WHAT IS UNION WITH GOD?
Union with God is the knowledge and consciousness of the presence of God within my person and in finding this union with God, I understand that God is united with all creation. When I discover this union I am also infused with the reason for living - as God is the presence and the reason of my life. In this union, therefore, there is the impetus and the motive of life and without this union there is not the impetus or motive. Without union with God, I exist at the mercy of outside forces…trying to discover who I am, what I am, and what I am living for by outside barometers. This is a piecemeal proposition, where nothing adds up to a complete picture. “There is no knowledge like the knowledge of union with God and this could be called the knowledge of “I am that I am,” which means, “I exist for myself. I exist because I am created. I need no other reason outside of myself to exist.” Seeking outside is to seek one’s reason by outside forces, by reflection of one’s life against other things, but to find God within is to reflect one’s reason out of oneself, to see the reason within, and to see this is to understand that one needs no excuse- no outside motive, for living. To have been created is enough reason to live (one need not have to live for something or someone else.)
WHAT IS THE NATURE OF GOD APART FROM GOD'S CREATION?
OR WHAT IS GOD LIKE NOT IN HER CREATION, BUT IN HER SUBSTANCE?
In her substance, God has no walls. In creation, God is limited by the ideas or potential in each created component. But traced back to substance/source or stripped of physical, God is infinite by nature, having no limitation or constriction and having an eternal capacity.
When we are stripped of our physical or the consciousness thereof, we merge into that eternal infinite consciousness.
DO ALL WHO DIE MERGE INTO THIS INFINITE BLISS?
Not all who die merge into this infinite bliss. Some are held back by their own thought constructs and created walls around themselves. These walls are as if they still had physical bodies or limitations.
IS THIS THEN THE NATURE OF PURGATORY?
Yes. In living on earth, we are compelled, by nature, to do two things. One, is to fulfill our destiny according to how God made us, according to God’s ideas or design of us. And second, we hope to shed our physical consciousness or physical limitations-even while we are in our physical bodies. Then our consciousness merges with the infinite.
While consciousness is yet not ascended or liberated- the individual lives in a fragmented rather than an eternal state. This fragmentation presents walls, constructs limitations against infinity. They are the things which keep one walled off from God-In-Substance.
REVELATION 3 - PRINCIPLE 3
IS THERE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
THE NATURAL & THE SUPERNATURAL?
No, there is no difference between the natural and the supernatural. That which we perceive as the supernatural is the natural in a more intense form- or in a form we don’t yet understand. When we see a miracle we say only God can do it. But God is within us. When the God part of us does a miracle (or the God power from another source) we cannot understand the process because the God power is beyond our human sense. Miracles can be done by the human will when the human unleashes or summons the God power. (Usually from within oneself.) To put it another way, we can either say that everything is natural or everything is supernatural. God and life are one and the same thing. The natural world is the outward
manifestation of God. But all of life returns to God-the spiritual form. Sa all of life could be supernatural. What is important to say is that there is no difference between the two, but to identify with God as our source- the meaning within us, the energy that empowers us and the light that illuminates our minds.
END REVELATION 3
WHAT IS THE GREATEST JOY OR SATISFACTION IN THIS EARTHLY LIFE?
The greatest joy or satisfaction-or comfort-in this life is the sense of belonging. God has created us as a part of a unit-not as independent creatures. (Although we need independence from undue/unwarranted domination or control) We are a part of a family, a society, a human race, a planet, and a universe. There is a continuity in all this. To have a sense of belonging gives a creature comfort, security, well-being, peace and continuity. Hardships can be endured when there is togetherness, when there is a sense of caring from one to the other. But when this sense is lacking-there is loneliness, isolation, alienation, anxiety, and a sense of being suspended is nowhere. This is not what God wants. The vision stated in as Revelation 1 is the beginning of our religion; that God is in the atom and every cell, will give the world the sense of continuity. But society is at fault when it walls off certain people from acceptance. Discrimination, ostracism, harsh class boundaries, untouchables, make certain people feel that they do not belong, that they are not bona fide members of the planet, and this destroys their happiness. In the male-dominant society there is no cushion for children who are alienated by their families through abuse or neglect, and this causes mental injury that can continue throughout a lifetime. There has to be a place for everyone. When one is rejected in one place one should be able to go elsewhere for acceptance: but when there is nowhere, one has no comfort or continuity.
It is the fault of Society-our system of government- that so many people are unwanted, unwelcome and unhappy. When a person cannot receive services or sustenance from society that person suffers double misery, the least of which is physical deprivation. The worst injury is to deprive someone of the sense of belonging-of being a meaningful member of our world. When this happens, a person feels unwelcome-unwanted. With this sense, the joy and inspiration of living ceases