Today we celebrated the Holy Communion of my husband’s niece. We went to church in the morning and then had a big dinner at a restaurant. It was 3:30 pm when we came home. We also had the most beautiful weather and we decided to do more work in the garden. But that’s not what I want to tell you.
I was raised Catholic but all of you who are with me for quite a while know that I am not part of a religion. I believe in God but not in a punishing or judging God. I believe in God as the source of ourselves and the energy that fills us with life. I believe in a God as an unconditionally loving power. I believe in a God who supports our free will and lets us make our experiences of drifting away from him in order to realize that we ourselves are a spark of Him – a creator of unlimited possibilities. Anyway, I listened to the speech. The priest read that Jesus said we are like a vine. If we separated ourselves from God we would wither and die.
First I did not even listen. But then I tried to translate it into my own words. Of course, we cannot be separated from God because we all are one energy and inseparable connected. But I shifted the picture. It is not that we can be separated from God. But we can think we were separated. This means we turn away from our own Self which is the divine part of our being. We turn away and give more weight to our thoughts which can be confusing. We believe more in our heads than in our hearts. We even deny the voice of our heart because that’s the voice that reminds us of the wonderful things we would love to experience. But unfortunately, those things are too often not in the picture of society, family, culture, or what we are taught. We close our eyes and go for what we think we have to do. And then we start to wither. Because we cannot feel the power and energy of the unlimited being we are. We don’t want to see our dreams because it only hurts when our mind says: “No, doesn’t fit into the picture.” We get unhappy, frustrated, angry, unsatisfied, depressed, ill…
Your heart is the pumping flow of life’s energy – the physical and the spiritual. Your heart is the home of your soul – of the eternal and immortal being you are. Listen to it. Believe in it. It knows your plan for this life. It knows all the solutions. It gives you the power and courage to go for what you feel burning in it.
Know that this is the connection that not only makes your life worth living. It makes you live YOUR life.
In Love and Light!