Friday, August 10, 2012

Who You Are Not

When it comes to identity in the western, modern world; we must begin by erasing some of the prevailing ideas of who we are. 

You are not:

  • your job
  • your bank account
  • your IQ
  • your degrees
  • your family name
  • your social standing
  • your credit rating
  • your car
  • the stuff in your garage
  • what you eat
  • your friends
  • your family
  • you house or neighborhood
  • a wife
  • a husband
  • a child
  • a grandparent
  • your accomplishments
  • your lawn or garden
  • a doctor, nurse, lawyer, architect, athlete, teacher, fireman, waitress, maid, or any other title you may have assumed during this lifetime.
  • what others think of you

You are much, much more than these transient titles or things that can come and go with the tides of change. If you attach your identity to these things, you will experience fear and stress in the constant battle to keep and improve them. The things of this world are creations.

You are a Creator. You are an eternal being - descendent from and connected to God. God is the Universal Power, the force that binds and connects all things and you and I must begin the journey back to our true identities.

The symbol for the 5th Key, is the vertical Tetragrammaton - which are the letters and sounds of YAWH (Yahweh: Hebrew for God). These letters when written vertically are the shape of a man/woman. This literally means: man made in the image of God.

For the next few chapters, we will explore in much more depth who and what we truly are and what is our correct identity. For now, each time you begin to feel fear or stress around something in this world, ask yourself: "Am I identifying with this thing?" If so, pause and remember that it is only a creation, you are the Creator. This simple adjustment can make a big difference.

Question: What part of your life are you most stressed about?
Answer: This will give you a clue about how you identify yourself.

Your life will show you clearly what you believe yourself to be. 

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