So I feel it is time for me to specify the title of my blog. First and formost I will address the byline “Reflections on my path to self-discovery.” On my “about me” page I say something to the effect of when I finally find my Self, I will not have traveled alone. It seems that some of my readers have vastly misunderstood the meaning of that sentence. I never felt the need to explain or defend myself before, but today I am compelled to do so. Because simply put, the value of the words of this sentence do not just benefit me but anyone else whose heart might be touched by them. I have an unwavering belief in the words of Jesus when he said “The Kingdom of God is within you.” Just like I learned from the book “Mere Christianity.” It is our connection to God that provides us with the feelings that guide us. They direct us toward those things we should do and lead us away from those things that would be detrimental. I believe we choose to be cut off from or in tune with that connection. I call that connection, the divine guidance within me, my higher Self (always capitalized). So when I say I am always searching for my Self, I mean that I am awaiting the moment where I can move beyond my egoic needs and wants and my worldly attachments and live always by the presence of God within me! To further explain my point I will add another quote from Jesus.
“Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”
(Matthew 6.31-34 ESV)
It is this quote that brings me to the next point. The title “Waiting for the Click” is the expression of my search for enlightenment. One teacher I have studied the works of is Joel S. Goldsmith and he described this moment as a “click.” With that click his Christ consciousness was awakened and he truly experienced the meaning of the above statement made by Jesus. Once he reached that level of consciousness he was aware always that God goes before him and all his needs are met. I know this at an intellectual level and hope to one day reach the point where I feel it within every cell of my being.
So to any who have wondered, my path to self-discovery has very little to do with me and everything to do with following God’s will for my life!
And to further show the point of the similarities between religions I will re-post Sunday’s quote from Autobiograpy of a Yogi. This quote came from a Hindu Yogi, not a Christian, but it is the exact same message that Jesus put forth in the above quote.
“Never admit that you live by the power of food and not by the power of God! He who has created every form of nourishment, He who has bestowed appetite, will certainly see that his devotee is sustained! Do not imagine that rice maintains you, or that money or men support you! Could they aid if the Lord withdraws your life-breath? They are His indirect instruments merely. Is it by any skill of yours that food digests in your stomach? Use the sword of your discrimination, Mukunda! Cut through the chains of agency and perceive the Single Cause!”
God is that Single Cause!