Humans are spiritual
beings having an earthly experience. We are
inseparable from and inextricably
interconnected with the Divine. This truth
is shared by many wise religious and
The very first chapter
of the Bible conveys scriptural proof of
humanity's spiritual nature; Genesis 1: 27
states, "So God
created man in his own
image . . ."
Psalms 82:6 states, "I
have said, ye are gods; and all of you are
children of the most High." The apostle
Paul, in I
Corinthians 3:16 asked,
"Know ye not that ye are a temple of God,
and that the spirit of God dwelleth in
In Ephesians 4:6 he
says, "One God and Father of all, who is
above all, and through all, and in you
all." Emphasizing the word 'all' four times
in one sentence makes it pretty clear. God
resides within each one of us.
O. Lazarus, in Liberal
Judaism and Its Standpoint, summarizes a
Reform Jewish attitude toward death: "There
is that within
us which is immortal
and it is not bounded by time and space. It
is this, man's soul, as it is called, which
continues, so we
believe, to live after
the death of the body. To it, death is but
an incident of life." Kabbalistic or
Mystical Judaism also believes in the
immortality of the soul of all people.
In Discover The Power
Within You, Unity minister Eric Butterworth
says, "You can never be separated from God
because you are an expression of God, the
self-livingness of God."
Speaking of God, Alfred
Tennyson wrote: "Closer is He than breathing
and nearer than hands and feet." Meher
Baba, a spiritual teacher from India, said,
"To attain union with God is so impossibly
difficult because it is impossible to become
what you already are!"
The Christian mystic
St. John of the Cross wrote: "Oh, then, soul
most beautiful among all the creatures, so
know the dwelling place
of your Beloved that you may go in quest of
Him and be united with Him, now we are
that you yourself are
his dwelling . . . his secret chamber and
The message of these
teachers and many more like them is clear.
We each are part and parcel of that power
and presence called God, Spirit, Universe,
Love. We couldn't lose that connection even
if we tried.
denominations from every religion teach our
essential oneness with the Creator.
- Sufism: "I looked
into myself and saw that I am He."
- Hinduism: "I am
everywhere, shining forth from all beings."
- Christianity: "The
Father and I are One."
- Islam: "All is
Feast upon the truth of
your sacred nature and let it transform your
very being. Become energized by this great
news and demonstrate your spiritual lineage
in every aspect of your life!
(excerpts from the book
"Soul Proof" by Dr. Mark Pitstick)