God is God (please insert the term you use for your higher power) If God is but Love, therefore, so am I. – ACIM God is God. As those words came flowing from my lips, I realized just how profound that simple statement is. What does it mean? What does it not mean? God remains God always and forever. God is Love. The essence of God does not vary depending on the year, situation, presidency, state of affairs, ailment, pandemic, socioeconomic status, race, trauma, war, sins, blessings, good deeds. There is nothing that can amplify or diminish God. God is God. The idea or concept that anything is a punishment of God for our iniquities goes in direct conflict with the idea that God is Love. There is nothing we can do to fall from the grace of God. God never turns a blind eye to us. It is us, in our forgetful state, who turn away from God. God didn’t move one iota, not even a smidgin. Last week I was asked why God was punishing us if we are good people? This sweet lady’s current financial situation, along with the pandemic had her asking me why God was punishing her. I had to ask, hasn’t there always been strife in our world for someone? There have always been pain and suffering, wars, and plagues. What about the mother who loses a child, the little girl or boy who is raped, are they being punished by God? Then I asked her to consider Jesus, the “Christ” that she believes in. He was punished and put to death, was it by the hand of God or the hand of man? There is so much hidden behind the veil, so much we do not understand. A God of Love does not punish; it is impossible. The disconnected human creates elaborate stories and scenarios to prove evil exists. When the truth is, evil and it’s punishing effects are a construct of the egoic mind—a result of the illusion of separation.
It is time to wake up to the idea that we have been fed false information regarding our creator. The God of Love is not and can not be a God of punishment. This idea keeps us in bondage and deeply asleep in the illusion. This state is what I consider Hell. God graced his creations with the gift of free will. Today we are being called to use our free will and choose. To open our hearts to the idea that ALL IS WELL and to return to the bosom of our intergalactic source of all, back to the unconditional Love of self and for all of God’s creation. The term awakening describes a state of being where the individual begins to look past the illusions (no matter how horrific) and to understand that our (every single being, EVERY) essence is one with God. We, too, are pure Love, unchangeable except within the murkiness of the illusion. Now in the Knowing that you are LOVE, you can proclaim: I remain I always and forever. I am Love. The essence of I does not vary depending on the year, situation, presidency, state of affairs, ailment, pandemic, socioeconomic status, race, trauma, war, sins, blessings, good deeds. There is nothing that can amplify or diminish I. I am is I am. I remain deeply in Love with you,