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Planting a Seed


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This is dedicated to my mom who inspired this thought.

Several years ago while meditating I decided to ask God to show me Himself. I asked Him to show me what God is, and to remove any of my preconceived thoughts of God and of existence itself. I asked that any internal and external biases be removed so that I may come to understand.

As I asked this through my heart, I attempted to quiet my mind. What I experienced and what I saw I could not expect. With my eyes opened, I became blind. I could not see anything. Slowly my vision went, and everything became black. There was not even a hint of light. With my ears straining to hear any voice or sound, I could hear nothing. The buzzing of the street lights disappeared and the distant traffic became non-existent to my ears. I had become deaf. Next my racing mind seemed to pause. All thoughts sank away. Not even an image or random thought had crossed my mind. It was quiet, yet at the same time I was all too aware that it was quiet. It was not overwhelming. I was peace.

Not a worry had occupied me. As I became aware of this emptiness, this lack of sensation, I began to see a tunnel in my mind’s eye. At the end or perhaps it was the beginning, I saw what appeared to be a green light, beckoning, almost like a cocoon. With that, I began to hear again and I began to see again. The image had disappeared and thoughts came flooding back.

At the time this occurred, I thought I had understood what happened. I thought I knew what God or perhaps my inner self was trying to tell me. I found solace in this quietness, this communion of sorts. And yet today I found myself seeing more understanding in this experience. I found God to be everything, and at the same time I found God to be nothing. I found God to be peace, inner peace, a choice seemingly made by me, but not entirely by me. Perhaps like a seed in our heart, God is there waiting to be nurtured, waiting to show us our true selves, our true potential.

What or who is God to you?

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  • Slorri April 19th, 2012 at 7:18 am #1

    As a pantheist to me the question of “What or who is God” is easy. There is no god.

    There is consciousness at all levels: the atom, the cell, the individual, the team, the country, the world.

    The consciousness of the world could be called a god. As a person who is afraid of his own shadow does not understand that his fear comes from within, so does religious people believe that god comes from without.

  • Slorri April 19th, 2012 at 9:32 am #2

    … adding, most of this is subconscious.
    Compare Jung’s Collective Unconscious.

  • sidewalk_bends April 19th, 2012 at 6:48 pm #3

    Thank you Slorri for sharing your view and adding another layer. I hope that others will also share their thoughts and feelings.

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