one of his disciples could do what he did, which CS interprets as meaning anyone who believes.
I must say I enjoyed Ribbon’s comment, describing Jesus as a celebrity of “normal”. Could it be that we (or perhaps the early leaders of the Christian church) have put Jesus on a pedestal so we would have a cop-out from doing as Jesus has done?
Our true nature
I’ve always remembered an analogy I once heard for our relationship with God (or the Source, or the universal creative energy)…
“If God was a pie, we are all pieces of pie. We are not the whole pie, but we are still pie.”
I agree with this… that we are all part of the God-pie—in essence, we are God.
All of this isn’t much help if we are still driving around in those clunky, funky jalopies.
Luckily today there are many resources to help us heal ourselves, physically and emotionally, so we can fulfill our potential. I think consulting healing practitioners who can facilitate the transformation process would be the best bet for anyone who is either very ill or wants to change quickly, and there are also books, audio programs and movies for finding information, techniques and inspiration.
I’ve listed the books I’d recommend for healing and transformation on my resources page—most of them are the ones I have personally found most helpful. I’d also like to comment on three movies I have discovered recently:
1. You Can Heal Your Life, The Movie.
This movie tells the story of Louise Hay and her work. I think it is a great introduction to the field of healing from within, and both introduces and extends her book You Can Heal Your Life very nicely. It begins and ends with a character deciding whether they are willing to change, so could be great for someone who is feeling stuck. (If you are interested in following up on this DVD, it would be best to search for it yourself, so you get the zoning and shiping rates to suit you.)
2. What if? The Movie – Awakening.
I reviewed this movie in my post What if? The Movie, A Review. Through giving examples of healings that have occurred and discussing new findings by science, this movie shows it is possible for us to heal ourselves.
3. The Living Matrix.
I’ve just read about this movie in a post by Jenny Mannion, The Living Matrix Movie — The New Science of Health and Healing is Here. I haven’t seen this movie yet, as it is just out, but I understand it is very inspiring. It covers new scientific discoveries that confirm or explain alternative mind-body healing methods—certainly one for the doubting Thomases, I’d imagine. Please do read Jenny’s review if you are looking to heal yourself of any illness, or know anyone who is.
We can do it, the healing is there for the taking.
So come on all you Gods and Goddesses—let’s show the world who we really are!
I made a video. It may not be my finest moment, but I couldn’t resist putting it up. I had pressed RECORD on my computer for Frank to muck around, and found myself stuck in the background. Here ’tis!
Now, wouldn’t you like to join us for eternity?
Have a great Easter break over next weekend, everybody!
Easter Sunday – from last year (my first and hopefully last post with a picture of people jumping).
Good Saturday – my second ever post, which has the distinction of being my only post to have never received a comment—if any kind soul would like to remedy that, I would greatly appreciate it.