Friday, 6 July 2018

Higher Power, broken down

Commodities (what God gives us): knowledge of what to believe, think, and do ('wit') and the power to do it ('wherewithal') (Step Eleven).

Channels (how God reaches us): directly (inspiration, an intuitive thought, a decision, (page 86)), through people (fellowship), through service (ours!), through nature, through creativity, through media (listening, watching, reading).

Activation mechanism: honestly, open-mindedness, and willingness, which in aggregate entail action.

Interface: prayer and meditation; saying words into the ether is no sillier than typing words into the computer. There is no tiny person inside the computer; God is not a massive person on a cloud. But we are limited by language, at least at early stages of development, so we use the tools we have.

Source: nothing is without cause.

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