We Are Our Understanding of God

One of the key phrases that shapes my thoughts and actions comes from the teacher of teachers, Emma Curtis Hopkins: "We are our understanding of God." So when I feel down, confused, poor or cranky, I ask myself, "What do I really understand about God and the nature of the Universe?" For instance, if I feel neglected, or unappreciated, do I understand God as a nurturing presence of Love? I think not!

As I mature in spiritual awareness, I find my life reflects more of the spiritual principles I’ve said I believe in for so long. Life changes to reflect my deep understanding of God.

So, I invite you to join me in Getting a Bigger God – and a bigger experience of Life.


If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

Dalai Lama