Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Who We Are

Each new child that is born into our world is a new opportunity for God to get to know him/herself and to experience love. I had heard the idea quite a few years ago while I was still fundamentalist-leaning, that God created the world because he needed somebody to love – sort of like the Beatles song says. Maybe that is true. I also think it’s true that each child born into the world is both connected with God and is also unique.

First, everyone, every person, is connected with God. Now let us remove the words “connected with.” People get freaked out by this because they say, “Well, only God is God! There is only one God. How can you say that you are God?!” One of the reasons for this disdain for the claim “I am God” is because people think you are trying to take away some sort of authority from God. They see God as a King who desires worship and praise and obedience “just because” he is God and because he deserves it. To them it may sound like I’m back on the school playground pronouncing, “I’m the King of the Castle!” But this is not the case. What I am saying is that we are all made up of the same stuff as God. The positive energy that we feel within us when we dream big and think our highest thoughts, that is the energy of God. We are not separate from God; it’s only that we have yet to realize it. The more we realize that connection, the more easily we will be able to tap into the energy of God.

In order to do what?

In order to create. Like the Volkswagen commercial says, “On the road of life there are passengers and there are drivers. Drivers wanted.” We are not merely passengers on the road of life. We are creators. We are born to do extraordinary things. We have immense power at our disposal at any time in our lives, whether we have millions and are healthy and happy, or whether we’re in poverty, filled with cancer, and miserable.

What does it take to tap into this power to do anything, to be anything? Does it require that we say the right words, feel strong, or something else?

No, it’s very simple.

Faith. And this is not something restricted to those who go to church. It is not a pre-requisite that you recite some theological language that doesn’t make sense to you.

All it takes is faith that you can have exactly what you want.

Faith is more than asking. Many people pray, hoping that God just might answer them this time and give them what they want. The next step is believing that it will happen, that you will receive what you’re asking for. But how can I do that? It doesn’t require much. Just even a tiny amount of faith. You don’t even have to feel it at first. Choose to have faith, choose to believe that what you want you will receive, and expect it.

Well, that’s pretty ballsy.

It is the boldness that you were made for.

Each person that is born is God in the flesh.

Each person is also unique, with different desires and dreams. This is so because God is just that vast, that creative. I think that one of the reasons for the existence of the world is so that God could be born into the world as us, so that God could live out the dreams and desires that are constantly part of God. Those dreams need to be expressed, so here you and I are.

All there is to do now is to realize who we actually are, and to have faith. It’s time to live. It’s time to have the life you want to have.