Being Human, Being Spiritual
We had some interesting comments on last weeks newsletter, Pay Attention To What Youre Paying Attention To. For those of you who didnt see it, Joseph and I talked about a cooking accident I had. It was a kitchen fire which could have easily burned my house down.
Most of the comments were, as usual, supportive and positive. Some were not. Which is fine. Ive always encouraged your honest feedback, positive or negative.
I dont do this often, but this week I want to talk about the negative feedback.
That feedback could be condensed into a single question:
How could you, the channel for this wonderful spirit guide, Joseph, have the challenges other humans do? (That is, how could you, of all people, have almost burned your house down?)
Over many years now, in this newsletter and in my private correspondence with many of you, I have never made a secret of my human challenges. Or pretended I was superhuman. In fact, my challenges sometimes provide fodder for subjects Chief Joseph wants to talk about. As was the case last weekand this week too.
Nevertheless, some of you have clearly put me up on a pedestal. Being on a pedestal is very uncomfortable. At least for me.
One woman even said she could barely imagine me in the kitchen cooking. Like ordinary mortals, I guess she meant.
Folks, Im as human as all the rest of you. Still growing and remembering. And Im as spiritual as all the rest of you. All-powerful and all-wise.
Were all human and spiritual at the same time. Being human doesnt make us any less spiritual. And being spiritual doesnt make us any less human.
Youll never get your life over and done withthere are no destinations, only endless journeys. Youre always growing, whether in human or spirit form.
And so, in that spirit of adventure, your souls have often decided to project themselves, if you will, into physical form. Youve all done this many times over the eons, in far more physical lifetimes than you could ever recall from your current human perspective.
You and your soulor higher self, or whatever term you preferare eternally one, eternally bonded. This human personality you now are, and this human body you have now, are simply an extension of that greater youyour soul, your higher self.
You have chosen to experience the excitement, the joy, the challenges of being physical for a while. Its all supposed to be fun!
Your soul knew that when you incarnatedthis time, and all of the many other times you incarnated into a human body.
This human life of yours is a glorious adventure in remembering and exercising your divinity. In remembering and exercising the great creative powers you all possess, as the glorious goddesses and gods you are, albeit in human form for now.
Which brings us to our point here for today.
You did not choose to be human so you could just lay around doing nothing for 50 or 100 years. You chose to be human so you could immerse yourselves in the challenges and contrasts of human life. And so you could have fun and find joy in the process.
Life on earth is a magnificent opportunity for you, as your souls see it, to flex your creative muscles, as it were.
And in doing so, you are adding your energies, your unique creative powers to the expanding Universe. The Universeand youare always expanding and growing. Every thought you think, every action you take has a ripple effect. And you thereby touch all that is, even unto the farthest reaches of the Universe.
You are far from powerless. You are powerful far beyond your wildest imaginings and dreams.
And so every experience, every challenge you face in your human lives is a great opportunity for you to grow and remember who you truly are. Even those experiences your human mind considers tragic are opportunities for you grow and remember.
The twothe human you and the spiritual youare eternally one. To be fully human does not make you less spiritual. To be fully spiritual does not make you less human.
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