When you take your clothes off, what is left? Your naked body...your birthday suit?
When you take your human clothing off -not just the clothes- the skin, the bones, hair, teeth, organs, along with your mental stuff, your practicalities, your actions; down to the very cells of this vehicle called the physical body...what is left?
Some would say “nothing.” Some would be wrong. What is left...
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience. ~Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
When all else seems to be failing, when nothing seems to be going my way, when my life seems to have been wasted, I know it's time to remove my human clothing. I'm not talking about ending it all, returning to pure Spirit, because I don't have to end it all to connect to and live as pure Spirit.
We've seen that proved in many NDE stories.
Read: "Proof of Heaven" by Eben Alexander
...a neurosurgeon who had a week-long coma brought on by meningitis and was incapable of brain activity yet he remembers this experience of pure Spirit.
Read: "To Heaven and Back" by Mary C. Neal
...former director of spinal surgery at the University of Southern California was submerged in a river after a kayaking accident.
Read: "Dying to Be Me" by Anita Moorjani
Read: "After: A Doctor Explores What Near-Death Experiences Reveal about Life and Beyond" by Dr. Bruce Grayson
...Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry & Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia
In these stories, we learn that we aren't our successes or failures, or our brains or our bodies, we are spiritual beings.
You might remember that story I've told about the 5-year-old boy who kept asking his parents to spend some time alone with his new sister. When his parents asked him why he wanted this alone time with the new baby, the 5-year-old said that he needed to talk to her because he was starting to forget God.
Have you forgotten how you are connected with Divine Intelligence?
Like God or the concept that is referred to as God, we are infinite beings. That creative energy that makes and made all, we are part of that. That is our essence - our Alpha and Zeta, our beginning and ending, from"womb to tomb," "birth to earth," our before and beyond...no time, no space.
Leslie Caron is quoted as saying:
In order to have great happiness you have to have great pain and unhappiness - otherwise how would you know when you're happy?
No offense to Ms. Caron, a nice person whose voice lessons followed mine many years ago. And others who have said something similar...I totally disagree. I don't believe you need a comparison to know or appreciate happiness, health, or success. To me, that idea is an ignorance of the learned, from one who is out-of-touch with one's Greater Self. Too many of us on too many occasions are not present in our bodies or minds. Marcus Aurelius, philosophical Emperor of Rome in the second century said:
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable...
And Margaret Lee Runbeck, author of 16 books and famous for her quotes, wrote:
Happiness is not a station to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
How are you traveling and where are you traveling from? I can't answer that for you, that's your perspective to decide upon. But I can tell you that when you strip away your human clothing and awaken to your spiritual magnificence, intelligence, and creativity, you tap into an infinite storehouse of information, intuited ideas, wisdom, a foundation for clarity, and calm. When you remove your human clothing, you don't talk at the Universe...you talk to It, with It, and as It. You talk to that Power and Presence of Nature, that Infinite Wisdom. You connect to and converse with the Light and Power of God.
It is a sensation, a feeling like love. You don't see that Light, you experience IT. You don't see that Power, you live IT. Your goals may be powerful, but unless you connect with them like you do with Spirit, they are merely words and wishes, hopes and possibilities.
Remove the ego of lack, maybe, someday, tomorrow, before, victim-hood, bills, bosses, news, dis-ease of body, brain, relationships or situations, and even successes, acclaim, talents, victories, or any prosperity. Remove them from your head for now and what is left? Not emptiness, but the most full of all!
You are left with the Prime. Do you remember what prime is? It is a number that can only be divided by itself and one, just like Spirit, the Divine Mind, the Creative Power, First Cause, the Absolute, the energy and frequency of the Big Bang, the Formless, the Radiance. Prime = One.
Remove our human clothing and we are at our Prime, our very essence / our very worth our headquarters / our factory settings, the basis of our existence, the dawn of our being, the birth of our humanity, the Genesis, the starting point.
Yeah, yeah, [Beyonce wrote] and the wind is talkin'
...With a melody that pulls you towards it
Paintin' pictures of paradise
Sayin', rise up ...light in the sky...
Watch the light lift your heart up
Burn your flame through the night
...Watch the heavens open
Can you hear it callin'?
Connect to, commune with, and awaken as the divine within you. Always start there and end there, no matter where you are or what's going on. It is there, without your human clothing, where you enhance, support, ground, center, expand, love, and transform your spiritual experience into your human experience...
...now, tomorrow, and forever.
I disrobe from my human clothing
...taking off the worries, disgust, judgments, and disappointments
I peel off the sludge of that which does not serve my greatest good
...stripping down to my very soul
I divest of my ego
...and undress to my very essence
Today, Spirit speaks through me
Today, intuition from the wisdom of the ages guides me
Today, I am emboldened by my True Self to be bold and brave
Revealing the Divinity within me
Vibrating at the speed of that Divine Power
And busting through to soar and zoom into my best day.