Thursday, September 29th, 2011...7:45 am
What is GOD?
Perhaps still one of the oldest questions that we debate on is the notion of what is GOD?
I continue to hear people refer to god as a person (“he”), or an omnipotent powerful being in which they call and rely on for help. In doing so, they can leave too much of their life’s plan or plan of action up to ‘chance’ because they have not clearly defined, nor taken control of their present life situation.
In my current (and nearly), completed - book, WISDOM: A guidebook of Universal truths and teachings to inspire and transform consciousness; and for living an enlightened life I speak about questions I have been contemplating for some time: one of which is … WHAT IS god?
And then I answer it!
What’s really important is not so much HOW we see god but that we believe in a universal power or consciousness that is both everywhere and within us at the same time. Even this notion can be a challenge if our learned religious or cultural beliefs suggest otherwise.
And yet when ancient scriptures talk about “being one with god” and “allowing god’s grace to be within you” this is exactly the message that is being conveyed; for god is more akin to an infinite intelligent energy than a father figure with a beard and robe.
Leaving your life in the hands of a consciousness that you have personalized still means leaving – abdicating – your life. To do so is not something that empowers you or helps you direct what you want most.
If you pray (or have intimate conversations with ‘god’ or ‘holy spirit’), be clear and specific about what you are looking for help with; what you indeed want and need. You also need to be grateful for the help you are given and what has manifested itself even when it doesn’t come to you exactly in the way you may have imagined it.
The world would indeed be a far more peaceful place if all societies remembered that god is infinite love, truth, and wisdom. The idea of god as universal intelligence and not omnipotent nor punishing in nature is one that frees us to see greater possibilities for creating and for envisioning in our lives. We could (and often do) blame accidental death, pain, chronic illness, even natural disasters and hate crimes on god but is that really accurate?
My belief in a universal consciousness – call it god or another name – is that it is infinitely intelligent and purposeful. Recent scientific and cosmology research has suggested that this consciousness is purposeful in nature, having created the optimal microcosmic requirements for life to exist and be sustained on this planet (and perhaps others).
We come into this world innocent, helpless, joyful, and with only love in our hearts. I have never seen an infant innately know or act hateful, vengeful, angry, or aggressive. These are all learned experiences and behaviors. Our inherent nature is one of love instead.
When you live with the SPIRIT of god within you, you actually live of your truest essence. Your ‘best’ qualities of love, kindness, truth, honesty, and your willingness to selflessly give of your true nature come through clearly…easily.
If you acknowledge that through (the idea of) being god-like, you can live a divine existence right now – it frees you to do so. You no longer doubt your capability to be an incredible being because the qualities that make you so, you already possess. Our job as human beings in physical form, is simply to express – or be – the incredible nature that we already are.
That is what we can ascribe to. That is what allows us to be spirit in action – god-like in physical form.
God is the name we have given for the infinite consciousnessess that is pure, loving, intelligent – purposeful.