Thursday, January 1, 2009


Today is the holiday of holidays where we honor God. He deserves our very best attention by celebrating this first day of the New Year.

It’s been my tradition for the past 35 years to celebrate the first day of the New Year and dedicate it to God.

The beginning of the New Year is a good time review my core beliefs. I believe in God, and therefore, it is important for me to understand the nature of God.

* God is our parent.
This nature is kind, patient, and unconditionally loving (1 Cor. 13:4-13). As defined in these bible verses, God loves us, and more importantly, GOD LOVES ME.
* God is invisible.
Rom 1:20 states: Ever since the creation of the world his invisible nature, namely, his eternal power and deity, has been clearly perceived in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.
Just as I can’t see the wind, I can feel its effects, brushing against my skin, or moving through the trees.
* God exists in duality.
This duality appears all over creation and is expressed in male and female attributes on the higher creation such as man and animals, and in positive and negative (yin and yang) in the rest of the material world, such as atoms and molecules.
The other duality is expressed through internal and external natures such as man’s mind and body, and the rest of creation being directed by instinct and an inherent directive nature (intelligence) which makes a corn cornel grow into a cornstalk, or an apple pit into an apple tree.
* God is eternal, unchanging, and absolute.
In today’s world everything seems to be relative. None-the-less, there is an absolute standard of truth which is the same in Hong Kong, or Berlin, Germany or in New York. This truth applies the same for Buddhists, Jews or Christians.
* God is the source of goodness, justice (mercy) and freedom.
I grew up in Communist East Germany where there was no freedom and certainly only the justice of the socialist government. The reason: it was an atheistic regime.
* God reigns through law, order, and principle.
If I believe in spiritual principles or not, they still affect our lives. Most people don’t think about this until they near the end of their lives and take their last breath.
Scientists like Andrew Newberg have now discovered that man is hard-wired to belief in God and that our brain changes under certain activities such as prayer, meditation or other spiritual rituals.

During these times of upheaval we would fare much better if we turn our lives over to the all-knowing and loving Father who sure has a solution for all of our troubles. In this way, all these economic breakdown, could turn out to be blessing. When everything goes well, people forget about God, but in times of struggle, there is a window-of-opportunity for God to reach us.

Let's make the new year one where we can be the change we are all looking for.

Here is my New Year’s resolution:

Trust in God with all my heart, spirit and soul.

Affirmation: I am my true, original, illuminated and authentic self.

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