19 Feb 2017 Comments Off on Are You Sponge-able? Spiritually sponge-able, that is.
Spiritually sponge-able is a whole new way of using your body.
Stay with me: sponges are porous and absorbent. The spiritual law “giving is receiving” only works if you are also able to receive.
You must be able to sponge in God’s Love if you want a loving life. Ask yourself:
- Is your heart porous, in the sense that you’re able to receive and accept love?
- Are your lungs porous? Are you able to inhale and exhale fully, enjoying the sensuality of your breath?
- Are your muscles and interconnective tissue porous? Can you feel energy humming and tingling through your torso?
- Is your brain porous? Is possible for you to allow your eyes to soften and melt back into your head, releasing your brain to float softly within your skull?
A Course in Miracles tells us, “…all sickness is mental illness….”* So it is the mind which must be healed. However, while you believe you are the body, Jesus advises that you ask the Holy Spirit to use the body for Her** divine purpose. This choice is crucial to your happiness, peace of mind, and ongoing sense of well being.
Up until now, you have probably been experiencing your body as flesh and blood — dense, contracted, possibly pain-riddled, and almost always not looking as good as you would like. You physically experience guilty feelings, heartache and body tension (often in the form of headaches and upper body pain such as TMJ, neck and shoulder tension, etc).
Probably no one has told you what the body feels like when it is free of excess tension, and is a free-flowing extension of God’s Will. What does this mean? When you allow the Holy Spirit to use the body for Her purpose you become a conduit for miracles. In other words, your body is experienced as an energetic transmitter of Loving Light. God’s wisdom (you could say “good vibrations” or “energy”) runs through your body using it like a clear instrument. Your body becomes a hollow flute for God to play with His Fingers.
If you are sponge-able, you allow yourself to receive God’s formless, timeless Love, and then you effortlessly give that Love through your natural radiance.
If you are not sponge-able, you can give, give, give to the people around you and it’s still ego-driven. Giving without sponge-ability (the ability to receive) is just another form of ego control.
Sponge-ability connects your will with God’s Will. You are illuminated with His Great Light, absorbing and squeezing out (to stick with our sponge metaphor) the radiant Great Rays that Great Light creates.
*ACIM supplement: Psychotherapy: Purpose, Process and Practice.
**I’m using the Divine Feminine to refer to the Holy Spirit, as modeled in the Hebrew version of ACIM (read Shekinah, Divine Feminine and the Holy Spirit).