What is God?
Is God a giant man who once
incarnated as his own son 2,000 years ago through the womb of a
woman in the Middle East? Certainly not. Is God a man who created
everything we see? Wrong again. These stories are just perceptions
filtered through the limited human mind. They are not ultimate
Is God male? No way.
This is an
erroneous interpretation by the male ego.
"God" is the Life
One can think of God as the life force or sentience that permeates
the cosmos - gravity or levity, it matters not. As an example of
such an energy, one can take a plug and stick it into an electrical
outlet - this "zapping" is what becoming spiritual is all about. One
becomes plugged into "God." But think about that electrical life
force: It has no form. In other words, it's not a human being. It
has no gender; it's not a male. It has no color; it's not white. It
has no size and no container.
That life force, or "God," is not a
giant white man, as we have been told, who can mysteriously
incarnate himself through the womb of a virgin of any particular
ethnicity. Rather than being historical, these are myths that are
merely symbolic for the creation of matter out of spirit.
In the Far East, this life force has been discerned as and termed
"the Tao." The Tao is the "thing" that makes birds chirp, cats purr
and the sap of the trees run. We can also call it "cosmic
consciousness." It is simply an energy, sentience or spirit that
pervades all things. Far from having gender, as we have been led to
believe, it is the magnetic principle between the male and female
potencies. It is also the male and female polarities themselves.
This Great Spirit, Tao, or God, encompasses all things. If it is not
all-encompassing, it is not God.
Anything less than the total is not
The definition of "God" is omnipresence
itself. Nothing is outside of "God."
The creative/destructive mechanism of this all-encompassing life
force can be called the "cosmic mind" or the "universal mind." This
cosmic mind projects its thoughts into form; hence, reality could be
called "God's Dream." But this dream includes the fragmentation of
the Divine into seemingly dense objects and entities that have a
will and independence of their own.
As separate entities, we are nonetheless
connected atomically to this life force, but the individual ego
separates itself into a deluded state. This delusion, or maya, can
become so strong that the creative life force is limited and the
entity in which this spark exists no longer knows that it is "God."
This delusion, which can be called "Satan" if personified
- is how
existence creates - by separating itself out of the whole and
presenting the illusion of the many.
But this delusion/ego/Satan is not
anything bad until it is so separate and dense that it no longer
sees itself all around but sees "other," which it is then free to
harm if need be or desire arises.
True spirituality is defined not by separation but by union, union
with the whole, union with the life force, Great Spirit, Tao, or
God, that lies behind creation and binds it together. Of course, the
separation itself could also be thought of as a spiritual
experience, in that it provides an opportunity for an individual
soul to truly develop itself.
Yet in that development, we come back to
the omnidimensionality of being one with the cosmos. It is a
paradox, yet one we like to live with, one that we ourselves
created, as directors of our own drama. To be separate yet infinite
- now, this is "God." This union is ecstasy, which in Greek means
"to stand outside oneself."
Anything that imposes limits on an infinite divinity is not a
complete spiritual system or experience. Anything that projects form
upon this genderless, raceless, formless and nonhierarchical
Godliness is not the ultimate truth. The ultimate truth, which is
"God," cannot have any form whatsoever, no gender, no race and no
"God" Has No Form or Gender
In the gnostic or esoteric systems of any religion, the Ultimate is
always perceived as utterly formless. The realization of such
formless Ultimate is considered within these systems to be the
flowering of consciousness, the maturation of the soul and psyche.
Thus, the definition of "God" as a father-figure in the sky is a
lower understanding upon which lies man's puerility and immaturity.
Creation has no gender, nor does the
creator. "God" is not only father but mother, and grandfather and
aunt and grandmother and uncle and cousin and sister and brother,
etc. If the "Mother of God" can give birth to "God," She must also
be God. Can an imperfect, unholy being give birth to a perfect,
divine one? She must also be divine, which makes her God.
In reality, behind the fables, the truth is that the "Mother of God"
also has no form but is simply the female aspect of creation, when
the neutral Spirit-Atom begins to divide itself. The principal
elements out of the formless creator/destroyer/balancer are male
and female, in equal proportions. The perfect yin/yang balance is
the basis of creation.
