A new week of fearlessness begins…
Update: I still haven’t figured out how to sell all my stuff and go travel the country in an RV. I decided to stay where I’m at for the moment. I did look into, “What if I got a job at the RV dealer?!” Then I realized I’d have to get a dealer license and get bonded for $30K. Then I had to ask myself, what’s so different from that or selling cars? Do I really want to do that? No. I don’t want to work (for someone else) on a Saturday. I’ll work for myself on a Saturday, sometimes, in order to serve clients. For example, I have Reiki classes to teach and that’s on Sundays…maybe soon I can swap that too Saturdays. So, I’ll find some other way to learn about the RV life. I don’t think that’s what I want/need to learn anyway.
So this week, let’s talk about “spiritual kindergarten.”
I joined this school back in 2004 when my mom died and I needed to figure out the age-old question, “Where do we go when we die?” I had this experience during Savasana after a yoga practice one day in which I truly felt my mom grab my hand. That was when I delved deeply into the world of metaphysics. My dad remarried into this horrible family and the only good thing that came of it for me was that they were into “Science of Mind” or “New Thought,” which was something I’d never heard of.
I started going to New Thought churches in Phoenix and learning about some of Ernest Holmes’ teachings. There are no churches like that here in Wichita, Kansas. Though I did go to non-denominational Christian churches here as well as the local Unity church. I ultimately learned churches don’t quench my thirst for the spiritual. So what’s a landlocked, Midwestern woman to do?
Freakin’ books. Tons of them.
I had another week from hell this past week. (Hence the late posting of last week’s show notes — the latest ever)
I got hit so hard in my heart and soul this week, I decided I’m just done. Done with life, people, everything. (Except Destiny Architecture, of course). I’ve taken a couple days to hibernate at home and seek answers. I have to remember who I really am and what I really want. Seems to me my ego has been running rampant and defining my choices for the past 5 years. So what to do about it?
I’m returning to spiritual kindergarten. We’ll talk about it all week. What may be MY spiritual kindergarten may not be YOURS. But let’s start with digging an old Ernest Holmes book of prayers off the shelf and going to my favorite one. It reminds us of the core value of this very podcast — love is greater than fear.
Greater than fear is love.
Love dissolves all fear, casts out all doubt and sets the captive free.
Love, like the River of Life, flows through me and refreshes me with its eternal blessings.
Love cannot be afraid; it is fearless and strong and is mighty in its works.
It can accomplish all things through the Inner Life of that faith in the All Good,
Which fills my very Being with a Powerful Presence.
Love casts out all fear.
Oooh, but bring this up on the Midwest… I can smell the smoke of their torches coming for me now…Talk about fearless… LOL!
Everything spiritual to me comes down to this one teaching. Love is greater than fear and the two can’t coexist.
I don’t want to be yet another hippy-dippy white woman who is going to act like she came up with this idea because it’s the oldest one out there. That’s kinda how Holmes came up with the above prayer, which he calls a “treatment,” but yet reads like a poem. He studied religions and then tried to come up with a commonality. He tried to reduce it like a sauce. As do some of those hippy-dippy white women…more on them later.