Thursday, May 12, 2005

You are the creation of God

Just came across this well-known passage from Marianne Williamson:

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. … We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we’re liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

--passage courtesy The 8th Habit by Stephen R. Covey
(which I’m reading now, great book, more on that later)

I love this passage because it reminds me that in order to truly worship God, I need to acknowledge the wonder of His creation. It wouldn’t make sense to claim God as the most wonderful supreme holy one, while denigrating or despising His creation. For if He is so amazing, how could He create anything less than glorious? To say so is to dishonor Him.

So part of my worship every day is to love and honor what He created. This spiritual creation is the truth of being, and a rock. This includes the spiritual nature of all that I see, everyone I know, and of course, as Williamson says above, myself.

Can I accept that I am a creation of the glorious, omnipotent Principle of the universe, who is entirely good and radiantly perfect, devoid of flaw in either concept or execution? Can I accept that I am indeed the perfect result of His perfect Cause?

Can you accept this about yourself? (I can!) :)

More thoughts for today from Science and Health:

Mind is the grand creator, and there can be no power except that which is derived from Mind. If Mind was first chronologically, is first potentially, and must be first eternally, then give to Mind the glory, honor, dominion, and power everlastingly due its holy name. (p. 143)

There is no power apart from God. Omnipotence has all-power, and to acknowledge any other power is to dishonor God. (p. 228)

In divine Science, man is the true image of God. The divine nature was best expressed in Christ Jesus, who threw upon mortals the truer reflection of God and lifted their lives higher than their poor thought-models would allow, — thoughts which presented man as fallen, sick, sinning, and dying. The Christlike understanding of scientific being and divine healing includes a perfect Principle and idea, — perfect God and perfect man, — as the basis of thought and demonstration. (p. 259)

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