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This Being Given

A Consecrated Life

Oct 6, 2022

Saying For Today: Thereby, Life becomes our life; indeed, we recognize we had no life to call our own in the first place.


They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that!

*2 Timothy 3.5 (NLT)

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"Why," a church leader questioned, "does it seem there are so many in our churches and so few living from God-consciousness?" "Could it be," replied the Sage, "that there's too much talk about God and too little of God?"

*Brian K. Wilcox. "Meetings with an Anonymous Sage."

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All we say and do in a spiritual path is a means to an end. The end is diversely referred to, but it's the same - an end that does not end, for it keeps unfolding as we live in the Way.

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The Sage once said, cautioning about becoming lax in the Way, "Simply because you stand in a forest, that doesn't make you a tree."

*Brian K. Wilcox. "Meetings with an Anonymous Sage."

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The path we walk must be our whole life. The Way does not fit into our everyday lives - it is our daily life.

Like the ancient Hebrew's holocaust offering, often translated as "whole-burnt offering," in which the entire victum was burned on the altar, we position ourselves to be wholly given to the Light. The spiritual life is this continous being offered as the offering. Life becomes continuous consecration.

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Being given is by an intangible grace. Effort can prepare us to be offered, yet it can hinder us. What we do can lead us to the door; grace opens the door and welcomes us inside the House of Love.

Yet, in this self-oblation, we do not become less alive; we become more alive. We are more alive, for the True Self - that we truly are - comes to the fore in its union with the Light and, so, with all beings.

This, then, is to live a godly, or enlightened, life - for the person to be wholly given into the heart of Life. Thereby, Life becomes our life; indeed, we recognize we had no life to call our own in the first place.

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*©Brian K. Wilcox, 2022.

*Use of photography is allowed accompanied by credit given to Brian K. Wilcox and notation of title and place of the photograph.

*Brian's book, An Ache for Union: Poems on Oneness with God through Love, can be ordered through major online booksellers or the publisher AuthorHouse.

 

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