Sought through Prayer and Meditation to improve our conscious contact
with God, Praying Only for the Knowledge of God’s Will
for Us and the Power to Carry that Out and …
By Certified Life Coach Deborah Giddings
Namasté soul friends,
I find Step 11 to be the most powerful of all of the steps. When I actively “live” this step, this is where my transformation occurs. Listen to the words of the second part of this step as you say them…“Praying only for the knowledge of God’s will for us and the power to carry that out.” This really simplified life for me. No longer did I have to have the answer to everything. This step, along with the first three, created a beautiful bow to tie on the lovely bag I created to carry all of my steps in.
In this blog I will be using quotes taken from Chapter 10
of The HuMan Handbook (A Guide for the Inner You), which is about Transformation. Throughout this blog, click on the different hyperlinks to view all of the different formats available for this handbook. At the end of this blog there are directions to get a FREE handout of this chapter, along with the Self-Mastery Assignment.
Trans-form-ation means “to go beyond form” to a level of conscious understanding that the real me exists beyond the physical form of my human body. As I go through this transformational process I incur struggle or creative tension as my ego-mind is trying to preserve separateness and my Spirit is trying to merge into the unity that I am ONE with the Uni-verse (one song).
I am at cause when I create my reality. When I let reality create me, I am playing the “victim” game. Transformation is only possible after I release my repressed feelings, and transcend my identification of myself as my HuMan roles and identities. When I am at cause and creating my reality I am free from playing the blame, shame, victim game. Step 11 shows me how to be at cause and create my reality – “Sought through prayer and meditation to improve my conscious contact with God…”
When I was living my life unconsciously, my life was a futile attempt to feel secure in a dimension that is intrinsically insecure.
Simply stated, I continued to unconsciously, involuntarily replicate the same behavior over and over again and then wonder “Why is this happening?” Today I know that I can be emotionally honest only to the degree that I am conscious. Practicing Step 11 transforms me until I become conscious.
One of the greatest recovery gifts I have been given is to realize that I live in a friendly Uni-verse, and that the experiences I am creating are being done for me and not to me. It’s through prayer and meditation that I came to realize all of my experiences have served the purpose of awakening me to my divine nature. I know that whatever happened to me was ‘perfect’ for the evolution of my soul, even when I didn’t have the foresight or insight to understand why.
“You give up not meditating. It’s called meditation action.
There’s no way out of it. Meditation means to be
Constantly extricating your Self from the clinging of mind.”
I was taught to believe and accept an identity which is not the real me. To supersede that belief, I must identify with a new image of myself – one of Godliness, beauty and strength. By practicing the prayer and meditation exercises as outlined in Step 11, along with understanding of how this Transformation occurs, I can master how to be a “witness-observer” of my dharma and
karma. I can learn how to watch my dharma and karma unfold from a state of detachment wondering, “How will my incarnate fair with this HuMan dilemma?” I learn to see the whole world in me instead of seeing myself in the world.
“Live your life in such a way
That those who know you,
But who don’t know God,
Will come to know God,
Because they know you.”
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Deborah Giddings, CSLC and Recovery Trainer
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