Creation and The Divine

Creation and The Divine

I’m not a preacher or religious scholar. I wouldn’t presume to attempt to explain God. Once we start to understand meditation, we realize there are no experts. Only people who have been practicing longer than us. 

Having said that, I do feel a sense of satisfaction when I explore the ideas of the origins of everything that exists. I’m obsessed with the attempts of the sciences to explain and help us understand those origins. I’m in awe of the infinite universe that exists outside of my body, and I want to understand more.

The earth certainly is paradise compared to the uninhabitable universe. I believe that the proper way to live incorporates being in awe of the great oceans, deserts, and jungles that surround us.

My sense of awe regarding this is such that I believe that all of creation has been guided by some type of consciousness. I have not organized any doctrines around the idea of a creator. But I do want to connect to it. I sense a creator’s presence in the natural world and I want to get closer to that creator. I sense that I am connected to it and I believe that physics dictates that I am connected to it.

The ego is part of the equation pertaining to connection with the divine. It can complicate such a connection. The ego is constantly in need of feeling and validation. The ego keeps the consciousness engaged in the material world, it has curiosities, it wants to experience things, and in anyone the ego can make it so that that person can spend the rest of his or her life exploring the meaning and purpose of the world.

I believe something that is to some degree at odds with many theological belief systems. I believe that we are all equally the divine creator. As humans we are all here on the same journey from life to death. We have different conditioning, different sets of circumstances regarding our journeys, and different preferences.

We are all indeed unique. But we are all similarly on a joint venture to achieve healing of the psyche. And we all should agree about one theological issue. Specifically, that whether you are a Christian, Jew, Muslim, Hindu, or other type of believer in God, there will be aspects of your God that would take you 1,500 lifetimes to discover. I believe it’s important to contemplate and contribute to the collective knowledge of the nature of reality and the origin of our creation. Some may feel that studying such things 20 hours a day is warranted, and others might be satisfied with a few minutes here and there of such study.

Diving deep into the origins of our existence and our relationship to the cosmos, the creator, and our planet is crucial to the process of stopping addictive behavior. And the reverse of this is true as well: Stopping addictive behavior is crucial to diving deep into the origins of our existence and our relationship to the cosmos, the creator, and the planet.

Our minds must be clear and sharp if we are to contemplate deep things about our existence. If we are engaging in addiction, then we do not have such clarity of mind. So we must stop such addictive behavior. We must stop the behavior, and then we must replace the negative addictive behavior with positive behavior, most certainly including prayer, meditation, exercise, diet, and good relationship interaction. When we do so, we are on track to healing. Positive behaviors will move us away from living as if we were mules carrying carts filled with all kinds of complicated attachments.

We have so many attachments. But imagine if humanity split off into many smaller bands and got rid of things such as many of our so-called technological advancements. What if we relied more on living close to nature and relying upon the land? This isn’t likely to happen anytime soon. But we still must make adjustments in our lives to not be attached to too much stuff, to not have more burdens than we can carry, and to not have too many desires and cravings. A major tool in helping us to achieve that is writing. Through journaling and other writing processes, we can track our progress and chart our course toward healing.

We must connect with ourselves and make attempts to connect with the divine. We must also connect with our planet. We must see and appreciate animals roaming freely and not interfere with them. We must make efforts to clean our planet. We must be of service to our planet as our planet has been of service to us.

Appreciate the cosmos as well. Look at the moon and marvel. Look far beyond at the planets and stars. See it all, take it all in, and consider that someday we may disconnect and fly off into the marvelous universe that we’re viewing.

Then, bring your consciousness back to earth. Consider that you’re back on earth and that there’s a reason that that’s the case. So at this point you must use your consciousness to figure out how to use the information that you have to help people. Help those who want help, and leave clues for people who don’t want help but who may someday go looking for help.

Ask yourself and others, what can we do to connect others with themselves and with the planet? Can we make beautiful movies? Can we write beautiful poetry? Can we write incredible music? Can we invent things that lead people back to the planet and to ecstasy?

We all want ecstasy. We are seeking it, but in the wrong way, when we use alcohol, drugs, sugar, caffeine, computers, cash, sex, and a plethora of other things in ways in which they weren’t/aren’t designed to be used.

We can achieve ecstasy in the right way, though. When we are living in a way that promotes wholeness within ourselves, harmony with others, and appreciation for our planet and for the cosmos, we are moving towards such ecstasy. Quitting our addictions and subsequently pursuing recovery helps us tremendously as we move along that path.

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