Are you living up to your potential?
I fee like blogging but don’t know what to blog about. It’s 2 weeks before Christmas and I’m feeling completely dis-connected from it.
Christmas music helps and so does the snow. Unfortunately it’s December 14th in Minnesota and it’s raining. Like my friend says, “that’s just not riiiiiiiiiiiiiight.” The good news is that the rain will turn to snow soon and then it will seem more like December than April.
Have you ever asked God to show you what your potential is? I did that several weeks ago. I asked him/her to help me see what a person is capable of doing psychically and spiritually.
Ever since I was little, I’ve been somewhat obsessed (not sure if that’s the right word) about Jesus and what he was (is) capable of doing. I truly believe that the only difference between him and us is what we’ve been taught to believe. We’ve been taught to believe we’re sinners, he was taught to believe he is a son (child) of God and therefore has unlimited potential.
HIs message to us over and over is that we have the same potential he has. He is a son of God. We are sons and daughters of God. He came to free us up from the negative things we’ve been taught about ourselves and show us how to live up to our potential. So it seems reasonable for us to ask to be shown our potential, isn’t it?
That’s going to be my goal for the new year. I want to stretch myself and live up to my potential as a child of God. I think it’ll be fun. I’ve already had a few strange things happen since asking, so to be perfectly honest, it makes me a little nervous also.
The mental telephathy I’m experiencing with people has gotten wayyyyyyyyy spooky. It’s almost like I don’t need the phone at all anymore.
I walked by my ailing television the other day (it has 3 colors. purple, green and red and they are all in places they shouldn’t be) and I said to the tv, heal dammit. I don’t have money to get you fixed right now. I went downstairs to do some laundry, completely forgetting my rant to the tv set and when I came back upstairs, it took almost 10 minutes of watching tv before I realized the picture was perfect. The color was fixed. (the tv has been ailing for weeks). What’s interesting though is that when I went to bed, I was doubting that it really happened. My virgo mind kept trying to analyze it (when will I learn) and the next day, it was back to the purple, green and red. I know it was the doubting thoughts that un-healed it.
And then the most bizarre thing that happened was that I was living in two realities at the same time. Echo Bodine was living here in Minneapolis Minnesota in the year 2008 and I was also a man living in England in the 1800’s named John, who was a banker and had a wonderful wife and three children (that he has nothing to do with). The children were their mothers responsibility. I was continually seeing life through John’s eyes. But then I was living in my life also. I could smell his home. I saw him put on his brown tweed coat and walk home from the bank every day. He deeply respected his wife. They were both quite proper. He slept in “bed clothing” (his words). I saw this thick smelly oil in their lanterns. (someone just told me yesterday they used whale oil).
What was most bizarre is that I would be standing teaching a class here in Mpls and suddenly I would see John’s wife bringing him a plate of cookies that she just baked. I could smell them and his pipe. For a split second, I had left my Echo reality to be in John’s reality. And then I pop back. Fortunately, my other life with John stopped last week. It was getting too distracting, so I was glad when that door closed. (shortly after that happened, I got one of the worst migraines I’ve ever had that lasted for days……………so this potential stuff does take a toll on the body. Another reminder of watching what we pray for).
Thank God my students are so patient with me. They are getting used to those blank spots when I teach. They sweetly remind me where I was in the discussion and we pick things back up as if nothing happened!!!!
And my dreams!!! Don’t even get me started.
In two weeks we will be celebrating the birth of our older brother Jesus, who came to show us our potential as children of God. He came to show us what the Christ part of each of us is. That is alot to celebrate.
And then we start a new year. Maybe we should start a “live up to your potential” support group for the year 2009. Anybody want to join me?
Gee, and I didn’t think I had anything to say.
Be sure to tune into www.blogtalkradio.com/thejoycafe on Sunday nights 6:00-7:30pm CST. Shannon Faulkes and I are co-hosting a new radio show. We will be doing readings, talking about various subjects having to do with the paranormal and I will end each show with a guided meditation.
What a great post Echo! I would love to join you in the ‘living up to your potential’ group–maybe an online thing? I’m bummed that you live so far from me. There are several people from my adoption group who I would love to visit in your area so maybe I’ll finally get to meet them and you in 2009.
At this point Christmas is only a few short days away as I have stumbled upon your blog but I can completely relate…the part you wrote about “dont’ even get me started” about your dreams…let me give you a big Amen Sister on that one too! lol! Happy Holidays Echo!