Have you ever heard the expression “it’s what it’s”? What does that expression mean exactly?
Before I understood the deeper meaning of the expression, I envisioned an emaciated yogi guru in the lotus position floating above the floor imperiously imparting wisdom that would take scholars multiple lifetimes to interpret. Seeing as how this is my last life in the world and the lotus position would put me in traction, I knew that consulting the Course In Miracles would help me clarify its meaning.
What’s the IT that we are writing about here? In line with the Course in Miracles, IT is truth, specifically God’s truth. Why is it important to emphasize that it’s God’s truth? Because God’s the fact is not ready to accept interpretations whereas a human’s truth is. Multiple versions of human truth have lead to a myriad of religions acim. The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia defines religion as a “system of thought, feeling, and action that’s shared by a group and that gives the members an item of devotion.”
Who devised the device of thought? On whose feelings are these thoughts based? Are actions really necessary? In line with the Course In Miracles, God just is and our ultimate goal is to go back to a great state of being. There is no thought or action in the state to be, you just are. What must not be forgotten could be the underlying thread of all religions: God is creator, God is love and we’re all perfect and infinite children of God.
Put another way, “it’s what it’s” can be rewritten to “God’s love is the only real truth and it’s absolute” and this truth knows no bounds and is timeless.