STEP THREE CONTINUED: Recognize that we are spiritual beings and decide to turn our lives over to “that which is greater than self” referred to in these steps as “The Divine.”
Instruction: Accept the divine in others.
If we can see the divinity within ourselves, the next step is to see the divinity within everyone we meet. That doesn’t mean we don’t make mistakes, get angry, or do things we later regret. It means that on some level, even though it might be hard to see and accept, everyone was created by The Divine and has at least a spark of the Spirit that breathes life into all of existence. The more we recognize we are as The Divine created us, and so is everyone else, the more we will bring forgiveness, peace, love, and joy to ourselves and to the world.
This lesson, when fully accepted, will change our lives. It will help us comprehend that everyone and everything is intended to bless us with happiness and love. It will help us recognize everyone we meet can be our dearest friend. In the movie “The Sixth Sense,” the character Cole Sear played by Haley Joel Osment says that he sees dead people only they don’t know they’re dead. The truth is, everyone we meet, and that includes ourselves, is a spiritual being, but we don’t know we all are spiritual beings, because we fail to see past the physical to the spirit of the Creator that lies within. When we accept the truth, our vision will follow. If I fail to see the spirit of The Divine in you, I am doing you, and myself, a disservice. Instead of seeing dead people, let us look for the Spirit of The Divine in everyone we see, even if they don’t recognize it within themselves.
Today’s assignment is to try to see The Divine in people you come into contact with. As you allow this new way of “seeing,” let your heart open and allow love to flow through you to them. You don’t have to get involved in their life, or allow them to become involved in your life unless you feel a strong prompting to do so, and your heart and head urge you to take positive action.
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