Let It Be!

Rev. Mary Louise Ruffner

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” Buckminster Fuller ~ (1895 – 1983)

There is a hidden genius in each person, to which we give expression through commitment, discipline, enthusiasm, and passion.” ~ Eric Butterworth ~ (1916 – 2003) 

An effort to reconcile the ego consciousness and the Christ consciousness is constantly taking place in the life and journey of the sincere seeker of Truth.  

On the one hand, there’s an aspect of the ego that is always gazing outwardly. It is focused on its place in the world as an isolated and separate being.  It has a tendency to struggle, compete, protect, and defend its position. It has a tendency to envy others who appear to accomplish their goals easier, quicker, and with greater efficiency.   It lives in the fear of its demise. It is the consciousness that “walks through the valley of the shadow of death.” Its motivation is survival. 

On the other hand, the Christ is the presence of God within us; individualized as us; and is us.  It only knows itself; therefore, there is no “other.” It is always in a state of confidence that all is well. It knows itself as perfect peace, infinite love, powerful, and universal wisdom. It is the presence that is deeply felt in everyone. It is the spontaneous unspeakable joy that is sometimes felt. It is a unified field of harmony that encompasses all beings simultaneously. It is the higher self within every one of us that knows it is eternal life.  

At first glance, it may appear there is an inner self and an outer self.  This is a misnomer. There is only the one self with two modes of operation. The enlightened ego consciousness knows it is an avenue, an instrument, a conduit if you will, that brings the consciousness of its higher self to earth. It realizes that while it is in the world, its nature of the Christ consciousness is not of the world, and is therefore healed from the illusion of separation.  Its motivation becomes to let it be on earth as it is in the celestial realm of the divine indwelling us all. 

So, as we bear witness to the cross-currents of the human experience, we do not ignore what our senses tell us. However, as an individualization of The Divine, we once more ask: What is mine to do? How do I participate fully where my “personal responsibility joins with social conscience in every area of the political, corporate, academic, and social sector, providing sustainable structures to further the merging global consciousness?” 

After all, it is an elevated consciousness that hears the still small voice within each of us. It is always leading, guiding, and directing us into right action. 

This Weeks Affirmation

“I listen to inner wisdom, and I am guided to live my purpose.”


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