Spiritual Practice: God Is …; I am ...
From a spiritual perspective, we know that God is not a person in the sky, but instead God is Principle -- unlimited, unchanging, eternal. This activity allows you to begin applying your new understanding of God to your every day life.
When you find yourself in a difficult or uncomfortable situation (i.e., feeling sick; not having enough money to pay your bills; relationship issues; job-related problems; feeling out of sync with the Truth of who you are), follow these steps:
- Breathe deeply and slowly, allowing yourself to become centered in the awareness of your Oneness.
- Say, "God is …" and fill in a word or phrase that is the Law, essence, or Divine Idea of the situation. Examples:
- God is wholeness; God is abundance; God is love; God is harmony…
- Then follow this up by saying, "I am …" and use the same word or phrase.
If you have just received a diagnosis of some health challenge, you might say: "God is Wholeness and Life; I am Wholeness and Life!" "God is Divine Strength. I am Divine Strength!"
If you are having difficulties with your boss at work, you might say: "God is Love and Harmony. I am Love and Harmony!" "God is Understanding. I am Understanding!"
Bonus Tip: If you have difficulty with imagining God in this realm, try replacing the word "God" with the word "Principle" or "Truth."