Imagine If You Would

Imagine if you would…that you are an artist. Yes, a brilliant artist capable of creating masterpieces that would inspire all future generations. The next Divinci. Or perhaps a musician that can compose an opera equal to Mozart’s “The Magic Flute”. Or that your oration skills would even surpass Cicero’s. Imagine if you could pen a poem the equal of Emily Dickinson…” Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul, and sings the tunes without the words, and never stops at all”.

What makes the artist, musician, speaker, or writer capable of greatness? Do they possess unique skills that the average person is incapable of? Do they have privileged knowledge most of us do not have access to? Or can it be simply that they are in tune to an intuitive nature within themselves that most are not aware of?

To quote Richard Bach ~ “ Argue for your limitations and sure enough they are yours”. How many times do you find yourself telling yourself “I can’t do that”. Or I could never be…fill in the blank. I am sure most of you have seen the Paralympic Games and how inspiring it is to see the disabled refusing to wallow in self pity and instead choose to pursue great achievements despite their handicaps.

Throughout our lifetimes we “receive” hints, suggestions, guidance from our inner self. Only those attuned to those “feelings” will listen. Most pass them off within seconds and chalk it up to silliness. Those fortunate enough to realize their good fortune allow themselves moments of grace and humility in the presence of something greater than flesh and bones. And just what is that exactly? It is you, and me. It is simply our spiritual essence attempting to guide and enlighten us. The vast majority of those reading this will think it is folly. For those who have nurtured this relationship you know of what I speak.

Does anyone who believes in God in any form perpetrated by religions throughout the millennia think that the Almighty would just willy-nilly slap together universes of who knows how many species of beings and just wash his hands and say…”good luck you all.” My religious friends of many faiths will say he gave us a few prophets that came to guide us. Did they? Or were they simply further along the path of enlightenment and chose to share their wisdom.

Or do you seriously think that this is the only plane of existence for a soul to maneuver through? Yes, we are made in the likeness of God. It is not the other way around though humans since the beginning of our time on earth have given God human qualities. How silly. We as souls are in his likeness, not our temporary shells used like lessons in book until we learn what we need to and move on to the next chapter.

Imagine if you would that within you is the ability to experience infinite love. Not some cheap selfish human version of love, but divine love that has no attachments and knows no boundaries. Imagine what you could accomplish when infinite wisdom is at your disposal.  Everything positive that has occurred in your life has been a result of love and/or wisdom gained. It is up to each of us to explore the endless possibilities we have been provided. Imagine if you would you are a great explorer.

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