Embrace the Fullness of Your Potential
Updated: Oct 11, 2019
My grandmother sent me a text the other day saying that during her meditation she felt a still small voice whisper to her, "I am who you think you are." Whoa! That's profound. Let's unravel it just a bit.
In the book of Exodus, God spoke to Moses and said, "I am that I am." In yoga philosophy the common mantra " So Hum" (translated as "I am that") echos the same theme. What does all this mean? I am what? What is "that?" While wiser minds than mine have sought to unravel the mysteries hidden within these exoteric shells of truth, I would like to examine the possibility that the object of reference is infinite consciousness itself. Try replacing the word, "that" with "Infinite Consciousness." While Rene Descartes may have thought (no pun intended), " I think therefore I am," perhaps a clearer explanation of truth may have been, "I have consciousness, therefore God is."
Consciousness bears the stamp of divinity and is the well from which individual thought, perception and creation arise. As such, our awareness, ideas, and expressions have the ability to reflect the divinity from which they are born. Yet, too often we limit God's ability to operate through these channels by the use one insidious mental concept...the egoic formation of "my." As soon as the concept of "my" overpowers the concept of "Thy," the human ego (which is nothing more than the soul limiting itself to the confines of the body and mind) constricts the flow of Source energy to and through us. This is, perhaps, the root cause of all human suffering. While the ocean of infinity seeks expression through us, we receive and express only according to the capacity of our consciousness.
By entertaining limiting beliefs we actually impede our ability to receive Divine power. In effect, the aspect of God that we are able to experience becomes a reflection of our strongly held beliefs. God is Infinite Consciousness. We are a microcosmic reflection of the macrocosmic force ("God made man in his image" [Genesis 1:27].) Yet we will only receive the amount of that unlimited potential that we are able to contain. Our container is formed by our beliefs. "According to your faith, be it done unto you" (Matthew 9:29). If we think we are incapable, guilty, sick, sinful, small, and limited then God cannot reveal power, love, forgiveness, health, potential, and perfection through us.
While all of us have acted at one time or another from a limited egoic consciousness which has restricted the flow of the Divine Consciousness through us ("All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God" [Romans 3:23]) that is not our true nature. We are a conscious creation, capable of expressing all the love, goodness, power, and potential of the Divine Spirit. We were made in the image of God and we can express as much of that image as we believe possible.
I see a challenge for myself (and perhaps you too?):
1. Let go of the thought of "my" and replace it with "Thy." The business, family, finances, responsibilities, body...all of it is Thine.
2. If it is all Spirit's, then there are absolutely no limits, boundaries, or laws defining the realm of possibility. The task at hand is to stop limiting God through the mental concepts of possible/not possible. "With God, all things are possible" (Matthew 19:26). Success is possible, health is possible, joy is possible, world peace is possible...is there anything that is impossible?
Where in your life are you allowing the ego to drive your thoughts and actions. How can you surrender to Spirit and stop limiting the flow of Divine energy to and through you?