God Is All That I Am, But I Am Not All That God Is

No Matter What You Call It, We Are All Inseparable Parts Of This Universe...

My perspective on God is that God is everything. God is not a person, God is the principle on which our universe came into being. It is the all powerful, the all knowing, the all present existence of consciousness. All that is in this universe is part of this whole. It cannot be separated from the whole. Where would it go to be separate? There may be other universes, certainly. Some scientific theories currently espouse this. But without knowing every scientist on this planet, I can state with certainty that they all think our universe is a fully inclusive and complete system, where everything in it affects everything else. Newtonian Physics was the first to propose cause and effect, and although Newton's causality theories somewhat ignore us in the equation, it still could be extended to include us. Quantum Physics tells us that all energy exists in a state of possibility until interacted with, which then makes it into something measurable. We make our world what it is by interacting with it.

There has been much said about God being separate from us and there has been much written on the topics of good and evil, light and darkness, God and Satan, my opinion versus your opinion, ad infinitum, ad nauseum. I think the reason so many people want to believe that God is separate from us is so that we can also believe that there is a Satan, separate from us, too. It allows us to pass the responsibility for all the misery on this planet to Satan, and gives us a resource, God, outside ourselves to pray to for salvation.

To examine this issue more closely, I would point to the Bible which tells us that God gave us free will. Even if I had not read it there, it would have been obvious to me that we all have it. What we do with this free will is what creates so much conflict, suffering and struggle in the world and within ourselves. We use it to create our own personal ego and initiate the conflict between our ego and our true, higher self. We are torn between our experience of our own divinity and the glaring distractions of our ego's illusions about life. There are people who will let one side or the other win, at a point. Their conscience will be sacrified if they choose the ego. If they choose their divine selves, they will give up the world. This doesn't mean they will not continue to live in the world, they will just not be of it, any more. They will give up Duality in favor of Unity. God is not responsible for our creating the ego, nor is Satan, for that matter. We are. Having free will does not carry with it the consciousness of our own responsibility, which, in my opinion, is too bad. But, there is no one outside ourselves to blame and there is no one outside ourselves to save us.

When I look out across the world and I see how people use this great gift to foster hatred, fear, destruction, being right at all costs, greed, exclusivity, lying, cheating, killing and on and on and on, I think of the potential God gave us and feel enormously disappointed in how we have used this extraordinary gift. What we have created with it is a world of dichotomies and opposites. Having one concept virtually assures the other. We can't have the concept of good without the concept of bad. We can't have winning without losing. We can't have light without darkness. We cannot be right about our opinions unless someone is wrong about theirs. All of these concepts are constructs of the ego. In very subjective terms we use these illusions to justify our actions and opinions, and to pass the buck of responsibility on to someone else. This someone else we are hoping will take responsibility and save us from ourselves is God.

I, personally, do not believe that God intervenes because God is a principle, but God has already incorporated a means within each of us to correct our errors. It is called our mind. WHAT WE THINK, SAY AND DO CREATE!!! Quantum Physics tells us so. We are told that we were created in the image of God. This does not mean God is a person. That would be creating God in our image. What it means is that we are creators. Let me say it again. WE ARE CREATORS! God created us in the image of God the creator. We were given a mind so that we could interact with energy and create.

If a person keeps living in a way that creates a world they, themselves, do not wish to live in, then they will always live in a world they do not want to live in. Each of us, daily, creates a world of our own design. Regardless of the world we really live in, we each unconsciously see a world projected by our own interpretations. I have a friend who once took exception to me saying that in the face of even the most minor circumstances in life, what we believe in fails us. I went on to say that what we believe in won't even allow us to let someone merge in front of us in traffic. She said that she was a devoted Christian and was insulted by what I had said. I said, "You write murder mysteries for a living." How can one say that they are devoted to Christian faith and at the same time promote murder and violence through their writing?  This is what I mean when I say what we believe in makes no difference in our lives. It is because we have no integrity in what we say versus what we do. We cannot think, say and do things that do not reflect us in our highest state and expect to live in a world of responsibility. You cannot write murder mysteries and believe that you are supporting a world free of violence, hatred and fear. You cannot read murder mysteries and believe that you are supporting a world free of violence, hatred and fear.

