I recently watched a video clip on the social media platform TikTok and saw a 9-year-old play a complex guitar solo. The solo is called Comfortable Numb, originally played by guitarists David Gilmour from the band Pink Floyd. The youngster's guitar rendition was jaw-dropping and spectacular I understand even the most seasoned players find this to be a difficult piece of music to play. What made it even more impressive is this kid played the selection while blindfolded and as if he had honed his craft for 20 years.
One person who commented on the video wrote, “Can someone PLEASE explain this!” It didn’t seem possible that someone so young could play with such brilliance and skill.
When we see great potential manifest in another person, we may think, "He had this talent in a previous lifetime and must have reincarnated." Or "She's just a genius; God gave her a special blessing."
The fact is, there is an inner splendor or genius within all of us. It is the Christ presence. When we refer to the Christ, we are not talking about Jesus, the person. Instead, we are referring to the perfect pattern within all of us. It not only manifests as genius-like with the young guitar player, but it is also the key to overcoming obstacles we face to healing any disease we experience. It is also the source that enables us to do the more remarkable things of which Jesus spoke.
Yet a question may pop up: “How can we release this inner splendor?”
No one can give us this Presence. Nor can we get it by believing in an external deity. That's because it is the essence of our being. We can only become what we already are. Upon first blush, this may be a puzzling statement. But we must understand we are made in the image and likeness of God - the totality of all possibilities. That image of divine potential is inherently part of each one of us. And it is impossible to be separate from it. Just as a rose can't come from an acorn, you cannot become something that you don't already have the potential to be.
Our job is to draw forth this potential. We can awaken the slumbering God Self on a moment's notice to heal any situation, meet any need or achieve any goal. Or, as Apostle Paul noted, we are here to "stir up the gift of God within."
When life's obstacles appear or a big goal is presented to us, it challenges us by asking, "Who in the heck do you think you are?" We can honestly answer, "I am an expression of the Christ, and this inner splendor is more powerful than any circumstance I face and can achieve any goal in my heart."
One practical tool we can use to tease this power out of us is the mirror feedback technique. This tool involves standing before a mirror, looking yourself right in the eyes, and asking without a hint of whimsy, "Who do you think you are?" You ask this question to realize the truth - you are not merely a body; you are not just the product of your environment or at the mercy of your circumstances; you are the individualized expression of the divine that yearns to express itself as you.
When you realize this, you are unstoppable. And you are spectacular.
Peace and Blessings,