“Jesus Christ knew he was God. So wake up and find out eventually who you really are. In our culture, of course, they’ll say you’re crazy and you’re blasphemous, and they’ll either put you in jail or in a nut house (which is pretty much the same thing). However if you wake up in India and tell your friends and relations, ‘My goodness, I’ve just discovered that I’m God,’ they’ll laugh and say, ‘Oh, congratulations, at last you found out.’ ” – Alan Watts, The Essential Alan Watts
Marianne Williamson when writing about The Course in Miracles says: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.”
So, two different takes on essentially the same idea. Spring is a great time to contemplate these ideas, I think. I wonder why we fear our light? I wonder why many of us here in the West consider it blasphemy to say we are god? Sort of sounds like we’re stuck in Winter. Or, at least, in some very old fears.
Many of our major religions are based on duality. There is me and there is god – two, not one. In the East many religions are based on oneness. There is me/god – one. I was going to write about why religions would promote duality – money and power, mostly. If there are two – me and god – then I’m told I need lots of rules and someone to explain them to me and someone to be on my team in my battle with god. It’s ridiculous when you really stand back and take a look at the whole thing. Or, that’s what’s true for me. A truth – mine. Not the truth. I’m sure you have your own version.
I decided not to write about that, though. The day is beautiful, the birds are singing, flowers blooming – Spring is definitely here. The light has returned with the solstice – the days are getting longer.
Maybe that’s our nudge, our wake up call to realize and live our own light as god/universe/source/creator/your own word in this beautiful world. It’s time to bloom!