I made this review, because after stepping away from this book for nearly seven years, I have authentically used this book for the purpose for which it was originally conceived–as a roadmap back into consciousness. It provided me with a breadcrumb trail back to the core of my being when I stepped off the path and entered into the wilderness of life. That’s no joke. For the most part, I am a person that avoids tumultuous situations if I can help it. I try to learn from other people’s mistakes and circumvent making my own. But I’ve discovered that life is “dirty”. I’m convinced that we’re meant to get the grime of life under our fingernails while somehow remembering and/or maintaining the awareness that we are of divine stock. I trust the witness of Christ to that effect and try to live my life with the anticipation of realizing in myself and others that which I believe he saw in humanity.
John 3:16-17 teaches that “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”
For the past 30 years, I have been trying to figure out what Christ saw in us that was worth dying for. That’s what I want to know, because I do not think that one can truly live without that knowledge. This is one man’s opinion. Engaging life from this consciousness is not a religious thing. It is a reality thing. And that is what “It’s All In Me” is striving toward. I do not try to escape from the fact that the best and worst of what we witness in humanity dwells within me and in everyone of us. And yet, I believe that every dimension of my being–of all of our being is wholly loved and embraced in the reality of what many of us call God. I think Jesus engaged humanity from that reality and that each and everyone of us has that option. That’s what this book tries to remind us of. We have choice in how we engage humanity no matter what our story is. This book was written in poetry so that the reader can help create it as they read. I want you to project yourself into the poems and own the fact that the best and worst of what you encounter in these readings is within you. The question is: What will you do with that consciousness?
“There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, it doesn’t behoove any of us to speak evil of the rest of us ” — Edgar Cayce
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