April 3, 2021
When I began to look at the world differently, the world showed up differently. What came first? And why?
In a book that my grandmother read to me a long long time ago, there was this statement she read that has come back to me over the past 8 years in a different way. The words she read from that book, "Be still and know that I am God" has a different meaning for me today.
As an elementary school teacher for 18 years, I know that wherever you place the punctuation or even how you stress different words (or insert missing words in a sentence or phrase), the meaning changes. So what if you consider, as much of that book was written in parables or analogies, what if that statement read; "Be still and know that the words, "I AM" are the GOD CREATING way to make a beautiful godly life.
Jesus, the mystic from long ago, said "I am the way AND the truth AND the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
What I began discovering 8 years ago... is that "I AM" creates your life by the words you speak after them. If you continuously say "I am sick" or "I am tired" or "I am poor", then you continue to have that (sick, tired, poor) lifestyle. When I was sick with Lyme disease, I kept telling that story, "I 'am sick." I kept saying, "I HAVE Lyme disease." And the more I said it, the longer that illness lingered. AND I contributed further complications as I began repeating words that others with that illness spoke out loud. Boy was that a mistake, a "sin" or missing the mark.
In the book of Joel, you can read the secret teaching, "Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears. Let the weakling say, "I AM STRONG!"