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The Nature of God
by Sammy Joe Voiles
In the Spring of 1990, I was lying on my bed.....meditating. Just relaxing my mind and body.....enjoying the nothingness of the alpha state. I wasn't asleep....I could hear sounds from outside my window. But I was not fully awake. I was in that place in-between....that's the only way I can think to describe it.

In my mind's eye....there was perfect darkness....I was completely still. That's when I heard myself ask the question...."God, are you there?" I didn't plan to meditate on God. I didn't plan on asking any questions.....but yet here I was hearing myself ask the question. The darkness was gently interrupted by the most beautiful figure. It was in the distance....existing only by itself..... surrounded by the perfect darkness. It was the figure of a person. What I mean by that is that it had a head, body, arms and legs. But it had no other distinguishing features....just a figure that illuminated the darkness with the most beautiful color of blue that I have ever seen. Yet it was unmistakeably perfect in every way.

In my mind's eye, it started to come closer to me. Once again, I heard myself ask the question, "Is that you God?" It slowly moved toward me until it was right in front of me. I was amazed by the brilliance! I couldn't take my eyes off of this figure standing before me. And then, like an explosion in my mind, it flew right into me! My ears hummed and the darkness was brilliant white light! I was filled with the most powerful feelings of perfect bliss! The next thing I knew I was standing in the middle of the room! I was laughing and crying at the same time! Every hair on my body was standing on end! Every cell of my body was vibrating with the most wonderful sensations of love and joy and happiness!

If you could take all of the positive emotions, multiply them a hundred times, roll them up into one.....and administer them with the speed of electricity, that doesn't even come close to what I was feeling! I just stood there in the middle of the room and all I could do was say, "Oh my God! Oh my God! Oh my God!" After awhile, the feelings started to subside. I began to become aware of what had just happened to me. I couldn't believe it! My mind started attempting to rationalize the experience. But, there was no way to explain it away. It happened. The most important day of my life. The day that I was given the knowledge that God does exist. Not only does He exist, but there is a little piece of Him in all of us. God is very real.

Now....you take this for what it's worth to you. And if you think I'm crazy....well....I am what I am. The painting that is on the front cover of the "Sending The Love" CD is a feeble human attempt of mine to recall my experience with a brush and paint. I never painted before this attempt....but I knew I had to try. "There is a little light that exists in all of us. Some of us have turned it off....some of us have forgotten about it completely....and yet it will always be there. The time has come to find that Light of Love within you....and let it shine."

� Sammy Joe Voiles