November 26, 2016
Cursing again this noontime. Feeling frustration of being human in a world that does not satisfy my longings. When I know I can be back again in an instant within the Divine Flow. Let us name and get to know the emotions that make life meaningful for us.
What is the emotion you have when you wake up in the morning and see your husband or wife fixing breakfast or coffee for you, or vice-versa. Seeing your adult son or daughter again after months of only talking with them on the telephone. A beautiful sunrise. A huge yellow moon on the horizon. A breeze that gently rocks the tops of trees. A flock of birds. What is the emotion behind the feeling that arises whenever we have experiences of this kind that genuinely satisfies our hearts and calms our mind? And why on earth did I feel it in the first place? Why did I feel a sudden twinge of gratefulness when I saw a beautiful thing in nature, at a family gathering, at mealtime with loved ones? Where did this emotion come from? How can I experience it more often? Why did I feel so good, so full of life and a sense of the wondrous meaning of life, when I heard a train whistle blowing in the dark of night, or the cry of crows nearby? In my heart I sense and know that these emotions and thoughts are signposts that we are connecting with God, the Divine Purpose of existence. Our sincere, heartfelt thoughts and emotions, are what make humans Divine. God is the One that grants us this gift of these fine emotions that make our lives feel rich and vibrate with meaning, a true authenticity that shakes our hearts and minds. For, in truth, they are his thoughts, the Divine Flow, the Golden Sun that Is the wind, the stone, tree and croaking frogs, the breeze we feel on a Florida beach at night while hearing the tide rolling steadily in and falling back away from the shore, and watching the palmetto tree branches swaying ever so gently and with so much delight.
When we experience joy, happiness, peace, harmony, and un-self-considered love, we are acting exactly as God planned in the Beginning for all humans to act, feel, and think. When we align with the Light of our Existence, we know God at that moment, for God is revealing himself or herself to us, and at that instant, we understand God to be that very Energy of Life, the vibrance we so love, look, and long for, Who in reality has been there all along. We simply failed to recognize it.When we look into our own hearts and mortal senses we realize that we have been experiencing God all our lives we just simply didn’t know it. And at that moment we feel ourselves fly with freedom because we know God is With us and Within us, just as this Divine Energy is in all things.
In reality, humans are supposed to feel such emotions all the time, not only occasionally. It is our make-up. Our heritage, for we were created by God in God’s spectacular image; we are instruments belonging to God, we are God’s agents, God’s representatives we who are in the flesh, and God is the Author of All Things Good and True. We, as his instruments are meant to reflect the radiant essence of our Maker. That is why we feel such powerful emotions. And when we feel these high energy emotions we are in union with God who is the Author of every Universe, galaxy, flower, bee, planet, and star. We are part of God, as is everything that exists. Plant, animal, human, and mineral, only with a bit of difference. Humans have a consciousness that we can use to abide in God, with these mighty feelings of peace, harmony, love, and infinite hope. Or we can use our consciousness to keep ourselves bound to our duties and less meaningful thoughts of earthly life, and allow only fleeting times when we experience the ultimate meaningfulness of life, which is to choose the way that God wants us to live. In joy and in peace that is only possible when we remain within God. We can choose to allow God to work through us, or we can choose to remain in the dimension of believing in only what we see, when in fact what we can actually see in front of us, our work cubicle, our workaday stresses, other times of frustration, dejection, anxiety, anger, the occasional disappointment of our dreams and hopes when bad things happen to us and others in this world of illusion, is nothing compared to the inspired emotions, those things we know deep down inside make us the happiest. The love and warmth of family and friends gathered around a fire just being together In the Moment. We can experience such moments all the time if we choose to abide in God our Maker, who abides within Us All, his creation, whenever we allow ourselves to feel his majestic presence, just as we do every time we allow ourselves joyful moments.