“Man is the reflection of God; but the reflection cannot exist without the object reflected; so Man must know what God is, if he would know himself.” ~Paramananda
Current religious dogma describes God as some old white guy who lives up in the clouds. “His” power resides in his ability to mete out reward and punishment for every single behavior on earth. This is a limited perspective, which places God outside of us. The following is an except from my next book. It is the beginning of a discussion about God and the Universe.
Universal Wisdom: First, we will talk about what God is. God is a force, a form of energy. God is all of the energies of living combined. Not just humans, but all living combined. And not just the present, but all lifetimes and layers combined. God is very powerful in this way. God is all of the knowing and also all of the unknowing, all of the action and all of the action not taken. It is why what you choose to think and feel and do is so important––it all adds into the whole which is God. It is constantly being formed. You are wondering if God is passive or active energy, and the answer is Yes. We will talk about that another time.
The Universe is Everything. It is the living and the nonliving and more than that as well. There is so much that humans will never see, because you are blinded by the dream of physical reality that you function in. This is not a problem, it is a gift, because there is so much richness to the experiences you share with God when you are in physical form. It can be a problem when you forget that there is existence beyond the physical dream. This is the process of addiction that was discussed in the first book.
The purpose of this work is to help people come back to the awareness of a world expanded beyond the physical dream. Not to discard the physical world, but to include it and move farther into other realms, across the veil. To develop the ability to cross the veil and come back, to share the wisdom gained and integrate it into the physical world––to impact the physical world with the wisdom gained from spiritual travel.
When spiritual travel occurs, the energy that you travel with is God. The “place” that you travel is the Universe. They are all interwoven, since God exists in the Universe and the Universe feeds God.