Are we worthy? How is worth measured? We all know how worth is measured here on earth – in how much money we make, how intelligent, good-looking, strong or capable we are; in short, in how successful we are. Yet, how is success measured in heaven? Many of those who have had near-death experiences report that our earthly achievements mean close to nothing in the spiritual realm. What matters is how much and how well we loved. So if spiritual success is measured by the quality of our love and our loving, what does that mean about our worth?
It all comes down to being who we are. Many spiritual teachings tell us that God is love and that therefore we are love. Thus, the quality of our love shows how successful we are at expressing who we naturally are. When God expresses love to us, do we wonder if God is worthy? Does the question even enter our minds? No, because love is power and light and life, and God is all this. Likewise, when we express love to another person, in that instant, do we question our worth, or theirs? If we are expressing charity, which is divine love and which has no need attached to it as human love does, then we are God expressing love to God. Anyone who has expressed divine love knows that it is not something that we are personally doing, rather it is flowing through us and expressing through our unique individuality – given to us by God. We are created by God so that God can express love in an infinite number of unique ways. God is not limited whatsoever, and we came from God, so neither are we, naturally.
So, naturally being love (power, light and life) and naturally being of God (unique and unlimited), what does that mean about our worth? Are we worthy? Where in the world would that question come from and would it even be relevant if we knew who we were? Does God question His/Her worth? The answer to the world, because that is where the question comes from, is that when we love we are wealthy; when we love we are wise; when we love we are beautiful; when we love we are strong and capable of moving mountains. It is not that we were never these things to begin with; we just didn’t realize it because we weren’t being who we are.
The answer to the world is that the real meaning and purpose of life is not to achieve worldly success, it is to achieve spiritual success, which is to develop the ability to be divine love – to be who we are – in every circumstance, in every condition and with every person we come in contact with. In what circumstance or condition and with whom would we not be who we are? This spiritual success doesn’t bring us worth. It does bring us victory. What is victory? It is the achievement of mastery. What is mastery? It is the bringing of the fullness of who we are into play and solidifying it in our consciousness so that this is who we are and we know it, and there is no more question.
You see, we know what the question of worth is about, and that is doubt. The question of worth is very simply doubt about who we are. In reality, we are unique individualizations of God. And so you see, in reality there is no question of worth.