This post is part of my cornerstone content, written years ago, updated for today and still inspiring wisdom and deep understanding.
I believe in the power of love and that God is that power.
God is like the entire ocean and we are all drops of water within that ocean.
I believe God lives within each one of us.
We can let the God within us sparkle and shine, or we can deny it and pretend God doesn’t even exist. That is the gift of Free Will.
My Captain, God, Allah, the Universe, the Divine, the Source, the Force, Vishnu, Brahma, the Big Guy in the Sky, or the Cosmic Love muffin, it doesn’t matter what we call it! God’s not petty and doesn’t care what we call him/her/it. What matters the most is that we are calling in the first place! (LOL! Remember the Cloud story!?)
We can always talk to God. We don’t have to go to church or go through the ordained. Whenever we need to reach out, whether it’s sitting in the car waiting for the light to change, or stepping into the shower, or even while washing dishes, a prayer can start as simply as “Hey God, you got a minute?” We don’t have to use the “right” words. God understands what’s in our hearts, even (and especially) when we’re not exactly sure for ourselves.
The gift of our Creator
I believe we are all not only loved but adored by our Creator. Whether we’ve made mistakes or failed to live up to the expectations of ourselves or other people doesn’t ever change or diminish that love. That’s the true definition of Grace.
It is our right and our duty to become self-aware and develop our highest selves so we can more fully experience and offer the Gift of our Presence.
I believe in taking action with the intention to help and serve not because we’re trying to get into heaven or avoid going to hell. It’s not about trying to be righteous or better than anyone else. It’s about offering our life and our service as a gift from God.
I believe God is always with us, living through us, giving us the ability to reach out and help make the world a better place. When we remember to acknowledge the fact that we are God’s gift (just like Kermit was made by his creator Jim Henson) the love with which we were made shines through us, illuminating the world. As Christ said in the Gospel of John, “I am the light of the world” and so we should let that Divine light shine through us all.
In the end, what really matters isn’t what we believe. What matters the most is what our beliefs inspire us to do.
What do you believe, my friendly blog reader?
I’d love to read your thoughts in the comments below.