I went in for an eye exam and had the test where the two circles start out on the left, and on the right – then move toward each other, and the object of the game is when they’re in alignment.
Then I thought having an “I Exam” — what am I in alignment with?
The whole idea about life is for use to be in alignment with God. If we’re not in alignment with God, Who moved? God never moves. God is constant. God is always there/here. God is one of those circles in the eye exam that the other circle aligns with. When they’re in alignment, yell, “STOP!” before that other circle (now represented by you) moves past the other circle (now representing God.)
It’s not about “Getting” from God. It’s about aligning with God. When we’re in alignment, we’re open and receptive—and we do receive. It’s easy when we’re in the flow. When it’s hard, we’re not in alignment.
Being in alignment with God doesn’t mean life doesn’t give us “stuff” — It does mean we go through our stuff with more ease and grace. We are here to learn and grow. We are not here to decide why the person next to us, or the person sitting at home has the problems they do. Nor are we to take on their exam and tell them when the circles are in alignment. If they are open to your input, fine—bring them to church, a class, hand them a book, share non-judgmental conversation, but you can’t drag someone to enlightenment. That only proves there are two people un-enlightened.