We continue this week our ongoing series on The Holy Experience. As I said last week, the second step in creating the Holy Experience is understanding that you are worthy of having it. This understanding is born of the clarity that God finds us whole, complete, and perfect just as we are, in this moment, for we are not judged by God in any way.
We continue this week our ongoing series on The Holy Experience Experience. The second step in creating the Holy Experience is understanding that you are worthy of having it. We touched upon this briefly in the preceding chapter. You might say that the first step in creating the Holy Experience is believing that such a thing is possible, and the second step is believing that such a thing is possible for you.
It has been my great joy in these past weeks to be discussing with you what I have come to call The Holy Experience, which in my world is the moment--and I hope there are many of them for you--of meeting God. Perhaps I have not made that clear before. That IS what we are talking about here. That is what we are discussing. When we talk about the Holy Experience we are talking about meeting God. It is a face-to-face meeting, too, not something that exists only in conceptual constructs.
When it comes to anything having to do with God I have been blessed with absolute faith. I am utterly convinced that (a) there IS a God; (b) God is "on my side"; (c) the power of God can be used at all times in the creation of my inner reality and my outer encounters with life. Because I believe this, the idea of my having the Holy Experience is not even a little bit of a stretch for my imagination. I know that this experience exists and I feel sure that I can have it.
It takes an enormous amount of courage to get through life. I never realized that it did, but it does. I mean, when I was young, it didn't seem to me that life required bravery, in particular. Determination, perhaps. Stick-to-it-iveness, perhaps. A lot of tolerance for older people who didn't understand anything at all, perhaps. But not necessarily a whole bunch of bravery.