Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Spiritually: Choose Life!

See, I have set before you today life and prosperity, and death and adversity; in that I command you today to love the LORD your God, to walk in His ways ... I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants, by loving the LORD your God, by obeying His voice, and by holding fast to Him; for this is your life and the length of your days

Two points I would like to make about this amazing finale of Deuteronomy 30:

Application of the wonderful Gift of our Free Will is the most important aspect of our life and creativity in our bodies and our lives.
My teacher often said something like this, and I am just starting to grok how wise were her words:
  • Just Choose!
  • You can't do it wrong.
  • If you don't like the result: Choose Again, and keep choosing.
  • Movement IS Healing: GO!

We are spirit (souls), a part of God.
If we identify with merely the flesh we are 'lost at sea' in this world.
When we identify with Spirit- our Oneness with God, in God... our life, and our world, is transformed.

We are spirit and we have spiritual senses and abilities that go WAY beyond our physical senses and abilities.
This is foundational to most every word in the bible
and a key to understanding what God is saying to us over and over and over.

In the case of the quote above: GOD is Speaking, and saying the way of LIFE is to:
  • Be in Loving Relationship with God
  • Walk in God's Paths
  • Listen to God's voice
  • Cling to God.

We CANNOT do this as flesh,
we cannot do it with physical-focus;
that has no meaning.

Consider it: one cannot live with God, walk with God, Listen to God, Cling to God as a BODY!!!
The body can only pretend these things, desire these things, think about these things, have feelings about these things, doubt these things...
and follow rules and structures and teachings, as a child is trained to do.

This is not a spiritual life!
This is not the beautiful message of the prophets and mystics through the ages.
This is not the Good News that inspired spiritual evolution and revolution in Jesus day...

Rather, we must do these things as spirit, with a spiritual-focus! 

As Jesus said
God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.

We must relate to God and follow God Spiritually - not physically!

Let us ask God to open our spiritual eyes more and more to read scripture from a spiritual point of view and it will become more and more Life-bringing to us.
Exponentially more importantly, let us ask God to open our spiritual ears more and more to hear God's voice directly... and respond directly.

We must relate to God and follow God Spiritually - not physically!
This is what we are asked to do, let us do it!
If you don't know how, find out.

as David and Paul said:
Today if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts
First - hear/see God and God's leading
Second - follow, do not resist

We must relate to God and follow God as Jesus did:
seeing what God is doing and doing that;
hearing what God is saying and saying that.

IF we want to relate to God and follow God, we Must do it Spiritually - not physically!
This is what we are asked to do, let us do it!
If you don't know how, find out.

SO, I encourage us all, deeper and deeper, to:

Choose Life:
Get our free-will back, and learn to apply it.

Choose Life:
Align with God, behold and reflect the Glory of God, from right-relationship with God be filled and healed and matured by God.

Choose Life:
Open to our spiritual senses to See the Way, Hear God's voice, and then Act from there - Being the Hands and Feet of God in our world.

IF we want to Choose Life, we Must do it Spiritually - not physically!
This is what we are asked to do, let us do it!
If you don't know how, find out.

Blessings on you Journey!

1 comment:

  1. life and death have I set before you,
    blessing and cursing:
    choose then life,
    that thou mayest live.
    - Deuteronomy 30:19

    to me it is vital, PRIMARY in the Healing Process
    to ALLOW the *Inner* changes, that allow the physical shifts to occur.

    I call this Spiritual healing, growing, shifting - but it doesn't Have to be called spiritual.
    It's really all about CHOICE:
    choosing to open or close,
    to move toward light or fall into darkness;
    to embrace LIFE or stay stuck in a Death spiral...

    In my expereince as a Spiritual Healer, and as a Naturopathic Physician's Assistant, I have had the opportunity to watch MANY folks heal chronic illness and climb out of chronic pain syndromes - including myself. And have had the chance to watch many turn away and Not choose to Heal.

    From my perspective and expereince, it is the deep INNER CHOICE that makes all the difference.
    For many, like me, the choices are unconscious and habituated and feel like no choice at all;
    UNTIL we WAKE UP and take the reins of our life... take back the *free will* that we gave away...

    Then a whole new world becomes possible... and our work truly begins.

    In this process I may get physically healthier: faster or slower (or sometimes not at all, if that is not my path) but no matter what, I expereince that I AM Whole, and life is Good.

    in life,