When Thor meets Dr Strange, with a voice of amusement, he says, “So Earth has wizards now.”
Dr Strange’s response, “We prefer Master of the Mystical Arts.”
Thor continues to play with, or more accurately, accidentally breaks an object on the table. Then we turns to Dr Strange and says, “Alright wizard, who are you and why should I care?”
True confession right here and right now: Sometimes this is my inner response to Spirit, especially when I do not recognize Spirit as the one standing before me.
This is a demanding question from Thor — one that goes deep.
Who are you? How do you define yourself?
When we co-create with Spirit we need to know this — who we are.
How do you define yourself? Who are you at the core of your being? What are the beliefs that you hold about your identity? These are all important questions for us to reflect upon so that as we co-create and stuff (obstacles, negative thought patterns, blocks, limiting beliefs) arises in our hearts and minds, we are prepared to deal with them. If we have no idea of who we are and what beliefs govern our identities, we will stumble and fall, we will be stopped in our creating tracks.
Why should you care who you are?
As we create, who we are reflects out into the Universe. If we are hiding dark damaging secrets those are reflected out into the Universe as aspects of our creations. For example, remember my post on Odin and his secret daughter who basically destroyed Asgard after his death? Odin did not face the who he is. He hid his history, his ambitiousness, that time period when he went conquering. He painted it over. Instead of teaching about that time in Asgard’s history, he let it fall out of memory. No one remembered then. No one knew Hela, the goddess of death. So, by not fully owning who he was, Odin destroyed his very own creation.
We must do our work to know who we are so that we do not accidentally destroy, corrupt, side-track, derail what we are working at creating. When we know who we are, we are able to heal our wounds so that they do not unconsciously pop-up out of nowhere and negatively affect our creations.
Why should you care?
We have seen what happens when the one creating does not care. Look at how our country is falling apart. We have leaders in Congress, Senate, the White House who care only for themselves and their friends. We are watching this type of creation bring about a moral and ethical vacuum that is destroying the very fabrics of who we are as a country, as a people.
I know that whatever I create, I want it to be for the benefit of the highest good for all. I want my creations to be forces of good in the world — empowering and healing those who come in contact with it. So I am very aware that I need to care deeply about how my creation is experienced and perceived in the world.
So when someone asks me who I am? I will answer. Ironically right before I sat down to write this, I sat next to a woman in Starbucks reading a book by Parker Palmer. We were talking and she asked me who are you? If you had to say who God is in one sentence how would you say it? These two questions led to a fabulous conversation, which I am sure I was meant to have. Seeds were planted. Now Spirit will continue growing them.
How would you answer the question?
Who are you?
Why should you care?