A lot of people are talking about Source Energy these days. It's a pretty common term in spiritual circles (maybe also at the PG&E power plant, I don't know, but that's not the kind of energy I'm talking about here). I myself have begun to use the term Source Energy for what I used to think of us a greater or higher power.
Trying to define what Source Energy is could turn into a lengthy discussion. It would involve me telling you what I think it is, what others think it is, what's in between all that, and cross examining those parts until I'm drinking coffee straight from the pot and furiously trying to edit down a million words. So rather than me getting tweaked out on coffee I'd like to give a short note on one way to think of it: Source Energy is the vague and open ended way we can look at all concepts for God merged, our creation, and the mysterious forces in our lives.
I would like to try and get even more simple about Source Energy. I would say it's pure love. Maybe even Love with a capitol L. A love so grand, so rich, so thick that you're like 'this is love beyond love. This is a Love that changes my life." Now if you've been in love you might think you know what I'm talking about. But without sounding patronizing, I want to say as gently as I can, that this Love goes waaaay beyond that. Even if you were Romeo and Juliet, or Britney and Justin back in their denim matching days, or Prince William and Kate, I know there is a love that goes beyond that. I know because I experienced it once in meditation.
It was that experience that has inspired me to write this post. People who knew me ten years ago who stumble across this are probably getting whiplash from shock that I'm writing this. Ten years ago I didn't believe in anything except a lot of beer and a lot of weed. I worshiped at the hookah alter and I wasn't sorry. And I'm still not. That fit me and what I was searching for at that time. But I've turned a lot of corners since then, and the thing is, if you turn four corners on a block you're right back where you started.
So I'm still me. The same me. I've just turned some corners and have a new perspective on some stuff. One perspective I've gained is a reflection on a higher power, which at this point in my journey, I'm calling Source Energy. Whatever you think It is or isn't, if you can imagine Source Energy as Love then you probably want to reconnect with it.
While meditating I got a very direct answer on how to return to Source. It's really simple. It's more simple than everything I wrote above. But as I turn corners and circle past the spiritual AM/PM multiple times, I keep coming back to one thing: The more simple something is, the more likely it is to be a Universal truth. Case in point: Love everybody. That's simple. It doesn't come with a long list of exceptions, it just is what it is. Love everybody. You either love everybody or you don't.
So, without further ado, here are my notes on how to return to Source Energy:
1.) Find Joy in everything
2.) Experience as much love as possible
3.) Be grateful
That's it!!! That's really it. Anybody who tells you otherwise is either your mother or trying to sell something. You don't need to pray, cleanse, volunteer, ride a horse through the Sahra, chant, run, karate chop your chakras, kiss a certain stone, or anything else. You don't need to be someone else in order to return to the highest form of Love in the Universe. All you have to do is experience a little more joy and love.
Sounds too simple? Maybe we should approach it backwards then. We just have consider what we think God or Source Energy is. Is God love? Is God joy? Yes?
God is Love. And God is Joy. So if we want to reconnect, then we should probably make that a focus in our lives.
Let me close with what Ben Franklin said about wine (I always thought it was about a beer. Turns out Ben still thought God loves us, he just sees the proof in wine, not beer).
Behold the rain which descends from heaven upon our vineyards, there it enters the roots of the vines, to be changed into wine, a constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy.