I think when our Creator ‘sees’ us, He/She sees our souls first, then our bodies. Though all created beings are of one relation, we are also individuals—even trees and stones and creatures, according to Native Indian traditions. What a system! Separate beings, united by the Love that made us. What a blessing to be able to build our own lives, yet bordered by the laws of the universe. Why the laws or limitations? Love is the essence of the universe, but darkness exists, too, in our minds, in this world. What we sow, we reap and it would be so unfair if it were any other way. Can you imagine reaping what a co-worker or neighbor or criminal created? Or that someone else reaps all the goodness you’ve made in your life?
I don‘t think we’re held quite as responsible for our ‘misdeeds’ before we begin our journey of truth-seeking. But once we understand that our lives, the seconds, minutes, hours and days unfold exactly as we make them, we are held more accountable by our higher selves. If we don’t like the way a certain thought or action makes us feel, only we can change who we are and what we say and do. Even as we feel separate or alone, as we struggle and grow, we are Loved unconditionally by our Maker and need only to sincerely ask for divine intervention. By knowing we are never alone, fear’s icy fingers, which grip our hearts, melt away. We can then breathe deeply and Love in return.