The Many Faces Of Divinity
There are so many different ways to ask this interesting question because it is a subjective claim. It extends to the understanding of the nature of your belief. In the end, it all comes down to this one question: `Who or what is God?’
A quick search of the word ‘god’ reveals the following:
- the creator and ruler of the universe and source of all moral authority; the supreme being
- a superhuman being or spirit worshipped as having power over nature or human fortunes; a deity
A deity or god is a supernatural being considered divine or sacred, usually worshipped by people who believe it controls or exerts force over some aspect of the world.
Genesis 1.1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Everything comes into existence by and through the movement of God. But Who or What is God? Contrary to popular belief, it is not a being or power outside of yourself.
Let’s consider you, seated as you are now. You can move without physically moving because yours is an eternal body. Close your eyes for a moment. Think about the last holiday you had with your family. See the place with your mind’s eye. How was the weather? Was it hot in summer or cold in winter? What about the surroundings? Was it crowded? The places you visited, what did you see? Beautiful surroundings, busy malls, or a leisurely walk by the beach.
Where have you been? You have moved. And you are moving despite you seated right here reading this article. What was that? It was all imagination. Just as you can imagine a good thing, you can just as well imagine a bad thing. You can be where you choose to be. So if you find yourself in a place where you are miserable and feel helpless, it is because you either knowingly or unknowingly put yourself into that state. It is not because some deity or god outside of you has condemned you into that state.
You are God’s power and wisdom, called Christ in scripture.
Every situation you ever thought about or conceived exists as a fact in God. But this fact cannot be discerned by you until you inhabit the state, for you are the operant power. Man is the agent of expression. For you to experience something, you need to put yourself into that state, either hate or love, joy, or sorrow. All things involve expression.
Whatever state you are in right now, you have imagined yourself into it. If you don’t like it, you can imagine yourself out of it and into another. It is all a matter of movement. You are not blessed or cursed by some being outside of yourself. You either wittingly or unwittingly fell into the state of good, bad, or indifferent.
Gen 1.2 And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
How strange it seemed to say God moved. How did He move? Did He run like us? Did He glide through space or float in the air? In what way did He move? Why is that significant and how does that relate to us?
In the Book of Joshua (which is the Hebraic name for Jesus) the Lord said: “Wherever the sole of your foot will tread upon, I have given you.” Who decides where your foot threads on? Is it not you and you alone, for the world is yours and all within it. Do be reminded that: wherever you tread, that will be given to you!
The source of creation is within you. You can be just a piece of flesh, or you can be the Creator himself; this is the choice and potential you have.
Joshua or Jesus is not someone outside of you, not another being or historical figure. He is the Christ consciousness in you. He who is the hope of glory. So when Scripture tells us that God became Man, it is so that Man may become God. Imagination is all that you are. You are conceived through imagination – a thought, a desire, a notion. It became you that you may become it.
People regard God as a divine external being that is outside of self. This Being, a powerful creator constructed the universe and all that is in it but somehow remained apart from it. Yet, when you perceived that He is “Imagination” the concept of separation ceases to be.
Just as you had imagined yourself into the state you are now occupying, you can imagine yourself into any state you desire to express. There isn’t any outside deity who moved you into the state of misery you are now expressing. You did it yourself. But why? Because you forgot who you are.
Phil 2.13 For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.
You have power working inside you. For what? So that you may do what pleases Him. And what exactly pleases Him? Does your misery please Him? What pleases Him is the fact that He will give you that which “the sole of your foot treads upon.” That is a prayer answered, a request fulfilled, a desire realized. You imagined every state in the beginning and through a preconceived idea or plan, you moved forward on your journey until you possess that state.
The ego doesn't know that the source of all energy is within you, so it seeks it outside.
– Eckhart Tolle