When You Understand God

The primary roadblock separating believers (of any religion) and non-believers is often perception. Doubts or lack of belief in God typically stem not from a lack of belief in the God, but rather a lack of belief in the God others have described. The mind of the skeptic is highly adept at picking apart stories of a Dogmatic God because they simply don’t make sense. The skeptic is much closer to the Truth, in this regard, than the highly devoted religious follow. This is why often non-believers who experience God at a later point, whether through a near-death-experience or some other cause, often have the easiest time moving quickly along the spiritual path. They moved beyond Dogma before they ever discovered God, instead of first believing and wading through multiple misinterpretations and misunderstanding of who God truly is. The easiest way for a non-believer to eventually realize the existence of God is to first abandon all strongly held thought patterns about who or what God may or may not be as prescribed by any sort of Dogma. Nothing can describe God, and often organized religion confuses and disillusions seekers early in their pursuit. Instead of defining God, seek God for yourself and learn to feel the truth.

Some of the non-believers with the greatest potential to reach others are those with a scientific mind. Science is simply the study of what is symbolized in the Bible as the “Tree of Knowledge.” Imagine this massive tree, if you will. Imagine the multiple limbs, leaves, the detail in the trunk, and the roots running deep into the ground. Now, picture one area of science as being one limb of this massive tree. Those who are adept at a scientific field have stepped out on the farthest reaches of this particular limb. However, knowing all and knowing God is not found in the limbs, leaves or trunk. God is the root. God gave birth to the wonderful science that surrounds us. We breathe science, touch it, visualize it and experience it not because it is the antithesis of God, but rather it is God’s greatest gift to us. Our experience on this planet, the ability to experience 3rd dimensional reality and our ability to study science is the physical proof that we were given free will and a playground on which to experience it. Science is the blessing by which we can better understand this life.

The separation of Science and God (not religion) is one destined to end. It must. Science is moving further and further into the study of consciousness, and the deeper they venture, they will find the only way to solve some of the greatest mysteries in our universe is in admitting that there is a greater consciousness and energy that we cannot comprehend. They will have to call it God. I likely believe we will look back and say that the study of Black Matter was the tipping point where even Science said “We can’t explain this. There must be a God.” God is consciousness. God is the first consciousness from which our consciousness was derived, along with our creative ability and ability of abstraction. It is that very abstract nature that has kept us from understanding God, but a time is coming when we will all celebrate the acknowledgement that the Truth has been within us, and we’ve been successful in bringing it out.

Elements of Collective Social Change

The majority of social tension comes from the top and flows down throughout society. The leaders set the trends and the mindset, and condition the followers to mirror them. It stands to reason then that nearly every opinion, thought-form, belief and idea held by most citizens is conditioned and, in fact, not theirs. So, if you were once one of those people, or perhaps still are, find any question and ask yourself, truly yourself, what you believe. What do you really believe of war? I don’t want to know what your national pitchman wants you to think. I want to know, when you look through the lens of your own consciousness, what do you believe? What saddens you? What makes you hopeful? What makes you feel alive?

An important element in initializing social change is that we first recognize that we are, by designed, pushed into opposing corner from one another and given weapons to attack each other. Conflict is simply created by those who stand to benefit from it. From a common sense standpoint, am I more easily able to control a large group of people if they are united, or if I can segregate them and use them against each other? This is the nature of religious denomination, political parties, and other affiliations that appeal to the collective ego. The ego seeks approval, and finds it, when it blends in a crowd of like-minded individuals. This is one way in which is becomes satisfied and feeds itself. It further feeds and satisfies itself, once it has identified a collective presence through which it can exercise its power, by identifying other collective egos that oppose to its own beliefs. This gives the ego a chance to emphasis the otherness of others, therefore make itself right and others wrong. This can lead to anger, disagreements, crime, violence, murder, and warfare. Those who control the world do so because they are acutely aware of this knowledge, and use it to pit you against your fellow humans. How do you stop this? How do you seize back your own power? By refusing to burn bridges between yourself, or your collective self, and others.

Collective egos may manifest themselves in many ways. These include religious groups and extremists, political organizations, workers unions, collegiate affiliations and professional sports fans. Identifying the part of you that seeks the collective ego is the first step in removing madness from your life and others around you. While many may not see the similarity between religious extremists and professional sports fans, consider the recent activities in the United States. On opening day in 2011, a professional baseball fan was savagely beaten in the parking lot following a game where he simply wore a replica jersey of the visiting team, who he travelled to support. The man who was beaten, Bryan Stow, is likely to suffer long-term brain damage and remains in a coma from which he may never recover. However, this is not the first time such an event has occured. It happens quite often, especially in professional soccer where the collective egos can be quite powerful, that fans will resort to attacking opposing fans for little or no reason. What level of insanity resides at even the most basic level of the collective ego? Furthermore, have you expressed this yourself? How often have you expressed or even felt anger because you disagreed with someone of a different political or religious affiliation than you? Have you gone over the line of insanity because your college lost an important game, or your political party lost an election? It happens far too often in society that we build walls between groups of people based on eventually meaningless opinions and thought-forms. We judge on affiliation rather than the core of a person’s being. This is sickness and delusion at its most dangerous and darkest level.

