Closer to God

This morning, as I sat in meditation, I thought to myself, that everything that happens in our lives, is meant to bring us closer to God - however you envision the Divine to be in your life. Having been a theologian in a former life, I am comfortable with the notion of God - but I also know that many are not. So substitute whatever word or concept works for you - the Universal, Love, Compassion, the Force...

I realized, as my Reiki teacher, Frans Stiene recently reminded me - that we only know that we have truly become one with the Reiki energy, or Divine energy, or the Shakti energy (it is really all one anyway!) when the fruit of our practice has rendered us less angry, anxious, and fearful. When we choose to live more authentically and compassionately, then we are simply, closer to God...

I realized, that when we are able to see and accept the Divine Order of things in everything that happens to us, we are closer to God...

I realized, that when we are able to see past the things that irritate us, or which we would rather re-write in some way, we are closer to God...

I realized, that when we give fully and completely, without expectations, we are closer to God...

I realized, that if we consider that everyone that we encounter - those who are easy to love - and those who aren't so easy to love - are there to teach us needed lessons, then we are closer to God...

I realized, as my yoga teacher explained the practical meaning of the Siva/Shakti energies in class today - that it is the Shakti energy that invites us to grow - and when we step into the currents of grace and are willing to dance the dance of transformation - no matter how difficult it may be - we are closer to God...

I realized, that every time we forgive others, and ourselves, we are closer to God...

I realized, that when you love and accept what is, you are closer to God...

I realized, as I had lunch with my yoga teacher today, that when you choose to be of service to others, the ripple effects of your actions reach very distant shores, and we are closer to God...

I realized, that when you have a community of dear souls, loved ones, friends, and like-minded embodied spirits that you can share your life journey with - and meditate with - we are closer to God...

I realized, that every day is a gift, every moment is all there is - and it is the only time we have in which we can truly be - closer to God...

Comments

Lavonne said…
Love this post, Olga...your light shines so very bright :)
Olga Rasmussen said…
As does yours! It has been sheer delight to watch you unfold - and an inspiration as well! Blessings to you!
Olga

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