God is in the Detail

A beauty-full friend recently said to me “God is in the details.” I laughed and said I’ve only ever heard the idiom “the devil’s in the details,” and never understood it. Detail has always made sense to me, it supports me to feel very centred and still, so how could it be a bad thing?

I realised I had just been presented with the truth… God really is in the details.

This truth often reveals itself to me in my everyday life. My most beauty-full moments have all occurred when I have been present or paid attention to detail in the task I am doing.

For example, when I cook with attention to detail the meal looks and smells amazing. I will notice how the colours blend together; I will use ingredients that I may not have combined before. I will notice how the food sounds and I will cook according to when it feels ready, using my eyes as confirmation of what I have already felt. Then when I come to eat the food, if I continue with this loving level of attention to detail – setting the table with care, sitting in a supportive chair feeling my body as I sit, feeling the fork in my hand, using my senses to really experience the food – the food tastes amazing. I may have just cooked the simplest meal and magically become a gourmet chef! I have also noticed that the meal is filling without bloating: I was present with every morsel of food so a small amount feels like a 3 course meal. Needless to say I am then not hungry for hours or looking for something sweet to perk up my taste buds.

This attention to detail makes all the difference to the quality of my meal and the quality of how I feel.

On the days when I look and feel the most beauty-full, it has always been possible because of the attention to detail I have allowed when I have prepared for my day. If I continue to bring this level of presence to every moment of my day with loving consistency – not a driving for perfection – my day just flows. There is such a joy to my day. Time feels endless and I get so much done. I feel light and lovely but so grounded and real. It is like I realise everything means something so I am attentive and right with me in every moment.

On days when I feel tired or in a rush, I have found that the most loving way to support myself is to stop, breathe, come back to my body and re-connect and once again bring my attention to detail. The world slows down around me and I am enveloped by this exquisite space. I feel whole again. I honestly feel connected to all and without a doubt feel the presence of God. How could I not? – I feel full of love in these moments and truly precious. I deeply appreciate that detail is such a supportive element, without it my life doesn’t flow.

If you have ever watched the wind blowing through the trees and felt the absolute harmony and stillness of the movement of the leaves as they dance and glide in unison together creating a ripple of harmony through the air, you will feel the beauty that detail can bring. Perhaps you have spent time staring at a baby, mesmerised by their beauty and the absolute love that radiates from them; detail contributes to this feeling too.

It did dawn on me as I was appreciating detail that by bastardising the truth of this idiom that God Is In the Detail, so many people may have inadvertently rejected bringing detail to their lives. I began to ponder on what other truths are bastardised to keep us separate from a true support that is there for all of us equally. What truths are kept from us that provide true inspiration and make a massive difference to us living a life full of true vitality and wellness?

I will forever be inspired by Serge Benhayon, his love for humanity, the presence he brings and his attention to detail. Heart-full thanks and appreciation Serge for bringing all of you.

By Bianca Barban, Registered Nurse. Melbourne, Australia

563 thoughts on “God is in the Detail

  1. You can really feel the love and joy expressed in the blog by being present with every detail – thank you Bianca. We can forget how much our own love and care can mean to the quality of our day and to those around us. Very inspiring to read this again.

  2. When I think about it, God’s detailing is everywhere and infinitely incredible. The awareness of this detail will depend on my connection first, which I choose through the details of how I move, breathe, take care of myself, how I interact with people, the thoughts I allow etc. It is a choice to see it and is heavenly when I do.

  3. “On the days when I look and feel the most beauty-full, it has always been possible because of the attention to detail I have allowed when I have prepared for my day.” I have had this same experience, and it makes an enormous difference to be present with ourselves and tend to every detail with love and care. I can see I could bring more of this into other areas of my day.

  4. When we give our attention to detail, we open up space and give life to that which would otherwise get ignored.

  5. The detail that goes into a painting like the Mona Lisa by Leonardo sure put God in the simplicity of the detail that can capture the world. So as you have shared Bianca, “God is in the detail” and remains within that detail because of the unifying conscious presence we hold when we go about our day and imprint life with our Soul-full-essences.

  6. I agree, the days I feel most beautiful and precious is when I have taken into account the detail – the detail of how I shower, how I do my make up & my hair, how i put my clothes on & choose the shoes to wear. Everything matters & everything either supports a connection or weakens it & the more attention we pay to the detail, the more beauty we can see in the world.

      1. Absolutely, Greg – have you ever noticed that you can walk like you don’t care? Or like you are so exhausted that you don’t even want to move? So many times I’ve caught myself in the midst of it and thought “you gotta change that!”

    1. And this is also true when we walk ‘stuck up’ and where our noses become stuck to the ceiling. You Gotta Change that Habit as it becomes difficult to walk let alone see where we’re going!

