“As God’s beloved, I live in bliss knowing that my soul is never separated from Him, for I learn to know Him in all that I see. God dissolved my mind, my separation. I cannot describe now my intimacy with Him.” – St. Teresa of Avila
In my morning prayer/meditation time I read the above quote from the Science of Mind magazine and was deeply touched by the phrase,
“God dissolved my mind, my separation…’
As I read this, I realized that is what I want in my heart and in my mind. I want to dissolve any idea of separation from God or anything that appears in my life.
The other day, a person, who is a colleague friend, said something that really pushed my buttons. It was as if he was “dissing” all the work Steve and I are putting into making the NAIN Conference successful.
He has not supported or contributed in any way and wanted us to put our attention to other interfaith activities and events we have sponsored in the past. It came as a shock, and at the time we really didn’t know what to say. The next day both Steve and I wrote a letter sharing our feelings with him. We both were affected by his comments and needed to share how he made us feel. When he receives the letter, it will be a test of friendship to disagree and move on and continue to be friends.
I felt so separated and isolated from this gentleman when he made his comments. I felt the anger put up my arm as an invisible barrier between us. In meditation, after reading. St. Teresa’s quote “God dissolved my mind, my separation….” I realized this man has a deep love for our traditional interfaith events, and how he has missed it and possibly felt the loss. In my new perspective and understanding I saw the situation from his point of view, I felt myself dissolve into God. I dissolved any irritation, and the push back of emotions. I was opening my heart and dissolving the barriers of my mind. I am and never have been separated from God or anyone else, for ALL is God. When my mind separates from one, it separates from All.
I live in bliss knowing that my soul is never separated from Him For I learn to know Him in All I See….
Today, I dissolve into God. I see God in my colleague. I see my Oneness in, as and of God in all forms (people, animals, nature, and challenges). And so it is. Amen
Dissolving in God,