posted on Jul, 29 2011 @ 11:06 PM
The best way to get to know someone is on a one to one basis, right? You could read a book about them but then you still wouldn't have a relationship
with them. Tell her to talk to Him (I'll use He/Him for simplicity sake). Knowing God or feeling close to Him is all subjective - it's different for
everyone because we're all different. She could read every book there is but it's what she feels and experiences herself of God is what counts. What
human fully comprehends the vastness of God? But I think it's possible to have a glimmer of His/It's love and existence. Sometimes even a strong
sense of maybe what, a little part? I remember the first time I ever thought I 'saw' God. I was riding my bike through a park on a beautiful day and
saw a little boy bouncing a big ball up in the air. Right then, I felt that I saw God. Or rather I felt God. We're more than our minds, and
personally I believe we are more than we are aware of. We, here on this earth plane right now, are the tip of the iceberg of ourselves. I believe
the 'rest' of us IS closer to God, hopefully for most of us. If we focus our own 'tip' towards God by opening ourselves up to Him, then at least our
here and now becomes closer. Tell her to talk to him about how she feels about her deepest (and darkest) feelings. Things she done, Issues resolved
and unresolved, her day, her worries, her joys. But most of all, to be thankful. What parent doesn't love to be thanked for all they've given for
love? It's the best. Tell her to go sit under a tree or be in nature. Inside at a desk or in a chair or laying in bed reading 'about' someone
else's perception of God, to me, doesn't seem to be the way to get to know Him. Although, when I read the Bible sometimes, I do feel closer to Him.
So I would suggest that. Also the Gnostic Bible has some very good books in it. It is somewhat of a Zen art to be able to feel closer to God. Best
of luck to her. It's the quiet observing times of the mind when the feeling comes though for me. Let the mind go and feel the soul. The seer of the
sights, hearer of the sounds, the thinker of the thoughts, the feeler of the feelings - the one behind the senses - the spirit. There is the
connection. But for specifics, the New Testament, and in the Old Testament, Psalms, Wisdom. Another good book is The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran.
That can be found online as well.
edit on 29-7-2011 by Lightrider because: Forgot to add a book.