I recently received feedback from a reader questioning my belief in God given the representation in the iPad book (The iPad, the Manifestation, and the Law of Attraction available at http://www.iPadLawofAttraction.com). Apparently, I only referenced “God” directly three times, but I referenced “the Universe” eleven times throughout the book.
The first time God (or the Universe) is mentioned in the book is on page 4:
“I told the Universe (God or Christ within or Divine Source; whatever label you want to put on it) that I wanted an iPad…”
Despite noting that I was open to however the readers wanted to reference God or their Higher Power, the reader felt I was supposed to be more emphatic, and ensure that He, God, was given His due.
The fact is, I do believe in God. I believe in a Higher Power that is omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent, and all that is. But I choose not to limit “Him” or the way He is represented in my life or in our society. God is the great “I AM.” And so it is—in whatever way that means to you.
I happen to believe that the Divine is in all of us (John 14:26), so when this reader also suggested that I was trying to be God by being a creator of my own life experience, I basically agreed. Yep, I am God manifested in physical form; I am not trying to be God. God and I are one, so I have the right to co-create with the Divine. When they pointed to the Bible as the reason I should not make this assumption, I did too. Didn’t He say that I can do greater works than He did if I believe?
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
—John 14:12, KJV
Yes. So if God performed miracles and spoke the worlds into existence, shouldn’t I be able to do something as simple as create an iPad? I believe so. He tells me that I can have what I ask for, as long as I expect it to be so, so I think I am okay going for the iPad, especially if it will be to my highest good (John 14:13-14). If anyone does not believe they have the ability to co-create with God that is okay. They will rise to the level of their own belief.
The reality is, I do not consider myself a very religious person. I am not much for quoting the Bible and using scripture to support my position, so it is a little awkward for me. I do believe in God and have enjoyed reading certain aspects of the Bible, and even enjoy singing praise songs from it on occasion. I don’t feel, however, that God has to be used in every sentence nor referenced every time something good happens in the world. God is good, so I guess I let it go without saying. Don’t get me wrong, I am so grateful to have the Divine Spirit working in me and through me. I am grateful that there are those who totally live by the Spirit and follow His direction without fail. I just may not say that all the time. For some, they would rather I did.
Thank you, dear reader, for bringing this matter to my attention. I really do appreciate the feedback. It allows me to be mindful of how my words, or lack thereof, can impact my message. I did not intend to take any power away from God; He is the one that gave creative power to me in the first place.
Tanya Brockett is “The Joyful Authorpreneur.” She is the author of The iPad, the Manifestation, and the Law of Attraction, The Loan Solution, and the upcoming title, The Enlightened New Writer: Tips & Tools for a Joyous Publishing Experience. She is a gifted speaker who helps authors and entrepreneurs to prosper on purpose through publishing. To book Tanya as a speaker or for interviews, visit http://www.TanyaBrockett.com.