Thursday, May 14, 2009




Your brain is hardwired to find God.
Until you do, you will not know who
you are. Life looks meaningless when
you have worn out old responses,
old realities and an old version of
God. To bring God back, we have to
follow new, even strange responses
wherever they lead us. As one spiritual
teacher wisely put it, “The material
world is infinite, but it is a boring
infinity. The really interesting infinity
lies beyond.”

God is another name for infinite intelligence.
To achieve anything in life, a piece of
this intelligence must be contacted
and used. In other words, God is always
there for you.

Where are you in your connection
to God?

Level 1 (Fight-or-Flight Response)
You fulfill your life through family,
community, a sense of belonging
and material comforts.

Level 2 (Reactive Response)
You fulfill your life through success,
power, influence, status and other
ego satisfactions.

Level 3 (Restful Awareness Response)
You fulfill your life through peace,
centeredness, self-acceptance and
inner silence.

Level 4 (Intuitive Response)
You fulfill your life through insight,
empathy, tolerance and forgiveness.

Level 5 (Creative Response)
You fulfill your life through inspiration,
expanded creativity in art or science
and unlimited discovery.

Level 6 (Visionary Response)
You fulfill your life through reverence,
compassion, devoted service and
universal
love.

Level 7 (Sacred Response)
You fulfill your life through wholeness
and unity with the divine.

Adapted from How to Know God

by Deepak Chopra
(Harmony Books, 2007)

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