God nose

Spirituality is like your nose. It’s always there; you’ve just trained yourself not to see it.

This may seem like an odd reference, so let me explain. First, you can always see your nose (go ahead, try it – I know you will). Your eyes have simply learned to ignore it consciously so it doesn’t interfere with your line of sight. The same can be said for your relationship with the divine.

That connection to All That Is never leaves you. You are the living, breathing manifestation of the universe in a beautiful physical package. But when life demands a lot from our conscious selves, we often start to feel empty and spiritually vacuous and we go in search of God to feel better. We use mysticism as a way of looking to reestablish that connection we have forgotten.

A lot of religious and spiritual teachings talk about mysticism—using thought or contemplation to feel enlightenment and grounding or to feel connected to something larger than ourselves. Meditation and prayer are two excellent ways to remind us of our true selves. But do we really need to spend so much time looking for something that’s already there? No.

You don’t need to go looking for God. All That Is already exists inside of you—you are made from its source. In fact, the harder you search for what is already there, the more you are likely to miss it. It’s there, plain as day.

To see the nose on your face or the God in your soul, you simply have to readjust your focus. You have to re-train your inner vision to hone in on the one thing that’s already there: you. Remind yourself of whom you are, where you came from and that you are a conduit for the divine. Oftentimes this gentle reminder will give you a glimpse of your God-ness (or Goddess-ness if you prefer) and soothe your aching soul.

This reminder won’t solve all your problems but it will help remind you that you are never alone. It will help you feel your connection to the rest of creation and beyond. It will help you see that you are something special—someone special—because you are a descendent of All That Is. And that is as plain as the nose on your face.

You can see it if you try.

 

 

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dan
    Oct 23, 2012 @ 14:55:14

    Helpful insights as always, Chris. The tricky part would seem to be how to balance refocusing on one’s nose with keeping one’s eyes on the road. Both necessary and important but not so easy (or advisable) to do at the same time. Hence the value of prayer and meditation–the equivalent of pulling over to the side of the road and letting ourselves see what is so plainly already there.

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    • Honor Your Spirit
      Oct 23, 2012 @ 15:55:19

      Agreed. I guess for me, it’s remembering that it (God, ATI) is there whether I can see it or not. It’s in my peripheral vision so I can keep looking ahead and get subtle glances that I’m not alone.

      Of course, pulling over and stopping once in a while sounds like an awesome thing to me, too.

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