Communicating With God

“Communicating with God is the most extraordinary experience imaginable, yet at the same time it’s the most natural one of all, because God is present in us at all times. Omniscient, omnipotent, personal-and loving us without conditions. We are connected as One through our divine link with God.” ~Eben Alexander, Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey Into the Afterlife …

Who, or what, is God to you? Where do you think He exists? In the clouds? In Heaven? Perhaps everywhere? If I were to believe what many religious scholars teach me, I would understand God to not really reside anywhere, but rather, to just be. And if this is the case, then there really is no place that God is not.

If God exists in all places, he certainly exists within me. This would mean that there is no closer path for me to travel to God, than through myself. And this is a wonderful realization, for it means that there is nothing outside of myself I need, to experience a special relationship with God. Additionally, it implies that my body truly is a “holy temple of God,” a place where I can experience a personal, spiritual relationship with Him.

We each have the same ability to experience a loving relationship with God. But we must allow ourselves this opportunity. We must let go of our egos, give up control of our actions and reactions, and let the holy part of ourselves make more positive contributions to the world around us.

Find God within yourself today. Sit in His presence, just as you would with someone you love. Share with Him your joys and sorrows. Even fifteen minutes can bring a lifelong relationship of peace, joy, compassion, and love.

Take several minutes to communicate with God.

Questions to consider:

How can we assure that we spend time communicating with God? Why is it important that we do so?

How often do you spend time in God’s presence?

What are some things that may cause us to miss the important messages that come from deep inside of us?

For further thought:

“We need not wings to go in search of Him, but have only to find a place where we can be alone–and look upon Him present within us.” ~Teresa of Avila

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