Contemplation Day3

40 Days of Letting Go, Letting God

From Release to Embrace

Rule 3

You can study God through everything and everyone in the universe because God is not confined in a mosque, synagogue, or church. But if you are still in need of knowing where exactly His abode is, there is only one place to look for him: in the heart of a true lover.“* 


Today’s affirmation: I release my expectations. I refrain from complaining. I can see the silver-lining in every situation.

As I was contemplating on Rule No1 and today’s Lent message, I realized that …

…when I was young, in my teens, I often went to the church towering right in front of our apartment complex. I did not go to pray because I did not know how to pray. I went there because I was told that God lived in there and I wanted to give God a piece of my mind.

I was having a hard time like most teenagers do and because I was told that God was the great fixer, I went to complain about my miserable existence.

” …there is only one place to look for him: in the heart of a true lover.”

Much later, after I have started to meditate, I realized that the Divine is not a person but a being who’s spark resides within me and if I ever wanted God to hear me, I only needed to close my eyes, turn my attention within into my spiritual heart centre which is in the middle of my forehead or third eye centre and call upon ‘him’.  I also stopped complaining – not completely 🙂 but much less -, instead, I ask God to show me where I limit myself and help me become aware of how I am creating ‘misery’ for myself.

What did you discover by contemplation on this rule and Lent reading?

in Loving and with many Blessings,
Rev Kudlik

Please note that though I may use ‘him’ or ‘his’ pronouns to talk about God/the Divine, it is only because the English language does not have a gender neutral pronoun. They sounds odd to me to use and it sounds lifeless.