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Happy 4th of July!
In the United States of America we also call it Independence Day, but I prefer to think of it as Liberation Day. I’m interested in liberation – spiritual liberation.
Feeling inspired is evidence of my spiritual liberation.
I used to be governed by the ego, much the way the USA was governed by the British.
I’m amazed at how I’m continuously inspired and it makes me laugh to think of how I used to be.
I remember a time, back in the 90’s, when I was beginning to take classes at Agape, that I’d go to hear speaker after speaker, and attend seminar after seminar. I was so enthusiastic for spiritual teachings.
And yet, again and again, I’d sit in the audience listening, with my arms folded across my chest, judging the speaker. I’d judge their clothes, their hair, their words, their movements – and every thing I could find to judge about them.
I’d think to myself, “I know that. Duh. Tell me something I don’t know.”
This was my resistance showing up.
Obviously, it was separation thinking.
I was projecting my judgments about myself onto these other teachers. They were where I aspired to be. I judged myself and I projected it onto them.
Now, when I hear a teacher speaking truth I celebrate. I’m lit up to hear it. I don’t need to judge the teacher, I cheer them on.
The truth is inspiring to me now, however it’s presented. By truth, I mean spiritual truth.
I’m not ashamed of how I used to think and act. I have compassion for my former self. I am grateful I can change and grow. And by change and grow I mean let go of the past and be my true Self.
It feels so cool to be able to be inspired by the truth every single day.
It’s never boring, and I’m so grateful my awareness of the truth is ever-increasing. What a gift and a blessing!