Your Body is the Light

This body of yours is God. How could it be anything else?

Perhaps you have an image of your body that it is a separate thing. Perhaps you think of your body as an illusion. But your body is neither an illusion nor a separate thing.

Your body is an invitation to recognizing God's love and God's light in everything and every person. It may currently feel like your body is small, constricted, heavy, even ill or failing. But it is none of those things. It may feel like you are incapable of seeing the light of God in every person, every situation, but you are not. Not only are you capable, but this is who God intends you to be.

You have an idea about God, about God's infinite love and light. Hold your body in that same idea. Breathe that love and light into your body. This is the invitation. Your body is calling to you to recognize its God-presence. It calls to you with pain, with disease, with depression, even just with the gravity of daily life. Don't ignore the signs.

You have no power to bring God into the world any other way but through your very own body. This is your vehicle for light and love. You entered this world as pure light, but over time the circuits got conditioned to be constricted through your exposure to other people in the world. It does not have to remain that way. Your body can return to light just by your intention and thoughts.

Haven't you always known this? Haven't you just forgotten? I'm just reminding you that you can begin to re-remember your nature as light anytime you want. Maybe now.

Does Your Spiritual Life Feel Good?

What makes you feel good spiritually? Do you have passion in your spiritual life, excitement? If not, then you probably need to move on and find something else. Above all other considerations, your spiritual life should make you feel wonderful. It should be nourishing to you as a person. Isn’t that the point?

Do you feel like you are on an endless intellectual treasure hunt and always feel close, but never really get any increased satisfaction? Waiting for one final answer to appear is exhausting and unsatisfying. It can end up feeling like drudgery. And is it realistic?

The idea of enlightenment – a final goal – implies that everything will be finished. Your suffering as a person will be over forever, and you will know yourself to be free. So, is that static? Is freedom a frozen thing? What is “not suffering” supposed to look like, and to whom?

Freedom is not living as a non-person. Freedom is living as a human being, unlimited by assumed parameters, journeying with God as your guide to a deeper and deeper understanding of what your role is here on Earth, as an outpicturing of God’s love in form, and trying to live up to that responsibility. Every moment of your life can be the joyous exploration of this privilege, of being human and divine at the same time.

You choose what your spiritual life is going to look like. If it is feeling dry or unsatisfying, uninspiring, it’s time to put some juice back into it. Feel wonderful! Don’t be a seeker, be a journeyer. It’s the journeying – the excitement of growing into your divinity – that alleviates the suffering, not the destination.