Your Divine Source

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Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Matthew 6:26 

Though Jesus never explains in detail what he means by the term, heavenly Father, it’s clear that he thinks of it as the source of our being, and that he includes not only himself, but all people as expressions of this one Source: “And call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven” (Matthew 23:9).

Heavenly implies a limitless presence that is common to and accessible to all, yet is greater than any one part. I’ve used the solar panel to illustrate our relationship to this universal Source. There is one sun that provides the energy to countless panels. Think of the sun as the heavenly Father and each panel as a person. The sun does not dictate to the panel how its energy must be used. Each simply receives the freely given energy supplied by the sun, without condition.

Think of this also. The panel does not look to the sky for its energy. The all immersive energy of the sun permeates each panel where it is placed. And so it is with our heavenly Source. The birds and all wildlife naturally operate from the universal energy of the heavenly Father, each converting this energy into the fulfillment of their specific needs.

All living things are transmitting centers, converting the universal energy that is God to the unique expressions that we see. I think this is what Emerson was referring to when he wrote, “Every man is the inlet and may become the outlet of all there is in God.”

As we open ourselves to our heavenly Source, we are inspired with new ideas, new enthusiasm and new vision that comes to us as naturally as sunlight. Spend time consciously basking in this presence, knowing that you are being filled with the life, love, power and intelligence that will bubble forth through you as the fulfillment of the life you know is possible.

Author: J Douglas Bottorff

Doug is minister of Independent Unity, author of 8 books, musician and photography enthusiast. He lives with his wife and cat in western Colorado.

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