Names for God

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There are many other names of God. God is an Energy, greater than I. It is the glorious Creative Intelligence that shapes the oceans, mountains, and vast sky. It is Effortless Abundance and Success. This Powerful Energy is Divine Wisdom, The Father-Mother-God, The One Presence. It is Eternal Source, First Cause, Infinite Mind; The Original Creator, Omnipotent, Omnipresent, and Omniscient.  God doesn’t mind what you call it in order for you to understand It better.

God Energy doesn’t have an ego. It’s impersonal. We personalize what God is to us. Someone came up with the name, “God” and we put meaning into that name or concept. If your concept of God is limiting, get a bigger God. It can only do for us what It can do through us. We are individual expressions of this Energy.

  • What are your beliefs about God?
  • What names and attributes do you feel comfortable associating with God?
  • Make a list of A-Z positive attributes you could name God. Pick a few of your favorites and begin using them.

These exercises are especially good if you use the name “God” by rote, not feeling any depth to the conversation. The poet Hafiz, c.1320-1389, would ofter refer to God as a lover. (“God, what love-mischief can ‘We’ do for the world today?”) If you don’t yearn for God as one does their partner, or head off to prayer as one would the Super Bowl Game, re-introduce the excitement of God into your prayer and meditation time.

Mother’s Day

This is a poem from the Sufi Mystic, Hafiz. He lived 1320-1389. About one hundred years after Rumi. Read this poem with Mother’s Day in mind. I’m fortunate to have a mother who embodies this poem 100%. If you don’t feel that way about the set up you had or have, become the sun—become the energy that lights up the whole sky, never demanding back. Happy Mother’s Day. Thank you. With love.


Even after all this time

The sun never says to the earth,

“You owe me.”

Look what happens

with a love like that,

It lights the whole sky.

— Hafiz