Guise of Divinity
by Iam Saums
Originally posted on ZenGardner.com
“God is a concept, by which we measure our pain.” – John Lennon
We are all powerful, all potential and all possibility. We are organic beings that produce energy rivaled only by the Sun and artificial invention. We are descendents of the light of all creation. Our hearts are electromagnetic energy generators that not only emit life force, yet connect us to everyone and everything that expresses life. We are made from the same chemical compounds that are found throughout the galaxy and beyond. We have the potential to transform any behavior pattern, thought and hereditary trait we may experience. We have the capacity to create life and we possess the ability to take it away.
Yet, with all of the possibility we express, we have a tendency to become spellbound by our own belief. With our reverence, we tend to hand over our personal power to a human invented supreme being presented as greater than ourselves. Gradually we succumb to this “conditioning of the soul” and fall in line with common faith, otherwise known as religion. We become dependent upon this invisible and imaginary force that, in some form or other, assumes the commonly accepted countenance of God.
We see this representation of divinity in so many people, in so many things and in so many ways within the numerous cultures across the world. We not only begin to accept these rituals of belief, we take them, for lack of a better word, as Gospel. We believe to the extent that we have trust in the doctrines and practices more so than we have confidence in ourselves or our family and friends. The focus of our devotion toward our selected deity grows as our investment in our lives and in ourselves wanes. We are diverted from our souls and into the arms of a social myth endorsed as “God.”
Edging God Out
The terminology and definition of “God” is a human invention to prevent us from connecting with and expressing our own spirituality. When we explore this concept further, we find that the common interpretation humanity has adopted of God is only its perception. At one point in history, a group of men had the idea to devise something that would allow them to be the “middle men” between God as they presented “Him” and the people. They witnessed the blind and rapturous devotion the people expressed in their exaltation of the almighty focus of their faith. They monopolized on it in the name of finance, politics, control, power and spiritual supremacy and segregation.
The agenda and strategy most religious organizations impose within their doctrines is becoming more apparent in our contemporary society. Through the conditioning of the sacrament in many forms of faith, what seems to be missing is the connection that the devotee has with their chosen almighty. It is interesting to witness the superiority of the “testimony” of those who are in a position of faith when they express it to their fellowships. It would seem that the lessons being shared with their congregations dictate more of a principle for following belief rather than learning how to establish and maintain a union with their own spirit.
Our dependence upon a power distinct from our own has altered us to the roots of our being. This reliance has built a barrier between our souls and us. It has isolated us from our potential, possibility and personal power. Our denial, unwillingness and fear have separated us from our relatedness with the natural flow of the universe. We have enabled the publicity of God with our blind faith and hope instead of experiencing its fulfillment by establishing our own connection with our spirit and living our truth. We subscribe to follow the ministers of belief and sacrifice our choice to lead our own way. Where we once stood with consciousness, we now kneel at the altar of acquiescence.
The Voice and The Echo
If God is beyond our understanding, how could we ever recognize let alone understand the truth of its existence? How could we ever hope to relate with something so superior to our consciousness? Why are we expected to believe in one perception yet condone another? How can we distinguish between that which is God and that which is merely a reflection proselytized by a representative of faith? Why are we so hungry to believe in hope and faith yet eventually dismiss it to the peer pressures of our society’s “reality?”
There is a vast difference between God as we may experience it and its perceptual depiction. There is no one in the world that has the authority, let alone the ability to accurately quantify, identify and articulate what God is, or what it is not. Beyond all the meaning that humanity has attached to God, it is simply a word consisting of three letters. It could be said that our own belief, energy, devotion and loyalty are the very elements that have given the concept of God its power. It is our denial, fear and unwillingness to acknowledge, adopt and accept our potential for spirituality that has made the assumed existence of God all-powerful.
It is not God that has reaped the harvest of the critical mass of human belief. It is those who have placed themselves between us and our connection with our souls. It is human kind. It could be said that God doesn’t need belief. If God created everything, why would he need our faith or reverence? Why would he need anything of us at all? If the purpose of life as we learn in living it is to honor, keep and share it, why would we choose to dedicate a great deal of it looking outside of ourselves for what can only be found within?
Guide Of Divinity
We sense only a fraction of all that exists in the universe. We experience life and the world through our own perceptual filter we have established in our lives. We can begin to acknowledge that everything we have ever experienced of God is only that which we have learned or can relate to within ourselves. It could be said that there is little difference between God and a human being. We can create. We can destroy. We can express righteousness. We can cast judgment. We can bless others with our love and we can curse then with our hate (fear).
Who we are going to be and how we benefit others as well as ourselves is what makes us divine. We are only human when we believe that is all we are. As powerful as we believe God to be, we are as well. When we let go of the stigmata of being human, we can accept the ultimate truth. We are the guides of our own spirituality. We are all of which we look to God. We are the manifestation of God.
We are the emanation of life.