I like to study various religions to find commonality and to see that people are people, the world over. That we are more alike than we are different. More problems arise between different groups of people because of a lack of understanding and empathy than anything else.
Anyway, one of the things that I’ve been studying for some time is a text called ‘A course in miracles’ fundamentally it’s Christian in origin, but I can read outside the box and apply it Universally, irrespective of what religion you might follow. The concepts should apply to anyone. If you haven’t read it please do, it’s lengthy but excellent. It’s also on YouTube as a free audiobook. One of the concepts that I’ve started using from the book, is that of recognising that God is within you. Not a new concept but one that I’ve been applying at various different times in the form of visualising. I’ve even used this while out jogging. Seeing Krishna running alongside me (Annoyingly, but obviously not out of breath) is good impetus when I’m flagging. It’s simple to do while I’m jogging but somehow I forget when I face real difficulty like recently when a beloved family pet died. This completely destroyed me and my family and should have been the time for visualising God, but I didn’t. Instead I suffered the grief.
Does anyone else visualise God, either in times of need or routinely? Please share.