Maybe you have 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 could take scholars multiple lifetimes to interpret. Since how that is my last life on earth and the lotus position would put me in traction, I knew that consulting the Course In Miracles would help me clarify its meaning.
What is the IT that we are currently talking about here? Based on the Course in Miracles, IT is truth, specifically God’s truth acim. Why is it vital that you emphasize that it’s God’s truth? Because God’s truth is not ready to accept interpretations whereas a human’s truth is. Multiple versions of human truth have lead to an array of religions. The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia defines religion as a “system of thought, feeling, and action that is shared with a group and that provides the members an item of devotion.”
Who devised the device of thought? On whose feelings are these thoughts based? Are actions really necessary? Based on the Course In Miracles, God just is and our ultimate goal is to come back to an ideal state of being. There’s no thought or action in their state of being, you merely are. What mustn’t be forgotten may be the underlying thread of religions: God is creator, God is love and we are all perfect and infinite children of God.
Put another way, “it’s what it’s” can be rewritten to “God’s love is the sole truth and it’s absolute” and this truth knows no bounds and is timeless.