If you have been following my daily card readings, you will have noticed that the reading for Friday 6th January was encouraging us all to have a relationship with God.
God has been working away at this for quite a while now. The message quoted in my reading from The Findhorn Garden Story (“As it was in the beginning when man walked and talked with Me, so it is now happening again. This is the relationship I long to have with all My children.”) was received by Eileen Caddy in the early 1960’s.
Perhaps God was working away in other areas until 1995, when Neale Donald Walsch released the first in his series of Conversations with God books.
Michelle Epiphany Prosser, in her book, Excuse Me, Your God Is Waiting, quotes from Conversations With God Book II:
“I am the beginning of your first thought. I am the end of your last. I am the idea which sparked your most brilliant moment. I am the glory of its fulfillment. I am the feeling which fueled the most loving thing you ever did. I am the part of you which yearns for that feeling again and again.
Whatever works for you, whatever makes it happen – whatever ritual, ceremony, demonstration, meditation, thought, song, word, or action it takes for you to “reconnect” – do this. Do this in remembrance of Me.”
Michelle had her own conversations with God, and received these messages encouraging us to reconnect to the God who resides in each of us:
“I am waiting. I am waiting right here patiently. Waiting for your sight to be clear enough, your hearing to be strong enough, your heart to be open enough. I am right here. Can’t you feel me? I am here.”
God told her that her feeling weepy when she feels him “is your heart longing to move past the separation. To jump over the gully you’ve dug. Your heart is leaping out of your chest towards me. You need not leap over – you just need to ask me to come. I am here. I am all around you. Feel me, and trust that you feel me.”
Even I and my character, Angela, have had our own conversations with God, some of which I relate in my book, Getting Used To Weird:
“Angela: God, this does feel glorious, but I don’t understand the reason you want to tell the world about it.
God: I want to tell the world, Angela, because I would love it if all the world could feel what we feel, could share what we share. I would love to love the rest of humanity the way I have just loved you. I would love it if the rest of humanity could love me the way you do. Not for my sake, but for theirs. You know that my love makes you feel wonderful.”
There have been many spiritual teachers who have pointed you towards this path. There have been many teachers, whom you may not consider spiritual, but who have helped guide you to your reconnection with God.
We are all one, and God is within each of us, helping each of us to help each other to remove the separation we have created, not only between each of us and God, but also between each other.
In his book, How to Know God, Deepak Chopra explains the evolution of our relationship to God. Deepak states that in the end it all comes down to intention: “If you set your intention toward God, spirit grows. If you set your intention toward material existence, that will grow instead.”
Perhaps then all we need to do to have a spiritual relationship with God is to have that intention, and with that intention, God leaps over that gully we have created.
Perhaps God has been trying to overcome that separation since a lot earlier than the 1960’s. Perhaps she has been trying since the time of writing of the Psalms: “Be still and know that I am God.”
So, why not ask God to come to you, over that gully we have all created in order to separate ourselves from God? Why not allow God to help you to feel wonderful, too? Why not follow the other guidance from The Bible in order to make your intention of a deep relationship with God known to all the universe:
“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.”
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