I have shared this story before from spiritual teacher Neville Goddard, but it’s worth repeating. One of his students was in New York when he stepped into an elevator shaft but failed to notice the elevator wasn't there. Consequently, he tumbled many flights downward. The student had the presence of mind to say to himself, "God is all that there is. God is all that there is. God is all that there is."
He had no injuries when he hit the bottom floor – not a broken bone, not even a cut. Nothing had happened to his body temple. Witnesses who were present corroborated the event. According to Neville, the student absorbed in his awareness that God was all that there is and no harm came to him.
That story is likely not what most of us have ever experienced. Nevertheless, we want to come into that kind of awareness in our lives. We are here to wake up and live into the realization that each moment of our life is the life of God.
Perhaps we have thought we are the fantasies of well-meaning parents or grandparents. Or maybe we have unconsciously thought we are the thoughts that pass through our awareness. Perhaps we have accepted that we are the experiences we have had up to this point in life. Or maybe we've identified ourselves by how society socialized us, by what we've been taught and accepted as accurate.
Unconsciously, we may have been thinking the phenomenon mentioned above is who we are. So, if someone were to ask about us, we might start reciting our name, our birth date, who our parents are or were, what school we went to, and all the things that have happened to us up to this point.
But we would be mistaken.
We are not all the temporary phenomenon that passes through. We are avenues of God-awareness itself. Those things that are passing by are just that – temporal things that float through.
However, when we hold on to the temporary phenomenon, they become our congealed beliefs¸ focus of attention, perceptions, and points of view. And because we have accepted them as who and what we are, they become self-fulfilling prophecies. Many of these self-fulfilling prophecies are of the lack, doubt, worry, and fear variety. Since they have been a part of our past, we believe they are the future that inevitably becomes our personal law.
But we can interrupt that once we become aware. Self-awareness is powerful. With self-awareness, we realize we always have a choice. We are here to hone our power of radical self-awareness.
Peace and Blessings,