There is no hierarchy in spirit; hence,
the female is never in reality lower than the male, as certain
"religious" traditions teach. In humans, the density grows so
strong, the ego so potent and intoxicating, that the gender aspect
becomes all-consuming. One is nearly completely defined by the
gender of the material vessel in which the genderless consciousness
is carried. While this illusion is remedied spiritually, in this
earthly dimension these differences remain between male and female.
The remedy is that the consciousness of the individual, through
enlightenment or "God-realization," recognizes that it is both male
and female and neither. It is an impartial observer or "witness."
Yet, we need not be so hasty in
maintaining a genderless state for ourselves, as we are rather fond
of the play between polarities, which is in large part why we take
Vive la différence!
Consciousness and Enlightenment
The ego will perceive itself as having a gendered experience, but
the witness behind the ego is a clean slate of pure sentience. In
this dualistic creation, both experiences will happen
simultaneously, where one can know the union of existence, the
genderlessness and egolessness, and one can enjoy the separation.
The difference is one of consciousness.
The conscious, awakened individual will
know in her/his inner being that she/he is "one with creation," but
will also know that as the creator of her/his own drama she/he has
chosen to incarnate into the denser, more deluded realms, for the
sake of the experience itself. He or she has no other reason for
incarnating, just as "God," or the universal mind, has no reason for
creating except for its own amusement. Once an illuminated soul
knows this, then he or she is free to create his or her own
experience and purpose for incarnating. This experience is
liberation. It is enlightenment.
Enlightenment, which seems to many to be so nebulous, awesome and
scary, is very easy. It is not miracles or magic tricks, although
those can be developed if desired strongly enough. Enlightenment is
simply the realization of who is pulling the strings of one's
puppet. It is the revelation of autonomy to the individual. It is
the bestowal of the ultimate God-authority over one's own being. It
is when the cosmic creative mind and the individual consciousness
merge, when one's mind becomes united with the Cosmos. This mental
merger goes beyond the mind and penetrates the very cells of the
This penetration is possible because the
God-force resides within the soul-cells of every entity.
There are many practices that can lead to union or reunion with this
life force, Great Spirit, Tao, God. We can use yoga or prayer,
meditation, chanting or sex. We can play basketball in the Zone. We
can eat good food or engage in intelligent, funny or meaningless
conversation. We can run up hills, climb mountains and swim seas. Or
we can sleep.
Ultimately, no practice is needed, when
one becomes united with this "Godhead," when one has returned to the
natural state, from which the human ego has created separation.
Reunion with this life force is the mark of true religious
experience and system.
A true religious system is not one that
demands slobbering at the feet of a separate God-ego - however large
and frightening, whatever race or gender - but one that leads to
communion and union with the quality of divinity itself.
God IS BORG -
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE
The cosmic union of which we speak, however, is voluntary and not
dependent on the grace or force of another. It is not the
soul-enslavement prescribed by religious ideologies that say one
must surrender to "God." It is merely the experience of Totality, of
the Cosmos, which we think is a pretty big rush. This "coming back
to God/Godhead" is not the BORG experience, wherein one is
assimilated against one's will to an uncreative group of drones
linked to a central mind. Indeed, that totalitarian despot is the
classic description of "God" provided by theists and religionists.
All we're talking about here is when your mind is blown, such that
your whole world dissolves and you are in another plane altogether,
one that contains the plentitude of the void, with its infinite
worlds - the ultimate paradox and the biggest amusement park. Now,
this Cosmic Orgasm is "God," not the creature that priests portray
who wants you to be begging him all the time, while sleepwalking
through life, like BORG.
Knowing this Cosmic Orgasm actually
allows you to be free from God/BORG. It allows you to become the
creator. And from there you come back down to Earth and actually
relish the separation, which is also divine, for it allows you, me,
us and them to exist - individuals having a vast array of often
Knowing we are the creator of our own
dramas, however, allows us to make those experiences even more
exquisite and ecstasy-filled.