Listen to Your Heart

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“God is nearer to me than I am to myself; my existence depends on the nearness and the presence of God.” – Meister Eckhart

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Listen to the PODCAST version of Today’s Contemplation by clicking HERE.

For a deeper reflection, listen to my song “Listen to Your Heart” on YouTube by clicking HERE

My albums and books Mercy Reigns & Listen to Your Heart are available for purchase HERE. Also available on Amazon.

Thank you!

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1 John 4:13

This is how we know that we remain in God and God in us, that God has given us his Spirit.

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For many people, the idea that God is in us is a hard concept.

That’s because we have been immersed in the idea that matter and spirit are separate.

We have brains that operate on a binary system that separates this from that.

They put this in the good category and that in the bad.

This process is very either-or.

We obviously need this type of dualistic process to know that walking into the path of traffic is not a good idea!

But in the realm of love, dualism fails.

It takes a non-dual approach, one that is able to hold the supposed bad with the good.

This process is very both-and.

We are BOTH in God, AND not God.

St. Paul put it this way: In God we live and move and have our being (Acts 17:28).

When I let go of all my self-centered interests and allow the Spirit’s interests to guide me, I experience the fullness of life.

That can happen right now, at any given moment.

It’s not a doing as much as a non-doing.

It’s an allowing.

It’s what Jesus was talking about when he said if you wished to save your life you would lose it, but if you lose your life you would find it (Matthew 16:25).

A good meditation practice such as Centering Prayer is extremely helpful as a way to practice letting go and letting God.

When engaged in the activities of life, before making snap judgements – take a moment.

Breathe deeply.

Allow a shift from brain to heart.

Ask yourself: What is the Spirit asking me to do?

Since God is love, what is Love asking me to do?

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Listen to the song of the day “Listen to Your Heart” on the Listen to Your Heart album by clicking HERE.

Purchase my albums/CDs and books by clicking HERE.

Stream and/or purchase my songs on Amazon Music by clicking HERE.

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Remember: God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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