You are the Work of God – July 11 2020

You are the Work of God – July 11 2020

You are the work of God, and His work is wholly lovable and wholly loving. This is how a man must think of himself in his heart, because this is what he is.

 

A sense of separation from God is the only lack you really need correct.

A Course in Miracles

 

Every major religion speaks of the omnipresence of God. Omnipresence: present everywhere and in every time. There is no place where God is not, there is no time outside of where God is.

 

If I insist on seeing myself as less than, as separate from, as broken, evil, ungodly, undeserving, unworthy of life, of love, of compassion, then I am seeing myself as not a part of what is. It is by definition impossible to be separate from what is. I do not exist outside time or outside space. I am most certainly of this universe. How then can I be not a part of this thing that is God and only God?

 

For me to insist upon my separateness and my unworthiness is the height of arrogance. 

 

And it can’t possibly be true.

 

It does not so much matter why I have become stuck in this false idea of self. What matters is that I begin to correct this mistaken idea, now.

 

How?

 

Look for God in the world. Look for evidence of love in the people around you. Assume good will and loving-kindness from all who come toward you, and call upon yourself to respond in kind. Pay attention to where you are as if God made it today, especially for you, and he might show up at any time to ask you what you think of it. And pay attention to who you are with as if God is looking through her eyes, loving you and encouraging you and calling upon you to be loving and kind in return.

 

Today I will remember that by opening my eyes I will have the opportunity to see God, to see the miracle of life wherever I look, including in my mirror, and I will insist on taking advantage of this special day that God has created just for me.

Sari in Wind, Kumbh Mela, Uttar Pradesh, India