Many religions and spiritual traditions suggest that God is Omnipresent. This idea is a wonderful philosophy that is worth considering more deeply. Perhaps if we contemplate the nature of Omnipresence, we may come closer to God! Indeed, if that contemplation helps us to realize God, it would be very good to contemplate it all the time. Omnipresence means existing everywhere - in matter, in energy, in thoughts, mind and emotion, in all universes and dimensions, in time, space, and distance. Everything that one could possibly conceive of - therein lies God. Indeed, everything must be God. Yet our mind seems to perceive the world as a bunch of separate objects that are good, bad or neutral, all based on feelings. Thus arises "problem consciousness." Somehow the filter of the mind has created an experience that is God or not God. Many seekers have walked the path of spirituality, striving to cleanse the filter of the mind which has created good and evil, me and you, this and that. There are two primary ways to purify the mind. One is iti iti; the other is neti neti.
Iti iti means, "This is it, this is it." You could call this idea the path of love. Look for ways to experience everything as God. Find the magic and beauty in everything, and everything becomes an aspect of God. Develop appreciation and gratitude for every aspect of creation, even the things that the mind has determined to be bad or evil. This appreciation becomes so powerful that the object begins to develop a "Presence." One feels the Presence in more and more things until the entire world becomes one vast Presence. That Presence is felt within the body and mind and outside the body. Thus, one's entire experience becomes God, and "problem consciousness" falls away.
Neti neti means "not this, not this." You could call this idea the path of peace. Consider that everything the mind presents is not the Absolute Truth and therefore, not important. Through this contemplation, the mind easily lets go of worries, fears, anger, greed, hatred, etc. because none of it is important! The mind is constructed of dualities which have been programmed according to family and society. This mind is founded upon a feeling of "I" versus the rest of the world. Empty the mind of all concepts and ideas of what self, life and God is. Consider your experience of existence right now, and then let go of it all, treating these feelings like clouds passing across the sky. The sky does not hold onto the clouds. When there are no more labels, concepts, and ideas, the filter of the mind has dissolved, and the Self becomes luminous. The Presence of God reveals Itself. There are no more words.
If God is Omnipresent, then where are you? And who are you? This question itself is the crux of the philosophy. You cannot exist as a separate entity within the context of Omnipresence. Let us enjoy the game of God together and solve this great Conundrum.
11/4/2016 10:27:10 pm
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A Truth seeker, a spiritual guide, and a healer, Brian speaks about his adventures and the nature of existence.