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Sunday, January 3, 2010

God's work

I am currently reading Caroline Myss's book entitled "Entering the Castle : An Inner Path to God and Your Soul". She quoted something of Theresa of Avila that I wanted to share...

"You are Christ's Hands
God has no body now on earth but yours,
no hands but yours,
no feet but yours,
Yours are the eyes through which he is to look out
God's compassion to the world;
Yours are the feet with which he is to go about
Doing good;
Yours are the hands with which he is to bless men now."

There have been many times that I have found myself in conversation with people about why God/Spirit/Source isn't doing something about a particular situation or why God has chosen to cause certain things to unfold as they are. When I read the words from Theresa of Avila, I started thinking about how we are fragments of God and that God's work can only manifest through the 'work' we allow to come through us. We are the channels through which God becomes manifest in this world. So if we are going to question 'how' or 'why' circumstances are unfolding as they are, then perhaps we need to look at how we have ensured the outcome we desire through our own actions and intentions. This is where 'free will' plays itself out.

I am reminded of the vision I was shown of the boy throwing a pebble into the pond. The pebble is the intention for 'God's work', the boy (ourselves) is the channel for God's work, and the ripples on the pond are the effect of how we have allowed God's work to pass through us. God in essence has handed over to us a pebble, making it very clear what the intention is for pure love and loving action. It is then up to us to choose how we pass that pebble along. This is where we see the result of how we have been in service to God's work. It is my humble perception that often what we are questioning isn't the work of God but the results of our own ego interference.

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