  7. When we are not aware of the detail in all that we do we miss out on the all that is there for us to feel.

  8. With attention to detail we naturally bring more care into what we are doing and as long as we don’t get lost in that at the expense of the bigger picture we are fine.

  9. What we learn from appeciating the finer details in life is that one small moment can be everything, we tend to only focus on the bigger moments in life but there is equal grandness and equal magic in the smallest moment or the tiniest detail. It helps us learn that every part of life is the same.

  10. When we’re feeling that connection with our bodies – paying attention to how we move, what’s going on within and around us, there’s a depth and a beauty to every single experience.

  11. When we rush to finish something the quality of our movements are lost, and the hardness starts to register, which we don’t like the feeling of and then the actions to subdue what we feel comes into play. Attention to detail asks us to be even more responsible for our movements and how this affects everyone around us.

  12. Taking loving care of the detail guarantees the quality of how we move and hold ourselves and supports us to confirm the beauty and divinity of who we truly are in our essence.

  13. When I am present, connected to my inner heart and breathing my own breath I become still, and in this stillness I have a detailed depth of perception of all that is in my surroundings and beyond. So yes, I would agree God is definitely in the detail.

  14. So true.. it’s much easier to feel our divinity and the interconnectedness and beauty around us when we’ve taken deep care of our bodies and already feel that within. Self care feels like the foundational prerequisite to everything else that comes afterwards.

  15. There’s so much beauty in the details too and so much we can learn from the small moments in life – if we just rush past and miss them then we are missing out on something magical.

  16. You have certainly inspired me to pay attention to detail, Bianca, I could really feel how details made the magical moments in your article. First project: my work room, there I could pay much more attention to detail, it feels functional, because I haven’t paid attention to details so far.

    1. Thanks Willem, for some reason I haven’t seen my work room as deserving as the same level of love in the detail as I have when I’m getting ready in the morning, but I can see that it can be brought across my whole life, and not saved for certain parts of the day.

  17. Another great recipe in experiencing God, love it! Now I understand why some moments, or some things I did are so exquisitely beautiful. Example: Today I made a new proposal with attention to detail: it was a pleasure to make and the love was felt. I had first called the customer and told him I would send this new proposal replacing an old proposal I send yesterday which was made in hurry. No love, it felt empty: they very probably would have rejected it.

  18. I certainly appreciate Serge Benhayon and the detail he goes to with truth. He reads everything. I am understanding now how important it is to read everything that is shown to you. Through the reading, you can expand more into the intelligence of what the universe is offering you.

  19. It’s like looking through a magnifying glass. The beauty and intricacy of details can only be explained by the grandness it belongs to and the space it is held within.

  20. When I skim over the details I am missing the opportunity to deepen my connection to God and my soul. It is interesting then that we live in a world where everyone is pressured with time and rushing around very busy, we then feel disconnected and lost and can easily feel exhausted and anxious.

  21. There is such beauty, richness and support in detail, and it’s all around us … I notice that when I skirt over detail it’s often a marker for me to show that I’ve not truly attuned to and with myself. Detail ensures nothing can ever be boring and life is a joy.

  22. Very beautifully shared Bianca. It is also my experience that when we move in connection to our essence, we are moving in connection to our Soul through which our relationship with God which is a given, is absolutely felt. For every moment we move with this presence, to its finest detail, the more we live the power of who we truly are in essence as the Sons of God.

  23. Details. When I notice them I appreciate and glory in the. If I find myself glossing over them, it’s telling that there’s something I’m not wanting to see or feel. And now I can feel that as I appreciate my attention to detail, life opens up and I am more aware of the Divinity all around and in me. God in the details for sure.

    1. Thanks Monica, I sometimes have that same thing where I want to rush through something or skim over it, great point about those occasions being about something we may not want to see or feel.

  24. When I am in a rush to just get thinks done this creates a lot tension and anxiety in my body, when I slow down and pay attention to the details of what I am doing, space opens up and there is a gentle flow to life.

  25. “If you have ever watched the wind blowing through the trees and felt the absolute harmony and stillness of the movement of the leaves as they dance and glide in unison together creating a ripple of harmony through the air, you will feel the beauty that detail can bring.” – It’s so cool that you mentioned this observation Bianca as I had an identical experience last summer while on a walk in the woods, feeling very still inside my body and noticing how the wind was caressing the trees and leaves in a way that matched the silky feeling I had in my body as I breathed so gently with my walk. I can feel now just how much I was feeling God in that moment.

  26. Thank you Bianca – this blog is a great reminder to remain in the moment and present with the body. I am aware that when being totally present with the detail in whatever is being done, there is an exquisite sense of harmony and flow throughout the day.
    “This truth often reveals itself to me in my everyday life. My most beauty-full moments have all occurred when I have been present or paid attention to detail in the task I am doing”.

