An Inside Story 54
TWO WORLDS… 2
THERE are two ways in which we can regard ourselves. One way is the way we usually think of ourselves, as a physical being, but although we rarely think this way, we are also a spiritual being. Both these ways of looking at ourselves is correct for we exist concurrently in both these completely dissimilar worlds – or realms and both are relevant to us personally.
The world that we are accustomed too is of course our physical existence in the finite world of time and space. It’s tangible; we can reach out and touch it. We are certain that we know who we are. We have a name, a body, individuality; we are different from them and others.
As we look out at the world around us from behind our eyeballs – which only we can do – we regard ourselves as different from everyone and everything out there, seen or unseen that share our space on this physical plane.
On the other hand, our existence as a spiritual being in an infinite, timeless, spaceless world is less clear. There is no substantial proof – we cannot reach out and touch it – it is intangible. Our belief in our spiritual nature is simply that – a belief.
We may believe a variety of scenarios as to who we are spiritually, depending on our upbringing – then again, we may not believe at all. That’s our prerogative.
Our spiritual beliefs were formed early in life, (from birth to around age five) consisting mainly of the second hand beliefs and opinions of others. We were given many explanations about our spirituality, we inherited our parent’s beliefs that they inherited from their parents and so on, back through our ancestry.
The different religions that abound also had an input into our belief system, no matter whether we went to church or not. All of this believing what others tell us, inhibits our natural ability to enquire – to search for our own spiritual roots – to find out who we truly are…
Dan’s Quote: “I used to think I had dozens of problems, but now I see that I have
_____________only one problem — me.”–Vernon Howard
Inspiration for this article came from the writings of Eckhart Tolle, A Course In Miracles, Joel Kramer, Abraham, Vernon Howard, Many Others – and life itself.