Sometimes, once in a while, I get a glimpse of what it might be like when we are totally One with God.
These are tiny brush strokes, you understand, short moments that make certain I accept as fact everything that God in Heavenletters™ says to us.
God talks a lot about our looking through His eyes and seeing as He sees, and how we are a reflection of Him. He talks about our lessening of ego, and about how the world and the people in it will look to us when ego is less dominant.
God tells us we are getting closer and closer all the time.
I can't say I am aware that I look through God's eyes, but I can say that sometimes I wonder Whose eyes I'm looking through. For a particular brief moment of time and space, I don't know Whose eyes I'm looking through. For a moment my eyes are not mine. I'm not explaining this very well.
There are moments when it does seem as though everything I see has a special glow. It not like I see a glow, but I know it's there. Sometimes I have felt that I am seeing the silence, even amid traffic. But how can that be? Am I the silence?
God has said that one day we will all see Him in everyone and everything. I long for that experience to come. I may have had a glimpse of that the other day. Now I will tell you about that one-time experience.
I forget where I was. Some public place. Probably at Everybody's, the whole food store. Could have been Hy-Vee.
I saw a man near the front of the store talking on a cell phone. This man was no one I knew. To the best of my knowledge, he wasn't anyone I had ever seen before. He was not an especially handsome man; he was not what I, Gloria, would normally think of as attractive.
But when I went into that store and saw this man, my heart leaped. He was BEAUTIFUL. My first impulse was to go over to him and tell him how beautiful he was. I had to restrain myself. I am certain that my eyes showed what I was feeling. I don't think he saw.
But what made him stand out? What was it? I wondered if it could have been his posture, or the way he moved and turned around as he was talking. I don't know what made him so beautiful.
I can't say I was seeing the God in him. I don't know anything except that he was so beautiful that my heart now feels a pang of great yearning to have that moment back.
We also know that God tells us we don't need experiences. That's a given. I think God in Heavenletters has said experiences come when least expected. Certainly we can't make such experiences happen. Part of the loveliness of this experience in the store is that it was such a surprise.
Well-knowing that so-called experiences are not at all necessary to our growth, I still would like to ask you what you may have seen or thought or experienced that might have made you wonder if you were feeling something a little out of the ordinary, perhaps having a glimpse of something more.