I am becoming!
As I became conscious of this in Unity, I felt it as a hand in my back, pushing me forwards. Of course, it enabled me to get out of my comfort zone and step up to be a qualified leader in Unity. Here I am now and I am grateful that I took these steps, as this work calls me to respond from my best Self. Further, as adults, we do strive for a career: a way to be valued and appreciated in this world.
However, looking at the root cause of the thinking, this striving to do more, become more, was out of a feeling of lack – I am not good enough and need to prove that I am.
From this viewpoint, or level of thinking, we are never enough. To help us know we have this belief, life around us will mirror it back to us. We experience people telling us we are not enough, even when they are not saying it!
Now, in my maturity, instead of striving to do more, I seek to experience myself becoming more – more of my true spiritual self. Not out of a feeling of lack, but because of an inner yearning and desire to be free.
This calls me to look at myself – my resistances to life: recognising when I want to avoid something, control a situation, or blame someone for something I am experiencing. The degree of discomfort measures how much I have to release and move through. That which we resist, persists. Still, I know from experience it is hardly ever easy!
Yet I believe this desire to become more than we think we are, is in all of us. It is what set me on the spiritual path in the first place. It is why you are reading this. We all have a yearning to awaken, to remember who we are and be free: To release ‘the inner splendour’ that resides not only within us, but is the truth of us. Some people will not use these words. Not everyone says as we do in Unity – I am a spiritual being having human and spiritual experiences. Yet this call is within us all. I believe it is why we are here.
The urging to do more and become more is Spirit working through us all the time. Every step taken, every decision made, has brought us here. Spirit works through us constantly with the gentle call to awaken.
Let us hear the call to be free – to show up in the world as an awakened spiritual being, the Christ alive in us and as us, uniquely beautiful, radiant and shining the light so that all who hear the call can awaken too. Let us let The Christ within, set us free.
Rev. Kimerie Mapletoft
Director of Silent Unity and Daily Word UK
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