You Are God’s Best Idea! Divine Acceptations and Living the Undeniable Life
I don’t believe in coincidences. This book was meant for you. If you have little to no previous awareness of your inner and inherent Divinity, you are about to receive information that can forevermore change your life for the better. The proposition that You Are God’s Best Idea!, not only worthy of Divine Love, but that we are Divine Love, changes Everything! What we do with our divine nature is up to us, but understanding the Truth of our divine nature is the first step of Divine Acceptance. After hearing and accepting this Truth, I believe you’ll never again feel like you are alone and unloved. You’ll never again feel like you have blown it or that it is too late to fulfill your dreams and promise.
“You Are God’s Best Idea!”
Where did I get this idea? Is there any doubt? God has created many things that express God’s beauty and magnificence. Few would argue against the idea that an eagle, a lion, and a whale are all representations of Life, and expressions of the Divine. It is human beings, however, who are not only expressions of the Divine, but who, through God, continuously and divinely express. It is a person who can execute the commandant of Jesus to love God and neighbor as thy self. It is the children of Divinity who have created life-saving devices that allow divine beings to have divine second chances to fulfill divine promise.
God created man for God to be more fully expressed…the greatest expression being Divine Love. God’s gift of free will, however, allows for misrepresentations of Divinity, which we will explore.
This book began when a friend of mine told me she had joined Twitter and already had several hundred followers. I was intrigued. She said she was following like-minded individuals, and they usually followed back. The key was to find a leader in your area of interest, such as self-improvement; then, follow that person’s followers. A microcosm of how the Law of Attraction works: like attracts like. How perfect!
I gave it a try. I went to the Louise Hay page, followed her and her followers. Bam! I had several hundred Doug Daniels (my radio name) followers overnight.
A lot of famous quotes get posted on Twitter. The 140-character length is perfect for them. Twitter is kind of like a support group. What better way to support each other than by tweeting inspirational quotes? As I watched this stream of classic consciousness go by, I thought to myself: As an aspiring writer, who is immersed in the self-improvement sciences, why not just attempt to compose some ideas and thoughts in my way and see how they go over? Like this one:
“The secret to failure is a life-long admiration of what others have done.”
We are a world of watchers instead of participants. I felt this was a perfect avenue to participate and share positive messages. Since I became engaged in spiritual studies, many of these writings felt as though they were coming divinely through me. I started writing and sharing my thoughts in the form of quotes in May, 2009 at www.twitter.com/dougshares
I’m not sure if writing a witticism constitutes a quote. Normally, a quote comes from a larger piece of work. Although I do have a blog, and did use some of these quotes in my essays, it’s not the normal way people write. This book has been written, in a sense, backwards. I wrote over 700 original epigrams over an 18-month period. Over time, followers were asking if I had written a book or was planning to do so. With that nudge from the Universe, I decided to do so.
An Epigram is defined as a short statement that makes an interesting, frequently profound, observation about life or the world. You’ll find the majority of the ones I’ve written sprinkled throughout the chapters. You’ll find all the better ones from my Twitter sites, over 550 of them, in The Epigrams section.
One of the initial motivations for writing the book was an effort to put my thoughts, ideas, and wisdom on paper so my son, Daniel, would have a place of reference in times when he needed some fatherly advice, in case I wasn’t around. My dad died at age 55. The original title of the book was going to be A Father Shares. Some of the text is written as if I’m speaking to my son. In October, 2009, a friend of mine committed suicide. She had gone through a divorce a few years before and her mother had passed away about a year after that. She had been seeking answers. She had not yet accepted her inherent divinity. She did not quite grasp that the answer is within, whispering, continually, You Are God’s Best Idea! You Are My Best Idea! This book, therefore, is for anyone who needs to hear the encouraging message that they are divine, loved, and the Beloved.
The book’s subtitle is Divine Acceptations and Living the Undeniable Life. It’s very possible you’ve never heard the word Acceptations. I stumbled upon it when I was trying to get across the idea that expectations are fine, but if you don’t accept what you expect then your expectation rots on the vine for not having been harvested. I wanted something that sounded clever for one of my epigrams that began with Great Expectations and was pleasantly surprised to find the word Acceptation. So I wrote Great Expectations begin with Great Acceptations. There is nothing more important to accept than your inherent divinity; the idea is that You Are God’s Best Idea! and inherently divine, because God is the Divine and you are most certainly a child of Divinity! You don’t become this way; you are this way. From personal experience, I know that as soon as I accept my divinity, everything changes for the better. Once you accept and begin to act like the divine being you are, heaven on earth is revealed in too many ways to count.
When I use the word Divine, and I am speaking about God, specifically, I will italicize and capitalize. When I am speaking of your divinity, the divine nature, and the God essence within you, I will italicize but not capitalize.
The Undeniable Life came to me following the unexpected passing of the friend mentioned above. I wrote a piece (which comprises Chapter two) I read at her memorial service. This book is about accepting the good that is in and all around you and living undeniably. I share some stories from my life and those of my family and friends to illustrate. Part I of the book lays the foundation of these divine ideas. After The Divine Ideas are the Divine Acceptations. I could have written additional acceptations, and, might very well do so in another book. This book is not meant to be an exhaustive and comprehensive study on our inherent divinity, it is, however, meant to awaken you to the inherent power you have access to and that you can use to change your life in the most extraordinary ways because of this divinity. It is meant to remind you that you are divine just as you are.
You Are God’s Best Idea!
Douglas E. Holzmeier
“You are complete. You can learn and grow and you should; but that doesn’t make you anymore divine than the day God thought you.”