The Divine You

“The stage is set, reputation preceding;
summoning the star in the seated spectator;
a performance at your command; Heaven’s
ovation standing; God’s cause for applause!”

~Douglas E. Holzmeier

“Be you to full. Beautiful!”

Don’t let anyone anchored in ignorance suggest that you are anything other than perfectly divine! Imagine every child starting his or her life with the premise, told by loving parents, that they are God’s Best Idea!? It should be a requirement! Almost everything negative that a person does is because they do not believe they are good or worthy. They meet the lowered expectations of the ignorant.

Imagine if you knew you were unlimited? Knew you had the power to realize any and every dream? Well, now you do! But the important thing to know is why this is so.

“You can’t get outside of what is inherently inside you.”

There may not be a more important thing in this book than what I am about to reveal. What we adore, we surrender to. Most parents put their children at the center of the lives, they surrender to them. Think about what we do for our children. If we can, we send them to the best possible schools, make sure they have nice clothes, proper food, access to what they need to grow and mature, the best possible medical care, recreation and play. Our kids go to sleep knowing they are safe, secure, and loved, certainly, to the best of our abilities. Well, God adores you! God has surrendered to you!

I think I just saw you hit the floor. What does this mean? It means that whoever told you otherwise didn’t understand the basics of the parent and child relationship. The parents I have known, on the whole, adore their children. Why would God do anything less? You are precious. You are necessary. Blessed is the person who recognizes and embraces the Divine that is within. (1 John 4:7) “Dear friends, let us love another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.” Not a single human who has ever lived, did not love. As I wrote earlier, a baby is love. A baby is nothing other than love. We all began as babes, adored by God because we are from God. From the start you are adored and your well-being matters. It’s okay to have a high opinion of yourself;
God does!

“There is no-body between you and God;
no one you have to please or appease.”

You are fine just the way you are because God made you that way. Now, if you want to behave differently or make an improvement of some kind, go right ahead! But know that you are inherently divine and no pennant, ribbon, or trophy makes you better than you already are in spirit. I think sometimes we are overwhelmed by the possibilities and opportunities that exist and that are continuously unfolding before us. In the old days you had but a handful of vocational choices. How you conducted your life was far more important than how you made a living. If the eagle is just as magnificent sitting on a branch as it is flying in the air, then you are just as divine making a million dollars or sitting in a chair.

“You are neither called nor summoned to greatness;
you were sent to express your inherent Greatness.”

How are you using your inheritance? Until you fully embody your inherent worthiness, you will fall short of your glorious birthright. How do you do that? Just be the love that you are! The answer is always within. By the time you are finished with this book, you will know how amazing you are because I am going to keep telling you!

“God has already crowned human beings with
glory and honor. We are princes and princesses.
You are the Expectation of the Ages!”

How does that make you feel? It’s true. The Bible describes you as a god and a child of the most high. Love the One you’re with, as the One within loves you. There is nothing the One of you can’t do together! Got that? The power is God’s. The Law in which the power works is God’s. You use it, for good and with love.

Dance with the One who thought you. You’ve got the One who taught Astaire & Rogers everything they knew as partner! If you have ever seen them dance together in those old movies, then you know there is God. If you have ever heard the voice of Karen Carpenter, you know God is. We all have a song in our heart and we are the only One who can sing it.

“Some people dance only when their favorite song
is playing, sitting out and missing all the other
opportunities to trip the Light fantastic!”

You’re really not at the party, if you don’t get on the dance floor. It is time to get up and boogie! Dance with the Divine; play that funky music! You were made for dancing or whatever it is you desire because that desire is God asking for divine expression through you when you accept your inner divinity and live the Undeniable Life.

He’s Not Heavy

I wasn’t originally going to tell this story. The book was done and being edited when I thought - by putting this in - it could help a person who has a problem loving herself as she is and embracing the idea of inherent divinity.

“I love you in spite of my imperfection.”

Between 2003 and 2005, I went on a weight-loss adventure to the tune of 210 pounds. I would walk (and sometimes jog) up to nine miles a day, several days a week. I also ate better food, cutting out most sugar and white flour. I was obsessed with the weight reduction and became very good at it.

I certainly looked better and felt physically better, but I was still unhappy and unfulfilled on the inside. I thought that losing all that weight would make life better in all ways. It made life better only in some ways. In August, 2005, I tripped over a picnic table I didn’t see in the dark. I broke my leg and was unable to walk or run like I had previously. The weight began to come back. The bad eating habits returned. Over the next couple of years I gained back much of what I had lost.

I share this story for a couple of important reasons. Like a person who wins the lottery, but has a poverty consciousness and loses all their money and then some, I still had an obese self-image. When happiness did not materialize as my weight came off, I just got unhappier. Then I broke my leg! Someone described me as a dry drunk. I was opposing certain foods instead of embracing my divinity, which I was not fully aware of at the time. This brings me to the second point. Whether I weigh 200 pounds or 400 pounds, it doesn’t change who I inherently am. I am still divine! God doesn’t love me more or less because of what the scale reads.

“When you were born, you were God’s offering to humanity,
a treasure on earth and a hope for the future.”

Your dreams and goals should be about expressing inner divinity, not generating a fleeting glimpse of so-called happiness. Just like with all manifestations of abundance, it is inner happiness, peace, and joy that lead to outer forms. In this particular case, as I fully express the inner peace, joy, and happiness that I now embody, my physical body will release excess weight over time. That’s happening now, naturally, and with a moderate amount of activity and exercise.

It is entirely possible that a person can be joyful and chubby at the same time. That Buddha at my favorite Chinese restaurant always has a smile on his face! As you embrace and express your divinity, it may lead to a slimmer body, a nicer car, home, job, etc. If these are your desires, they most certainly will be made manifest. Just understand that it isn’t those things that will make you happy, happiness will bring you those things if that is your desire.

I desire health and happiness. It will be as my divinity desires. Your desires don’t determine your divinity; your divinity determines your desires, if you accept that You Are God’s Best Idea! - and live the Undeniable Life.

“God doesn’t ask that you be perfect, only to be
perfectly you, and therein lies the perfection.”

Author's Bio: 

Douglas Holzmeier Bio:

Douglas E. Holzmeier (aka Doug Daniels) is a contemporary mystic who writes about the Law of Attraction; inherent divinity; peace, love, and understanding on his blog, Twitter, and Facebook sites. His first book is You Are God’s Best Idea! Divine Acceptations and Living the Undeniable Life. (Balboa Press/Hay House)

Doug has spent most his adult life working in the radio industry where he has been an on-air personality in Chicago, Illinois; Columbus, Ohio; Pensacola, Florida; Charleston, West Virginia; Rockford, Illinois; Wheeling, West Virginia; and Tri Cities, Washington, among others. As a program director, his stations have been nominated for Adult Contemporary Station of the Year honors three times.

Doug is also available as a motivational speaker, life coach, and is well on his way to becoming a practitioner of healing and a minister with the Centers for Spiritual Living. You can find Doug on the Internet at

Douglas has been married to Denise since 1992, and they have a son, Daniel, who is attending Washing State University.