Janice Pickett, author, intuitive counselor, healer, actor, film and TV producer and friend asked the following question...
Thank you for the opportunity to explore here. Putting our thoughts to words subjects us to semantics. Please forgive me for the matters of semantics that might follow.
To answer the question, I agree. However, I don't feel that God gives a blessing, per se. I believe that we're inclined to give God human attributes and conjure contexts in order to relate or to try to make sense of things. We’re human-centric, so we can’t help but to relate everything to the human experience. For example, when I am larger from gaining forty pounds, the people and chairs around me look smaller to me. When I lose forty pounds, the people and chairs around me look larger to me. Hence, we perceive and understand everything through the scales of human being.
In my puny human-centric opinion, God is energy vibration flowing to balance, unattached and impartial to the stories and sentiments as we experience them. God is a category of energy vibration that we experience as love in the category of experience that we call life in a physical domain. I feel that we, the human beings, are an aspect of God through which we can feel the flow to balance that we are, a.k.a. the love that we are. One way I describe it is that we are conduits through which Love/God flows. That's the best I can do in most conversations because I see that everything is energy vibration and every spot of the energy vibration is conscious and perceptive. The perceptions, e.g. all things that we experience, are "thought"; which is a label we attach to another category of energy vibrations.
In a nutshell, there are two things going on.
In my puny opinion, the idea of receiving God's blessings is a primitive human-centric perspective, an ego trip. The is-ness that is God occurs beyond anything that we can imagine or fathom, certainly a tad more dynamic than existing in a capacity to give blessings in a fashion similarly to the way we little humans approve or disapprove anything.
Still, I’m comfortable to use the term blessings to express gratitude. I feel that you are a blessing. You bring joy. You enrich us. You are a blessing to us. While I recognize and embrace the gift that you are, you and I bless, fortify, contribute to, enrich, make whole and invigorate me. We do the blessing together as a team. Likewise, God, e.g. the magnificent is-ness of it all is a blessing to us. I believe that God blesses us with the gift of God’s magnificence, parts of which you and I are. I feel that we, including God, bless each other and ourselves by seeing/recognizing the gifts that we are.
I don’t feel that God is a third party that determines worthiness, judges and provides approvals called blessings. I believe that we receive or experience blessings the same way we experience beauty, gratitude and love. We choose them.
Thank you for your partnership in the exploration!
Metaphysical Visionary & Speaker