from TruthBeKnown Website
The idea that
God is an oversized white male with a flowing beard who sits in
the sky and tallies the fall of every sparrow is ludicrous. But if by
"God" one means the set of physical laws that govern the
universe, then clearly there is such a God. This God is
emotionally unsatisfying... It does not make much sense to pray to the
law of gravity.
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writing I have ever read. So concise, a real stimulation unhindered by
myth, parable and occult symbolism.
God? Is God a giant man who once incarnated as his own son
2,000 years ago through the womb of a woman in the Middle East? Certainly
not. Is God a man who created everything we see? Wrong again. These
stories are just perceptions filtered through the limited human mind. They
are not ultimate truths.
male? No way. This is an erroneous interpretation by the male ego.
"God" is the Life Force
think of God as the life force or sentience that permeates the
cosmos - gravity or levity, it matters not. As an example of such an
energy, one can take a plug and stick it into an electrical outlet - this
"zapping" is what becoming spiritual is all about. One becomes plugged
into "God." But think about that electrical life force: It has no
form. In other words, it's not a human being. It has no gender; it's not a
male. It has no color; it's not white. It has no size and no container.
force, or "God," is not a giant white man, as we have been
told, who can mysteriously incarnate himself through the womb of a virgin
of any particular ethnicity. Rather than being historical, these are myths
that are merely symbolic for the creation of matter out of spirit.
In the Far East, this life force has been discerned as and termed
"the Tao." The Tao is the "thing" that makes birds chirp, cats purr
and the sap of the trees run. We can also call it "cosmic consciousness."
It is simply an energy, sentience or spirit that pervades all things. Far
from having gender, as we have been led to believe, it is the magnetic
principle between the male and female potencies. It is also the male and
female polarities themselves. This Great Spirit, Tao, or God,
encompasses all things. If it is not all-encompassing, it is not
less than the total is not God.
of "God" is omnipresence itself. Nothing is outside of
creative/destructive mechanism of this all-encompassing life force can be
called the "cosmic mind" or the "universal mind." This cosmic mind
projects its thoughts into form; hence, reality could be called "God's
Dream." But this dream includes the fragmentation of the Divine into
seemingly dense objects and entities that have a will and independence of
entities, we are nonetheless connected atomically to this life force, but
the individual ego separates itself into a deluded state. This delusion,
or maya, can become so strong that the creative life force is
limited and the entity in which this spark exists no longer knows that it
is "God." This delusion, which can be called "Satan" if
personified - is how existence creates - by separating itself out of the
whole and presenting the illusion of the many.
delusion/ego/Satan is not anything bad until it is so separate and dense
that it no longer sees itself all around but sees "other," which it is
then free to harm if need be or desire arises.
spirituality is defined not by separation but by union, union with
the whole, union with the life force, Great Spirit, Tao, or God,
that lies behind creation and binds it together. Of course, the separation
itself could also be thought of as a spiritual experience, in that it
provides an opportunity for an individual soul to truly develop itself.
Yet in that
development, we come back to the omnidimensionality of being one with the
cosmos. It is a paradox, yet one we like to live with, one that we
ourselves created, as directors of our own drama. To be separate yet
infinite - now, this is "God." This union is ecstasy, which in
Greek means "to stand outside oneself."
Anything that imposes
limits on an infinite divinity is not a complete spiritual system or
experience. Anything that projects form upon this genderless, raceless,
formless and nonhierarchical Godliness is not the ultimate truth.
The ultimate truth, which is "God," cannot have any form
whatsoever, no gender, no race and no hierarchy.
"God" Has No Form or Gender
gnostic or esoteric systems of any religion, the Ultimate is always
perceived as utterly formless. The realization of such formless Ultimate
is considered within these systems to be the flowering of consciousness,
the maturation of the soul and psyche. Thus, the definition of "God"
as a father-figure in the sky is a lower understanding upon
which lies man's puerility and immaturity.
