I’m just back in the office after leading the Iowa City Find Your Voice Retreat. It was a wonderful weekend with a fabulous group of women!
Most of the feedback is not in yet, but one person did say this:
“I experienced an appropriate, well-facilitated crumbling of some of my long-term false beliefs, and I really appreciate that.”
A big yes to that!
Which brings me to the title of this message today:
God is the dancer, you are the dance.
What does this mean? Let’s define both God and You!
“God is a circle whose center is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere.” St. Augustine
This is one of my favorite definitions of God. It points to the truth that God-Is-All, infinity, without beginning or end.
As with any truth statement though, it must be contemplated to be realized.
Ponder the idea that you live, move, and have your being in Universal Mind, in a sea of infinite, intelligent Substance.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop. (Rumi)
You are an individualized expression of God.
** God can only do for you what God can do through you.
You are a rich and creative spiritual being. You can never be less than this. You can frustrate your potential. You may identify with that which is less that what you can be.
You are a Being of Consciousness.
Consciousness is colored by the states that visit it. ~ Buddha
God is the dancer; you are the dance.
Your consciousness, that which you believe to be true about yourself, others, and the world, that which you consent to in each moment, is the matrix through which God, Universal Substance, Light– flows.
You are the dance. What you hold in consciousness must out-picture itself. This is the Universal Law of Cause and Effect.
Isn’t this exciting? You are the dance. Your life reflects your thoughts and beliefs, both conscious and unconscious.
Understanding that you are a Being of Consciousness and practicing creating your life from this position is exhilarating to contemplate and practice.
And when does all of this practice occur?
In the present moment.
Choice always occurs right now.
Your conscious mind is the chooser. You choose, of course, what you eat, which we have become super aware of! You also choose what you think, what you believe, what you ‘tell yourself’.
Usually, we aren’t quite so picky about our thoughts! Yet, they are in many way more impactful that what we eat.
Look and see what false beliefs you are holding onto. Write them down. If you aren’t sure what they are, simply look at your life! Your life reflects your beliefs. If you are experiencing limitations of some sort in any area of your life, or if your desires just haven’t yet been realized, look and see what beliefs are in the matrix of your consciousness.
Those false beliefs which feel real are simply ‘states’ visiting your Consciousness.
You are the dance, God is the dancer.
God can only do for you what god can do through you.
Next Find Your Voice Retreats:
Iowa City, IA Summer 2020 (more info soon!)
Oxfordshire, England: October 28-November 1, 2020.