There is only one God. It goes by a lot of different names especially these days. Whenever you want to talk about God you have to use metaphor. Metaphors come out of culture the cultures are different so the metaphors are different. Then we waste time fighting over who’s metaphors everyone should use. It seems to me the squabble is causing us to miss the point. It is as if we were fighting over a flavor. Let’s say we both had a slice of the same orange. You have your experience of the orange and I have my experience. You explain your experience your way and I explain mine in my way and then we decide to have a fistfight over who’s explanation is the best. Meanwhile the Orange is sitting over there thinking it aint about any of that, it’s about the enjoyment of the experience of me. So if God was sitting on a cloud somewhere he would have to be thinking, there they go again letting the egos lead them to a place where they can’t remember that I love them both equally and how ironic is it that they both claim to be having this fight in my name.
We humans are a diverse group. Diversity is one of our strengths. But not being able to accept the fact that we are diverse causes us problems. It causes us to not recognize that people outside of our circle might not see the world the same way. I heard a story about this tribe in South America that did not have access to clean drinking water. What they did is somehow they figured out that if they had the women to this particular roulette and then spiff their saliva into the water it’s sterilize the water and they could drink it.
An Expanding Idea of One
Back in days long before history we were at the mercy of forces outside of ourselves that we didn’t understand. Forces that seemed much bigger than us, and even at times hostile, such as thunder, lightning, storms of all kinds,the sun, stars, wild beasts and many others. These forces formulated our earliest ideas about God. Since we feared them we worship them. It seemed like they had more control over our lives than we did. As we began to understand some of these forces our knowledge expanded and our idea of God expanded. The idea of many Gods each governing a specific thing gave way to the idea that there was one God that governed all things. Even with this expanded idea of God if we thought about where God was it was always outside of us somewhere out there. Then along came sages like Jesus Christ, Buddha, Mohamed, Krishna, just to name a few, who entertained the idea that God could be accessed from within.
This makes sense because if God is everywhere God has to be within us and if God is everything then God is manifesting as us.
What these sages were trying to get us to realize is that we don’t need to go anywhere to find God because if God is everything then God has to be within.
But we still feel like God is out there somewhere.
Here’s a possible explantion. As energy beings our existence does not stop at what we consider to be the boundaries of our bodies, there’s an energy that we radiate and that energy extends Beyond the boundaries of our bodies and extends on out into infinity.
Source is infinite so God within us as us is also outside the boundaries of our body and goes on forever which could explain why it still feels like God is out there because we exist outside of the boundaries of what we consider to be ourselves. Part of the inside of us is out there everywhere. The physical part of our world is more obvious to us than what generates our world. If everything is connected together like they say quantum physics then everything is everywhere at once. Since we are a part of everything then we must be everywhere at once. It’s just that we are not as aware of the part of us that is outside of our physical bodies.
Once we have transitioned into the One,, minus our body there remains nothing but the Angels of our better nature, all the crud we leave behind and disappears because we are the only one’s holding onto the crud in the first place and God is all good.