  27. Thank you Bianca, I could feel how detail keeps one in the moment, enjoying and tending to whatever we are doing fully, and allowing us the opportunity to stay connected to our love and bring this into each moment. I really enjoyed reading about the space you felt by being in the detail also.

  28. “I was present with every morsel of food so a small amount feels like a 3 course meal. Needless to say I am then not hungry for hours…” This was a real penny-dropping moment for me. Awesome.

  29. I used to think that God only appeared in the beauty of nature and unaware that it was everywhere. For instance when I lived in the UK, I loved Spring and Summer and parts of Autumn but disliked Winter. But now realise that the seasons are all essential cycles of life that God presents to us. God is in everything and everywhere.

    Thank you for sharing the depth of observation and intimacy even in preparing food we eat – I just love these sharing.

  30. You bring a beautiful and inspiring practicality to detail. There is only love and support in detail, it allows for a solid foundation.

  31. ‘I was present with every morsel of food so a small amount feels like a 3 course meal’. This is so true, and when I get into being in a rush, (esp at work, on a 15 min break to eat food) I am not present with every mouthful, I am feeling it is time to change this.

  32. When we are aware of the smallest detail in our movement we feel the love in the movements that become part of the all.

  33. Attention to detail really can make a big difference to the quality that we produce something in – not from a perfectionism angle but from caring for all the details as is felt is needed – no more and no less…

    1. I like this clarity Fiona when we take care of the details – no more or no less… so we don’t leave ourselves drained by giving too much and we never give less – just what is needed in any moment.

  34. I love it how God communicates with the tiniest details and how he shows his sense of humour. The placement of leaves, the flight of a bird, the number plate on the car in from of you or the writing on a passing truck. Opening up to this level of communication is a growing thing for me and is something that brings huge joy. You can’t help but smile when you have that kind of communication with God.

    1. Beautifully expressed Nikki. I am with you as in opening up to this level of communication with God more and more, leaves me feeling like I am bursting with absolute joy in knowing that we are connected to and part of something far greater than anything of this world.

    2. When I have experiences like that I am in the awe of the detail that must have gone into that so I could receive the Magic of God in that moment, I can’t really fathom it all in the way it all comes together, but I can feel the immense love and care we are all held in.

  35. A riveting blog to my hearts ‘detailed’ content. I love the examples that were used and I whole-heartedly agree.
    When I focus on the detail life flows. This works for me especially when I am busy. It holds me to my quality. I have experimented with this and it may seem that you drag the chain or can’t achieve as much, but because of the attention to detail it completes how it is needed. It works every time. “I realise everything means something so I am attentive and right with me in every moment.”

  36. It is lovely to read this and is a beautiful confirmation of my present focus to deepen my relationship with myself and the Universe. Also I realise how subtly I have been cursed by the saying of ‘the devil being in the detail’ as I notice how I would so often not take notice of the detail.

  37. When we rush we don’t get to appreciate the detail and the space around us seems to shrink. When we stop and take a moment to appreciate what is around us, we see so much more and the details around us reveal the magic of God is in everything.

    1. Also when we rush we are not taking responsibility in the moment and I ask myself what am I am avoiding, or am afraid of, in the moment when I rush?

  38. If I skim over the details and rush in life the quality of my day drops, when I am more present and pay attention to the details my day flows differently and I feel more expansive and light.

  39. Lovely to read this again. So many people do not like taking responsibility as it means having to be truthful and honest with everything, in particular the difficult and painful aspects of life – unresolved hurts, mistakes we have made, etc. When we take care of the details it also means taking care of these aspects on our life. This is one reason for the saying that the ‘devil is in the detail’ – we see the truth and we do not also like seeing this.

  40. When I am tired I have noticed my attention to detail becomes less and a dismissiveness can come in. In those cases it is like you’ve said to come back to the body and to feel me, and the support that’s always there, again and make it about every tiny aspect or movement in my life.

    1. It’s a good point Annelies, I find it’s the same with disregard (which can often happen with tiredness), as I begin to ignore the details I see, it’s like a gradual switching off instead of staying present and with my love.

  41. It is amazing to feel that when we do bring our attention to the quality of presence we choose to live with through every detail, we bring awareness to the space that is available to bring more of who we are to every moment as such we bring more of our love, our Soulfulness, our power to every moment.

  42. The beauty is found in the details and it is even more beauty-full for us to stop, appreciate and confirm that we are super awesome in connection to our soul’s expression because this is where God really gets to soar, by the detail of our every movement. Simply amazing, thank you Bianca.

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