Seven years ago I read Teresa of Avila: The Book of My Life, translated by Mirabai Starr, and at the end of the book I made a note to re-read it in 2020, “if I’m still alive in this earthly body then.”
Well, recently I remembered that note, so I reviewed the book and it was interesting to witness how much I have changed… My understanding, perception, and experience of God has changed a lot over the years, so much so that I can no longer relate to God as a “He” who is “up in Heaven.”
To me, God is *Everything*… God is one interconnected web of all energy… And that One Love Energy is taking on many forms… So I can choose to relate to Divinity in many forms, such as in the Hindu gods and goddesses, and also in the formless Brahman, which is the Pure Shiva/Christ Consciousness.
Even though I use different words to describe God, I imagine that Saint Teresa and I are really talking about the same truth, that God is real in *Everything*…
Jesus said that the Kingdom of God is within, which means that God is within everyone and everything… That truth is beautifully illustrated in the following image, “One Truth, Many Songs” depicting Jesus, the Buddha, Goddess Oshun, Bodhisattva Kwan Yin, and Shiva… (Creator unknown, it appears on many sites.)
May the Highest Love Vibrations activate in our sacred human tribe. May we respect each other’s songs. May we all love each other and live in harmony on this beautiful planet Earth.
With so much love,
Glowing Dahlia photo by Luca Huter on Unsplash.