We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. ~ Marianne Williamson
Once I had a conversation with an older couple about their teenage granddaughter. They were telling me about how she graduated from high school and didn’t know what to do with her life. She was having an identity crisis and going through a depression. She was put on medication to help her with it.
Me: Well, she’s young. She just doesn’t know who she is yet.
The girl’s grandmother: Does anyone ever really know who they are?
Me: Well, yes, I do.
The girl’s grandfather: Okay then, who are you?
Me: I am an expression of God.
The girl’s grandmother: Well sure, we are all children of God. That’s different.
I was a bit taken aback that people their age didn’t seem to know who they were, or what I meant by “I am an expression of God.” Frankly, it seemed that teenage girl’s entire family didn’t understand their true worth. It explained why the girl might be confused.
I wonder how many people actually know what they are made of. It must be very few, because so many are on medication for depression, anxiety, etc. Humanity seems to be spinning more and more into chaos. If only everyone could discover the truth.
The thing is, even though I know I am an expression of God, it’s very difficult to live like I am. I shared my struggle with using that divine energy inside me in the poem I posted a while back, Model Tree.
I already drafted this blog over the weekend to post for today. A funny thing happened this morning just before I posted. I read the meditations in my daily prayer book, and I came across something that fit this topic perfectly. The Divine is working in Its perfect order once again. I’ve shared it below.
Joel Goldsmith, founder of The Infinite Way, tells us “we have been hypnotized by our cultural history into believing we are less than expressions of God.” I believe it is because of this false belief that we find ourselves in a life of struggle, pain, lack and limitation. Through our committed spiritual practice of prayer, meditation and forgiveness, we take God out of the sky, out of the churches and books, and put God within our own hearts – where we are restored to wholeness and can reclaim authority and dominion in our lives.
Through our connection to the Divine, we get to witness and experience the kingdom of heaven and behold all things made new in our lives….
It is within the context of our oneness with the One Power, that true healing happens, sanity is restored, and the crooked places in our lives are made straight.
When we no longer try to get God to do something for us, we allow God to operate through us. ~ by Ester Nicholson
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