The name of the “supreme being” has been debated, fought over, written about and whispered for millennia. Having a Judeo-Christian foundation, I have chosen to use “God” as the term for the Creator. In the context of my life, the label does not matter – the concept is the important part. Whether you use the term universal consciousness, Allah, Almighty, Higher Power, Goddess or any other name you choose, the foundation of enlightened teaching is that a universal energy, a real force, exists. It is the energy with which you co-create, with which you co-exist, and within which you co-exist. This God-energy is not Michelangelo’s old man in heaven, nor a vengeful judging dictator who will smite you down, nor a benevolent grandfather, but instead an all-pervasive energy of love. And when we learn how to tap in and live in that love-force, our lives will change forever. I know – mine did!
I'm sitting in my office smelling the sweet, fresh air that's left after severe storms washed through my N.E. Ohio neighborhood this afternoon. The sky is bright blue, the birds are singing, and the temperature has dropped about 15 degrees. Ahhhhhhh . . . .
Times like this remind me of the delight of washing my mind, my energy and my spirit clean as well. I write so often about purging, but this is more than that. This is release. Refreshment. Restoration. Meditation does that for me, that connection with Spirit that grounds and infuses me. So does music, dance and song. Any crumb of dis-ease, disgruntlement or disturbance just washes away.
Consider your life. What do the storms in your life wash away? Don't fear the storms; welcome them as the refreshment they are.