How many times have you said this to someone else, or even to yourself?
“You are only human”.
Here is the rock bottom truth. That is bold face lie we say to attempt to sometimes offer comfort, sometimes provide an excuse, or sometimes both. We are so far from only human. We are spiritual beings living in a physical form. We are sparks of an all powerful Divine Source, and co-creators in this magnificent Universe. Human is simply the physical form that we have chosen to host our life force in this Earth realm. My Shanti and Freya chose “dog”, and my Hamish and Rory chose “cat”. I know, I know. Moving up the evolution chain human is supposed to be top self, but let’s have that conversation with a dolphin later.
Only human limits us. Only human lays the foundation for an understanding that only so much can be expected from us because we are weak and faulty. We say to ourselves, “after all you are only human” to justify why we act or feel certain way. Do you see the flaw in that stinking thinking? “After all you are only human”. Doesn’t that indicate that we are claiming only the physical form made manifest, and ignoring the true Light Being that we can come into this world to be?
Our human form gives is a physical playground to express our true selves in. How miraculous is it that we are a flesh and blood operating machine? We are pumping, whirling, healing and moving 24/7. It is our Spirit that creates that truth. My fur babies are also “generated” by some invisible spirit, so that knocks out the idea that it is humanness that makes that happen.
Emotions are not representative of being human. Human is the flesh suit, the modus operandi, the working model. Our emotions are reminders of who we are. Offering inklings and clues to feeling, and feeling is connected to knowing.
The famous unknown said (and I really worked to find out who did say this) “Each of us is born with the potential for the unfolding of our true self. When you deviate from the truth, you are interfering with the intention of something greater than you are. As a result, you develop discomfort”. Claiming to be only human is an interference. It sets up a road block to move past the event/emotion/action and let your Inner Spirit flow into the wounds, and show a path for Higher Understanding. Claiming to be only human is a big ass roadblock on the road to your Spiritual Evolution.
Possibly the more evolved the species, the more powerful the “mechanism” to experience emotions. Really, I would love to know the answers to these questions. Are there some actions that are routinely human? An example might be some dogs like to dig holes because they are dogs. But not all dogs are hole diggers. I have seen jealousy in several species, so that is not merely “being human”. Most are aware that grieving occurs across a broad spectrum of species, so that is not merely ‘being human”.
Someone makes a mistake and the conversation ensues that “it’s okay to make mistakes, you are only human”. No. The truth is mistakes happen, and forgiveness happens, but being human has nothing to do with it.
Stand up and open your arms and breathe in deeply, exhaling with the knowing you are fabulous. You are unique, seemingly flawed at times, yet perfect. You have more bags of tricks at your disposal to live a vibrant and powerful life than a gazillion Houdini’s. Claim it. Own it. And shelve the thought that you are only human.
click me EnJoy this about seven minute video with Anita Moorjani (author of Dying to Be Me) quotes set to the music of Diane Arkenstone’s “Transformation”.