I have made the commitment to see only God in everything, including myself, because everything in this universe is inseparably tied together. We cannot shuffle our responsibility off to someone else. If there are to be useful changes within ourselves and each other, it is we who must initiate these changes. God, short of destroying us all, cannot make us change. We have been given free will. And from a line in the movie "Top Gun", "...your ego is writing checks your body can't cash." Our egos are writing checks our world can't cash. I do not see myself as serparate from you, and by writng this, I see it as a way of shaking myself awake. Please allow our highest vision to come to the surface. Please see our unity and use our free will to love each other and our planet Earth.

International Love and Awareness Day

April 15, 2012

This day will begin the celebration and conversation of love and awareness for all of us here on planet Earth. It is a day to unconditionally love ourselves and each other. I am asking that on this day every year people would promote only love, acceptance, tolerance, unity and peace. As a planet of beings, we spend most of our days promoting fear. Please join me in taking one 24 hour period on April 15, every year, to promote something that will begin to turn the direction for all of us, here. We must do this for our children if not for ourselves.

Be happy through your own intention, every day. Make the conscious effort to think of the impact you make on others.

Love and light to you...

Lela

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Terry.Hirneisen 5 years ago from Shenandoah Valley

I disagree with so many parts of this I do not know where to begin! Let's just take EGO. I am sure Obama has a fairly large EGO. Thank god he does. I would not want a person without a strong EGO at the top of the heap. He cannot be decisive without one.

Murder Mysteries are not evil, they are entertainment pure and simple. This seems analogous to a Baptist that thinks dancing to Rock Music is somehow evil because of the Sexual implications. Pardon me!

A person writing mysteries is providing amusement pure and simple. They are not encouraging violence of any kind.

As far as the Bible,it has been used to support any fuzzy logic we can dream up, slavery included. God did not write this book, it has been MAN that elevated to the prestige it currently enjoys.

There are many things we cannot control but other can. This means we must stand up and FIGHT against those controlling things for selfish reasons. I sure as Hell do not see GOD in everything.

The entire piece represents FUZZY THINKING to me.

A dream world of some sort that does not exist while folks in the REAL WORLD do REAL BATTLE with REAL DEMONS.

That is my OPINION, which again according to you means something negative. Love and Peace and better wake up to the world of Mud Slinging and Slander by the selfish and privileged.


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CreatePerfection 5 years ago from Beautiful Colorado Author

Terry, thank you for reading my article and for this well organized comment. As I always say to you, Terry, I really appreciate who you are.

Blessings...

Lela


Your Favorite Nephew 5 years ago

You know that even though we are related, I will let you know when I agree and when I disagree with your thoughts. Not to disrespect anyone's opinions, I agree with so much I do not know where to start. Since we are giving opinions, here is mine. You are exactly right about egos. People often see ego and confidence as the same thing. They are not. Egos are without a doubt what has put this Country and the World in general in its present condition. I work in a profession where I see this EVERY day. If a leader, or anyone for that matter, has an ego but nothing to back it up, he is useless to the good of anyone but himself. I would much rather have a leader who posesses honesty, integrity, firm knowledge of his duty and a commitment to the betterment of everyone on Earth and stands with confidence, not ego. Once again, this is not aimed at anyone in particular. This is for everyone.

