It’s Christmas morning and it’s time for presents so I’d like to present you with this.
No one is coming to save me from my life. No one is coming to forgive me of my sin and no one is coming to avenge the world and cleanse it of all the evil.
No one is coming because I am already here, You are already here, We are here. I must understand that it’s my job to save myself, to forgive myself and to love myself.
We spend our whole life waiting for a savior and in so doing spend a life time saying, “not my job, not my responsibility, I’ll let God deal with you.” What about us? What the heck are we doing here if not saving our selves if not loving and forgiving ourselves.
How can I believe I am so weak and worthless that I can’t even be trusted with my own life? Of course mistakes will be made they always are, but no one is free from mistakes, that’s the human part of us. The part that “ers”
The only thing waiting for a savior does is allow me to judge and exclude those I deem unworthy or lost causes, I take on the power of the Old God and damn people saying “may God save their soul.” Well what about me, wasn’t I lost just like that? Wasn’t I completely unredeemable?
We can spend our existence waiting for a magical, idealic person to show up and save us from all that binds us to this world or we can open our eyes and see that we already are here. The gift is in each one of us. The grace and mercy required for salvation is in each one of us and to continue to deny it is to say, “no thanks that’s to scary, who will I become if I don’t hold on to these old stories”?
Right, who will you become? Who will we become when we wake up and answer the call to be the hero’s of our own stories. The stories we tell ourselves of why we can’t save ourselves are diverse but boil down to this. “My identity belongs to this story and with out this story of the people that hurt me, the shortcomings and ineptitudes, the people who did and don’t believe in me. The I’m too Fat to Skinny not Smart enough, strong enough or brave enough. The I don’t have this so I could never have that. And with out that identity, I am lost.
They are all just stories keeping us from seeing the real truth. A savior of the world was born today, and every day but that savior must die to the old ideas and awake to the new self the fully realized self.
It may not be easy to hear but we can accept the role of savior just as we have accepted the role of victim.
The greatest power we have is to choose. As Jesus said, “No man taketh it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received from My Father.”
To understand this is to be set free. We never have to run and hide waiting for a savior again because we are already here. Take up the responsibility of your life and your life will be yours.
Save your world, even Captain planet new the truth. The power is yours.
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