We have been living right in the middle of a circus since early 2020. Just when we think we know what is going on, there is another curveball and more confusion. Then someone provides complete clarity on a topic, only for us to discover that the person deliberately misled us to add more confusion.
Who do we believe in all of this? Who can we listen to and get the truth?
I heard recently about a church minister who is in no hurry to confront his government about reopening the churches. Yes, he has discovered the evil origin of the instructions that are keeping his church closed, and it is not known whether he agrees with the instructions or not.
What is far more important for him is that he has discovered that all the political nonsense has created a quite profitable environment for his religious shenanigans, and he is making the most of profiting financially from the insecurity and fear that surrounds his flock.
To me, this proves my point that there is no need for a middleman when it comes to communicating with God.
Then where is God in all this?
Listen to what Kahlil Gibran wrote in his book The Prophet: “And he closed his eyes and prayed in the silences of his soul”. Why would he close his eyes before praying? Because he knows that God is inside him. When he closes his eyes, he can pray “in the silences of his soul”, which is private and inside him.
Carl Jung said: “Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.”
How do we reach what is inside of us? We simply close our eyes and cut out the world.
The Bible teaches us “My body is a temple of God”. If my body is God’s temple, then that means God lives inside of me.
Maybe the purpose of the circus and the confusion is to get us to close our eyes in despair and cut out the world, so that we can discover the greatest treasure ever, and connect to God who is inside us, always has been and always will be.
When we realise that everything we think, say and do are a form of prayer, then it makes sense that we can pray “in the silences of [our] soul”.
God help us.