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

523 thoughts on “God is in the Detail

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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?

  7. 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.

  8. 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.”

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. ‘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.

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

  13. 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.

  14. “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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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”.

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