Why do people do this? How can a seemingly innocent sports game or political rally turn deadly? The ego seeks to associate with the collective so that it can further identify itself. It creates a delusional state of purpose for the ego. Once we recognize this, truly see it for what it is, it becomes difficult to associate with any collective because our sense of self no longer relies on any sort of labeling outside ourselves. Awareness is the light that erases darkness. Awareness helps us to see it in ourselves and see it in others. We must first be aware that this exists on all forms of society, then be acute in our identification of it around us. Only by tearing apart these types of borders can we begin to ascend beyond the level of collective insanity that robs culture of it’s function and purpose.

Ye Are Gods

Knowledge is power, however only if that knowledge is something unique to the one who holds it. If I am knowledgeable of something of great importance, while others are not, I hold power in ways unimaginable and unknown by those over whom I hold it. If I seek to rule over you, I will not share this knowledge. If I seek to unite with you, and to empower you as I have been empowered, I will share that knowledge with you. Sharing important knowledge is sharing power. This is how you can separate the wheat from the tares, the true religious leaders from the false. This is also how you can separate real spirituality from Dogma. Jesus once said to the religious teachers, ‘You have hidden the keys to Heaven, you will not go in yourself, and you will not let anyone else in’. This was criticism.

What Jesus is accusing the teachers of doing is hoarding the great knowledge that separates ordinary man from the spiritually enlightened. Had such knowledge been openly attainable during much of human history, we would be looking at a much different world today. But, Jesus is also condemning these teachers for having the knowledge, yet refusing to practice it. Think of it; If I give you the greatest gift you could imagine, be it a car, a home, or perhaps an island, how angry might I become if you destroyed this gift? Jesus came to spread the secret knowledge, to enlighten all men (and women, more on that later). Yet, some accepted the knowledge, failed to practice it, and blocked others from it for reasons of control and manipulation. Such critique goes hand in hand with the reason why we often miss great prophets when they are among us. What happens to human control over another man if that man suddenly becomes enlightened with the Truth? When I’m often asked about the 2nd coming, the initial response I fight is “we didn’t recognize Jesus the 1st time he came until it was too late. In fact, we killed him. Do we now think we are so awake that we will recognize him? Are we so beyond the ego and the need to control that we will allow his message?” We tried to form a wedge between his prophecy and humanity, in fact.

Unfortunately, the evidence points to a populace that is currently beyond ignorant of true spirituality, yet overly fond of religion. For each hack prophet that comes along predicting Armageddon, millions of dollars are funneled in their direction with the hope that this “prophet” is the real thing. Once the prophet is proven to be nothing more than Paypal
Jesus, religious zealots lose faith and meander back into the herd. Yet, don’t be mistaken. The major religions want
you to be confused. Dogmatic practices only work because those who rely upon them do so out of total lack of self-reliance that they strap the church’s leash around their own necks. Sometimes, it even feels a bit more like a noose. Jesus, Buddha, and all other reliable spiritual prophets in the near and distant past taught self-correction as the “narrow way” through which the Kingdom is reached. They only armed you with the message because they, themselves had been armed. Your intention is to, in turn, go and arm others with the Truth. Understand that the Kingdom is not some far off place in which you enter upon Death. The Kingdom is Now. All you have is Now. You do not become Christ-like or Buddha-like. You be. These changing times we face are centered around that concept. God has given you everything you need to find the Kingdom of God. He hasn’t leased it to you. It isn’t coming via lay-away. You have it now, but you must use it. Getting baptized won’t do it. Getting christened as a child won’t do it. Honoring confessions, attending temple, or going to church won’t do it. You won’t find the Truth in those places. You will only find it within yourself, where it already lies. As said in Philippians 2:12,“Work out your salvation with fear and trembling.” It’s more than a public profession, or saying “I believe in God.” You see, for all that was changed in the Bible, the Gnostics, and in myriad religious texts, the Truth remains open for consumption. However, it is not spoon-fed. To take your spiritual journey to the next level, you must seek to understand the mysteries. You must seek to understand the hidden language Jesus and Buddha spoke.

Those who control religion, politics and government live a privileged life and command authority. They are a network
of individuals who are mostly blood-related, and go to great lengths to keep it that way. These people operate surreptitiously, and are the keepers of the scriptures and the secret knowledge. It is they who have added to and altered the scriptures, in an attempt to hide and keep the secret knowledge from being discovered by others. Jesus and many others were killed by religious leaders for revealing the secrets hidden in the scriptures. In fact, the silencing
still continues. In no way has this suppression stopped or even slowed today. In fact, the efforts to suppress our spiritual Truth have only amplified. Yet, those attempting to suppress that Truth will only find it more difficult to separate us from this knowledge as more people become awakened. Those who seek the Truth are confounded by the lies that have been added to it, in effect, the Truth is camouflaged. Yet, we are given everything we need to find it. No matter who guards the gate, we have the keys. No matter how disempowered you feel at this moment, for whatever reason, remember the words of Jesus when he said “have you not heard it said that ye are Gods?” What would my Atheists friends think if I told them that they can’t find God because they are all a part of God? If this is true, if we are small parts of God, can a thing ever pass judgement on itself? Judgement is a control mechanism.

Stop searching in the desert for answers that lie inside of you. You don’t have to go anywhere. Step beyond the body. Go beyond your mind. Listen to yourself. You only feel without God, or that you cannot find God, because you have been told that you cannot be worthy of God. You already are worthy. You already are saved. No one can hide that from you. You have the keys. You must remember this as we move forward. We are still very close to the canvas, my friends. Keep and open mind, follow your own compass, and seek the Truth for yourselves.