The Indwelling God

by Joebaby on April 8, 2011

Just as Eskimos have dozens of names for snow, and Buddhists have thousands of descriptions for states of consciousness, India has thousands of names for incarnations of God, as well as specific strategies to get intimate and personal with them!

Which is what I’ve been doing the past two weeks here, deepening my connection with the Divine within…

And its a joyful, delightful, ecstatic and sometimes downright crappy experience!

Joyful to hear the stories of Avatars and Gods and the play between them… Delightful to hear how ‘ordinary’ people, thru their intimate connection with the indwelling Divine, became (and are becoming) God-Realized… Ecstatic to feel, as I have so many times these past few weeks, the incredibly juicy exuberant rush of energy flood my beingness as my love for the Divine gushes forth so effortlessly from within…

It is our nature to love the Divine, we each hold within us a depth of devotion that only socialization could have masked. One of the things I am loving about being here at Oneness University is the context they give for intimate connection with the Beloved…

This is not anything like what I grew up with, I pay no attention to the ‘Bearded Guy In The Chair’ who passes judgment and frowns… No, I’m in love with the God within that catches the subtlest of scents in the early morning breeze, and reverently turns his head towards it, his total attention and devotion given fully to the mysterious flower somewhere out there…

I’m in love with the God within whose heart leaps when the ashram dogs sneak up from behind and touch him with the gentlest kiss of their tongue on the back of his bare knee, and how he turns with a rush of joy and excitement to greet them…

The tail wag of recognition is another cause for swoon, and the Divine within happily bends down and scratches behind the feral dog’s ear, scratching loose the crusty red earth matted within his fur…

A dozen times a day I inhale, feeling Divinity breathing with me, and realize yet again how blessed I am to be aware of such a divine oneness…

I say ‘again’ because these feelings are so incredibly familiar; these are the joys of our childhood, where we played in the endless magic of Life; the veils of forgetting something that we would never conceive might come between us and That which we so dearly love…

Crappy, oh yeah… there is crap on this journey too… It is the crap of feeling all that I’ve pushed away, denied and hidden from… I’m feeling it this morning; assaulted by a wall of malaise and discontent so vast I want to pull the covers back over my head…

But I am here to accept it all, and so I surrender yet again to that which feels literally like shit; the yuck, the suck and the stuck… to drown in it if I must, until suddenly I come out the other side, to a day more brilliant than the moment before…

Dogs and God have a special connection... they are both such lovers...

 

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