The Nature of God

  1. God is energized, thoughtful creativity.  There is no gender attached to this being.  God does not need worship, respect, reverence, or obedience for God to extend loving energy in abundance to all of Creation. (Acts 17:25)

  2. God is not the ultimate judge of our successes and failures.  We are.  God allows human beings to be whoever they want to be and grants them the privilege to express themselves any way they wish.  This truly is free will.  What we create is ours, not Godís, including our theology.  We can evolve, plateau or appear to shrivel while in our solid forms.  We do a thorough job of judging ourselves.  This is not a negative, but a self-created mirror we use to understand what is working and what is not working for us.

  3. All people are ultimately tethered to God, however, and cannot escape their need to evolve nor can they eternally destroy themselves.  A loving Creator would not permit something as powerful as our eternal life to remain up to our faulty decision making processes.  One does not have to believe in God for this to be true.

  4. What people manifest in and with their lives will ultimately pass away and be of little consequence as the soul evolves at its own pace.  Evolution is the destiny of each soul.  The timing of this process is each soulís responsibility to determine.  God has created a continuum where time exists only for human beings.  It is as though Gods said, ďSo, you want to be creators like me? Fine.  Letís see what you can do.  Here is your framework!Ē  God created the physical universe.

  5. From the human perspective, God is a projection of what we want and need God to be.  Some examples of our creating God in our image are as follows: ďHe is a being who loves some people while hating others.  He slaughtered the first born of the Egyptians because a Pharaoh would not comply with Mosesí request.  He parted the sea, saving the Israelites, and purposely closed it in order to destroy the Egyptian army, a deed God used to show his power and might.  He inspired the Scriptures.  God reflects human forms of justice by rewarding the righteous with eternal life while destroying others who would not conform or who chose to remain unrepentant.Ē

  6. The length and depth of Godís creativity remains unknowable and rests beyond our perceptions.  Trying to understand God is like attempting to comprehend the vastness of the ocean by examining the frailty of its foam.  Our beliefs, our prayers and our obedience to the requirements of God, serve to meet our needs not Godís.  Godís will is not seduced or compromised by our fears, pleas, or our aimless searching externally for what we have in abundance within ourselves.  All human thoughts about Godís will are speculative, including these being described here.   However, the assumptions we develop, even those based on the thoughts of ancient writers, are taken as the basis for our deepest faith.  Godís will is being accomplished in each soul simply because it is Godís will that such will be accomplished.

  7. Godís energy/spirit surrounds us each whether we reside in our solid forms or not.  God is accessible constantly.   People build the walls that separate themselves from God and from each other.  They create the attitudes that establish boundaries and barriers.  In attempts to create, people all too frequently attach themselves to the material aspects and issues surrounding their reality in the material world.  They predicate their decisions about Godís nature on energetic patterns that they create.

  8. For the few people who see through the veil of illusions of the physical world, harmony with God can be achieved by letting go and by directing their creative, loving energy toward what comes up for them.  Love is the energy pattern that radiates away from the center of each person.  This spiritual pattern creates a harmony with God, one that humanís can achieve by reaching greater heights in their consciousness.  This process is like swimming with the dolphins.  As we swim with them, we learn more about the behavior of their specie.  It is when people swim with God that they realize that God is not a magician who fixes, heals and creates all sorts of good things on command or by request.  These circumstances occur in human life for us to negotiate as we develop strengths and tools during the living of our days.  Just because we may feel abandoned does not mean that we are.

  9. For God there is no such thing as a need to punish ďsin,Ē i.e., those deeds/attitudes we do that we feel can separate us from God.  There is only human ignorance and responses based on fear and uninformed perceptions.  God is never offended and becomes as a mother who senses that her infant has soiled her diapers.  Since there is never any offense taken, God has no need to punish or even forgive when we miss the mark (sin).  Forgiveness is automatic and would be too primitive a response for the Creator of the universe.  No one can take advantage of Godís generosity and mercy since we inherit exactly what we sow.  Godís instant forgiveness cannot equip anyone with skills they have not developed.  Godís love only provides them with hope that their worst mistakes and misjudgments were not energetic enough to condemn them eternally.

  10. We reap what we sow.  Wise people learn to make choices that enhance their growth.  The ignorant and uninformed continue their failures until they reach a point where they choose more wisely.  They will reach that point eventually because it is Godís will that they do.  We are infinite beings who create.  Even if one person succeeds in destroying significant numbers of human beings with a virulent virus, absolutely nothing about God has changed toward that individual.  Absolutely nothing is accomplished by destruction.  Godís will is not frustrated or denied by insane deeds committed by those who know nothing about creation or its purpose.