Bust the Myth of BS — God is All There Is

No recording is available of yesterday’s talk, so I’m taking this opportunity to write more than just a brief synopsis of what we talked about at our Sunday Celebration Service.

Myths, folklores, legends, and fables have been passed down from age to age to account for the appearance of good and evil that, to this day, is considered to be part of the human condition. In fact we, humans, seem to love battles between good and evil. We enjoy watching them in movies, reading about them in books, and even experiencing them in the dramas of our own life. Myths tell us of the existence of good and something else that appears to be evil; of gods and goddesses and something else that appears to be ungodlike. And even though good (and gods and goddesses) may triumph over opposition, when we believe the myths of duality and opposing powers, it still leaves good and “something else” to battle it out in our human experience.

We all know what we mean when we say that something we hear is a “bunch of BS.” We mean we know whatever we’ve heard isn’t true. It’s when we believe the BS is true that we run into problems. It is when we believe that “something else” Besides Spirit exists as real in our self or another, and when our words and actions affirm anything But Spirit has power in our life, that BS fills our day-to-day experiences with dramas of opposition—battles between right and wrong, and struggles between good and bad.

Since the dramas are of our own making, we put the masks of “gods and goddesses” and “devils and demons” on our face, and on the faces of those around us. Those masks of BS hide the spiritual beings that stand before us, and the one that lives within us. When we don’t recognize the BS in our own mind, it’s easy for us to join in the dramas of BS in the world. And, most of us would agree, this world seems to be getting crazier and crazier, and the masks scarier and scarier…

Bust the Myth of “I Can’t” — Live Your Dream!

The myth of “I can’t” is often a hard one to bust because our experiences in life seem to prove that it is true. How we experience life is shaped by our repetitive thoughts, and by the words we use and hear the most. Many of us have been thinking, “I can’t,” and saying it and hearing it for so long, it surely feels true.

Our being told at an early age, “You can’t,” by authorities we trusted knew what we could and couldn’t do, became the “I can’t” in our own mind. We may learned “you can’t” because you’re not smart enough, talented enough, attractive enough, coordinated enough, emotionally strong enough, or simply not the right gender to do the thing that excited our soul.

For many of us the myth of “I Can’t” grew stronger over time because our experiences were shaped by our fears of failure, inadequacy, embarrassment, and shame. And our list of what we could not do grew longer! As adults when something new excited us, when a different way of being our self in the world made our heart feel momentary lighter, “I can’t” may have been followed by “I’m not young enough, healthy enough, wealthy enough, secure enough, and besides all that, what would my family, friends and coworkers think?”

It has been said that doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will. When our dreams are snagged in the web of the illusion of ”I can’t,” we expect we can’t, and then we don’t, even though if we were to follow the inner urge that excites us (no matter what it is or what others may have to say about it), we would discover “Yes, we can!”

No matter how far along in our earth life we appear to be—time-wise, age-wise, health-wise, or education-wise—there is a sacred dream that lives within us still that calls to us every day, and every moment throughout the day. The closer we walk with our dream, the more we honor it by being willing to take even a small step toward it, the closer we are to the Reality of our soul. It is never too late to be more of the one we are created to be.

If you’d like to learn how you can turn “I can’t” into “Yes, I can!,” I invite you to listen to this podcast. And, join us for our Sunday Celebration Services at 11AM. All are welcome!

You’re Not Ego Thought

It is our belief that this physical world exists on it own, apart from the Spiritual Universe, which creates the myth that we, too, can exist separate from our inner Spiritual Source. It this invented story that creates a make-believe self in our mind—a mythical self we call “our ego.” Because the ego is created by the belief that we are alone, and on our own, it casts a shadow of fear, limitation, and exhaustion in our mind and over everything we do.

The beautiful Spiritual Teacher, Mooji, said: “Our life is perfect as it is. We are not the deluded mind. We are the ever-perfect Being. We are the space in which thoughts appear, play and dissolve, like clouds drifting in the infinite sky.”

Our mind is an amazing thing when we use it rather than allowing it to use us. Our thoughts are tools of creation we can use to create the life we desire to live in this human experience. When we let our thoughts take over our mind, it’s like using a hammer to hit our self over the head rather than to build something wonderful!

If you would like to learn how to use your thoughts to enrich your life, I invite you to listen to this podcast, and then join us at The Life Enrichment Center. We offer real-life tools that can be helpful to anyone who is looking for a way to overcome today’s challenges and live an abundant, joy-filled life.

No Pain, No Gain?

Overcoming mental, emotional, and physical pain in our life can help us to discover we are stronger than we thought we were. It gives us confidence that we can handle whatever “obstacles” life throws our way. But even though we can gain wisdom, self confidence, and physical, emotional, and mental strength through overcoming difficulties, pain and suffering don’t need to be a guide for living our life. Surely, if God is good, there is an easier way!