I have a pet peeve. I think it started sometime in my twenties when my then brother-in-law was spending the summer with us. He was just a teenager and sloppy, as I imagine most teenage boys are. Not having any kids of my own yet, I wasn’t used to having to clean up someone else’s mess. But if I wanted the guest bathroom to be presentable it meant that I needed to give it a “once over” everyday.
It was a daily chore to keep up after the beard bits and toothpaste globs. But the one thing I absolutely hated to clean up were his fingernail clippings. AND his toenail clippings. I don’t know what it is about nail clippings that just give me the willies. but to this day I just can’t handle them. I’d rather kill spiders.
But today I had a shift in my perception that will forever change the way I feel about nail clippings. And beard bits for that matter.
Because here is the thing about your nails and your hair. You can’t will them to stop growing. You can’t decide that nail clippings are disgusting and then keep your nails from getting longer.
Because that same force that keeps your heart beating and your nails growing isn’t you. We are all connected to a life force that is infinitely greater than our bodies. The same infinite consciousness that keeps our bodies running on autopilot from the moment of our conception is in all of us. I’m going to call It God.
So God, who keeps my nails growing even though I wish I never had to touch another nail clipping, lives in me and you and even in that pain-in-the-ass boss you can’t stand.
You can’t keep God from existing in you. You’re finger nails are proof of that.
And here’s the radically beautiful part. It doesn’t even matter if you believe in God. He still flows through your body, that unconditional life force keeping you alive.
We do have one choice, however. We can be in alignment with this infinite life force and allow ourselves to be a conduit for love or we can resist our divine nature and discard our untapped potential.
Wayne Dyer once said, “Your soul is part of an infinite consciousness, which informs who you are at the deepest level.”
God is the water, my friends. You are just the faucet.