All human activity is predicated on what we believe about God.
Even in the most remote regions on Earth, indigenous cultures alike retell fantastic stories of something much larger than themselves woven into the tapestry of their lives.
Our thoughts, whether consciously or not, loosely formulate around the essence of this mysterious force we cannot see, but have been told exists.
With the popularity of the 2013 series, The Bible, on the History channel and increasing interest by the media in general, it seems now is the appropriate time to re-open the dialogue.
“What is God?”
If this seems ridiculous to you, then stop and look at the ridiculousness of human behavior in the 21st century.
Though technology has surged forward exponentially in the last century, it seems the same struggle and strife found in the Bible and throughout recorded human history exists at similar levels today.
So what’s going on?
Who’s in charge?
Consider that all you know about God has been passed down to you via historical documents, and culture and conditioning.
As a child, you may have been instructed to obey a condemnatory God, existing beyond our reach, that metes out reward and punishment based on blind obedience. These beliefs have allowed mankind to replicate a hierarchical, power-over structure rooted in exclusivity.
But is there an apex?
The belief in a separate God is the co-conspirator to our social, economic and political structures.
Rather than recognizing our neighbor or neighboring country as a necessary component to our own well-being, individuals, collective groups and nations seek to compete with our neighbor for the abundance our home planet abundantly and freely provides.
Over three billion people are left in poverty and despair with band-aid relief, lacking adequate food, clean water, shelter, healthcare and education.
How Creation Works.
When you walk into a forest or eco-system, who is in charge?
When we contemplate God, all the “Omni” words come in to play.
Omniscient, Omnipotent, Omnipresent.
Does God, as Creator, direct Creation from a disconnected Heaven or is Creation imbued with the same qualities as the Creator so that the acorn grows into a tree under its own power, in cooperation with the rest of Creation?
By self-definition, Creation is infinite possibility or more accurately infinite expression.
By that same self-definition, Creation would exist in perpetuity—its own power source. Breaking it down further, third dimensional existence is subject to the Law of Conservation which states that the sum of all energy is constant; energy neither created nor destroyed, merely changing form.
When life “dies,” its form seems to disappear into formlessness for a time (death), recycling into new form.
This cyclical pattern is referred to as the Circle of Life.
When this is truly understood in its entirety, you see that Creation is form and formlessness—the ultimate paradox just coming to light in human consciousness.
Biggest Blunder Holding Humanity Back.
The fundamental flaw preventing humanity from moving forward in our primitive understanding of God is rooted in investigating God from a state of separation consciousness.
As Creation, as a whole, is self-sustainable, each part (or fractal) is also self-sustainable in the role it fulfills, the caveat being that each fractal would necessarily exist in mutually-beneficial, self-similar relationship with other fractals.
Thus, once again it is seen there is no separation.
What if the world has it wrong, and the Creator is not separate from us, but is us, as part of the totality of Creation?
If humans wish to continue acting out the story of separation, taking a predatory position at an imaginary apex on Earth, we will continue to harm each other and our home planet.
Any human construct requiring blind obedience with no room for inquiry is itself blind, ensuring its own, and our own, demise with its built-in self-destruct mechanism.
As science is an expression of the left hemisphere of the brain, and religion the right, it is when we merge linear and non-linear thought processes that we are finally able to realize the “Unifying Theory of Everything.”
Creation Itself lights the blue-touch paper of Creation.
Consider that God is not an outside intelligence, God is Creation. God, in infinite expression, is everything seen and unseen.
It’s all God/Creation/Consciousness.
Are you ready to deconstruct everything you’ve been told about God and try again?
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Apprentice Editor: Brandie Smith/Editor: Catherine Monkman