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Being

Being

 

The ancient state of human existence before we wrapped our minds into a state of self-reflection where every foray into the spiritual immoral self became an act of self-censoring. Our primeval selves contained  the consciousness, the emotional and the spiritual self’s. Good and bad did not exist but our instincts for survival, species protection and  social order for protection were there.

 

We “knew” more than we know now. We sensed danger, weather, love, hatred, as an acute conscious  state of being. We sensed our spiritual and symbiotic relationships with plants and animals. We knew there was safety in numbers. We focused on survival,  but not only physical for the spiritual connection to all things was necessary for survival.

 

Somehow, somewhere we saw ourselves from the outside and became self-aware externally and developed morality and vanity and the ability to compare ourselves with others. Thus animals and plants became  inferior to us because we no longer were able to connect spiritually with them. Instead we plotted to decide how we could utilize them to make us better than others and  feed the newly developing ego. We became self-centered and mistakenly decided since we could verbalize we must be smarter. We ignored the complex behaviors of other species allowing them to survive and forgot our own. We left the Garden of Eden. We left on our own.

 

Our  gods of earlier times were useful because thy represented useful things, the sun, the earth, the moon, etc. that we depended upon. Our later gods became more complex and represented emotions, the spirits we no longer possessed and a way to barter our way into an afterlife, at least so we thought. The belief in an afterlife helped us think we would be better than others if we made it and caused us to turn outward doing the required deeds for salvation and an eternal life.  And why do we deserve heaven and why doesn’t a pea plant go to heaven or a flea? Our lives wouldn’t be any worse than any other species if we treated each other and other species like equals and aren’t we a little pushy asking for an afterlife?

 

We don’t need judgment day because the real one is likely to hit us like a ton of bricks if we don’t quit our low down ways…… I’m thinking war followed by disease, a new incurable virus, etc.

 

So, being is a verb that signifies a thing we are becoming like being born and be represents an existence or an arrived at state but also a verb. To be may mean you arrived but have to maintain it. A being is an entity and a noun . To be seems to mean self-aware and is a verb.

 

But, as I stated at first, being is , to me, that state of existence where we are at our emotional, spiritual, physical  best maximizing  all potential. We are in a god-like state,  or do I dare say it? we are a small part of god the collective always moving forward existence of all being. We helped create it and continue to do so. By my writing it is created; by your reading it and agreeing or disagreeing you are creating it.

The Search for God

The moment I have realized God sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see God in him – that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free.

Swami Vivekananda

The Search for God

 

The master sat quietly in the meadow completely covered with swallowtail butterflies.

“Why are animals not afraid of you master?” “Why be afraid of your own? We are part of the same thing. A butterfly is more than a butterfly  and a man is more than a man. In each lies the manifestation of the same in a different artistic expression. We are expressions of the power and essence of the world. We are a fragment of the same energy and the sane beauty. We are a part of Allah, Yahweh, Siddhartha, and the Great Spirit.

 

But you must remove the cloak of your shame and let the winds of being penetrate your soul. Remove your hat and let the warmth and love permeate your soul. Become part of

the continuous revelation and knowing that no power lies beyond your control and no power lies outside you that you need. God is not an entity but is the force of all that moves in everything. You cannot contain that which is the essence of all being for it moves instantly and timelessly through us all. To know how a butterfly feels you must remember that you are the butterfly as the butterfly is a  man. Your power lies only in the recognition of this fact. For in the knowing lies the doing and in the doing lies the being.

 

Why pray for what you already have? Are we not trying to fool ourselves when we ask for what we already have? If I pray foe water and do not go to the well and draw it with my own power than I ignore and minimize what has already been answered. Life is a prayer that culminates in the beauty of what you are and have become in direct  measure to your desires. Power flows through and around you. When you reach out and embrace that power than you are answering your prayer. So rather than say god give me strength, I have given myself strength from the substance of my godliness. My imagination and creativity are the god in me and what I can imagine I can create.

 

What is the nature of god? What is the nature of what exits unbound by time with no division for past and future? Calling god an entity is like looking at the sky and calling it a universe. The nature of god is the nature of all things. The nature of alll things, is bound up in our soul and changes constantly with our searching. Your god is my god only in the fact that they are a part of all being. Being is the searching and the constantly changing existence of all.

 

To label god as all powerful is limiting and quantifying. To say god is being notes the existence (is) and the dynamic nature  (being) or as an unquantifiable forever changing force that we are part of through our existence, consciousness, creativity and imaginations

 

Carl James