I have been writing a lot about being divine, of how we are divine beings who just forgot that we are divine. This Divineness comes from our connection with all: by realizing we ARE All-there-is and All-there-is IS us, we form a divine wholeness, and in this realization we become divine again (as we always have been).
As I often do, when I find a word that stands out to me, I go look up its origins. Because it expresses that which the ancients felt, who were so much closer to nature, much more connected to it than we are today, at least most of us.
And the word “divine” is truly a beautiful word. It is related to the notion of God, as we find it today in the word for God in French “dieu” and in Spanish “Dios” and in the English word “deity.”
They all go back to that same source, an ancient root “dyeu- “ which meant “shining.”
And there it is: to be divine is to shine.
To realize the great Light shining, and the same Light within you, letting it shine through, for all.
Just two days ago, I expressed this connection in my painting the other day “Beautiful Dawn: The Goddess of Nature and Dawn Awakening,” which shows the universal Light, the great cosmic sun or star (God you might say), connecting with the internal light, showing it's Oneness, forming a Whole
And I also wrote about it earlier in my imagined conversation with Hegel, and it has this as the lesson which we must learn: a star shines, but it does so unselfishly, not for itself, but for all.
Stars, the suns of our universe, bring life into this universe. We all are born out of stars. Literally and physically, we hold the material that was once in the stars within us (I wrote about this here, about my little table made out of Volcanic stone). Without the stars, and without the continual warmth they bring, life would not be possible. It would only be a dead universe, dark, without life, sterile.
But stars shine. Selflessly. They give themselves.
And maybe, through them, it is All-That-Is expressing itself directly into this physical universe, as beautiful and pure light – one of the greatest mysteries.
And we must realize that you, we, all of us also these stars (metaphorically). If we but shine. If we do not become selfish, but give ourselves, just like a star, and let that Light flow though us.
Thereby, you express universal Love. Unselfish Love: LOVE IS PRIMARY.
And if we, you, and I can see ourselves in the other, recognize the Light that is in the other as the same in me, as being one, then one can’t help but not be selfish, because the other is me and vice versa, but feel connected again, as One, and shine brightly, towards the other. (As expressed so beautifully in that word "Namaste" ).
That, in a nutshell, is to be divine:
To recognize the light in you is the same as in all others, feel the deep connection that reestablishes a whole, and act accordingly, selflessly as pure Love.
We all have it in us. Can you bring out that light today?
Namaste — I bow to you and the Divine in you.
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