I greet The Indwelling Co-Creator.
Today’s “Pay Forward” gift is – Do We Need That “God” Stuff?Before you and I came into this world, Science and religion had already divorce one another. As human abilities became more inventive, effective and creative their ego’s illusion of separation expanded into a world view. “We don’t need that “God” stuff.” When people in great need began to realize they did need a solution which included religious/spiritual and scientific union, they demanded a reconciliation. Too bad they didn’t have Alcoholics Anonymous in those days. “What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.” This statement has a spiritual meaning beyond a wedding vow. The year before I came to A.A. I had failed in every area of my life, and I had no way out. I just wanted not to wake up, to die, but I even failed at taking my own life, and I could not stay sober. Before my awakening as the results of living Alcoholics Anonymous’ way of life, I remember hearing a simple prayer that touched me, “If I die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take.” I had no religious connection at the time. I know now that we all have an invisible means of support, known or unknown. Hitting my personal bottom was as if I was dying. I have had at least four “deaths” and four rebirths or four transformations - regenerations of my soul. Thy Love, Thy Will be done.