EXERCISE: SEEING DIVINITY IN EVERYTHING

revelation-2937691_1920“If you can’t see God in all, you can’t see God at all”. – Yogi Bhajan

1. Choose 7 people you enjoy to be around. Why do you enjoy to be around them? Think about all their positive qualities. What one quality makes you think of God or Divinity? What one quality inspires you or can inspire you on your path to Divinity?

2. Choose 7 locations you enjoy to spend time at. Why do you enjoy these locations? Think about all the activities you like to do there. Think about what you feel when you are there. What in these locations bring light into your life? What about this place inspires you or can inspire you on your path to Divinity?

3. Where ever you are currently at – whether at work, home, your parents house or school – find a tree or plant. Look at it as closely as you are able to. If you can and if it is safe, touch it for a minute or two. Then, take a slow, deep breath. Relax your shoulders. Loosen the muscles in your body. Relax your facial muscles. Let go of any facial expression. Now, close your eyes and touch it again. What are you feeling? How does your body feel? How does the tree or plant feel? Now, open your eyes. Look at the deep grooves and varying colors in the tree or plant. Look at its leaves, the direction it leans, the way it moves with wind, the different shapes that exist in one small spot. What one quality makes you think of God or Divinity? What one quality inspires you or can inspire you on your path to Divinity?

It is easier to see Divinity in places, people, and circumstances that we enjoy. Now, it is time to begin training your mind to see God and/or Divinity in all that you do not enjoy. And find heaven in places you dislike.

1. Choose 7 people you dislike. Why do you dislike them? Now, think about all their positive qualities. The majority of people on earth currently are not wholly evil. So, there must be a Divine or positive quality existing in even the person you dislike the most. What one quality makes you think of God or Divinity? What one quality in them inspires you or can inspire you on your path to Divinity?

2. Choose 7 locations you dislike. Why do you dislike these locations? Now, take time to really think about each location, separately. What are all the activities done there? What people socialize there? What trees and plants grow there? What is the decor or landscape like? How does it smell, or feel emotionally and textually? Now, find one quality that is positive. It doesn’t matter if it is a small flower, the girl with a giggly smile, or the carving on a bench. What in this location can bring light into your life? What in this location can inspire you on your path to Divinity?

3. Choose 7 activities you dislike to do. Why do you dislike them? Now, find something about each one that is positive. To most everything, there is a positive side.