Day 8 – Authenticity
au·then·tic·i·ty/aw-then-tis-i-tee/ η: 1 the quality of being authentic; genuineness. 2 not false or copied; genuine. 3 having the origin supported by unquestionable evidence; authenticated; verified. 4 entitled to acceptance or belief because of agreement with known facts or experience; reliable; trustworthy.
“Now thus saith the Lord that created thee, … and he that formed thee, … Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. ... bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth; Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him. Ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: … I have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, that I am God. This people have I formed for myself;” (KJV, Isa 43:1, 6, 7, 10, 12, 21)
Witnessing means being authentically present with what you are examining. It creates the space for fuller connection with the good that is present. To feel that connection is to experience yourself as one with God.
“As a material, theoretical life-basis is found to be a misapprehension of existence, the spiritual and divine Principle of man dawns upon human thought, and leads it … to the spiritual sense of being and of what Life includes.” (SH 191:8)