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

 

 

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