I felt a compelling desire to lay prostrate as a great rushing feeling took my awareness through time and space, pulling my consciousness forward and for a moment I was not cognizant of anything other than the emptiness of the void. And waves of brilliant light appeared from everywhere and nowhere, surrounding my thoughts as my sense of self returned suddenly. I felt the moment when God’s gaze penetrated me, surrounded me and the complete weight of that Divine perception became fully focused on my being. I felt fear then, abject fear and utter despair, as I realized I lay naked before God and that all my transgressions had been revealed. Time stopped at that moment, for God spoke to my soul and shared the concept of divine peace, true harmony with the universe, God’s harmony, the embodiment of peace at its deepest meaning and the Grace within that peace toward which every being must one day journey. I was absolutely overcome with the overwhelming sense of Joy in that unity.
I understand now, I can see that our mortal mistakes are tools for learning and growth but remain inconsequential before God, Most Perfect. Forgiveness must indeed be divine, for in that one moment, separate and outside of time, God greeted me as a loving teacher and I knew myself to be an eternal and beloved companion, despite my self-perceived iniquities. One thing above all else is now clear to me – the often conflicting beliefs of the various world religions are not really important to God. Believe what you will, learn from whatever path gives you hope and will help you to evolve as a conscious being… the path itself is a construct of humanity, ever changing and incomplete. In the end only one truth remains certain and undeniable. God Is. Everything else is simply icing on the cake.