Sunday, April 21, 2013

God Is Neutral

The moment I started believing in GOD was the moment I threw away the childish notion that God's job was to keep me (or anyone) from experiencing pain...

The hunger.
The pillage.
The torture.
The natural disasters.
The violence.
The anger.

Because, if that was God's job, it was pretty clear God wasn't doing it very well.


:: LIFE IS A CYCLE ::

Rather than grade God on a myopic human scale, consider for a moment that we see very little of the bigger picture. An ecosystem must have all the properties of G-O-D: Generation, Organization, and Destruction. Without generation, there would be no new growth. Without organization, there would be nothing to sustain life. Without destruction, there would be no room for new life. 

Life is a cycle. Our emotions are our work.

Everything that occurs in an ecosystem supports balance. It is easy for us to see this when we look at physical cycles. It is more difficult to see this when we talk about invisible cycle... spiritual cycles.

When things seem to be falling apart in our life, we can always ask: "what is this making room for?" 


:: EVERYONE HAPPY ::

If God could make every human being on this planet happy, would that prove God's existence?

Would that even be possible? 

Hmmm... Do we even know what sort of external factors could contribute to our total and completely sustained happiness?

Sometimes people hope for other people's pain. Sometimes several people want the same thing. Sometimes our mind changes and what used to make us happy doesn't anymore. 

If our happiness weren't a cycle of G-O-D, we might not ever notice we were happy. 

It's a pretty well established point that happiness is not based on external factors. Some of the happiest people on this planet experience extreme hardship. 

Hardship does not preclude happiness. We choose how we interpret the workings of God.

I believe every thing happens to support our spiritual growth. We can choose to ignore it, hate it, and bemoan it. It will come again—to give us another opportunity for learning. Or we can choose to be grateful. Lesson learned. NEXT!


:: EVOLUTION ::

When I started believing in God, my notion of why I was even on this planet evolved.

I have always believed in reincarnation, but I didn't understand why we needed so many lives.

I now think of life as a sort of game. We get to play as many times as it takes to get in right. Like "Groundhog Day." Try and try again. 

My understanding now is: the quicker we remember God, the quicker we win. When we win, we no longer need to take human form. Some spiritual teachers, like the Dalai Lama, choose to reincarnate in order to guide others towards their merger with infinity.

In this game of life, there is an underlying spiritual reality that we often forget.  

The THINGS we think we want are not always going to support our actual purpose on planet Earth. What we think we want and what is going to help our soul evolve in this lifetime, might be very different things.

In other words, the new car might not help us get to our spiritual destination any faster. However, we might need a new car in order to get to our physical destinations. As long as we don't confuse the two, we remain on (spiritual) course. 

TRUST is the awareness that the things we need for spiritual growth are already happening to us. Nothing is BAD, even though they may feel BAD.


:: GOING WITH THE FLOW ::

What happens when we stop trying to force the hand of the CREATIVE FORCE? What happens  when we stop trying to manipulate the physical world to get all the THINGS we think we need?

If you have experienced synchronicity, it's pretty obvious, that a softer approach to life brings many unexpected miracles.

You can have a general sense of where you want your life to go. Allowing the flow doesn't mean being aimless or lazy. We start to become more intuitive about our next step. The things that seem effortless and easy tend to be the way forward. 

When we try too hard to make something happen, it can feel like we are trying to swim upstream. In a sense, we are.

God is trying to direct us one way, and we keep going in the opposite direction. Imagine your life as a road with a particular destination. You keep choosing to walk west, when your destination is north. God keeps redirecting you, which feels like you are being blocked. The moment you begin to walk north, the journey seems a little easier.

(In reality, things are not that one-dimensional of course!)  

Once we begin to walk our path, there is still a lot of work to be done. But it feels forward-moving. It doesn't feel counterproductive, like a dead-end around each corner. 


:: GOD IS NEUTRAL ::

God doesn't do "bad" to "bad" people, or "good" to "good" people. God is neutral.

God is the DRIVING FORCE of generation, organization and destruction (GOD). That force drives life itself. Not just for the "good" people or the "bad" people.

We have free will in that we can choose to be in alignment with it, or not.

But even not being in the flow of God is another part of God really...

It's complicated, you know?


Love,
Sirgun







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