Your Inner Divinity As You
What does Inner Divinity mean to you? For each person, this may mean something entirely different, based on upbringing and experience.
For me, these words powerfully remind me that I am so much more than my body, my mind and my emotions. I am not only connected within to this Pure Essence, I am one with It, one with God.
”You are within God. God is within you.”
How Do You See Your Pure Essence?
The Focus Of Your Awareness
“There is a life-force within your soul, seek that life.
There is a gem in the mountain of your body, seek that mine.
O traveler, if you are in search of That
Don’t look outside, look inside yourself and seek That".
”Inner” refers to the indrawn focus of your awareness. Every day, you interpret energetic impressions of your life’s outwardly perceived objects. With your senses, you see objects, people, places around you. You hear sounds. You touch, taste and smell things.
It may be easy to think that this outwardly perceived reality is all there is. The “outer” can command your total attention if you let it.
You can become a passive observer of the “outer” unless you become conscious of your role in co-creation (with your Spirit, the Universe, and Law of Attraction!). Become an active participant, choosing the inner thoughts that feel best, that line up with the essence of your Inner Being. Then you create your outer reality just as you truly want it!
At freedictionary.com, as a noun, it is defined as:
- The state or quality of being divine.(Ahhh…definitions that use a form of that word in the definition!)
- a)Divinity. The god head, God. Used with the.
b)A diety, such as a god or goddess.
- Godlike character.
- Theology.(Not quite our definition here.)
- A soft white candy, usually containing nuts.(Inner sweetness and nuttiness-don’t you love it?!)
Because we all have beliefs about God that are personal and unique, the word Divinity can have very different meanings for each of us. What do you believe about God, Goddess, your Source, Higher Power, Inner Being? What is your name for God?
Using the definitions above, Inner Divinity means God or Goddess (and the qualities and character of God or Goddess) that we have and relate to within us.
This Divinity is not just in some of us. It’s what we are all born with and continue to possess as part of ourselves throughout our Earth lives. The Divinity within us, is actually the bigger part of who we really are! Your physical body is just a smaller expression of the big part of YOU in Spirit! And ALL of you is Divine!
”Divine I am inside and out."
”You are here to realize your inner divinity and manifest your innate enlightenment.”
”Meditate on your own Self. Worship your Self. Respect your Self. God dwells within you as you.”
A Personal Experience of my Inner Light
When I lived on an ashram/monastery in India in the early 1990’s, I got to take part in a lot of spiritual practices that assisted me in deepening my experience of my Divinity. One of these practices was a chant I did each morning.
In its translation, the chant in part described our Inner Divinity, and how to relate to it. Doing this chant took roughly an hour, and required a lot of focus. Like in meditation, that focus helps to still your mind’s wanderings. You sit still, hold a chanting book, and keep your eyes on the text. A lot like other spiritual hymns.
After several months of living on the ashram, doing this chant and other practices every day, I had an experience of my Inner Divinity that I will try to put into words.
I was doing the morning chant, very focused, and all of a sudden the “I” that I thought was “me” was in another “place”. It felt like I had lifted up gently, so gently, and I was somehow higher.
All I saw and felt and perceived and was, was bright, golden liquid Light. Peaceful beyond words, humming with unbounded Love, tapped into an expanded, scintillating, all-encompassing awareness. And all of this felt as natural as breathing, more like “me” than my usual “me”, even!
I don’t know exactly how long I was in that “place”. In fact, it was timeless – it could have been a second or an eternity.
I just as suddenly and gently realized that “I” was “back” in my usual body awareness, holding my chanting book, chanting. I had not even stopped chanting the whole time.
I had simultaneously maintained a slight awareness of my usual body awareness, had not totally “been” in another place. So many nuances I cannot even begin to describe!
It was a delicious, serene, life-changing experience. It helped me to put so much in my life at that time into a clearer perspective. It helped me to put “me” into clearer perspective! It was one of my first clear experiences that I recall where I got to BE more of who I really am. Not just my intellectual understanding that I am One with my Source. And for all of that, I am still very appreciative!
How have you experienced your Inner Divinity?
New experiences of this Divinity simply await our stillness and focused awareness to notice them! We just have to be on the right vibrational channel.
(Click here to link to my connecting with God meditation page.)
This quote by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar beautifully mirrors my sentiments: “Whether you are aware of them or not, whether you recognize them as spiritual or not, you probably have had the experience of silence, or transcendence, or the Divine – a few seconds, a few minutes that seem out of time; a moment when the ordinary looks beautiful, glowing; a deep sense of being at peace, feeling happy for no reason. When these experiences come…believe in them. They reflect your true nature.”
Your Relationship With Your Source
What is important is that each one of us finds our own way to have a relationship with our Source, our Inner Divinity. It needs to be a way that feels good, uplifting, and right for you. You get to choose how you relate to your Source, your God!
Feel free to change and update any of your impressions about your Inner Divinity and your growing relationship with It/Him/Her/Your Self! And delete any beliefs that do not ring true for you in your heart.
As you grow and change, your understanding and experience of your Source, God will grow and change, too.
Inner Divinity Is In Everyone
”See God in each other.”
What does it mean, to see God in each other? My experience of this is to see the highest expression of each person at any time. God is Love, and Love can manifest in so many ways. As Morihei Ueshiba said, “All life is a manifestation of the spirit, the manifestation of love.”
To see God in each other, you must begin by seeing God in yourself. Your outer reality, including what you see in other people, can only reflect the quality of your own inner experience, your own inner state of awareness.
The more you choose to bask in the experience of your own Inner Divinity, however that is for you, the easier it is to naturally see God in others, too. You see their kindness, generosity, playfulness, enthusiasm, joy – and all other qualities of their loving Divinity within. Their Inner Divinity is made of the same Loving energy as your Inner Divinity.
The more you take the time to focus on seeing and thinking about this Good in yourself and in others, the more you internalize, make it a firm belief and reality for yourself, that this Inner Divinity is you!
Since we get to co-create our own reality with our chosen focus of thoughts and feelings, why not aim high? And what is higher than that you are Divine?
“The moment you have faith, there is the experience. The moment you have trust, there is realization, there is enlightenment. Then this world no longer exists as the world. The world exists as the Self. It exists as God. And then, with our physical eyes, we can see the light of God everywhere and in everything.”
Be the BIG LOVE you are!
Last updated on November 1, 2016
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