Most of us are familiar with a car’s GPS system, which can guide us from A to B without a map. My English family calls this the “Sat-Nav”, which is short for “Satellite Navigation System,” a name that actually reminds one that the directions we’re receiving are coming from a satellite, as it watches our every move from way up there in space.
But I want to turn you on to another App, which basically does the same thing, even to the point of “recalculating” your moves if you take a wrong turn. Luckily for us, this doesn’t cost any money, but it could be expensive in other ways if you don’t listen carefully to its guidance.
I want to introduce you to the Divinity App, which is something every one of us already has in our possession. Unfortunately, not enough people know that it’s there, and even when they do, they resist paying attention to it.
One excuse for ignoring it could be that it’s invisible—if you can’t see it, you might forget that it’s there. Another reason could be that it’s too much trouble to figure out, so by avoiding its persistent “recalculating” signals, you can simply accept life at its surface value. And then there’s denial: you know it’s there, you’ve seen how it’s helped you before, but maybe this time, just this once, you’ll pretend that it doesn’t exist.
Most of the time, this App is non-intrusive. It knows when to leave things up to you. But occasionally, it could save you from the heartache you seem determined to take on, even when you know that you’re not making a wise move. Then it will give you that nagging feeling of “don’t do that!” which, if ignored, will only be remembered when you say later on, “I knew I shouldn’t have done that!”
My late Rebbe, of very blessed memory, Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, obviously knew where it was. He used to keep reminding us that we needed to reach into the “inside of the inside” into the deepest part of our heart to find it. I’ve been using this App for years with very positive results. This amazing ancient technology can work well for you, too. You should try it!
© Myra Estelle, author of Awakening Love: A Spiritual Quest Into Judaism, www.myraestelle.com.