Sunday is my birthday and I ordered myself two birthday cakes, red velvet and a coconut. I bought two because I couldn’t decide which one to buy. When they arrived yesterday my husband got angry and said it was too extravagant. Maybe that is true on some level. But, it occurred to me that my husband and actually most of the people I know live from the outside in.
My husband is concerned about costs and he is striving for security, and who isn’t? However, this “security” that my husband and most seek means that they have enough money to pay the bills. It does certainly include that, but there is a deeper security, one that comes only through a deep and abiding faith, a faith in life, a faith in ourselves, and a deep abiding faith in God. There is no security in life without faith. There is no gratification of feeling of safety without faith.
I don’t think there is anything in us that is separate from God, except our belief. We seem to have that freedom. And if that is true, how can we hope to have security unless that security is based on our own unity with God and our own Divinity?
But how can we hope to have a sense of security if we separate ourselves in belief from that which alone can give it?
Your mind is God’s mind in you, as you. Your spirit is the Spirit of God in you, as you.
Here and here alone is security; here and here alone is peace. It is the wind, the waves, the laughter of my son Sam, the beauty of West Texas sunset, and maybe, just maybe in the joy I will get out of eating two birthday cakes.