Sunday, February 19, 2017


Sand Bar, Bay of Islands, New Zealand

There is nothing that anyone can say to prove the existence of an Intelligent Energy Source.  There are no words that can adequately describe it.  The word "God" has been so laden with religious dogma through the centuries, that it has been rendered practically useless. If it cannot be proven and it cannot be described, why would we believe it exists?

We can know the truth of its existence through experience.

Many of us have experienced spontaneous moments of grace and elation.  Out of nowhere, we feel spiritually connected and euphoric.  We are in an altered state of Bliss.  These feelings do not last, try as we might.

Is there a way to induce these experiences?  

We can bring this state of connectedness into our present moment by choosing being over thinking. When we choose being over thinking, we experience the peace, love, joy and freedom that is our natural state. Do I believe that the Dalai Lama is the reincarnation of the Bodhisattva?  I have no idea.  Do I believe that he has achieved a state of grace, peace and love through practice and discipline? Absolutely.

Is faith required in order to experience the Divine?  I believe it can be helpful.  When we are in a state of stress, we can remember that, in the past, we have experienced the euphoria of being present. This remembering is faith.  When we are lost, we remember when we were connected, and have faith that we can be there again.  With this faith, or remembering, we can take steps to reconnect with Source.

Every moment is a choice: Being or thinking.  If we stay vigilant in presence, we can sustain our connection with the Divine for as long as we are able.

Let's have faith and surrender to Presence.

1 comment:

Nils said...

Wow. Just wow! I loved this reflection and I know, for me, that every word of it rings true.