It begins with this beautiful revelation. In 1980 I had minor surgery so the operating team had to put me.. "out". While losing consciousness I had a lucid dream that I had left this world. I found myself outside of space and time looking at a symbol of the creation. It was a smooth hyperbolic tower rising to an infinite point. I sensed this was an expression of our growth from ignorance, growth sustained by love for an infinite God. I tried to remain conscious and re-enter the creation but I couldn't. The drugs they gave me were too powerful and so I faded away.... But when I woke up, I remembered, and I started to put things together.
Now I can tell you there is a God, and the essential purpose and lasting pleasure in life is to grow spiritually. In spiritual growth we sense aspects of God in all of the creation. It is translated into information and collected as knowledge. As we continually search for meaning, understanding buds and then blooms into wisdom. A wise society sees the value in this process and so directs more resources to it. Progress accelerates to a collective selfless love. This love is a uniting mode of understanding, and so it is a singular point where everything you thought was different connects to form a new creative power.
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How Do We Know God Lives?
If you find it hard to believe that God lives try this: Have faith in the continuum of life. The continuum of life leads to God. Imagine that the essential/spiritual part of life continues like it has in the past by growing in understanding. With understanding, life changes form to meet every challenge. Life keeps learning from those who have gone before, adds to that wisdom and passes more on to the next. By growing in understanding life adapts to its environment, discovers opportunities, and controls a greater portion of the world as time goes by. In order to know God lives make the easy assumption that life just keeps on going. Carry this out to infinity and you have a living being that is infinitely powerful and knowing; a supreme state of being; our God. But, God lives now. How then, can someone who comes into being in our future live now? It is because this form of life controls the world completely, even space and time. Time is like clay in the hands of God. The proof that God exists is in the spirit, the direction, and the goals of life all around us. It points the way like a compass needle to the Creator. To close the "loop" in the proof; The Creator sustains the Miracle of Being that we all experience, but usually take for granted. So, know that God lives by appreciating spiritual growth for what it is, and by cultivating a sense of the Miracle of Being.
We are made in the image of God... God is within us. It is interesting to note that in Genesis, the first thing God said to us was “Bless you. Now go subdue the world!” Later Jesus Christ as the fully developed human aspect of God, said to his disciples; “I have overcome the world.” Then in the book of Revelations close to the end of times it is the same “overcomer” who guides us into our next form in the continuum of life. How do we overcome the world? We overcome the world with love.
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