There is an unseen Power in this universe that is so much greater then we can think or imagine. Do you ever just sit and wonder how we’re here? These little tiny human beings on this enormous planet in this expansive universe?
It really does blow my mind sometimes. But this Power, which I call God, is alive and so very real. This relationship with Life – with the Cosmos – is overlooked by so many.This Mighty God seeks to live through us expressing Himself (and Herself. God is a spirit, masculine and feminine) through us. We are like waves upon waves and God is like the ocean and we are swimming in this pool of Great Grace! We’re human, but we are also Divine!
We are all divinely connected
We are spiritual in nature. We have a fleshly body, but we are essentially spirits. Each of us is unique, but we are all connected to each other and God. We are all little beams of light connected with the SUN/SON. This expansive energy, this explosive energy is real! (Though many are completely unaware)
But it’s real, ya’ll. Whether you want to call it God or Universe or Life Source or Energy – whatever that higher power is to you – it’s real. I resonate with several different paths and what works for me may not work for you and I’m totally fine with that. You find what works for you. Use the language that works for you and don’t judge others for their path.
The ways of Jesus
I find the teachings of Jesus Christ to be simple. He did not come to make things challenging to understand. Sure, he uses metaphors and parables, but it doesn’t take a genius to recognize that at the very root of all of his teachings is love and compassion for self, others, and God. All it takes is a willingness to humbly go within and seek that which is already seeking you. That which is already a part of you.
My spiritual journey has taken me on some winding roads and I’ve come to forks in the road and have veered off into different practices, religions, or philosophies. I was designed to experience it all! All of it has brought me to a place in life where I’m understanding the bigger picture better. The reality that the more I know, the less I understand, and the less I understand in and of myself, the more I understand in and of Spirit. The more I understand that I AM LOVED with this supernatural, magical kind of love and I GET to extend that kind of love to others.
It’s a paradox, for sure.
Think of it like this. There is this Life Force that I call God that seeks to flow through me to express itself through me. This is God behind me – this force that wants to flow freely like a gushing river.
Then the Angel showed me Water-of-Life River, crystal bright. It flowed from the Throne of God and the Lamb, right down the middle of the street. The Tree of Life was planted on each side of the River, producing twelve kinds of fruit, a ripe fruit each month. The leaves of the Tree are for healing the nations. Never again will anything be cursed. Revelation 22:1-5
I think of it like a dam where there’s this huge body of water being held and that water is God. The dam is solid, but there are tiny dots all over it, and I’m one of those dots. Now, when I come to the realization that God is real, and I am a part of God that has been designed to abide in His Kingdom, essentially opening my heart to God/Jesus/Spirit, that little dot pops open and water starts gushing through.
Like, God starts flowing through “me” down into the valley that is parched. The land is bone dry, people are weary from thirst, vegetation is bearing little fruit…and it all needs this Life-Water and I am the vessel! I am that little hole that the Living Water can flow through to nourish them. To quench their thirsty souls. To water the land so it can bear fruit. To provide the kind of LIFE you get excited about!
Holy Jamoly! I get to be THAT kind of LIFE for people?
But so often, those little dots in the dam never open, or they may open and all sorts of “things” block the flow. Obstacles impede the full force of the Life-Water to flow through. Like what?
Take your pick: ego, shadow, fear, negative emotions, self-centeredness, corruption, immorality, greed, fleshly lusts, hatred, pride, unbelief, unhealed wounds, and a host of other things.
It is my aim to help people remember who they really are, because when you can see with eyes of faith, God can quench those dry and crusty parts of you, dear one. I know the feeling of existential angst. Of confusion. Of weariness beyond weariness in the guts of my essence, and I also know the feeling of freedom, love, and peace in God.
So, practically, what does mean for you?
Sure, I may be feeling all lovey-dovey, but how does this message help you? Well, I imagine if you’re like most, you’re craving love. Sure, motherly and fatherly love, brotherly love, soul-mate kind of love, friendship love. I get that.
We’re all craving love, but it’s deeper than you may realize. The kind of love you’re after…. that unconditional, ocean depth, reckless, wild LOVE… the kind that will satiate your ravishing appetite… can only come from WITHIN. The other love is fantastic…Go for it. We need it, but don’t neglect THE GREATEST KIND OF LOVE. The mind-blowing, river gushing, wave crashing, exuberant, OMG kind of love that wants to BE YOUR FLOW!
Yet, my emptiness led me to yearn after the Living Water. To surf the waves within….so God could begin restoring me. Filling me. Refreshing me. Rising so I can ride His waves of Life! Practically, this means taking time to get quiet with yourself and God. Silence. No phone. No Facebook. No Netflix. I know. It can be challenging. Meditate. Pray. Sit and do nothing but connect with God, Jesus, Spirit, Angels. Listen.
Within! Go within as often as you can.
Listen, most people are not the “I” that they’re talking about. That “I” is their ego; it’s their false self, thoughts, or their sin nature, or whatever you want to call it. It’s all those things that obscure their view or recognition that they are already connected to God. It’s the “I” that’s sleeping, or not “awakened”.
So, essentially this life journey, we come as this spirit + little baby all innocent and pure. Then we encounter pain, struggle, etc. and form this personality or this ego, piling layer upon layer over our core amazing god-centered Life-Force and we lose track of our real selves. Or we navigate down some dark trails. Or we set off to prove we can do it ourselves…
But sweetie, remembering and waking up may not as challenging as you may think. To do whatever it takes for you to peel back those layers to heal those old wounds (or have God heal them), to recognize the illusions, to deal with the negative emotions and thoughts and old patterns and old coping skills and defense mechanisms, etc.
Granted, it’s a process, and it may take time and we never fully “arrive”, but if God is real, and is as powerful as He’s made Himself out to be, some pretty magical stuff ought to be happening all over the world individually and collectively.
Let God flow!
God is a fountain of living water that wants to flow through humanity. No more trying to do it on our own because this power that is behind us can do it so much better!
At the very essence of our souls, we are peace and love. We are connected to the Divine peace and love. May we really get revelation of this and live our lives with this reality. Resisting the temptation to live the way the world lives and it’s self-centered, egotistical, power hungry ways. May we simplify, may we humbly look at the life of Jesus and follow his teachings. Or Buddha and follow his teachings. Or the Shaman and follow his/her teachings. There are various paths to God. I firmly believe this.
Find your way. Go within. Don’t look outward. You won’t find God out there. You will find God/Love inside. I pray for you as you read this, that your eyes be opened to the reality of the kingdom of God within you. To the reality of divine love and peace and compassion within you. For the willingness to serve God and others, allowing Spirit to lead you and guide you moment by moment,day by day.
I pray as you seek God, you also commit to showing up in the world as LOVE. You want love?
Flow as Love to all you come in contact with. Dare to love even those who are acting the fool. Projecting their crap onto you. Acting out as immature or hurting or angry a-holes.
It’s those people that need Love all the more! They’re the ones hurting the most! Can you see that? Take the high road?
May LOVE crash into you with its wild force!
Peace be unto you, dear precious soul of God.
People need Love. May we be that Love, as Love will never fail.
Love never gives up.
Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have.
Love doesn’t strut,
Doesn’t have a swelled head,
Doesn’t force itself on others,
Isn’t always “me first,”
Doesn’t fly off the handle,
Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,
Doesn’t revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end.
Love never dies.
1 Corinthians 13:3-7