Have you ever watched a caterpillar in its chrysalis morph into a butterfly?
Perhaps you wondered if there might be a similar process in your own life, much as you were once a helpless infant who became a powerful man or woman who can make a measurable impact on the world.
Maybe you are more a spiritual being having a human experience than a human being imagining a spiritual experience. Is it possible to shift our attention from appearances to the underlying reality?
Spiritual transformation is a total shift from who You Pretend to Be to who You Really Are.
Before, people spoke of enlightenment, awakening, realization or being born again without any sense that these terms are interrelated, that they are essentially saying the same thing.
Werner created a profoundly experiential training that enabled nearly all the participants to “get it.” It initially spread like wildfire, until a couple of million people had gone through the rigorous workshops.
Soon it became apparent that Werner had created something fundamentally new to humanity, much the way Bill Gates and Steve Jobs gave the world the PC / MAC.
Werner came up with a very practical, no-nonsense definition independent of any religion, but which deeply resonated with all mystical traditions:
"Transformation is a shift in the locus or identification of Self, from that which is NOT Self, to that which IS Self, from positionality, thing, story or even process, to the space or context in which positionality, thing, story or process occur. From content to context, that is all transformation is."
In other words, when we awaken to who we really are, we stop identifying with all the stuff in our life, and start identifying with the Source of the stuff in our life.
We stop defining ourselves in terms of our particular body, personality or mind, to something much larger.
We identify with ALL of it, rather than any one part of it, such that everyone we meet is a reflection of that deeper identity, and there is, in the end, only one of us.
We use to call that God. It is of the utmost significance that the ultimate name in the Hebraic tradition is I AM, which is also the term Jesus Christ uses of Himself in the Gospel of John. Could it be that That is who I am, you are, all of us are, as well as Jesus Christ?
As the late Wayne Dyer put it, “You bow to your own Sacred Self.” If you could really encounter your ultimate Self, you would fall on your knees and worship. That is the Self in which the galaxies spin.
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As the great mythologist, Joseph Campbell, suggested, we are not here so much to find meaning in life, as to have an experience of being fully alive.
Once we know that we are the Creator in disguise, we can live outrageously. This is our playground, and we have been sent here to make divine whoopee! Why not begin today?