Monday, July 26, 2010


We have difficulty understanding, appreciating and using the concept of God, because we are It and It is us. It’s like trying to see your own eye, you can’t without a mirror; we can’t see what we’re seeing with. Our experience is the mirror that enables us to ‘see’ God. “The only God man knows is the God of his own Inner Life,” Ernest Holmes said, “he can know no other.”

Our experience, tells us who and what God is and means to us. Once we get that each one of us is one with God, right now, not when we die, but right now, one with all the power God is, then we have to acknowledge that we are responsible for what’s showing up in our lives. It’s not the old, Anglo, guy in the sky who’s using the power of the Universe to manipulate our lives, it’s us.
“I Am that I Am,” God said to Moses from the burning bush, when Moses asked how he could be sure he was talking with God. “I Am that I Am.” Simple, beautiful, direct. Whenever you say, “I am….” You’re saying, “God expresses Itself through me as….” When you say, “I can’t….” You’re saying God can’t, that I don’t believe God can. God can give only as much as we can accept. God is not limited, we – our faith, self-talk, ideals and aspirations, are limited. We have artificially separated ourselves from our God Selves. It doesn’t have to stay that way. We can change, choose again and accept more; and when we do, ‘God’ will celebrate, just like the father in the story of the Prodigal Son.

The underlying beliefs about ourselves – our sinfulness, unworthyness and fear of punishment, go quietly and inexorably out-picturing in our lives. The more our unexamined habits of thought separate us from God, the more skewed our expressions of God become.

To check your understanding of the nature of God, look around at your experience. If your experiences are good and contributing to a world that works for everyone, then God is smiling. If your experiences are unhappy and unsatisfactory, evil or hellacious, God is frowning.

But truly, use your experience as a mirror to see how you’ve been using your “I am”, God power. Take responsibility and go for more of what works for you and the world and less of what’s not working. “The only God man knows is the God of his own Inner Life,” Ernest Holmes said, “he can know no other.”

Again, thanks to Katherine Saux in SOM.

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