When dealing with the concept I call Living Infinitely and the principles set forth, there arises an important distinction that must be made and is of critical importance. In “The Connection to the Infinite” I wrote, “The True Self is of pure spiritual nature.” The true self spoken of is connected with all others in the universe through the Spirit or the Universal Mind. The idea of separateness does not exist and the omnipresence of Spirit blankets the universe. We find that by living from this level of the soul we find peace and harmony in our lives. Having the capacity to be connected to the infinite, the question arises are we essentially gods?
Being connected to the realm of spirit, living from the level of the soul, or what some may call conscious living has proven to derive purpose in our lives. The coincidences that shape our lives, our best ideas, and the web that connects us with others are originated in this realm of Spirit. Our true identity can be found in this realm. The essence of every living being has been originated in this eternal realm that exists far beyond our very thoughts. This idea of true consciousness goes beyond even our names and the labels we place on objects in our lives.
This train of thought has lead many people astray as they begin to find the Truth about life. Many have come to the conclusion that they are GOD. Take the following statement:
I Am God.
There exists a fundamental error in the verbiage of the preceding statement. If one were to state I am God, this implies two things. One that I am God and you may not be implying superiority. Two, it limits God by using the word “God” and I in the same sentence. True Omnipotence cannot be limited to I. In the Old Testament, God says it correctly when stating simply, “I Am.”
While the preceding statement does not make sense from a fundamental point of view it does not have practical application either. The very act of someone stating, “I Am God”, nearly always implies ego is at work. Anything originating as a result of our own ego can only end in suffering if it is prioritized in our life. The habit of seeing yourself as God then is a destructive ideal to hold in your mind.
There comes great power in knowing that you are subject to the realm of Spirit not in control of it. It is a subtle difference but an all-important one. How then are we to think ourselves in relation to all that precedes existence? To think of oneself as a Child of God would be a more accurate description, although possibly misleading. I believe the poet and spiritual master Rumi said it best.
“I am a hole in the flute that the Christ’s breath blows through. Listen to this music.”
Special thanks to zombizi for that frightening image.
[Who is God]