I'm not going to spend a great deal of time about my views of the Bible, but I would like to tell you something that relates. Today at Church our teaching pastor asked a question: " What, in our opinion, are the 3 main reasons why people do not attend Church?". Amazingly "Hypocracy" was at the top of the list in both services. Our pastor went on to speak about how churches have made it difficult for people to find the spiritual fulfillment that they seek because of too many man made rules and they have forgotten about grace. This is why 5000 people every week turn away from church. I have believed this for years and it was nice to hear it from someone more knowledgeable. The church as a whole in my opinion has shown the exact form of ego that you speak of. As far as the rest of your writing goes, I agree that we all have the responsibility to rise up and create the World that we desire. You can not fix what you don't acknowledge. After hearing what our pastor said my wife told me that it all made so much sense to her because of the very "rule ran" church that she was raised in. This upringing, she feels, contributes even today to a "dont tell me what to do" rebellious attitude. To me she was greatly effected by many years of mans ego.

As far as the "evil book" writing, my wife loves to watch any TV show that is about forensics, unsolved murders, etc and enjoys true crime books. I cant say how it effects her and I hope she isn't plotting a way to get rid of me but I will say that those types of shows fill me with saddness and I choose not to watch. We all must understand that whether its book writing, TV shows, circumstances in our upbringing, the evening news or anything else that takes a place in our lives,its what we fill our hearts with that will change the World and I believe egos have no place.


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CreatePerfection 5 years ago from Beautiful Colorado Author

Dear YFN, the first comment on this page, is an example of what I mean by ego and the influences of the ego. That is why my comment to him was that I appreciate him the way he is. I could not have given a better example of what I meant.

I am okay with people saying what they think, but the ego does not deal in facts, it deals in fear and intimidation. For the ego to be fulfilled it must have hate, opposites, fear and disrespect as weapons in its arsenal. The ego has no facts on which to base its dread, so it calls on its miriad of concepts to justify its fear, hate and venom.

Carl Jung said that the definition of insanity was to do the same things over and over expecting different results. Anyone who is paying attention at all can see that what we have been doing over and over is creating the same hatred, violence, disregard for human life, hunger, homelessness, greed, more ego, more ego, more ego.

I would always want you to disagree with me if you believe that I am wrong.

I believe that what we promote in the world speaks more loudly about us than what we say. I believe that what we support in the world speaks more loudly about us than our supposed commitments.

It has been proven that every crime shown on tv, in the movies and in books has been tried by someone who has seen them there.

Part of the problem we face as human beings is that we are in denial about the influences in our lives and we do not have the discipline to stop our involvement in them.

Yesterday, at church, our pastor said that most people in the world are so committed to what's in it for them that they cannot hear the spirit at all, but that by being accessible to that still small voice of the Holy Spirit within each of us, we could find a way to cure the ills of our world. He said that it is okay to have our preferences, but that keeping our focus on the divinity within ourselves was a place where real changes come from.

I do sometimes watch violence in movies or tv, but I do not watch these things if that is the primary focus of the program. I am looking for something with principle to be involved otherwise I feel it is just another way to be in denial about what influences me and what feeds my ego.

Terry believes that everyone should be controlled by the ego and has no room for love, awareness, the promoting of good and decency. He certainly is not alone. Most people let their ego do the talking for them. Many, many people have never had an actual thought, they are just reading the script of those determined to destroy anything good on this Earth.

Thank you so much my dear Favorite Nephew. I am so very proud of the intelligence, the love, the commitment you bring to your life, my life and the lives of all we who live here on earth.

God bless you in every single way. The Christ light shines very brightly within you.

Love,

Lela


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Terry.Hirneisen 5 years ago from Shenandoah Valley

I tried to be helpful and truthful and make a real comment, not just one that satisfied YOUR EGO! But then you insult me. I took your article and outlined your concepts. But I will remember that if I outline the problems I find, it is just my Ego. Kind of circular thinking. I plan to refrain from reading any more of this religious dribble. Keep your Peace and Love. I know atheists with more love and clearer thinking.


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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

Hi CP,

I think you're onto something. God is creation itself. Ah yes, in the blink of an eye!

