Precipice and Presence
Be still, and know that I am God
Holy Bible, Psalm 46:10
I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.
Holy Bible, Psalm 82:6
God is. But what exactly does this mean? What is God? Does the word offend your senses, or do you readily embrace it? Have you found God in the sky, in the trees, in your fingertips, in your heart? Or do you encounter him or her (which pronoun speaks to you?) in the pages of a holy book?
Perhaps you find God everywhere. A closer walk with the honorific “thee” draws God nearer and nearer as you climb each rung of the ladder higher and higher! You have scaled mountaintops to arrive at this place. And now, the view: There are billowy clouds, some white, some dark and clamoring. You can see into and through rainbows. Then, you look down.
Standing at the precipice of your life’s journey, it’s so easy to forget why you are here and why you are here now. You may think that you are being hurled into an abyss. You may even dream that you are being hunted like a wild animal and will be picked off by crows hovering above. Waiting and longing, they crave your soul and will feast on your desires. You are afraid.
This is the time to step back and consider the following: You are not alone. You have never been alone! Accompanying you on every leg of the journey has been a figure. Sometimes it seemed to lurk in the shadows, pushing a reluctant you along. At other times it blazed a path in front of you. You treaded ebulliently in its footsteps, blinded by the trail of fairy dust it cast. Then there were the times you remembered and knew, you rediscovered and recognized, you acknowledged and accepted that that power, that presence was you. You, in all of God’s wonder. You, as all of It.
This is such a time.
I see the Presence in the horizon and within me. I am a radiant seer and synthesizer of life. I am everything God is!