Most of us learned how to play games when we were very young. The first game many of us learned to play was Peek-a-boo. In this game someone covered their eyes and then uncovered them and said “Peek-a-boo, I see you!” Then they may have covered and then uncovered our eyes as well repeating those same words. After playing the game a few times we got the hang of it.
Those who have mastered Peek-a-boo generally don’t play it unless they are playing with babies. This game helps us to demonstrate and understand object permanence. By playing the game we realize that when things disappear, they aren’t gone forever. Before we understand this concept we think that when things are not in our view they are gone or nonexistent. If we have mastered this game, then we know that just because we don’t see someone or something with our eyes doesn’t mean that they or it doesn’t exist. Have you mastered Peek-a-boo?
After we master Peek-a-boo we move on to games like Hide and Seek. If you are it, then you must seek and find. But if you are not it, you hide and wait until someone finds you. In this game you get to experience both hiding and seeking. Some people really don’t like to be it. They would rather hide. In the game of life, if you keep hiding, you may start playing small and hinder the manifestation of the glory of God in and through you. Some people enjoy having the opportunity to be a seeker. A successful seeker sees what they are looking for before they get it. Then they stay focused on what they see until they get it. Otherwise they won’t know when they have found what they are looking for. WHAT DO YOU SEE? What you see directly affects what you get!
As we grow older our physical sight may be declining. This decline may be inevitable. We may have to purchase visual aids to improve our physical sight but each of us is born with a spiritual aid to help our spiritual sight become better. We can work to improve our spiritual sight. Beyond our physical eyes there is the third eye. Our third eye is our spiritual visual aid which helps us to see both our inner and outer worlds. It allows us to experience clear thoughts as well as spiritual contemplation and self-reflection. We can internalize the outer world and externalize the inner world. This eye allows us to access inner guidance that comes from the depths of our being (The very God in us!) As we develop this eye that is the lamp of our body, our body will be full of light. When we really see the light in ourselves, we touch the Holy and become holy. Then we’ll have a heart for people (especially those who are perishing and in need of love) and we will be able to manifest real love.
You must see it, if it is to be. What you see is what you get. So let’s stop playing childish games like “Now you see it, Now you don’t” which is a little illusive like a magician’s trick. Some tricks really are for kids. Some people play this game daily. They look in the mirror and only see the reflection of their outward appearance or they get a glimpse of their inner selves, but as they go on their way they quickly forget the refection.
Don’t settle for the childish games people play. These games are not a substitute for manifesting the glory of God that is within you. Make sure you see God with your spiritual eyes. What you’re looking for is real loving and God’s love is as real as love can get. When you really see God, WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET! For more information on the development of your spiritual eyes, contact Rev. Salia at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 440-8004.