31 Aug 2014 Comments Off
In 1992, I was working for an advertising industry trade magazine. One aspect of that job was appearing on a monthly cable TV business show to review commercial campaigns. This was a glamorous leap for me, who had never been in the public eye before. After I had been doing this for a few months, a friend called to say he had seen me on TV. He sounded quite impressed.
I heard myself say to him, “I know, can you imagine? A little nothing nobody like me?” We had a big laugh together.
Afterwards, I chastised myself for saying I was “a little nothing nobody.” It was a time in my life when I was building up my self-esteem and I didn’t want to be self-critical. Yet, oddly, calling myself “a little nothing nobody” felt very good. There was a freedom and humility in it that was so relaxing and liberating.
This recognition is deep within all of us. The Self knows it is no body and invites us to awaken to this Truth all the time. “What is the ego? Nothingness, but in a form that seems like something.” (C-2.2:1-2)
Even though I focused my attention, at that time, on building my self-esteem, for some reason I never forgot this phrase, “a little nothing nobody” and the quiet joy it delivered. This remembering is the memory of God within. We all have it; you just need to pay attention to inner messages and subtle cues that remind you of what you already know: You are not a body. You are free. For you are still as God created you.
On Thursday, I’ll be speaking with Jennifer Hadley about Miracles in Insight and Intuition. If this topic interests you, please tune in on Sept 4th at 1 pm EST. It’s free–just click the box to the right that says Allowing the Miracle Living A Course in Miracles .
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