We see God or the Divine Presence through our own being, our own Mind.
“How we see God is a direct reflection of how we see ourselves; we don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are. If God brings to mind mostly fear and blame, it means there is too much fear and blames welled inside us. If we see God as full of Love and compassion, so are we.”*
Listen to the rule:
My mother does not see God. She does not see herself either. All she says: I don’t know. Do you? What to answer? I wish I could show her God’s wonderful garden of colourful existence. But she cannot see much of it. Her mind tells her that the world is a horrible place, she is threatened and there is no one to help her. God is a distant, unlikely figure, an old guy who does not care about her.
I pray every day that she could have a glimpse of the breathtaking palette of wonders surrounding her every day. I also pray for me to be able to accept that what my mum perceives is also God’s world, only a limited version of it. And that’s OK, too.
*Rules are from ’40 Rules of Love’ by Novel by Elif Shafak. See more about the book here (click)