You are an Individuation of Divinity

Last week I offered the opinion that the challenge for human beings these days is to take the individual decisions that most of us have already made about ourselves and apply them in our lives fully, fearlessly, absolutely, and completely. The challenge is to walk our talk, and to do so in such a way that there can be no mistake about our innermost thoughts and choices about who we are, where we are, why we are where we are, and what we are doing here.

I said that we would talk about the first of those questions in this issue of the Bulletin - so let's get to it. First, let me say that these are the Four Fundamental Questions of Life. Until we answer these questions, very little in our life will make much sense --- at least, not for very long. We can get through a day or a week, or even a month, just moving through our life and looking at what's coming next. But if we want a truly fulfilling life, one that seems to be going somewhere and getting something done and accomplishing and achieving something on some kind of grander scale, we are going to have to ask and answer these questions.

Now I made the point last week that it doesn't matter how we answer them. In other words, there is no "right answer." Each of us will create the answer that feels true to us. But we must create some kind of answer, because our answer becomes the Road Map of Our Lives. Because answering those questions gives us a larger sense of identity; of where we are and why; of what we are doing here in the first place. And that, in turn, gives direction and purpose to our lives.

In my own conversation with God I asked these Four Fundamental Questions, and the answer I received to the first question was:

"You are an Individuation of Divinity. There is only One Thing, and all things are part of the One Thing That Is. Life is God, expressing Itself. You are a part of life, therefore, you are a part of God. The only way this could not be true would be if Life and God were somehow separate. Such a thing is impossible."

This is a very large statement. If we look deeply into its implications, and if we make a commitment to apply the true and full meaning of this statement in our everyday life, our everyday life would change dramatically.

Imagine if you really thought that you were a part of God. I mean, not just conceptually, or theoretically, but actually. If you thought that were actually true, you have to change your thinking, no? On a lot of things. Would you agree?

For instance, you could never imagine your needing anything ever again. You would suddenly see yourself as the Source of all that you would desire, rather than the Seeker of it. And if you really experienced yourself as the Source of it, you would spend no more time trying to find it, but rather, you would spend your time trying to find a way to give it away --- so that others may have it, too.

(It is not a coincidence that this is what every true master has ever done.)

Yet here is the irony: It would be in the giving of it that you would experience the having of it --- for it is axiomatic in the Universe that you cannot give what you do not already know yourself to have. Therefore, the act of giving to others what you, yourself, wish to receive causes you to experience that you already have it.

The truth is, you already have all of everything that you could possibly desire --- you just don't know it. You don't "real-ize" it. That is, you don't "make it real" in your life, because it is your imagining that you do not possess it. Giving it away causes you to instantly understand that you possess it.

This changes your whole life.

I am here to tell you that everything your mind could imagine that your soul could possibly want, your soul already has in profusion. All you have to do to experience that is to give it away.

This is why every religion on the face of the earth has its own version of the Golden Rule. Do, they all say, unto others as you would have it done unto you. Not because this is a nice thing to do. Not because God wants us to do this. No. Do unto others as you would have it done unto you because this is how the Universe works. This is the mechanism of life. It is how everything happens. What we send out, we get back. Because we are God.

And that is just one way that Who You Are can and will change your life, if you decide that Who You Are is Divinity Individuated. Next week, a look at another aspect of this. If you believe that Who You Are is God, "particularized", then you will necessarily conclude that it is impossible for you to be damaged or hurt in any way. And THAT has extraordinary implications for your life...

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Neale Donald Walsch

Neale Donald Walsch is a modern day spiritual messenger whose words continue to touch the world in profound ways. With an early interest in religion and a deeply felt connection to spirituality, Neale spent the majority of his life thriving professionally, yet searching for spiritual meaning before beginning his now famous conversation with God.

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