Some of the words that come to mind re: the once upon a time baby:
- unconditional love
- at home in the universe
- comfortable with self
- free of fear
- child of the Infinite
- essence = spirit
I believe that is still true at the spiritual level of all of us. Under the filters weighing us down, there is that holy being enfolded in the Holy Presence, knowing who we are.
I know this to be true from my own experience and from my study of the mystics and the holy books.
The filters came little by little over the days and years of our earthly lives. At some point we do spiritual work and remove the weighty filters that distort what we see, hear, feel and know about our lives. Paul spoke about looking through a glass darkly - then face to face. Yes, no matter how cluttered we are with darkness and odd filters, they can be lifted and dissolved into light - then we know what really is so, what the mystical greats have told us from their experience.
If we lose sight of the Holy Presence, we are living in illusion. God is everywhere, always. This very moment and every moment we are enfolded in the Holy Presence. Every step of our journey is in the Light. I know this to be true.