… the soul being you, rather than something separate from you that you possess, for example, like your mind, your intellect, your body etc. Of course you don’t have to use the word soul.
I propose that feelings, or in other words emotions, are the language of the soul.
I further propose that our lives are primarily about a calling of elements into play, assembling our cast etc., setting the stage, for us to feel/experience the feelings we are after. … read more
While sitting in the comfort of ones’ armchair it’s easy to philosophise that whatever comes to us we desire on some level or another. Indeed many ‘new-age’ programmes of self-empowerment revolve around this idea, and certainly it seems to sit very well with the notion of our divinity.
However, when faced with suffering, the idea that it is coming to us only because we want is less appealing. … read more
Assuming our divinity, it doesn’t seem logical to me that self realisation should be a mysterious process. A process of uncertainty, a process requiring faith/belief in something not known to be true. Not known if we are honest 😉
Neither does it seem reasonable to me that we could be surrounded by universal laws that if transgressed reward punishment regardless of those laws being known or not to us. … read more
I suggest that this is what we are. And that we lowercase ‘G’ gods are simultaneously one with and different from the uppercase ‘G’ God.
‘One with’ in that we are also divine.
‘Different from’ primarily in that we possess the special ability to accept the illusions of the material world as real.
But one should not hurry to judge this ability as some sort of flaw or problem. … read more
Invented, I suggest, because we find it impossible to accommodate the dark, the evil, the ghastly of this world within our idea of who God is and what God is like. It’s easy to accommodate things like love, kindness, mercy, peace within the traditional concept of God, but in excluding the other stuff I propose that we end up with an extremely limited idea of God, and, perhaps more importantly, a very confused idea about what we are doing here. … read more
I suggest that this is true because the others ARE YOU.
ARE YOU in the sense that we are all God. Are God in the sense that we are from God / of God, and everything that emanates from God is God.
And that we are also simultaneously not God, and similarly not the others, does not change the fact that we are the same at the same time. … read more
I propose we are divine, part of God, or in other words, we are ‘of God’. And because we are not anything but God, in that sense we ARE God. And that we are also NOT God does not change that we ARE.
That being the case, I suggest that judgement of wrong or right/good or bad/punishment or reward flies in the face of our divinity. … read more
… there would be no prescription/judgement of
- wrong or right
- what we should or must do
- the goal of life
- the lessons to be learned
… scary or liberating?
I propose that whatever way we choose to express our divinity, that always perfectly fulfills our purpose.
… crazy or profound?
Let me put it another way. It is the choosing more than what we choose that expresses our divinity. … read more
If I think I am God … then, looking at my experience of life and the world around me, I might question Why am I doing this to myself? … How does it serve me? … etc.
If I think I am not God … then my questioning might be more along the lines of Why is God doing this to me? … read more
Imagine no religion … or a religion where there is no presumption of a single ultimate goal.
There would be:
- No context for judgement of good and bad.
- No context for judgement of sin or piety.
- No context for judgement of right and wrong, and in fact all the choices we make would be simply regarded as manifestations of our of divinity, regardless of level of self-awareness.
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