God Either Is, or He Isn’t – March 22 2020

When we became alcoholics, crushed by a self-imposed crises we could not postpone or evade, we had to fearlessly face the proposition that either God is everything or else He is nothing. God either is or He isn’t. What was our choice to be?

The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous

page 53, We Agnostics

Our crises today may not be ‘self-imposed,’ but the proposition we face is exactly the same. And our choice for God can be as simple as deciding to stop listening to the chattering of my fear-based mind long enough to hear the silence within which the divine may speak to me. Letting go of the certainty that we’re all going to hell in a hand-basket in order to open to the possibility of miracle. Offering my attention to you in a loving way—perhaps from across the street, or from the next aisle in the grocery store, or from my side of the bed to yours—the way that a loving God might offer Her attention to me.

Today I will stay safe and secure physically, and offer myself and those around me the opportunity to feel safe and secure emotionally by seeking my safety and security in my connection with the field of divine possibility. I will look for evidence that the universe is here for my higher good, and I will try my best to be that for you as well.

Bud Powell is Not Worried, Fryman Canyon, Studio City CA

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