La Ilaha Illallah – Calling God
by Rev. Martha Quintana, Senior Minister
La ilaha illallah. There is no god but God. This is a Sufi saying and I delve into it today. La ilaha illallah. In this moment, I call God knowing that it is everywhere equally present. It is the rising sun, the new leaves on the trees, the beautiful spring lambs being born. It is the majestic mountains, the vast oceans, and the life of every being in every dimension. This Being I call God knows only Itself and creates only from Itself.
I am that which It is for I am created from this vastness, from this self-contemplation. I am made in the image and likeness of the Divine. This means that I have, inherent in my Life, everything I could possibly ever need and I am happy. I live in the phrase, “La ilaha illallah.” I can’t help myself. It’s who I am. As I know this for me, I know this for every person that reads this prayer. La ilaha illallah. (Say it with me.)
I affirm and declare my good and the good of everyone around me. I affirm and declare happiness and the happiness of everyone around me. I affirm and declare peace and the peace of everyone around me. I am that which each person is and each is who I am. In the Mind of God, each of us shares the same Good and each of us partakes in it as much as we can accept.
Today I accept all the Good I can conceive. I experience this good and I allow good to be stored in me in such a beautiful way. I accept that I am worthy today of all this good and I know that I find all that has eluded me up until now. I am healed and now I am free to explore. Thank you, God!
Thank you, God in me, for my life and thank you for the lives of all the people around me. Thank you for all the good in my life as well as the seemingly bad. I know that all is working for my highest good – no matter the appearance. I am so happy to be alive and I am filled with joy at my wealth. It is a good day.
Knowing that all is well and God has my back, I simply release my word. And so it is. Amen.