“OF MYSELF I CAN DO NOTHING. THE FATHER THAT DWELLETH WITHIN ME, HE DOETH THE WORKS.”
This is without question one of my favorite quotes. The first time I read this was in the book series, The Life and Teachings of the Masters of the Far East. I was 22 years old and having been studying the Law of Attraction habitually for the past three years I was at first put off by this statement. My ego had been heavily stroked as a result of feeling that I was the ultimate creator of my reality, Zach the body, not fully understanding the depths of which I was mistaken. However, as I was physically unable to put down the books, my consciousness expanded more so than I could imagine. By the end of one week, and three books later, I understood the true meaning behind that quote. I’d like to share with you after nine more years of inner work, research, and consciousness expansion, how I understand those words.
I’d like to throw another quote into the pot though before we go further,
“We are not physical beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.” ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.
If we look at the similarity between these two quotes we can see how important it is to begin to look at our lives as spiritual beings, rather than heavily dense physical entities. This is also, in my opinion, the most difficult aspect of entering into a human body. As we enter into these bodies forgetting our true nature we tend to get so distracted and lost that we can often go our whole lives not remembering the beauty of who we are. Day after day we wake up and see this meat suit in the mirror and rarely take the time to ask ourselves, “Who is viewing this body?” We get taught in school that our brain is the perceiver of the experience, thereby stopping the questioning of who the true observer is. All the while still calling it “my body.” Hardly do we ask, “If it is ‘my body’ then who does it belong to?”
However, once these questions become reignited in our consciousness, we finally take the quest inward.
We begin to take the quest, which brings us to recognize that there is a perceiver of the experience, a perceiver of the body, but yet we have within us an innate knowing that we have the capacity to shape the world outside of us. So, we journey deeper within, asking who the “ME” truly is. We are not satisfied with the simple explanation of purely being physical bodies with hormonal responses, neuro-muscular signals, etc. We can’t help but ask, “Who am I? Who am I? Who the hell am I?” Yes, I HAVE a body, but why the heck do I feel so interested in the after-life? Why am I fascinated by miracles? Why does the unknown intrigue me so much? Okay, so maybe that was me, but I bet we aren’t so different.
Now we have all these questions, and we begin to have experiences that some call coincidence, but they just keep happening too frequently to be mere random happenings. So, then we find books, and people, and YouTube videos explaining the phenomenon called synchronicity, and realize that maybe the body isn’t all that we are. We start to see in our daily life that as we focus on something, it begins to show up more frequently in our lives. We think of someone and we run into them. We think about how wonderful it would be to have more money then hear of a story about rags to riches. We see in our mind how wonderful a healthy body would feel and all of a sudden we begin to get better. Then BAM! It starts to resonate and make more sense.
Alright, so maybe that was my experience. As a result of my experience I learned a thing or two, and I remembered a thing or one hundred. So, if you’ve made it to this paragraph…congratulations!!! Now it’s time to get preachy…
I want you to remember that you are far beyond what you could ever conceptualize. As you ask those questions in the previous paragraphs you will realize that the “Father within” is not the “you” that you see with your eyes, but the “You” that observes through your eyes. You are a soul, a spiritual entity, inhabiting a body for joyful expansion, for learning, for fun, for Love. You came to be the experiencer of life, to play, to laugh, to cry, rather than sit in a library and learn about the experience. A book can only take you so far, but a journey walked can take you anywhere. The Father that dwelleth within you is the True You. That is the real You…the eternal Self, the Atma, the Christ consciousness.
We get so lost so easily in just being the body, but that is truly the tip of the iceberg. You are an infinite being, getting the opportunity to live an earthly experience. You have been here before, and you may very well likely come back. This experience is not for the faint of heart, or the weak-minded, it is for the strongest souls in the uni-verse. You are one of the souls! But you have forgotten that. I just want you to remember, even if for a brief moment. How many times has something so simple and so magical happened? Do you really think it was because you were lucky? It is because you are an eternal, divine, magical creator. Not you the body, but You the consciousness. Do you know why it is important to meditate? Because through meditation you remember that truth. You remember that you are an infinite, eternal, divine, creative being inhabiting a physical body for a short while. Can you even comprehend eternity? How about a billion years? How about a million years? How about 100,000 years? How about 10,000 years? We can’t possibly conceive of the vastness of our Eternal Self because our conscious thinking mind is stuck looking at the minuteness of our current physical self. Hence the reason we go deeper into the depths of our being through meditation and by doing so align with that Eternal Self, the Father within.
You aren’t going to create magic if you keep seeing yourself as this tiny little body that a rock could so easily crush. The Father that dwelleth within you, the Eternal, Divine Self that you truly are, doeth the works. How true is the statement, “Let go and let God.” That God is the REAL YOU. Not a white bearded man in the sky but an infinite Presence. The Father that dwelleth within, dwelleth within all things. We try to rationalize an Infinite Eternal Presence, by saying, He is the Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit. Well my beauty, you have the Holy Spirit within you, therefore by deduction you are all three. Where the Spirit resides so does the Father. You are that Eternal Presence. The issue is that we get lost in this magnificence because the “little you,” the body you, has an incredibly hard time conceptualizing this. That is why the intellectual you will never fully know the magnitude that is your true divinity. The way to your deepest knowing is not through your mind, but through your heart. It must first be felt, be experienced, and then through feeling it again and again and again the mind becomes able to conceptualize it, to finally give in and acknowledge your grandeur.
You may have heard this before, this may be your first-time hearing this, but either way it is because you know this fully within the depths of your heart, you simply are afraid to acknowledge it. Your conscious mind, your ego, is afraid to acknowledge this because if it loses its grip, who do you then become? This is the fun part. As you transcend the ego, you get to play more openly, more freely. You no longer become victim to your ego, but you have ultimate control over how you wish to experience the world and allow the ego to be a fun tool in your consciousness toolbox.
You are reading this because it is your time of transition. It is your time of consciousness expansion. You are moving beyond that which you thought you were, to that which you truly are. How do you speed this process up you ask? Meditate. Practice letting go through your breath. Make a practice of also observing your surroundings and asking yourself, “Who is observing right now?” These two practices will move you deeper. Also, talk to that aspect of yourself, your Higher Self, your angels, Divine Spirit, Source, whatever you like to call it. Once you talk, shut up and listen! Listen to what you feel. Listen for ringing in your ears. Listen to sensations in your body. Just listen. Be playful with all of this. Don’t take it so seriously. Release the attachments to your life. Releasing attachments doesn’t mean to stop caring. It means that whatever the circumstances you will still love openly and deeply and not be thrown by the storms of life. You will step out onto the water and declare yourself an extension of the Infinite. You will declare yourself the Christ child. You will know whole-heartedly that this body is purely a fun vessel in which you get to have your earthly experience. You will finally embrace your eternalness and begin to create the life you wish. This is bliss. This is true freedom. This is why you are here. “My Father and I are One.” Let those words ring throughout your body, throughout your consciousness, nothing could be closer to the Truth.
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All My Love,