There is a part of us which is Divine. It's not like divinity or similar to divinity. It is. We are.
Take a deep breath and come more fully into the body self. Notice and adjust your posture as you take several long, full breaths. Elongate your spine and open your chest. Release the habitual tension in your jaw, shoulders, buttocks and perineum. Continue to breathe slowly and deeply in a relaxed manner as you read on.
It doesn't matter what religion you belong to or what tradition or path you follow. All traditions tell us we are a part of God.
The Christ said, "The kingdom of heaven is within you." If heaven is within us, then so too must God be.
The Charge of the Goddess says, "If that which you seek you find not within yourself, you shall never find it without."
The first commandment of the Old Testament references our Personal God when it states, "Thou shalt have no other God before me."
The Buddhists tell us to dissolve the (genius) self so we may experience Oneness.
It doesn't matter whether we call this part of ourselves God or guardian angel, spirit guide, totem animal, goddess, godsoul or another name. We have been told that divinity lies outside of us. But this is only half true. The divine is everywhere and in all things and beings. So, god is also, quite literally, inside of us.
Take a breath.
What might it mean if you are God? Stop here and really allow yourself to imagine what that might look, feel and be like. Breathe through any fears. You are only imagining right now.
What might it mean that I am God as well?
What might it mean if your spouse or lover is God? And your children, and your neighbors? What might it mean if the homeless are god? And those you don't agree with? And those your country is at war with?
How might being God change the way you take care of yourself?
How might knowing others are also God impact the ways you interact with them?
The part of us that is God is the part we know as our soul. It is connected to the other parts of us. The Genius (who thinks and reasons, talks and solves problems) and the Wild (who intuits and remembers, imagines and experiences emotion as well as overseeing the autonomic systems of the body). We are Three-fold. We are A Trinity.
All the spiritual, religious and magical traditions of the world teach about this Trinity. It is through the personal god or the Divine within us that we are able to connect and communicate with the Divine outside of us.
With my hands clasped before me, I bow to you now and say "Namaste." The God in me, greets and honors the God in you.
October 16, 2009. The God/dess within is our Highest Self. The God/dess within is the part of us that strives for beauty and truth, sweetness and justice, communion and love. The God/dess within is our most whole, healthy and authentic self. S/he is kindness, compassion, honor, integrity. She is laughter and love!
October 15, 2009. Think about the following question: What is the difference between saying/agreeing that "There is a little piece of God/dess is everyone," and saying/agreeing that, "If God/dess is inside me, then that means I am God/dess"? There are no right or wrong answers to the questions. It is simple a meditation.
October 14, 2009. Claiming our personal Divinity is both liberating and scary. As Divine beings we are answerable to ourselves. Accepting we are part god requires we accept a kind of freedom we may never have fully comprehended. With this freedom comes responsibilty.
Today, take some time to sit with the feelings of liberation and fear, freedom and resonsibility. Breathe through any negativity which arise in your thoughts (genius), emotions (wild) or your body. You might want to look up the words in the dictionary. Or, you might want to write about your reactions in a journal.
October 13, 2009. Take some time today to think about the post for the week. What are your reactions to the idea that we are each Divine? How does that ring true or false for you? Why?
Remember to breathe long and deep as you think and feel your way through the idea that the soul might actually be God.
You might want to journal about your thoughts and feelings. Or, you might want to re-read passages from your own spriritual or religious tradition while holding this new perception.