Thursday, March 22, 2012

Thursday of the Fourth Week of Lent - 2012

Stop for a moment sometime during this day to consider this notion that was included in the last posting:  you and I, we make a serious step forward in our spiritual life when we come to an awareness that God is not something entirely outside ourselves.  Yes, the you that is reading these words may have walked from a car or a bus or Metro to your office.  You may have been at home preparing a breakfast for your children and/or spouse.  Yes, that same you that carried out these actions is a person, a human being, who has within you something most find hard to accept:  as a creation of God, I possess something of my God!  It was something of the Divine within me as I walked, rode to work, prepared some cereal or toast, made a sandwich or even read the morning newspaper.  All of this because God created me and you!  And the more we align ourselves with this belief or reality, the more we will experience the peace and power God has built into what we might call our spiritual DNA.

Before any of us were human beings, don't forget, we were spiritual beings because we were with God in his Infinite Mind.  Today, as a human beings, I am and you are capable of a unique alignment or relationship with God in and through the "spark" of God that resides within this "mortal coil," to use the words of Shakespeare.

Once we have accepted this special relationship, the concept of what some spiritual writers call the "higher self," we can build an even stronger relationship with our God.  St. Paul's words to the Philippians describes this opportunity that awaits each of us.

Have among yourselves the same attitude that is also yours in Christ Jesus, Who,
though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God something to be grasped.
(Philippians 2:5-6)

What Paul seems to say is that when we strengthen the awareness of God's "spark" within each of us, we are coming to realize the power of God that has been given to our personal being.  Recall the words of Paul: "Have among yourselves the same attitude that is also yours in Christ Jesus" a kind of equality with God.  "This is," as Dr. Wayne Dyer wrote "a Divine invisible presence that's within you."  Does it seem impossible?  What then does St. John the Evangelist mean when he wrote that "all things are possible with God"?