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The Practice is The Practice!

If we begin with the premise that God is all there is, then It must be right where and precisely what each of us is, right?

If that is the case, when we do laundry it is Spirit doing laundry. And if Spirit is ding laundry, then laundry is not solely a mundane chore but it is a spiritual act, no less than meditation or journaling. With each activity we engage in we are at the entry point for a new way of being in the world; a way that isn't more spiritual, but rather a way that is more in recognition of our power of choice. Each moment we get to choose to know that The Universe is us or to choose to react and respond to life as though we are separate from God. We are free to choose. One is truth the other not.

For any of us who are familiar with the Spiritual narrative of "The Karate Kid," we all know the famous mantra, "Wax on, Wax off," and we may even playfully recite it at times, but have we ever stopped to delve into the Metaphysics of that statement? We also find a similar passage in the newer version which starred Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith. When the character of Mr. Han began teaching Dre', he started with "Take off your jacket, put it on, hang it up, …" and repeat.

Both Mr. Han and Mr. Miyagi were teaching their students a valuable lesson about respective Martial Art, and for us a valuable lesson about our own spiritual practices.

"Kung Fu lives in everything we do, Xiao Dre! It lives in how we put on the jacket, how we take off the jacket. It lives in how we treat people!" ~Mr. Han

In other words, The practice IS the practice!

Everything we do is Kung Fu, says Mr. Han. Everything we do is Spirit doing it and when we approach it from the Mental Equivalent that recognizes and knows this, then everything we do is sacred and everywhere we go is holy ground!

Simply because we are conscious that God is All.

"God is a circle whose circumference is nowhere and whose center is everywhere." ~Voltaire

Right where you are the center of God is! Is that not a "holy (wholly)" realization? Does that not cause each of us to up level our sense of self respect, self love, self worth, accountability and responsibility?

Today, let's take one simple activity, washing dishes, cutting the lawn, going grocery shopping, even going to the bathroom, and revere it the same way would a prayer, meditation, or walking a labyrinth...

Let's treat the events and activities of our lives as Peter Mayer sings, "Everything is Holy Now!"


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