The Cell That I Am 

What if the body of God contained the world as we know it? And not only our world, but the Universe and beyond… what would that look like? 

I began asking myself this as a hypothetical question. The more I pondered the more it dawned on me that there was, in truth, nothing hypothetical about it.   

The next question that followed was if the body of God contains the world, how am I living in it and what is my part in it?

It was a bit difficult for me to get my head around either question as at first I kept picturing God’s body in the human shape and form and initially I thought “No way!” But as I released the picture I was holding and I opened up to the possibility that the body of God does not necessarily have to resemble that of a human being, I began to consider the plausibility that there could be a ‘body’ of God.  

After all, there are more bodies we refer to than just the human one: we have a body of ocean, the body of a sentence, government bodies, etc. This body of God feels very much a living one, and I began to delve deeper into what this means to me.  

My walk this morning presented the perfect space to go deeper as I looked around me and above me and I could feel the vast presence of what was now, to me, coming to be the body of God. I didn’t see sky above me, I saw space. As I felt into how this space was feeling to me, I had a deep knowing that in God’s body I am ‘merely’ a cell. I don’t mean an insignificant cell: I mean a cell as in an intricate part of the magnificent whole.   

Looking at the possibility of being a cell in God’s body amused me because I have never really considered the cells in my own body let alone God’s – for the most part I very much take my own cells for granted but I immediately understood that to God, even the cells in his body are Divine. God is a Divine being in whatever shape or form that may be and if I am a cell in his body it means that I too am Divine. I smiled as I thought “How cool is that?” and I could actually feel the possibility of it.   

The body I am most familiar with is mine and so I related being a cell in God’s body to being a cell in my own. It was so awesome! I could feel that I was a part of this magnificent whole and that without my presence the magnificent whole would not be whole or magnificent. I could also feel how God loves each of his cells equally; he does not prefer or favour one cell over another and that to be held in God’s love is as awesome as it sounds – a returning home to the intimate familiarity of a love that is astounding and all encompassing.   

As I returned to the question I was asking myself: “If the body of God contains the world, how am I living in it and what is my part in it?” I felt myself sobering up a bit. Good question.   

I elaborated on this question, getting a bit more specific: “If I am a cell in God’s body, am I living in a way that makes me a healthy cell or an unhealthy cell?” This to me felt a bit more relatable as in our human form most of us are very familiar with the difference between healthy and unhealthy cells.   

Raising and feeling into this question was not to judge or belittle myself in any way – it was a question that came from a deep contemplative love and sense of responsibility. Realising that this question was being asked in the energy of God’s love, I felt empowered to take a loving, truthful look at what my response would be.   

In aligning with God’s loving energy I began to understand that regardless of what my response would be, what matters is that I am asking the question and showing a willingness to be open. To not only take a look at how I have been living up to this point as a cell in God’s body, but to look at and understand how in re-aligning with God’s beholding love any wayward tendencies I may have had can be healed at the root cause and be released. This then allows me to lovingly return to being a productive intimate part of and a loving contributor to the magnificent, Divine whole as the divinely healthy cell that in truth I have always been.     

By Brigette Evans, Re-opening my eyes, heart and inner-doors – all of which had been closed for a very, very long time, Worcestershire, UK  

Further Reading:
God’s Waiting Room
Relationships, Me and God
The Magic of God in a Commercial Kitchen

 

302 thoughts on “The Cell That I Am 

  1. Seeing space as we look at the sky brings multidimensionality to awareness, such a great way to bring this multidimensionality into everyday living.

  2. I used to want to be a cell that was seen, recognised for being different, amazing, standing out in a good way that people approved if and loved. The idea of just being a cell of great magnificence but with no applaud felt pointless and sad, I wasn’t getting what I needed. Just standing out for any reason was better than being invisible. So I’ve done things, even privately but with a mental commentary of, if people knew they’d be shocked, as a way of creating tension and being seen.

    But now I’m enjoying feeling a part of the whole; learning how beautiful it is to be aligned to the magnificence of God whatever other people think, and learning to heal all the small patches of where I do want to be a part from this grandness in an attempt to recreate it myself and take credit.

  3. As a very real and important shift from thinking that I am insignificant as just one person up against all the world’s problems, embracing the responsibility of being a cell in the whole, brings so much sense and purpose to life.

    1. For me in this moment it also brings a feeling of release in my body. I have been feeling slightly off today, nothing specific, just not my usual self. But reading your comment Matilda supported my body to breathe what felt like a very physical sigh of relief. I got to feel how even though I am feeling out of sorts, I am no less a part of the whole.

  4. Today I was reading how the world expands and felt a profound feeling of wow, this love is really it. For years I was a disconnected cell running around in its own spin with little awareness. This felt devastating to be so separate from God. Coming to accept the grandness we are from, is such a thank God moment and I can feel how much I’ve resisted the beauty of this. I’m starting to see this beauty in my everyday life which is amazing.

  5. Every cell, every fibre must come from one source. If it isn’t God then what else can it be? For me it is the same as love, the true love, which contains no emotions is within us all. That love is reflected to us all the time by God, through God and from God, so what are we doing with it, is the question? Reflect or retract?

  6. ” But as I released the picture I was holding and I opened up to the possibility that the body of God does not necessarily have to resemble that of a human being, I began to consider the plausibility that there could be a ‘body’ of God” It is interesting how we try to reduce everything to human level and make God all that he is not, and in doing so, lose the magnificence and stupendousness of what is really on offer. If we did stop to feel this, we would be overwhelmed by the absolute love that is on offer to us every single moment of the day.

  7. I love how this embraces how we are all a part of God and the Universe and how this brings with it deep joy but also a responsibility to explore how we are living and reflecting to others around us.

  8. Thank you, Brigette, for writing down with such common sense what so many keep as a theoretical thought, that we are truly part of God, in Him, all of us. We should have reminders like this blog all over, instead of adverts for all sorts of goods, because it is so simple and close to us and really so easy to feel and know – that we don’t see or feel it because we make it complicated and difficult.

  9. For anyone to be asking themselves what they are contributing to the whole, the big picture, knowing that everything is everything is a great thing and surely leads to greater responsibility which in itself can be a Joy.

    1. Love it Andrew, and we know how well the cells in the body communicate to each other, and that communication between us all is also so crucial as an integral cell in the bigger picture of God’s love.

      1. Yes if the communication between cells breaks down then the health of the body breaks down and likewise if our communication breaks down between people then the health of our society and communties, families, relationships also breaks down.

  10. This is a powerful expansive inquiry and exploration that lets us know with no doubt that there are no contradictions in placing God, and Science, and Love, and Religion, and Philosophy as equally part of the whole, and part of one another. And that it is wise, simple and astute to do so.

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