The Frog


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CreatePerfection 5 years ago from Beautiful Colorado Author

Terry, you do not have to make your life worse by reading my hubs. Every time I write one on my perspective of what is causing the world we live in, you become agitated and have nothing good to say about it. I am not trying to insult you. It is the way you approach it. You have no room for me to have my opinion. Our ego is like that. You said that you would not want a leader who did not have a big ego. We all have an ego. My point is to stop letting it be the only voice we hear.

Lela


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CreatePerfection 5 years ago from Beautiful Colorado Author

Dear Frog Prince, thank you for GETTING my article. "God is creation itself."

Blessings,

Lela


Daydreamer Too 5 years ago

I read somewhere that if God didn't exist, we humans would feel the need to create Him.

I agree with everything you said here. I've always been a 'deep' thinker but, when my partner died, I know a part of me died too. I had to go through a re-birth of my own which involved a lot of deep soul-searching. The answers are no 'outside' we have all the answers we need within us, if, we can go deeply enough to find them. I'm spiritual, I don't follow an organised religion but, I do believe in a Prime Creator/Higher power. I've had a few (what friends have told me were )epiphany moments where I have cried/cursed/blamed God/The Gods for my tears and pain, and yet, when I have quieted my mind and been my most 'still' I have actually been able to begin to start to comprehend that we are all 'connected' we are not all the seperate and individuals and so different from one another. We are all family. We are all one race, the human race. At these moments os enlightenment I can honestly say, I felt an invisible embrace and all at once, had my eyes opened to the fact that God, is not me, not you, God is everything and everywhere, in every tree, every leaf, every blade of grass. Even water (which we so take for granted, is very much, alive) so, I truly do agree with you. Most 'organised' religion is man-made, to suit the person writing it at the time it was being written. We apparently, only use one third of our brains. We are capable of so much more than we can even begin to know!

The ancients had that knowledge long before Christianity came into being and over millennia of indoctrination and persecution, it has been secreted away, or burned as heresy.

We are so much more than we know, and yes, we also are what we think we are. Good or bad, we have the free will to create our own reality.

Great hub bound to get some arguments, (LOL) but then what is freedom of choice and free will in life if you cannot debate about having it!!


Daydreamer Too 5 years ago

P.S.

I don`t see my God as a little old man white white hair and a long flowing beard (Stolen from Zeus) I see my Prime creator/s as beings of light or, pure energy and that being is the most powerful thing in all of creation and our known universe and that is, the power of ..love.


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CreatePerfection 5 years ago from Beautiful Colorado Author

Dear Daydreamer, these are both very insightful and wonderful comments. You are so right. God is love, the power of love is the light we can all share. Thank you and blessings to you always.

Lela


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d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south

What a wonderful article. Your views are mine exactly. I think, with the only exception being my not wanting, having, or needing anything to do with the evils i see in organized religions of all makes and models.

your reader who so vehemently disagrees with you, is not to be taken with any sincerity. His views are narrow and he has not found the wisdom to open his mind and heart to the greater possibilities of truth and reality beyond his own perceptions. (i can say this with some first hand knowledge, as he often critiques my hubs as well). Granted, truth and reality are just the manifestations of each of us individually, but when you look at how the world is in such turmoil, you can understand that this turmoil is man made based on greed, selfishness, and harboring hatred in lieu of love. Ignoring it, or accepting it as just a part of life, is only adding to the problem. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.


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CreatePerfection 5 years ago from Beautiful Colorado Author

Dear d.william, thank you so much for this comment. Humanity has created such a glorification in the characteristics of the ego.

We have much more in common with each other than we do in opposition to each other.

It is easy to understand why people become so trapped in the ego, but there is no love, kindness or acceptance to be found there.

The ego wants to be right at all cost, and thus looks for ways to demean anything not in agreement with itself, but with a population as large as the one we have on planet earth, we cannot afford the narrow view of the ego mind any longer.

There is so much more joy in embracing each other, even with our differences, than there is in trying to maintain our superiority over others.

Thank you again for this very encouraging comment.

Blessings to you,

Lela

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