Last night Michelle and I watched The Celestine Prophecy. This movie, based on the 1995 best-selling book by James Redfield, is incredible. I am so glad that we watched it, for a number of reasons. First of all, I have been embarrassed for many years that I never got around to reading this book, since so many people reference it and talk about it. Second of all, the story spoke to me on a deep, spiritual level. It is all about our true nature, our purpose on the planet, and our connection to the divine.
Today being Easter, I am thinking about my own connection to God. In truth, I have been so busy running around “doing” and taking care of things – my business, our daughter, our house, our finances, planning my book launch, and more – I have not been feeling all that connected to God or to my inner wisdom lately.
In our fast-paced world, it is easy to get caught up in the material and physical realities in front of us. We watch the news, sit in traffic, write emails, make phone calls, worry about our bills, clean our houses, buy new clothes, go on diets, watch movies, and so much more. All of these things, and many others, make up the daily existence of our lives. In and of themselves, there is nothing wrong with our daily activities. However, most of us don’t spend all that much time connecting at a deep level with our hearts, our souls, or with God.
This notion of connecting with God can be tricky for me and many of us. We have many ideas and limits for how we think we are “supposed” to do this – on holidays like today, at a church, synagogue, or temple, with other people at a ceremony, gathering, or celebration, etc. The truth is, we have lots of “rules” for of expressions of spirituality and how we think we should connect with God, if at all.
As I watched the movie last night and sat with myself as I was falling asleep and again when I woke up early this morning, I found myself thinking and feeling on a different level – connecting to my higher awareness and my heart in a way that felt good. I felt God within me and all around, not because I am supposed to or because I was at a religious event, but because I opened my mind and my heart and allowed myself to connect.
Whatever our beliefs are and even if we believe that God does not exist at all, there is a way for each of us to connect with the “divine” within us and around us all the time. As the Celestine Prophecy teaches us, it is about us opening up to the universe and experiencing the magic of life. This magic is all around us, all the time. It is our job to allow ourselves to appreciate it and notice it. When we do this, we are able to deeply connect with God whenever we want.