Knowing vs. Living
To know God
without being God-like
is like trying to swim
without entering water.
Life is speaking to each of us in a specific way that is perfectly designed so we can hear and understand. Life chooses the language of experience that will speak to our hearts and bring us toward our truest self as we remember what we are here to do. Being “God-like” means different things for each one of us and only we know if we are following what it means for us. Sometimes we may follow easily and stay grounded in the synchronisities of Life’s messages and sometimes we let fear creep in and lead us to distracted meaninglessness or ego based swirling which can only bring suffering. All of my writing here is my living prayer to live what I know and continue to expand what that means as I strive to help others feel inspired to hear the voice inside them that wants to learn, grow and live what they come to know as well. We know what we know for a reason and we must follow it home to our God-like selves. We all have that little spark of God inside us that wants to grow and experience Life. Living what we know is the way home.
When we can live what we know, our knowing brings us to a peaceful existence. Knowing without living what we know becomes a burden until we can actually live it. We each have our own knowing as we navigate what life is showing and saying to us. No experience is wasted and we are always learning and being shown what we are meant to know and live. I have experienced the way Life is patient with us for a while as we listen and learn and then Life gives us more and more nudges to move us along towards living more authentically. The patience life shows us can sometimes wane and the messages can accelerate and become louder and our circumstances more uncomfortable or whatever is necessary to keep us open to evolving as we are meant to. In some cases, we are too afraid to listen and grow, so life can send us a blow. I believe that we all know different things and we each find meaning in the perfect things to develop our specific Life path. There are many different paths to the same essential truths found along all of them.
We all know a lot. Life has shown us a lot. Whatever you have read, heard, felt, experienced or seen lately is part of Life speaking to you. Will you hear it? Will it change you? Can you enter the water and swim? You can! We all can. We must. If we continue to be shown things and do not find ways to live them, Life will turn up the volume on the messages. We can choose to listen to the whisper that feels like a Universe Hug or we can wait for the nudges, shouts and blows. Life isn’t trying to annoy us, it’s trying to wake us up. Let’s wake up with hugs! We can listen. We can know. We can grow and live what we know.
As we set our intentions to live all that we know, Life shows up and gives us the tools that will help us on our path. We are never without the tools. We may set them aside for a bit and forget to use them, but they are always available when we are ready to pick them up and use them to stay on the path. Today, let’s think about what tools we use and let’s commit to using them to help us become more God-like. My tools are reading, writing, meditation, prayer, compassion, proper nutrition, exercise and connected conversations. If I focus on these things rather than other distracted fear based habits, peace is more readily available. Sometimes I can do these things well and sometimes I am over-scheduled, busy and tired and some of these things fall off. We all have our own set of tools that have brought us closer to our God-like selves. They are different for each of us. Some people may find God in singing, dancing or painting. Our tools are not to feel guilty about when we forget to use them, they are simply to remember and pick up to bring peace again. Our tools lead to presence, peace and consciousness. Ultimately, they lead to Love. Love is always the answer. Today I pray to remember to use my tools that lead me to Love for All. That is what God-like means to me — Love For All. Love is All. God is All. You are All. I Am All.
Thought for the day — If it doesn’t make you feel good, it isn’t love. If it isn’t Love, it isn’t real. The real you can replace any thought or feeling that doesn’t feel good with one that comes from Love. You have an infinite amount of love inside you. Love is the only real thing. Don’t try to push unpleasant thoughts away, they will only grow, just turn towards Love and replace the thoughts and feelings with Love and Compassion. You pick what you give your attention to, find a Loving thought to replace the unpleasant one and you are on your way. You pick. You will amaze yourself at the amount of Love the real you is capable of. If you are reading this, you are ready to live this. The Universe sent it to you. Thank you for reading this!
Sending you Love and wishing you Joy!
Beautiful post Stacy. I love how gently you encourage us to live what we know, listen to the messages, wake up with gentle hugs (vs the hard knocks many of us seem to require!) and keep reaching for love. Blessings, Brad
So great… I love the opening quote, and I love the ending… ” If you are reading this, you are ready to live this. The Universe sent it to you.” Brilliant line!
Thank you for this lovely message! 🙂 When I heard that line come through me I loved it too. 🙂 After all, the Universe sent me the whole message. I just love your supportive comments and miraculous energy! 🙂 Many thanks! Stacy
Thank you Brad! I love that you said I “gently” encourage! What a lovely message. The world does need more gentleness. I have been evolving into mine. Sometimes better than other times. 🙂 Thanks for the encouragement!! Happy Everything! – Stacy
Compassion is my focus for the year, so gentle is part of it. 🙂
I am certain your focus helps bring others to it as well…what a gift! I am keeping gentle in mind these days. Thank you for that! Happy day! – Stacy
I too want to have compassion as my focus and to be mindful of not being so quick to judge others – instead I should look inside myself and I will remember too to be gentle Bernadette
Happy New Year Gentle Bernadette! I love how you said that. It is a kind and lovely reminder to live through Gentle Stacy. 🙂 Thank you for visiting! Wishing you joy!