We may but we shouldn’t go looking for God in things, rather, first we must realize that we are in God, and second that he is in everyone’s heart. This is the Great Law of Christ, and it is the truth to all who love and experience it. Because of this we must always be pointed towards God in all others. When we all do this we will have a paradise indeed, and we will have overcome all human laws. This is the primary union we should seek, but it usually only comes after the knowledge and experience of the Truth of God’s Being, that we are in him. This is to be “saved.”
One must be constantly attuning oneself to God’s presence until it becomes cemented or one in love. Though it is actually we who do the changing, one must invite God in, and he will reward one with his love and with the knowledge, delivered by Spirit or another, to the point that one can understand. God’s love and Spirit’s wisdom will make perfect all one seeks to do.
In Rev. 21:5 Christ says that he is making everything new. It is God who will do this through our knowledge. That is, by our believing in and striving for all this, we will perceive his glory and it will renew everything. This is not something that the masses will experience as a whole, not at first anyway, rather, it is something that each and every one of us must do for ourselves, by letting ourselves let God allow it to happen within us. It is both revelation and reenchantment, of reality and oneself. By religion without religion we will find that less is so very much more. Transcend the religions as we have them and we receive God himself. “The truth will set you free.” We will also find reconciliation, with oneself, with others, and with God; reconciliation with the way we must be in relation with God, the universe, and man. Further, as I have attempted to show and will show, there will also be a reconciliation of scriptures, how they all go together in a certain way. This all happens simply by realizing the truth that we are in God and he is in us.
Union with God within is a union of love, for God is love itself. With love all things are possible and all things understood. To accomplish this we should seek always to do his will. To learn his will we should talk to him tirelessly. Though he will not return with words, if we receive his love appropriately then we shall know what each of us is to do. We should thus pray constantly, as Paul tells us. When we know that we are doing his will our actions will be undertaken with an excitement and pleasure that will further help us to do each task perfectly. His love purifies the soul and all things in it.
Though the outer creation is surely and wholly God, his body, it is not just his presence that we perceive, but rather that of Spirit. That is to say, her imprint is stamped upon objects or events in the world, and by such she then, in turn through them, points to God. All these signs in the world are Spirit’s message to us, pointing to God both within us and without. However, sometimes she is merely telling us to get back on the path. This is why some people are afraid, but it also provides a chance for humility, understanding, and overcoming fear.
We should want no more from life than to always have God’s presence, which is to say, than to be aware of God’s presence. Achieving or being graced by his presence we achieve one-pointedness of mind and focus, his love, and with that we can carry that focus to all things without losing that same love. It awakens our loving-kindness which then grows appropriately to include all creation and all God’s creatures within it, since all is in him and is him.
Be still and quiet and you shall hear God’s love within you. Only by becoming less will you become more. In forgetting self, one cannot help but find God. Talking to or praying to God is not for his sake or to beseech him, for “he is closer to us than we are to ourselves” and he “knows what we are thinking before we think it,” rather, it is for our benefit that we do so, for it helps us be aware of our thoughts and needs and thus helps focus our energies towards bringing about his will through our own. It takes strength to be able to do this, and thus he gives us strength whenever we ask for it. He will help you overcome all the adversity of the journey if one asks for his help in love. And finally, we come closer, in fact closest, to God by doing his will of helping him lead others to himself, but only those who are ready for it. Our worship, what we are turned towards, should be turned at the hearts of others, for that is where God lives. The hearts of others must be our only church outside of God in ourselves.
But sometimes one can feel his presence coming through people who are meant to play a part in one’s life. One must be careful in the fullest sense of the word when encountering these persons, for it is not always clear the part they are meant to play. These are people who are part of the same soul-group as oneself, though each soul does not always play the same part from life to life. That is why one must be careful, and also so that one does not offend or cross them in any way. This is one way that we must discern spirits, as John tells us we must.
The pathway to the presence of God is both within and without. Either way, whether coming to God in oneself or in going out of oneself to help others, presence means the end of lives of “quiet desperation.” This is so crucial for us today, as so many people either don’t know God is in them or they don’t know how to perceive him in others, meaning by true or authentic expressions of love.
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