How can we get a glimpse of God?
Some people can catch a glimpse of God when they see something which has been created with love, they can feel its essence.If we do what we love and love what we do, we are helping to bring love into our world. As the love flows through us into our work we may catch a glimpse of God. We won’t know how we affect those around us but with love flowing through us it has to be a positive influence.
Trail of Immortality
Recently I read the book, Trail of Immortality, by Gabriel Ezutah. In the book he tells of his dream travels with his spiritual teacher. He describes many different lifetimes and the lessons he learned from each incarnation. At one point he visits a gallery of spiritual art works and describes a picture there. He explained how there was a volcano in the middle of a bright blue ocean. The title on the picture was Glimpse of God. Later he tells of visiting this place and seeing the volcano.
I was struck by his description of this sighting of God. Being a spiritual artist I thought that I might try to create my version of this volcanic glimpse of God. After creating two rough drawings I contacted Gabriel Ezutah and asked him if what I had painted was any way near what he had seen. Gabriel explained that he used the word ‘volcano’ as he didn’t have any other word to describe what he saw. He also gave me some guidance on the colour and brightness of the light and the scale of the two Souls visiting the area.
Gabriel’s book helped me see a different aspect of life with the many stories in his book. His words inspired me to create a picture which may go on to inspire others in some way. This is how the Holy Spirit or the Life-force works with its power of love. Gabriel Ezutah loves to write and his words can be inspirational. I love to paint and maybe some will find inspiration in the pictures I create. This is an example of how love works to brighten the lives of those who come in contact with us and the work we love to do.
This is happening all the time
This kind of interaction is happening all the time. Anything we love to do shines with love and brightens the world around us. For example it is enlightening to see a parent playing and having fun with their children. When we see couples sharing a tender loving moment we are lifted a little with the love that radiates from them. When we come across a piece of technology that helps us in our life, we appreciate the effort and love put into it by the unknown engineers, developers and workers who created it.
When we see a beautiful flower or natural scene our heart is warmed. We may not credit the Higher Power or the Life-force for creating it but we do feel a little love and this brings a little more joy to our lives. The Almighty doesn’t care if we appreciate It. It wants us to benefit form Its Divine Love which it gives unconditionally. There is a constant stream of beautiful moments happening in our lives but many of them we miss. We are too caught up in our busy lives to stop and see the beauty and love around us. Out lives keep us distracted with its stresses and pressures preventing us from allowing our love to flow into those around us, our work, our environment and our interactions with people.
How can we get a glimpse of God?
How can we get a glimpse of God? We need to set some time aside each day where we can connect with the spiritual site of our selves. We need to learn to be still, to take time to listen to Life, to observe It, to reconnect with It. If we can spent fifteen to twenty minutes in contemplation each day we will slowly begin to see how Holy Spirit brings beauty and love into our lives. This regular spiritual exercise will open us bit by bit to the lessons, insights, beauty and love the Higher Power is giving us every day.
Once we have established this link to our inner worlds we may have an opportunity to meet an inner guide, such as the one described in Gabriel’s book, Trail of Immortality. A guide such as this can help us see more love and beauty in life. We can then ask to be shown a glimpse of God if we are ready and able to withstand exposure to such a powerful source of love. When the student is ready the master will appear.
Wishing you love and beauty on your journey through life.
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