“You were whole all along
How could you be not?
You are nothing but love.
You just simply forgot.”*
At the moment you arrived into this world, you were whole. So much so, you had to expel fluid from your lungs just to take your first breath.
You were whole. Take a moment and let that sink in.
Here’s a Wholeness Exercise to help you recreate the experience.
1. Close your eyes and relax.
2. Imagine you are taking your very first breath.
3. As you inhale, say to yourself, “I am.”
4. As you the exhale, say to yourself “whole.”
5. Repeat for as long as you wish.
Having recreated your wholeness, let me ask you this. What has changed since your birth to make you think you are anything but whole? I would argue that nothing has changed accept your awareness of your wholeness.
When you came into this world from the safety and warmth of your mother, you were immediately subjected to an abundant source of new stimuli from the external world. Slowly, as your awareness shifted away from your wholeness to this new stimuli, you began to identify with your experiences of this stimuli rather than your wholeness. Over time, you simply forgot all about the wholeness you possessed.
In your forgetting, a myth was born. That myth was the belief that “something in my life is missing, but I just don’t know what it is. So I will search for it and never stop until I find it.” In your searching, you never thought to look in the most obvious spot, within you. Not looking within, you spend the rest of your life searching for something you have possessed all along.
You can end this myth and your endless searching by the doing the following.
1. Stop searching outside yourself. The moment you do, a shift of awareness will occur.
2. Accept the myth as a myth.
3. Practice the Wholeness Exercise.
3. Create a new truth to replace the old myth. I say new, because the idea may be new to you.
Your New Truth could be something like this.
“Nothing is missing in my life.
I am whole and complete.”
“I need not a thing to make me feel whole,
I am nothing but love, mind, body and soul.”*
“I have not a want, not a wish or a need.
I am nothing but love, in thought, world and deed.”*
These are my truths and I use them in meditation and whenever I feel I am going off course. You are free to use them or create a truth all your own.
Copyright 2008 Rob Gruber Present Life Mastery Coach
*excerpts from my book coming out at the end of the year.
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