In order to hold a grievance against another person, I have to see that person as a physical body and not as a child of the Creator. Additionally, I have to see myself in the same form in order to hold a grievance against them. This is the ego's fundamental ploy, to convince us that we are NOT the spiritual embodiment of God. When we define ourselves through the ego as simply human bodies, we miss the truth of who we are and we lose the pathway to salvation.
My oldest child is going through the book of Job right now as a part of her religion class. She and I have been discussing what the trials must have been like for Job as he lost his home, his land, his family, his livestock, and everything else that would embody physical value on this earth. The great illusion would say that Job was under attack and that he was losing everything worth living for. Job did not see it that way because he understood the truth about who he was. He understood that the ego was trying to tell him that his only value was in his stuff and in the things around him. The ego then did what it does, it began to take away the very things that it tried to get Job to define as true worth. During that time, Job understood one simple truth. He was a child of the Creator and his value was in the truth that God was in every fiber of his being. His Spirit was safe. There was never any threat there because there never could be any threat. The threat was only to the ego, not to the truth.
Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal even exists. Herein lies the peace of God.
We are called to save ourselves through the truth of our connectedness. We only put ourselves at risk when we deny God's plan for our lives. His plan is to be one with you and to help you achieve your purpose. When we hold grievances, we limit ourselves to communication through the human context and we lose the universal connection that God created in order to be in relationship with us. The moment that we realize that we are not our bodies, we are saved. It is not required that we die in order to achieve salvation. That is the trapping of the ego. It is only required that we live as one with God. At the moment that we choose that, we are living in salvation.
Ask the Creator what design he has created for your life. Ask Him what he would have you do. Then remember that His greatest purpose for you is to be in relationship with Him. Everything else will be revealed to you after you choose Him.
To Your Success,
Jody N Holland
Follower of The Truth
Jody is a writer, motivational speaker, consultant, and entrepreneur. He has been the keynote speaker at over 250 events around the world. Jody speaks more than 150 times per year at different programs, and he has given more than 10,000 speeches during his career.