Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Soul, The Spirit & The Body (II)

I am God. 

If anything had ever rocked my boat before in all my life, it was nothing compared to this. I was scared to even think of it. But the truth is, we are all God.

The offspring of beast is beast. The offspring of bird is bird. The offspring of fruit is fruit. The offspring of flower is flower. The offspring of fish is fish. The offspring of man is man. The offspring of God is God. And just like all the other examples that we are familiar with, the offspring of God matures slowly but surely, irrespective of how long it takes, and finally becomes like God.

We are all the image and likeness of God, regardless of all the separatist factors that we have applied to our existence here on earth, like race, gender, religion, denomination, level of education, family background, sexuality...the list is endless. No one is any less than the other. And what being God means is that we have the nature, characteristics and ability of God. We are only currently limited by the flesh that clothes us, and our by souls that have various phases of development to complete.

There is so much we need to understand about the truth from deep within us. For it is this truth that affects everything in the world around us. Nothing from within us is really strange, be they desires, needs or feelings. They only seem untrue because we have over time shut (or been taught to shut) our outside world to the reality of certain aspects of the Truth, and then decided that they don't exist. And so whenever we catch ourselves expressing something long suppressed, we tell ourselves it's not us, it's unusual, it's strange.This is stupidity. And this is sin: not willing to confront the fullness of who we truly are; thereby not coming to terms with God (never discovering God), and thus constantly running from our own selves; all the while believing that if we are not living the way that someone else is living, then we are not living right. I tell you, whatever proceeds from the spirit is true, because it is from God. The lie comes, when we begin to twist the truth within us to conform to the world around us.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Good, Evil, God & The Devil (I)

All the potential for good and for evil lie within each one of us. Just as out of a man can come such good, likewise out of the same man can come such evil. The side of this double-edged sword that we decide to use depends on whom we have chosen to become, starting from the time when no one is watching. It's amazing how over time we've come to blame the Devil for the evil that we find ourselves expressing from time to time. This is not at all surprising. The concept of the Devil was a very easy way for man to stop being responsible for his actions & words, and subsequently blame someone (anybody) else for whatever he has done or as a result, brought upon himself. And because of this age-old blame game, we do not see that we have simply activated the Law of Attraction and are therefore under its influence; or that we are the result of what we think in our heart over and again; or that we say one thing and really believe something else. As a result of this, our minds are terribly under-developed & untrained, and all we're doing is getting older & more foolish. An enemy has done this, yes. But the enemy is within us, not without. Then comes the question, "How then can good and evil reside in one entity?" The answer is, that's how we're wired; that's how we began.

Time and again, captivating moments consisting of the written, the read, the spoken, the heard & the felt, have tried to help us understand this truth, whether we are aware of those moments or not, that God is the source and origin of all things...everything. Everything seen and unseen, mortal and immortal, good and evil, beautiful and ugly, wet and dry, modest and outrageous, quiet and loud, sexy and naive, big and small, dangerous and harmless, savage and tame, sweet and bitter, bright and dull, comes from God. Everything we like and do not like, everything we understand and do not understand, everything we know and do not know (and there's a whole universe of stuff that we still do not know about) comes from God. The moment we say "everything except this or that", then we strip God of a title that was never even needed to be given in the first place. And if we attempt to decide what is and isn't a part of everything, then we begin to lie to ourselves about who God truly is. And then we take the next step and begin to teach others those lies about God that we've begun to believe. This begs the following question, "What exactly do we believe about the God whom we profess to wholeheartedly believe in?"

Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Soul, The Spirit & The Body (I)

We are beings (souls) who can with the spirit connect to The Divine (this is my own way of referring to the realm of the pure God) and with the body connect to this mortal realm, matter.

The soul is the very essence of who we are; a culmination of our personality, our emotions, our quirks and how we perceive life, tangible and otherwise. The soul has oftentimes been referred to as the incorruptible flesh. It is also sometimes referred to as the mind, although in reality it's a lot more than just the mind. The mind is really how the soul is interpreted to the world around us. Every soul has a purpose of being, whether it is aware of that purpose or not. Nothing in the entire universe, animate or inanimate, is random or purposeless.

The spirit is the very essence of God within us. People tend to say the spirit of this one is with us or the spirit of that one has departed from us. It is actually the souls they are referring to, because upon death the spirit returns to the Essence from which it came. This part of us is all God, possessing full understanding of all things as does God, and knows all things too. Much of this knowledge is of course hidden from our soul, and therefore our existence (our day-to-day lives). But we come into more and more understanding and truth about life as our soul develops during our days in this earthly realm, and as our soul achieves more and more access into the truly immeasurable depths of God. By reason of this, it is our souls that are in various developmental stages, not our spirit; because by virtue of our spirit, we know all, we understand all, and we are all one and the same.

And our days in this realm are only made possible because of the body we possess, also referred to as the flesh. It is the mortal part of our being; which means that it's existence cannot transcend this life. This does not mean that there aren't other beings present with us in this realm. But it definitely means that we who possess body are the only beings whom this realm can really affect in its entirety, since it is with the body that we respond to the various stimuli around us.