Humankind is not separate from the creative power of the universe but one with it
“To suppose that the Creative Intelligence of the Universe would create humans in bondage and leave them bound, would be to dishonor the creative power itself.”
— Ernest Holmes, “The Science of Mind”
By Jim Hatton
The world’s major monotheistic religions and traditions have two basic tenets that define the following traditions:
One premise is that God created the “heavens and earth” and remains separate from Its own creation. This includes humans, who are separate from, and subject to, a nonphysical God. There is a belief that one must pray to that God, oftentimes in the form of begging and beseeching, in order to get desirable or needed things, situations, or experiences in their life. This approach may require going through an intermediary, such as a living priest or a dead saint, in order to reach the creator God Itself. This is the dominant understanding of most religions.
The second basic premise is that there is a Divine Intelligence in the universe that created the physical universe and all life within it by becoming it. The Divine Intelligence emanates as and through Its creation. Since humans are endowed with this Divine Intelligence, they are empowered to create the things, situations and experiences of their individual lives with their thoughts and beliefs. The essential understanding is that humankind is not separate from the creative power of the universe but one with it, and therefore has the same creative powers, although on a lesser scale. That is, one human could not create the entire universe but could certainly create a million dollars or a happy relationship or a healthy body.
God-Source expresses itself by the individuation of consciousness. Everything It creates has an energetic vibration which, if dense enough, can be perceived in the physical realm. Humans also create in the same way by becoming the thing they desire, vibrationally first, which then allows the desired thing or experience to “out picture,” or show up in the physical universe. Vibration is the physical expression of consciousness. Creating a happy relationship requires vibrating at the frequency of love and harmony. Creating financial wealth requires vibrating at the level of affluence and abundance. Creating a healthy body means vibrating at the level of wholeness, vitality and aliveness. Science now tells us that the whole physical universe is vibration.
That which man calls God is very different from man’s image of God because God has made mankind but man is now remaking God in man’s image. In other words, man forms a perspective of something and then tries to make everything fit into that and there is tremendous distortion in that process. You are accurate when you feel that you are that which is God both from your physical and your nonphysical perspective. The combination of you and you and all of the rest of us is what God is because God is consciousness that is expanding. Sometimes humans feel unsettled about that because there are so many who have been happier seeing God as just an exaggerated version of man, someone very much like man but just bigger and hopefully smarter and with all of the answers. And so, in the process of making that image of God, man has subverted his own image of self. In other words, he/she has humbled him/herself by making this distinction of this superior God which makes him/her the inferior mortal, and on that basis, mankind has separated himself from that which is God which is sort of a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Many have asked what is it that sees though our eyes? What is looking through these eyes is not a human personality; it is not a person. It is the conscious awareness of the beingness of who we are: our “Greater” non-physical self. Some choose to call it God or Source.
Please understand that neither premise is right, and neither premise is wrong. It is up to each individual to decide what particular path they are inspired to walk down. Inspiration is the key. Listen to your inner voice to get your own divine guidance.
Many blessings on your spiritual journey.
The World is not broken, Be in Peace …
Jim Hatton is an author, spiritual teacher and speaker. He makes his home in the Rogue Valley, Southern Oregon. Contact him at email@example.com.
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