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What if we were one of God?

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Some of you may remember a song on the radio several years ago, with the refrain, ‘What if God was one of us?’ The singer asked us listeners to consider that God may be any one of us, walking around in a human body, and ‘trying to find a way back home to Heaven.’ I kind of liked that song at the time, it stopped and made me think. These days, however, I am thinking of that idea in the reverse, so the question then becomes, ‘What if we were one of God?’

The word or name God is laden with many meanings and connotations for many people, and unfortunately quite a bit of them are unhappy or unhelpful, so it is not easy to talk in a simple way about it. But, if we could simply say that the word ‘God’ refers to beings who are not human, but universal or divine, who exist in a place beyond what we conceive of as space and time, and who are utterly benign and wise, existing as pure love, then our definition and conception of God changes into something beautiful (potentially, at least.) Moreover, let’s expand this definition to include that these benign, wise and powerful beings of love have created the world as we understand it and all things upon it, including us. Now let’s go a step further and say that the old stories that some of us were raised with, telling of a vindictive, warring God figure who slays certain humans and exacts punishments for bad behaviour, are in fact stories made up by some beings who wanted to control other humans, which have no basis in Reality and never did. This would mean that the concepts of guilt, shame and fear actually have no basis in Reality, only in human constructs. Now, dear Readers, if you have followed me thus far, you will be able to  see that the term God becomes something very wonderful, like having a best friend who is also your mother and father, sister and brother, grandparent, and wise elder all wrapped up into a lovely package. This is my current conception of God.

Now, what if we understood that, just as your child is a part of you, born from your own flesh and blood, all of us were born from this Divine mother and father in the same way…. this would mean we were not separate nor alone, floating out here like so many tiny, helpless islands upon the planet. Instead we would see that we are actually one very large family, made up of countless members and all connected in a very fundamental way. Accordingly, we would also see that we are made from the same stuff as our Divine parents, brothers and sisters and grandparents, and that would mean something extremely important: that in Reality, we humans on the planet Earth are actually not any different than them, only perhaps not as far along the path of understanding Who and What we are.

I hope you can see just how revolutionary this idea actually is, dear Readers! If the truth is that We are ONE of and with God. It changes everything once one actually accepts this as the truth, which it is indeed. According to one of the gospels in the New Testament, Jesus once said to his followers, “This and much more will you also do,’ and he meant literally. Perhaps it is time, high time, to finally accept the fact that we humans are Incredible, Amazing, Beautiful, Powerful, Benign, Loving and Wise Beings too, just as our Divine family is.

One has to be deaf, dumb and blind, and also living in a cave in the middle of nowhere, to not notice that we are living in the midst of incredible times, times of crisis and of opportunity. The old power structures are crumbling and falling to pieces on a daily basis now. Far from a terrible thing, the demise of these old structures signals the end of the illusionary world we agreed to live in for far, far too long. I say, Hallelujah and Good Riddance to that old self-serving, enslaving system. Good bye to greed, violence, and a world based on the gains of a select few and the enslavement and exploitation of the many to serve those few’s unending needs for materialistic gluttony. The time for major self-correction of the species called Human is in full swing. Some religions put forth the idea that a second coming of Christ will mean the end of human suffering, some talk about a messiah coming to save humanity. It seems quite obvious, and becoming ever-clearer, that the second coming and the messiah is within every single human being: We each contain the light of Christ, and must each learn how to let it shine ever more brightly. Together we make up the salvation of our earth and ourselves, through the awareness of love and the Christed light within us. Once it is lit strongly enough in enough of us to reach critical mass, darkness will no longer be able to have a place in the world, and the ‘New Earth’ and ‘New Jerusalem’ will have officially arrived.

This is not fanatic born-again Christian doctrine, nor is it simply New Age fluff, dear Readers. The light shining upon us on Earth has become much stronger than ever before, this is the fact. The light has nothing to do with any particular faith or personal belief system, it simply IS. Religions of the past served a purpose in their time (including some very low, egoistic purposes of the religious elite), and now humanity is at a new point in our evolution, along with the Earth itself. Essentially, we are beginning to learn how to be our own gods and goddesses, to create and manifest like the ones who created us. The new rule, given to us by many wise souls over the course of eons, is that we put love and kindness first. That we respect all other life. That we respect ourselves and love ourselves but not to the exclusion of others. That we understand our living connection to everything else and work for the common good. For freedom. For the betterment of Earth and society.

It is so simple, really so basic, to live in this way. Harm no one. Love everything. Have compassion towards all. It is basic human nature, what we are all born with, to love and be peaceful. We now, finally, have the real opportunity to go beyond the small ego self, to move out of living with fear and separation and into living in light and love. Every minute of every day. All we need to do is to drop the old storyline, stop believing the old lies fed to us and say to ourselves and to the ones who still wield power, No More. Now we want the new world, and we are creating it. To stop believing in fear and separation is the most powerful and immediate thing a person can do to change the world in a hurry. Here are some eloquent words that sum up what I have been saying here today.

