Phoenix - Do We Have to Burn to
My friend called me today, full
of urgency: Back up your hard drive! There's a major computer virus and
we got it. Back up your work!
So after I backed up all of the
important stuff (my website, my newest book, pictures
John has drawn on one of our graphics programs) I start to think:
If every problem is really a spiritual problem in disguise, what
does this mean?
Okay, I have a lot of attachment
to some of these things. Emotional attachment (John's squiggles
are just so cute!) and mental attachment (I've worked so hard
on these things. I don't want to loose them!). In The Seven
Spiritual Laws of Success, Deepak Chopra tells us that "...detachment
is based on the unquestioning belief in the power of your true
If I had an unquestioning belief
in my Self, I would know that I need fear nothing. There would
be no virus (computer or otherwise) that could possibly harm me.
I would have unfailing certainty that anything that is destroyed,
is done so by Spirit and that it only breaks down so that it can
be re-created in a different, better way.
Michael and I were sitting down
a couple of days ago "counting our blessings." (We seem
to spend a lot of time just sitting around being completely filled
with gratitude at the magnificence of our lives!) Mike started
to marvel at all the places in our lives that just a short time
ago seemed to be breaking down, but now are vibrant, healthy and
powerful. I was reminded of the mythical bird, the Phoenix. Do
we have to burn to ashes sometimes in order to create a new, vibrant,
Yes. Sometimes we do. But here's
the deal: When we can accept the burn as part of the process and
have an unquestioning belief in our Selves, then we start
to feel secure no matter what the situation looks like.
When the shake-down happens, when
it looks like everything we've worked for is being erased, destroyed,
we learn to say, "Thank You, God!" and look forward
to what is about to emerge.
We relish the burn, because we
have unfailing trust in our Selves. This is where the Way of Harmony
is found, an inward peace that is untainted, pure, complete. We
In my life, I'm going to burn.
That is not a question. The only question is: Am I going to burn
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