Some people don’t like the term God.
Others shiver-me-timbers when they hear Allah.
Maybe you don’t resonate with Spirit, let alone Holy Spirit, let alone Great Spirit.
Or you don’t like Holy. Holy Schmoly, you think.
Do you shake your head when you hear Holy Heart?
Do you think no-no-no when someone says Buddha?
Or good lord NO when Jenny says goddess?
Or please don’t when Joe says Jesus?
What about Creator, supreme being, avatar, deity? (Do these rock your boat?)
Can you resonate with Higher Self with a capital “S” to distinguish the human ego-self with the lower-case “s”?
What about Brahma, Shiva? Jehova, Elohim Yarweh Adonai?
What if you don’t believe in something beyond the human ego and mind and spirit at all?
What if your religion is what’s-happenin’-now?
What if it’s Presence, the power of now, this sacred moment?
What if you want to check the box none-of-the-above?
What if you’re turning off your device and heading off to drink a beer and dive in a cold lake and kiss your baby and who-cares-about-this-holy-shit?
I’m voting to embrace it all, as usual. Yes, yes, yes.
Call the Holy what you will, or say the Holy doesn’t exist–and that’s all OK.
We can talk from where you are right now.
Religious or agnostic or atheist. Yes, no or inbetween.
I’ve gone for days or weeks without talking spirituality with anyone.
It doesn’t matter.
What matters to me is my relationship to what I call Holy. And the Holy shows itself back to me in rainbow colors of belief and disbelief and non-belief. In deeply religious appearances and ordinary everyday washing the dishes, tending the wood stove.
What do you call the Holy? Does anything point you beyond the rational mind and human ego toward something which encompasses, which gestures toward love?
Day 24 of a seventy-five day journey to connect more deeply with God, Spirit, Holy, Love…to explore “What the Heart Knows” during the waning days of 2020.