March 11

FAITH MONTH: DAY 11: “Science tells me God must exist.

My mind tells me I’ll never understand God.

My heart tells me I’m not meant to.” ― Dan Brown

This is, I think, one of our biggest ideas to overcome. That we must understand God on an intellectual level. That is the seat of Ego, (Screaming Purple Monkeys!), where we believe we are here to analyze and “GET” things.

The unfortunate wording of “God, as we understand Him” tells us to figure it out. This is insane! How can we ever understand something so immense, so incredibly powerful that it defies understanding? I listen to people talk about God in meetings and their ideas about what this stuff is are terrifying!

We all, people, I mean, have rules and ideas around all of this. When we can step outside of all that and just sit with what IS, the Godness of this immense Universe, its beauty, its poignant soul, its perfection and stop trying to figure it out, we are able to FEEL God; but NEVER understand God.

It is only in the heart that we can see what God IS, it defies words or definitions or rules or dogma. There is nothing that has ever been written or can be talked about that can define what God feels like.

And the heart is a feeling place. We all know when we are in the presence of a God moment. We have all felt it. Then the Ego steps in and denies what just happened. HAHAHA…Screaming Purple Monkeys at their finest!

We doubt, because we think we are so damned smart…and give God qualities that are, at best, human traits. Anger, jealousy, vengefulness, rage, sadness, humor. God is none of this. That Universal Power is incapable of pettiness and cruelty. People, however, love to attribute those things to God to cover up their own pettiness and cruelty.

Why would we create a God in OUR image and then become angry because God doesn’t act like a loving Sugar Daddy? HAHAHAHA…Screaming Purple Monkeys again!

I love this world and all the ways I get to see God for who it is. Only with my heart, because my brain is full of, Yeah, you got it…Screaming Purple Monkeys!

Published by: Kelly

I am a therapist and counselor with long-term recovery from addictions and personal trauma. My writing reflects these experiences and the road I have traveled in 12-Step recovery settings, along with the work I have done for over 30 years in the field. My love of dolphins includes the stories of them being healers in places all over the world. I long to offer every broken spirit and body the experience of a healing hug. May my words and stories inform, uplift and delight your spirit and soothe your weary heart.

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