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Mindfulness, Transformation and Incarnation

The practice of Mindfulness reveals our thought patterns and their consequences, and it can awaken and sharpen our consciousness, but did you know that it is also the threshold of the human-divine transformation? In pure consciousness I am the divine being and the world is me. And that leads to an important realization about becoming God.

Being able to say "I am God" is not about becoming someone else, someone big and important, all powerful, inflated, famous - the false narcissistic goal of western culture; it's about becoming love and feeling love pervade every cell in my body. The cultural prohibition against saying "I am God" simply embodies the secret competitive game of knocking down anyone I think is undeservedly acting more superior than me.
And this prohibition tragically locks the door of incarnation. Unless I can say and feel the words "I am God," I remain stuck in a false separate identity. I am not who I think I am, I am one with what is always here before thought creates my separate identity in the World of Man.

As Jacob Bohme said, "For God is Himself the Being of all Beings, and we are as gods in Him though whom he revealeth himself." Or St. Catherine of Genoa: "My Being is God, not by simple participation, but by a true transformation of my Being…My me is God: nor do I know my selfhood except in God." Or Meister Eckhart: "In my soul, God not only gives birth to me as His Son, He gives birth to me as Himself, and Himself as me." Or Robert Johnson: "But to say, 'I want an experience of God' is a total oxymoron; if there is an 'I' seeking an experience, that is precisely the problem, since an 'I' that sees itself as separate from God is the cause of suffering one's life." Or Joel Goldsmith: "The development of spiritual consciousness begins when we release all concepts of God in the recognition that the I that is seeking God is God." Or the Hindu Upanishads: "Let your thoughts flow past you, calmly; keep me near at every moment; trust me with your life, because I am you more than you yourself are." Or Walt Whitman: "Divine I am inside and out, and I make holy whatever I tough or am touched from…" Or Ramana Maharshi: "There is no goal to be reached. There is nothing to be attained. You are the Self. You exist always. Seeing God is only being God." Or Fakhruddin Araqi: "Let go of everything, completely lose yourself on this path, then your every doubt will be dispelled. Without absolute conviction you'll cry out: I am God! I am the one I have found."

And what do I find in this incarnation? I find the pure experience of love that I was born to be, feel and share. God is not a warrior/emperor/judge, God is the pure experience of love as my very nature. In that experience, I incarnate the divine and every cell in my body is transformed. The door to this transformation is locked from the inside if I believe that saying, "I am God" is a sin - but I must then experience this reality, in other words, open to the pure experience of conscious being, for that is what I already am. Here is the threshold to the divine human. By saying the truth, "I am God," I become that truth, not in the false inflated way of the world, but as my essential nature. As they surrender their familiar identities, elders are in the wonderful position of having more time and space to explore this reality and evolve into the divine human.
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