What is God Today? God as Wholeness

“We can sometimes get a glimpse of wholeness in our own lives,
when we come into a moment of solitude or silence –
when in that brief moment, there is an awareness of a ‘being in love…”

– Ilia Delio

Ilia Delio, in this third video of our seven-part series on “What is God Today?”, explores God As Wholeness: “We can sometimes get a glimpse of wholeness in our own lives, when we come into a moment of solitude or silence – when in that brief moment, there is an awareness of a ‘being in love’, that everything just seems to fall into place, where we are part of the whole, the whole is part of us…” – Ilia

+

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT
by Jennifer Wallace

So let’s talk a little bit about God as wholeness and this hunger for wholeness that’s at the heart of our lives.

Wholeness as a dynamic concept is in every movement of complexifying love. And so, God as dynamic creativity, as dynamic movement in love, is always with us in the sense of inviting us to become part of this movement in love. And so, God’s becoming in love is also our becoming in love. We are becoming in love together.

We can sometimes get a glimpse of wholeness in our own lives when we come into a moment of solitude or silence, when in that brief, brief moment there is an awareness of being in love, that everything seems to fall into place where we are part of the whole, the whole is part of us and this seamless unity of my being and the world in which I live are one. And that unity is, of course, God’s own presence.

Something about this union—that if God becomes God in us—that’s the whole beauty of this Christian mystery that we are talking about. As God shares that love with us, in a creative way, God’s ongoing creativity now includes us.

There’s something about God that is becoming God in us, in and through us. And therefore, what we’re called to do is to live out of this deep centered beingness in love.

Posted in

3 Comments

  1. Susan MacBride on December 9, 2019 at 8:52 am

    Thank you, Ilia, for a beautiful example of this possibility at the conference at Sugar Loaf this weekend. I was so fortunate to be there and to participate with all and to gain more strength, love and insight into my place in the cosmos and my responsibility for the positive evolution of the universe collectively. Love to you and your staff and the mission of Omega Center.



  2. Nancy Pfaff on December 9, 2019 at 9:09 am

    This is so exciting as it comes from a deep, experiential, knowledgeable place that makes Christianity vital again in this time in history.



  3. Charlotte Tomaino on December 16, 2019 at 8:29 am

    Thank you Ilia, for being a part of this magnificent evolution we are immersed within. So often we are captured by reactivity to things breaking down. But, you are offering us a vision of a new whole, grounded in love, that is emerging. The God of my childhood and my catechism is just too small for what our world has become. Waking up to this evolution grounded in love is the next step that is so desired right now and does bring us together. Your vision is truly inspiring, Thank You !



icon-light-1

Related Posts

H4W-8-5-(adjusted-for-black)

Hunger for Wholeness Podcast Launches!

Story matters. Our lives are shaped around immersive, powerful stories that thrive at the heart of our religious traditions, scientific inquiries, and cultural landscapes. All stories – big and small…

Can the Earth be Healed?  Insights from Teilhard de Chardin, SJ

Can the Earth be Healed?  Insights from Teilhard de Chardin, SJ Closing address to the Laudato Si’ and the U.S. Catholic Church Conference by Ilia Delio This closing address considers…

An interview with Ilia on “Contemplative Spirituality”

Listen to Ilia’s interview with Mike Matteuzzi [Contemplative Spirituality – KS] on her book, Birth of a Dancing Star. Regarding this book, Barbara Brown Taylor says the following “Thank God…