God or Universe?

shutterstock_424779253Lately I have found myself reading diverse spiritual books.  I was turned on to a couple of them by a video in which Wayne Dyer shared some of his insights from reading these books.  I ordered them and started digging in.

The Impersonal Life by Joseph Benner, The Way Out & The Way Beyond by the same author and The “I AM” Discourses by Saint Germain Press. Now I will be the first to admit that this is not my typical read.  I have found these books interesting and to some extent compelling.

I have always believed in a Higher Power.  An energy that surrounds me, that guides me, protects me and I can openly speak with through meditation and prayer.  As a child growing up in the Catholic church we didn’t know what else to call Him but God.  Even after converting to a new religion we always referred to God as God or in some cases by the Hebrew name Yahweh or Jehovah.

Somewhere along the line, things became blurred and not so clear for me any longer. I questioned a lot of my own beliefs.  I questioned religions and the control they held over people.  I started searching for more meaning and purpose to my life. I embraced an all-encompassing new way of calling out to God … The Universe.  My views were more pantheistic.

And as I sit here and write I begin to see how my own fear of rejection also changed how I did things. Fear of rejection instilled in me as a child and although I’ve worked hard at overcoming this fear, to some extent it’s still there.  Yes, that too is another reason.

The books dig deep into how God guides, directs, manifests, leads, protects and lives in my life, day in and day out.  Beyond that I also found there to be a clear message that transcends time and the message carries through in thousands of other books written by some of the most notable authors in the world.

The books reference biblical scriptures.  They channel messages. They speak of things we may have heard of or read somewhere. They provide prayers, meditations and guidance on how to connect with our Source.  Embracing the power of the “I AM”. Two of the most powerful words in our vocabulary that when used properly resonate through our being to the core and can manifest anything.

The reality is this, God exists. I believe firmly in this one statement. God is real.  I know this.  How I chose to refer to Him is a personal choice.  There is nothing wrong with calling out to God as The Universe, or Source, or whatever term we use that bridges the connection.

I will end this blog with some passages from the book The Way Out: “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.” In the chapter The Law, it reads “Whatever you think and hold in consciousness as being so, out-manifests itself in your body or affairs.”  These sound like words straight from Napoleon Hill’s book, Think and Grow Rich.  They were all written around the same era but the point is, the message is timeless.  It is the same message being given to us for centuries perhaps millennia.  Tie that in with a scripture written 2000 years ago.  “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”  Mark 11:24

Coincidentally, just two days ago I received in one of my daily emails from Ester Hicks: “Whatever you are giving your attention to is already vibrating. And when you give your attention to it, if you maintain your focus for as little as 17 seconds, you begin to include its vibration, whatever it is, in your vibration.”

Funny how everything ties together nicely in life … if we give it a chance. I will share more soon. Stay tuned.

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