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09-Sep-2012

In G.O.D. We Trust

Defining the Divine

However you choose to define (or not define) the term “God” it is true that throughout the universe, three great principles exist: Generating, Organizing and Destroying. Life comes into being, forms itself into creation and eventually dies or is reborn. This is seen in nature, relationships and in the formation of the galaxies. Most cultures and religions embrace some iteration of these three principles, such as in Hindu mythology, where the three gods—Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva are worshiped for embodying the power over life, creativity and death.

In your day-to-day existence, you are regularly implementing these principles. You are in a generating mode when you are brainstorming, planning, dreaming or visioning. The organizing energy takes over when you feel the need to create order in your dwelling space, personal finances or writing an outline for a term paper. “Letting go” by ending a relationship, changing careers or choosing to rid yourself of habits that no longer serve you—all of these call on the destruction principle. Allow these principles to guide and inspire you…all you have to do is invoke their power!

Recommended: The Active Life – A Spirituality of Work, Creativity and Caring by Parker Palmer and Primal Myths: Creation Myths Around the World by Barbara C. Sproul

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