For in him we live and move and have our being (Acts 17:28a NIV).
God as center.
Everything flows out from God, and goes back to God.
God is the centering and connecting place.
Our traditional views of God have us separated from Him/Her, whereas in reality we’re connected to God. We connect and re-connect during our life’s journeys.
There’s a oneness in The Center. The Center is a place that makes us human. It is the place that calls from deep within and calls us to be centered. It’s in The Center we become one with the Divine, and with all Creation.
The Center’s the beginning and the end. The Center is the “zero-zero” coordinates on the universal grid. The Center is the launch pad and touchdown site. The Center is from where the spokes radiate from. The Center is the Universal point of reference.
God calls us to The Center to center ourselves-to be grounded, anchored in God. For it’s in The Center where God can meet us alone. When we engage The Center, we engage the Divine. We can access this Center by prayer, reading sacred texts, chanting, singing, meditation, visualization, dancing, or creating.
Be still, and know that I am God… (Psalm 46:10a)
The Center is also the core: like that of an apple that possesses the seeds of potential fruit. Or of the Earth that keeps our magnetic fields in space flowing correctly. Core as also in Core Values-deep within our hearts that act as our personal compass and roadmap. The Center resonates with our Core Values since they emanate from there, from God.
Look at the Universe, there’s a center. Look at our galaxy, there’s a center. Our Solar System has the Sun at its center, on which our survival, and other planets’ survival depend on.
This Lenten season, connect with The Center. Go to that place where it all begins and ends. Connect with the Divine. There we’ll find stillness, a place of integrity, and most important, a place of transformation.