To whom or what do you pray? What is it that you find sacred enough to be the focus of your devotion? If you belong to an organized religion you are readily supplied with images and symbols, no need to imagine or search for anything else. Someone, somewhere paints or sculpts a figure and you are told this is it, this is sacred and you accept it, your rational mind will tell you this can only be an assumed depiction but your yearning spirit will see only the beauty made and happily believe the essence of all that is good radiates well enough from it to not question too deeply, no harm in any of this but what is not being recognized is that whatever is radiated from the object does not come from the object itself but rather is an outpouring of the accumulated energy with which others have imbued it, no matter, the energy is still beneficial. So, what of those with belief but no structured religion, on what do they focus? Many would look to the skies, the heavens, influenced by legend and myth, assuming anything more powerful than they must surely reside there, in order, to better oversee and tend the lesser mortals. Strangely, even the most dedicated church goer will sometimes forsake the sanctuary of a church building to gaze upward and direct their pleas to the skies, even they believe what they seek is so immensely powerful and so far removed from themselves that it could surely not lower itself to be down amongst them on Earth. It is human instinct to seek something higher to protect and guide but higher does not mean physically higher but rather spiritually higher and believing there to be more God presence in a symbol than there is in anything living is also untrue, for, God presence is here, it is in and of everything, you, us and all of Earth, it is as present in a single leaf on a tree as it is in an entire cathedral. There is no need to humble yourself before a statue, no need for symbols on which to focus, no need to shout to the skies, just whisper your prayers, beloved children, no matter where you should be, no matter what you gaze upon, for, God is here within and with you, just whisper to all that is around you and know your prayers will be heard.