When I was a student at Reizenstein Middle School, studying Spanish, our class went to Heinz Hall to watch a theatrical production of “The Man Of La Mancha.” Since that time, even to this day, I am inspired and driven by the song “Impossible Dream.” It has become like an anthem, my mantra that reminds me of the quote, “The difficult we do immediately, the impossible may take a little longer.”
Lately, on Facebook and on Instagram I have seen several posts where people have taken the word Impossible and re-edited it to say Im Possible (I’m Possible). I love that shift of thinking! When you get right down to it, and look at many of the modern technologies or medical breakthroughs of the 21st century, they would have most certainly been seen as impossible to those of the 17th, 18th, and even some in the 20th centuries! I remember the era of changing the television channels manually by getting up and turning a knob on the set, then that became the remote control that allowed us to remain on the sofa, and then recently the voice activated system that changes the channel by vocal command!
Spiritually speaking, we are quick to label the feats of masters such as Jesus as miracles when he and many others reminded us that we too can do as they have done and even greater. Now the big question that arises in the metaphysical world is do we look at these miracles metaphorically, metaphysically, and allegorically versus literally? Meaning, we surely cannot believe that Jesus turned water into wine, can we? Certainly he did not raise the dead or feed a multitude of people by multiplying a few fish and pieces of bread? Or did he?
There are many who say, “No, he did not” and that what he and all the many masters have done are merely allegorical and metaphorical in nature, they are mere symbols to point the way rather than being actual possible feats that can be done.
My question is why can’t they be possible? We spend a great deal talking about the power of God, the Divine Source, the Universal Presence that is All Powerful and the creative spark in and of all things. Why place a limitation on this infinite Source? If it can do all things, and we are of it, it is us, in us, with us, moving through and throughout all that is in form and potential, then why is it so impossible that if we were in a state of total knowing, complete coherence, alignment, and correspondence with the Divine, that we could not bend the laws of nature and walk on water, restore life to the dead, heal the sick, and calm a storm?
This had been one of those paradoxical theological issues that I wrestled with while doing my doctoral studies and seminary work for ordination, and by the end of it all I came to a realization, the same Truth that those Facebook posts have been recently reminding me of - I AM Possible!
How can it be impossible when the very word says I’M Possible.. I AM POSSIBLE!
That being said, it is time for me to get to doing those things that I had recently thought were impossible…
Because the only thing making them so impossible is my belief in them being impossible and right now to you as my witnesses, I say I AM POSSIBLE and my goals, dreams, aspirations ARE in fact possible because I know who I am, what I am, and I know That I AM!
And so are YOU!
Ayin Resh Yud