Before I understood the deeper meaning of this expression, I envisioned an emaciated yogi guru in the lotus position floating above the ground imperiously imparting wisdom that would take scholars multiple lifetimes to interpret. Seeing as how this is my last life on earth and the lotus position would put me in traction, I knew that consulting A Course in Miracles would help me clarify its meaning.
What is the IT that we are writing about here? According to the Course in Miracles, IT is truth, specifically God’s truth. Why is it important to emphasize that it’s God’s truth? Because God’s truth is not open to interpretations whereas a human’s truth is. Multiple versions of human truth have lead to a myriad of religions. The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia defines religion as a “system of thought, feeling, and action that is shared by a group and that gives the members an object of devotion.”
Who devised the system of thought? On whose feelings are these thoughts based? Are actions really necessary? According to the Course In Miracles, God just is and our ultimate goal is to return to a perfect state of being. There is no thought or action in the state of being, you just are. What must not be forgotten is the underlying thread of all religions: God is creator, God is love and we are all perfect and infinite children of God.
Put another way, “it is what it is” can be rewritten to “God’s love is the only truth and it is absolute” and this truth knows no bounds and is timeless.
Sharon Joseph’s love of words is only surpassed by her love of people. Sharon guides people to connect with their higher selves to identify their life purpose, their passion for living, and grow their personal power.