Creation has no
gender, nor does the creator. "God" is not only father but mother,
and grandfather and aunt and grandmother and uncle and cousin and sister
and brother, etc. If the "Mother of God" can give birth to
"God," She must also be God. Can an imperfect, unholy being
give birth to a perfect, divine one? She must also be divine, which makes
In reality, behind the fables, the truth is that
the "Mother of God" also has no form but is simply the
female aspect of creation, when the neutral Spirit-Atom begins to
divide itself. The principal elements out of the formless
creator/destroyer/balancer are male and female, in equal proportions. The
perfect yin/yang balance is the basis of creation.
There is no
hierarchy in spirit; hence, the female is never in reality lower than the
male, as certain "religious" traditions teach. In humans, the density
grows so strong, the ego so potent and intoxicating, that the gender
aspect becomes all-consuming. One is nearly completely defined by the
gender of the material vessel in which the genderless consciousness is
carried. While this illusion is remedied spiritually, in this earthly
dimension these differences remain between male and female. The remedy is
that the consciousness of the individual, through enlightenment or
"God-realization," recognizes that it is both male and female and
neither. It is an impartial observer or "witness."
Yet, we need
not be so hasty in maintaining a genderless state for ourselves, as we are
rather fond of the play between polarities, which is in large part why we
Consciousness and Enlightenment
will perceive itself as having a gendered experience, but the witness
behind the ego is a clean slate of pure sentience. In this dualistic
creation, both experiences will happen simultaneously, where one can know
the union of existence, the genderlessness and egolessness,
and one can enjoy the separation. The difference is one of
awakened individual will know in her/his inner being that she/he is "one
with creation," but will also know that as the creator of her/his own
drama she/he has chosen to incarnate into the denser, more deluded realms,
for the sake of the experience itself. He or she has no other reason for
incarnating, just as "God," or the universal mind, has no reason
for creating except for its own amusement. Once an illuminated soul knows
this, then he or she is free to create his or her own experience and
purpose for incarnating. This experience is liberation. It is
Enlightenment, which seems to many to be so
nebulous, awesome and scary, is very easy. It is not miracles or magic
tricks, although those can be developed if desired strongly enough.
Enlightenment is simply the realization of who is pulling the strings of
one's puppet. It is the revelation of autonomy to the individual. It is
the bestowal of the ultimate God-authority over one's own being. It
is when the cosmic creative mind and the individual consciousness merge,
when one's mind becomes united with the Cosmos. This mental merger goes
beyond the mind and penetrates the very cells of the being.
penetration is possible because the God-force resides within the
soul-cells of every entity.
many practices that can lead to union or reunion with this life force,
Great Spirit, Tao, God. We can use yoga or prayer, meditation,
chanting or sex. We can play basketball in the Zone. We can eat good food
or engage in intelligent, funny or meaningless conversation. We can run up
hills, climb mountains and swim seas. Or we can sleep.
practice is needed, when one becomes united with this "Godhead,"
when one has returned to the natural state, from which the human ego has
created separation. Reunion with this life force is the mark of true
religious experience and system.
religious system is not one that demands slobbering at the feet of a
separate God-ego - however large and frightening, whatever race or
gender - but one that leads to communion and union with the quality of
BORG - RESISTANCE IS FUTILE
cosmic union of which we speak, however, is voluntary and
not dependent on the grace or force of another. It is not the
soul-enslavement prescribed by religious ideologies that say one must
surrender to "God." It is merely the experience of Totality, of the
Cosmos, which we think is a pretty big rush. This "coming back to
God/Godhead" is not the BORG experience, wherein one is assimilated
against one's will to an uncreative group of drones linked to a central
mind. Indeed, that totalitarian despot is the classic description of
"God" provided by theists and religionists.
talking about here is when your mind is blown, such that your whole world
dissolves and you are in another plane altogether, one that contains the
plentitude of the void, with its infinite worlds - the ultimate paradox
and the biggest amusement park. Now, this Cosmic Orgasm is
"God," not the creature that priests portray who wants you to be
begging him all the time, while sleepwalking through life, like BORG.
Cosmic Orgasm actually allows you to be free from God/BORG.
It allows you to become the creator. And from there you come back
down to Earth and actually relish the separation, which is also divine,
for it allows you, me, us and them to exist - individuals having a vast
array of often exquisite experiences.
Knowing we are
the creator of our own dramas, however, allows us to make those
experiences even more exquisite and ecstasy-filled.