The Divine Connection
– How to Feel True Love –
You don’t need to search far and wide for the Divine connection. In fact, it’s always with you. It follows you wherever you go. Divinity can’t actually move anywhere or change at all – it’s that without beginning or end, the unborn and unformed.
The problem, though, is that we too often lose sight of this because our awareness gets lost in our thoughts, which fracture the world into subject and objects, and we forget entirely that these concepts have been cast over our bare, ever-changing, and seamless experience.
To get a better picture of what I mean here, just take a look at the room with a wide, open gaze. Now, as you sit here, consider how many different thoughts you can have about the space around you. Various objects will arise and pass away as different thoughts flow through you. You can even take one object in the room and, with thought, break it into more pieces. Behind your thoughts, though, there is simply experience or existence; there’es just It – whatever It ineffably is.
Try it out for yourself, but I think you will find it tremendously beneficial to notice this fracturing – to pay attention to how you are slicing up the Whole and relating the pieces to one another without losing sight of the whole.
As all who have traveled the spiritual path know, and as the core tenets of all the world’s religions demonstrate, the spiritual life can begin only after you have oriented yourself towards the Divine – to God, the Cosmos, the Eternal, Awareness, Universal Consciousness, or whatever else you wanna call that which encompasses all things.
Once you recognize the greater whole to which you and everything else is a part of, I think you will have discovered within yourself the Cosmos’ only true purpose: Love – beauty, goodness, harmony, and justice.
Moving forward Love will guide your every step. It will be the motivation for all your thoughts, words, and actions. You will become a student of Life, and be filled with a deep reverence for all beings.
Because we carry old habit energies, we can’t simply reorient ourselves to God overnight. That’s why we practice, again and again. But we do so with a smile on our face and warmth in our heart. It is what feels right. It’s what we want. It’s what we must do.
This isn’t so much something to understand conceptually. It’s something you must understand experientially – you must feel and know it directly, from within yourself. This understanding is, of course, an understanding without end. Though there are peak moments – moments where you are flooded with great clarity and spiritual growth – it more often comes subtly and continuously.
Once you are able to recognize and hold more consistently the divinity in you – the all-encompassing whole, that without beginning or end, the unborn and unformed – watch your thoughts and actions become more harmonious. Watch as your thoughts are replaced more and more by warm, essential, practical, and creative thoughts, by those thoughts that are aligned with eternal Love.
See and feel – know directly and intimately – the love that both surrounds and fills you. Know the Love that is you.