How often have we heard each other say, to excuse some imagined failing or falling short, "I'm only human!" The irony is, however, that we're not. It's just that when we feel that way or say those words, we have in that moment forgotten all the rest that we are – the soul-stuff on the inside that we can't see but which makes all the difference to our humanity and to our time and purposes on this Earth.
Every one of us is composed of both an inner and an outer – essence and form, the unseen and the seen, feeling and fact, soul and body. Our whole life we are in a continual exchange between these. Our original primary “directive” comes from the inner – our soul-urges and purposes – which are broadcast into our heart as intuition, longing for meaning and purpose, and what we might call our personal heart-truths. These are always striving to be acknowledged and expressed outwardly, even while inviting us to bring our outer experiences inward to make sense and meaning of them.
However, we often forget or suppress aspects of our softer, more diffuse, inner nature in the demands of our daily lives and the needs and preoccupations of the physical vehicle that is our interface with the world. As we become consumed by the responsibilities, pleasures and challenges of the visible outer world – our inner realms can sometimes seem like a swampy soup of feelings, thoughts and desires that we often put off sorting out.
The thing is, we're not here to be perfect. We're here to use our so-called imperfections as creative tools to explore how much more we can do with the seeming limitations of flesh, bone, matter and time when we tap into our built-in Divine power-source. This is the great paradox of being human – that the more we awaken to and engage with the inner divinity that is our own soul, the more "super-charged" our humanity can become.
Why are we here? We have been asking this since at least humankind began to record thoughts and feelings. Why are we here in this foreign outpost where we have to walk-not-fly, with eyes veiled, inner ears deafened, true self muffled and mostly forgetful of everything we already know – to muddle through this quicksand-like obstacle course of becoming who we already are and trying to remember what we already know!?"
As this question lingered within me, one Spring morning I was walking through a Hudson Highlands forest in upstate New York admiring all the newborn life around me when I began to “hear” these words. I sat on a stone wall to capture them on paper….
As the retelling here takes me back to that moment, I am flooded again with awe and humility. We are not ever “only human.” On this Earth we are the all of it, both Divine and Human! Divine-Human beings expressing howevermuch of either or both of these we choose to express in any moment of time. What an amazing paradox we are!
And so yes, Earth life does pull us toward the denser vibrations of matter – but it is the heart and soul within us that shows us which matter really does matter to us! And it does seem that the more we allow our inner to weigh in with our outer choices and expressions, the lighter and more fulfilled we become. And the more of ourselves we become, the more of ourselves we are able to give away and still keep!
And ultimately, as our relationships and creations flower with more and more light and meaning, the more love and wisdom is rooted within and among us. And surely, hopefully, the greater our world can become.
Partial excerpts from
Birth Angels Book of Days
Daily Wisdoms with the 72 Angels of the Tree of Life
March 21 - June 2
Relationship with the Divine
Messages that illuminate and amplify our true soul nature as a spark of the Divine Itself, and help us to bring soul-awareness into the details and doings of our daily lives.
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