The Fact of Spirit
It is not appropriate to exalt or to worship Spirit or anyone who has attained the awareness of Spirit. Of course, when you identify with the self and ego (personal thought system), Spirit seems “other”. It can seem remote, mysterious, and/or magical. It is none of these things. It is What is Real in you, It is always right here and available, and It is miraculous, meaning It is simply True. It is the ego that tells you to exalt and worship Spirit to make Spirit seem foreign, exotic, and unobtainable. And to diminish you.
A couple of months ago I experienced myself as Spirit for the first time. I was actually crouched down cleaning the shower door in my former house when it occurred. I don’t remember what I was thinking before the experience. But suddenly I knew I have no beginning and no end. I am Invulnerable; I am Immortal. I am Spirit.
Even when I act as a person, I am Spirit.
I have had many higher miracles that have shown me the Truth is true or that illusion is illusion or both. Those are usually pretty dramatic because of their contrast to my usual experience. But when I experienced the awareness that I am Spirit it was simple and subtle and not at all dramatic. Yet the experience left me gobsmacked. I actually froze in place, my mouth gaping open, sponge in hand, for probably a good minute. More than once.
But then I experienced it again a few weeks ago and I was not gobsmacked. It was simply a lovely fact that has remained in my awareness ever since.
Four years ago when the ego fell away I began to rise in consciousness. It was as though the ego had been an anchor holding me down. I didn’t realize it at the time, but the feeling I had in the following three years that I was a “ghost in the world” was the outer edges of the realization that I am Spirit. But for those years I was more focused on the emptiness left in the ego’s absence than on the Life growing in my awareness.
So I can tell you from experience that Spirit, and anyone who is aware of Spirit as their Being, is not to be exalted or worshipped. We simply demonstrate that anyone can rise to this awareness.
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