The other day in my post about religion as language I mentioned that at this point in my life I can’t help but see God in everything. Tonight I was at a karaoke bar and the Backstreet Boys’ song “Larger Than Life” came on. While at first seeing God in a Backstreet Boys song seems ridiculous, (unless you’re a big fan), when I saw the words to the chorus come on the screen I was totally blown away:
“All you people can’t you see, can’t you see
How your love’s affecting our reality
Every time we’re down
You can make it right
And that makes you larger than life”
Who knows what the author was going for when this chorus was written, but when I saw these words I heard a powerful message.
Each individual’s state of consciousness has infinite consequences for the whole. Because of this the most important step to achieving peace for all, is to create peace within yourself. The far reaching effects of one person’s state of consciousness can never be known; the entire history of time would need to be traced to see the effects in their fullness. In this way, each person is “larger than life;” we are much more essential than we can know in our current experience of reality. As for, “every time we’re down, you can make it right,” I hear that when the world is in pain, you can help by dealing with your own pain body. The collective pain body of humanity is dissolved one person at a time.
So who can say that boy bands are all bubblegum and no substance? Anything can point you towards God if you receive it.