In a meditation this week during all the strife in the Middle East, an awareness came to me. Could all the religious and spiritual strife come down to the fundamental fear of separation from God who is the Source of life and all that exists?
If every individual remembered that God is inside each and every one of us as well as in animals and all of nature, we would all remember that not only are we not separate from God, but that we are all One with God. No one and no thing – no religious teaching, person, government or video – nothing can sever this fundamental truth.
As long as an individual or group feels they are not connected directly to God simply because they exist rather than only through a middle person or object, people will fight for the right to stay connected to that which represents the God connection to them. In the final analysis, it is all just a viewpoint.
It seems ironic and tragic to me that wars are waged in the name of God. This has been true since time began by most religious sects. The Romans went after the Christians; in the name of Christ many waged wars and campaigns to convert indigenous people and others; the Middle East and all its many faiths have been at it since Biblical times.
This kind of thinking creates hell on Earth. Jesus said, “It is the Father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom.”
The kingdom, my friends, is inside each and every one of us – not only in the hereafter. God is in each and every one of us right now and always will be regardless of what religion, faith or lack of faith one is guided to or born into. One faith is not better than another. They are just different. All roads lead to God.
The civil rights movement grew out of separation, segregation and oppression as did the end to apartheid; Gandhi’s movement to free India; women’s right to vote; and so on. People had finally had enough of others’ perceptions that we are not all connected to that which created us all. Mass consciousness finally became healed enough to embrace these changes.
As Rodney King said even after his brutal beating by police officers, “Why can’t we all just get along?”
Whether the motivation to suppress, manipulate, ridicule or exploit an individual or group comes from fear, greed or the desire to control the masses or bottom lines, I believe the underlying cause is the fear of separation from God – the source of all.
Take some time each day to communicate with the essence of God inside of you. Breathe, listen and feel what comes up for you. If it feels loving, it comes from God. If it doesn’t feel loving, it comes from fear. Breathe through the negativity and release it to God to whom you are always connected in Love. Seek outside support if you feel you need it.
We are all One because God is in each and every one of us, animals, all of nature, the planet and the entire Universe. Whether you believe in the big bang, the Word or something else, it’s all God.
An MIT professor told me years ago that many in the scientific community are turning to God as they learn more. Many things happen in modern science that defies traditional scientific beliefs. Some of them now call it magic. In Jesus’ day such things were called miracles. Whatever term you use, it’s still all God.
Be well. Be joyful. Be grateful. Stay centered in belief knowing you are always connected to God – the source of all that is magically miraculous. Do this for yourself and share it with those around you. Smile at those you encounter because the feeling is the prayer and smiles are contagious. Let’s all create a ripple effect of love and peace knowing we are all safely connected to God.
Enjoy infinite blessings.