“Recognizing that we are deeply connected with all life is the basis for a sense of community at a global level. The heart of the transformational path is this deepening into ourselves while, at the same time, deepening into the universe. It is in that inquiry that we find the common ground with all humanity, all nature, all life. It is out of that common ground that we transform ourselves and our society. If we experience all as one, then we also feel injured every time any other living creature is injured. All the major movements during my lifetime…all of them are grounded in the common core that is at the heart of transformative inquiry and practice. Without that we are forever fragmented, separate, and conflicted. It’s nothing short of awe and full appreciation for all of life; it’s fundamentally understanding that we are one. It’s how we will construct a global society. It’s out of this deep well of understanding that we’ll find our common ground……Wink Franklin (thanks to http://makebelieveboutique.com/2013/04/17/5675/)

 

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Author: SingingBones

When we sing over the bones, we are calling the wild nature, the instinctive soul back, singing it alive again. To live with our wildness intact, is the greatest gift a woman can give herself. "It is the holy poetry and singing we are after." C.P. Estes

5 thoughts on “What if we were one of God?

  1. I, like you, do NOT subscribe to the Old Testament “wrathful God” portrayal…and, yes, we ARE made in the image and likeness…..we just have clean out the old wounds and shadow elements and claim our rightful place as deities in the world of form! We are the creators of the New World and, I might say, just in time!(smile)

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    • We have a whole lot of work to do before we will manifest it, dear friend…. I honor you for the good work that you tirelessly do for the good and for the beautiful light that you bring to others each day.

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  2. Reblogged this on ToBreakEvery … …Chain and commented:
    Good day my dear friends. I was directed to this blog post by its author. I must say I’m thrill with the thought processes that went into this post. However, you’ll notice that I have some differing views which are also provided. Feel free to read this in whatever order you see fit, I would encourage you to read the original post first and then look at my comments. I’ll end with this, if I did not find some connection to my own beliefs within this post I would not have reblogged it. *smiley face goes here*

    “But, if we could simply say that the word ‘God’ refers to beings who are not human, but universal or divine, who exist in a place beyond what we conceive of as space and time, and who are utterly benign and wise, existing as pure love, then our definition and conception of God changes into something beautiful (potentially, at least.)”

    —beautifully and eloquently put I must say. (Egypt E.)

    The only opposition I have rest in this:
    “Now let’s go a step further and say that the old stories that some of us were raised with, telling of a vindictive, warring God figure who slays certain humans and exacts punishments for bad behaviour, are in fact stories made up by some beings who wanted to control other humans, which have no basis in Reality and never did.”

    Not to say you are wrong my friend, however, I have differing views on this matter.

    First view: I feel deeply that many of today’s religious and spiritual beliefs derive from this one universally true God! However, humans have became so detached from our Source (God) that at some point these stories were created to simplify something that was seemingly to complex for our slumbering minds. :(. I agree, that at some point many people began to use (and still do) religion to manipulate and control the masses and further separate us from each other and from the universal consciousness. (I feel that if everyone realized that their own interpretation of Religion/Spirituality is NOT the ONLY true interpretation, we would be one step closer to unifying the world and world peace, Oh Yeahhhh!!!!

    Second view: I’m also a firm believer in the Yin and Yang theory of life. I believe there is always “good in every bad” and “bad in every good.” Therefore, no matter how good a God is there is going to be some essence of bad that could be manifested. Why? Because of the duality of life –binaries! With that being said the “bad” does not necessarily have to be use for destruction or oppression! That bad can be used to maintain a certain “law of the land” or an honor system. This honor system (for example: do unto others as you’d have done unto you—found in all major religions and spirituality) is NECESSARY because of the Yin and Yang. For instance in the Christian bible. . . Old Testament the law of the land was an “eye for an eye.” Simply that means in terms of life if you were to poke out my eye in the mist of anger, I have the right to do the same to you. However, the New Testament promotes grace and mercy (emphasis of love)! Which I do not believe came to replace the OT (like many believe), rather it came to work with it. If you accidentally, or rightfully had a legit reason to poke me in the eye due to my own negligence or anger, then I am to have mercy on you and forgive you for your action. Likewise you should do the same toward me. I know in my heart that no thing, no man or woman can be entirely good or entirely bad!!!! Why do I believe this? Because of FREE-WILL, you always have a choice to do good or bad. Good vs Bad — which wins in a fight? The one that’s fueled the most, the one you sale your soul for. I remind everyone of the story of Lucifer’s fall from grace— he was an “angel” in God’s kingdom, yet he chose to pursue evil, but he did not have to.

    Once again, this is simply my view, my interpretation on this beautiful topic!!!

    Peace and Love As Always
    Namaste

    Egypt E.

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  3. Hi Leigh. My studies in biology have shown me that we are all connected in intricate networks and pathways we can never totally understand. It is just a step from there to seeing the world as one beautiful being. And from that, it is only a step to include the whole universe. Sometimes that makes me feel very insignificant, sometimes it fills me with gladness!!! Jane

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