Recently, I had an image come to me that helped me understand God as the source and me as the expression/emanation of the source. When there’s a stream of water coming out of a pipe – it’s a constant stream – there’s no break in the stream, no gap, no part of the stream that’s made of something else. It’s not like it’s water, water, water, pocket of orange juice, water, water, water. So the same goes with us. God is thinking us. We are His ideas. God is the source – we are the outcome/expression. The source never falters or changes; it is constant (like the water), flowing outward. We are the constant expression. There is nowhere in that cause and effect relationship, in that source and expression, for anything other than the source to be expressed.
But what if you shine an orange light on part of the stream and make the water look orange? It may look orange, but the makeup of the water is still pure, unchanged. Sometimes we do that with our experience. It looks like we (or others) are someone other than the pure expression of who we really are as God’s child. Do we believe what it looks like (the orange water)? Or do we trust that if it doesn’t look like pure water, we can override the illusion of the senses and know and understand what’s true about the water. We can drink in the purity of the truth. Anyway, I’m still working with this image, but it’s helped me grasp a little bit more of the source being constant and me being connected to the source in an unbroken way. It’s helped me claim my strength and constancy even when it doesn’t feel like I’m expressing it very well in the moment.