What Does God Look Like? – The Affirmation Spot for Saturday March 8, 2008


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April and I are reading A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose. This is the latest Oprah’s Book Club selection. Oprah and the author Eckhart Tolle are hosting a 10-week online course covering this book. The next session is Monday March 10 at 9:00 eastern, 8:00 central time in the U.S. This week’s session covers chapter 2. You can register for free at Oprah.com


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woman_relax_eyesclose.jpgMost Saturdays I pose a question to The Affirmation Spot readers. My goal is to give you all chance to share your ideas. Communication is two ways, not one.  I hope to keep the questions interesting and provacative.

Our whole business therefore in this life is to restore to health the eye of the heart whereby God may be seen.”

~ St. Augustine 

Today’s question is:

When you close your eyes and visualize God, what does God look like in your mind?

Click here to leave a comment describing what God looks like to you.

Be peaceful Be prosperous!

Ray

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About Ray Davis

Ray Davis is an author and co-founder of 6 Sense Media. His latest books are the Anunnaki Awakening trilogy - speculative fiction series focusing the issues of humanity's past and future. The series is heavily influenced by the science fiction genre. Book 1 - Revelation - is now available - http://www.AATrilogy.com. Ray has written prolifically on the topics of personal development and human potential. In 2007, Ray founded The Affirmation Spot - a website offering downloadable mp3 motivational tools and affirmations. http://www.theaffirmationspot.com. Ray began studying affirmations and positive thinking after a life-threatening illness at 25. His thirst for self-improvement led him to read the writings of Joseph Campbell, Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Neale Donald Walsch, and many other luminaries in the fields of mythology and motivation. Over time, he has melded these ideas into his own philosophy on self-development. He has written and used affirmations and other tools throughout that time to improve his own life and has a passion for helping other reach for their goals and dreams. In 2010 he authored an eBook titled The Power to Be You: 417 Original Daily Thoughts for Personal Empowerment. Ray holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Secondary Education in Social Studies from University of Kansas. He lives in Louisburg, KS with his wife, April, two grown stepkids, and his black lab, Mia.
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19 Responses to What Does God Look Like? – The Affirmation Spot for Saturday March 8, 2008

  1. ~BRANDY~ says:

    I don’t know! When I try to picture God-I see only a blue sky and clouds and a presence -but no actual “person” or picture appears to me. ????

  2. Teresa Kirk says:

    You do entertain me, Ray!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Ray Davis says:

    Hey, Brandy

    Interesting. A blue open sky with sunlight coming through clouds is one of the ways I envision God.

  4. Ray Davis says:

    Teresa,

    Glad you are entertained. So, what do you think? How do you envision God? I’ve had several friends tell me when they saw this post that they had never really thought about it.

    That’s what makes it an interesting question. What do you think?

  5. pamela says:

    When I close my eyes and invision God, I see a strong masculine hand gently holding my hand. A masculine figure walking beside me.
    Often times I pull my hand from His and run out ahead of Him. I always fall but He always helps me up, brushes me off, and reaches His hand out to me again.

  6. Ray Davis says:

    Pamela,

    It sounds like you see a very caring and patient father. What a wonderful image you painted with your description! Thank you for sharing.

    Ray

  7. Crystal says:

    Well… when I picture God, I see a body, he’s wearing a white cloak, and sandals, but I don’t see a face. It’s strange…

  8. Ray Davis says:

    Crystal,

    It’s interesting, isn’t it, that most of us have kind of a nebulous image of God. As important as God is to many people, you’d think we’d have a clearer picture in our minds.

    Glad you shared. Thank you.

    Ray

  9. Donna says:

    I think God looks like you and me. He looks like the patient kid who smiles and bags my groceries. He looks like the kindergarten teacher that lovingly teaches my child each day. He looks like my students who teach me much more than I will ever teach them. He looks like my 90 year old neighbor who calls to check on my family after a storm.
    Donna

  10. Ray Davis says:

    Donna,

    That’s a beautiful sentiment and my favorite answer so far. We forget the divine that lives in each of us at our own peril and to our own detriment.

    Ray

  11. Justin says:

    when i close my eyes. i see a nice blue sky bigger then every thing around me. and then i look at the ground and i see life growing between my toes. then i look up once more, and see the brightest face i have every seen and a hand would come out of nowhere and say “My son welcome home” with a big grind on face.

  12. Ray Davis says:

    Justin,

    I appreciate you finding the blog and taking a moment to contribute.

    No one has answered that question in a while. That is absolutely beautiful. That must feel amazing when you experience it.

    Ray

  13. Justin says:

    lol thank you

  14. Justin says:

    oh lol im 16 years old if your wondering i was just nopping around stuff and found this

  15. ChinchillaJew says:

    I am of the Jewish persuasion, and the Torah forbids any graven images, but as a child I went ahead and drew a picture of what I thought G-d looks like. I drew Him as a grandfatherly figure with a flowing white beard and hair wearing kind of a wizard’s hat. In my mind G-d would be very wise and magical being if He chose a human form, just like my drawing as a child.

    CJ

  16. Ray Davis says:

    Thank you for sharing your insight. It is an interesting question to contemplate, though, isn’t it?

    Did you get into trouble for drawing the image? Do you still have it?

  17. ChinchillaJew says:

    Ray,

    I didn’t get in trouble. My Mom understood, but I sheepishly got rid of it when she found it! That would kinda be cool to still have it and make a scan of my 1987 drawing with my 21st century scanner.

    CJ

  18. Diane Friedman says:

    My God is a man. He is kind and very forgiving, but he can be very strict. He is a wonderful teacher and gives me lessons everyday. He is extremely patient with me. He lets me do what I want to do … after all I have free will! He is always there to pick up the pieces. My God smokes a pipe. He doesn’t really smoke it alot, he mostly just chews on it to think. He has twinkly eyes, a wonderful smile, and a nice head of silvery hair. When he laughs, the whole world lights up for me! He has a sometimes strange but wonderful sense of humor. He’s my teacher, my protector and my friend. I trust him with my life.

    • Ray Davis says:

      Diane, wow!

      That is the most complete description anyone has ever offered to this question. Obviously, your God and you are very close. You are a very lucky person. It’s wonderful to have the experience of being cared for in that way.

      I’d remind you to be inspired, but I think you already are. Thank you for taking a moment to share.

      Ray

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