“THROUGH THE EYES OF GOD I HAVE LEARNED TO SEE”…. these lyrics by Barry Goldstein always uplift me when I am feeling blue.
The song is like a lifeline when I am feeling less than……less than peace, less than connected, less than a person who can love without judgment. You can use whatever “less than” comes to mind! In those times I yearn to see through the eyes of God!
Our desire to imagine the world through the “eyes of God” brings us out of whatever dark space we may be experiencing. Our desire to imagine the world through the eyes of God can be the first turning of our attention away from what is troubling us.
Isn’t it wonderful that from the very first desire to see with love, our hearts naturally open and allow light to flow to us and from us. Desire is the key that gives us the ability to see God in all creation. To see God in all creation and not just in those areas we approve of.
We must see God in “others”, in ourselves, and in all of life. To see God in all creation without exception will bring us the peace that passeth understanding. God is a state of mind that sees all of creation through the eyes of love. God is a state of mind that transcends our human beliefs and transforms our “sins” into wisdom.
It is to this state of mind that we aspire and it all begins with desire. De-sire…of the father! Many years ago I thought about desire and how it opened so many doors. I had to let go any prejudice surrounding the word father in spiritual matters. Today I believe that God is a state of mind transcending all physical limitations and beliefs.
A state of mind manifesting as Infinite Intelligence; the All that is of life. Here in our physical life we are asleep, and for this adventure we have drunk the drink of forgetfulness. Adam in the garden was put to sleep and never awakened. Adam is all of humankind. It is our joy to bring ourselves awake and when we awake we will be welcomed as the prodigal son who finds his way home after years of adventure.
The last part of the song reminds us that “through the breath of God I have learned to breathe”. Breathing is our daily prayer of thanksgiving and a confirmation of our desire to live. Every breath is our ability to let go! Our breath is our moment by moment prayer of thanksgiving and trust.
Great Spirit let us hear your voice, see and feel your guidance that we may hasten our journey to realization of the divine that dwells within. Namaste! Emmy Chetkin
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