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As I walked away for a moment I became aware of what I believe is a flaw in my thinking. I said I was seeking a solution. A solution by its very nature requires a problem to be solved. A thought has appeared to me repeatedly that the problem is thinking there’s a problem. When I feel discomfort I seek comfort. In all the various ways I can describe discomfort in life I always judge that discomfort as something I don’t want, as something wrong, and seek to eliminate it. Generally I don’t think this consciously to myself but the underlying driving force is that discomfort is undesirable and wrong and comfort is desirable and right. Life should be bliss and bliss feels good.

Yet from the perspective of the One-All this is a mistaken perception. Before anything I consider reality exists or appears the formless All exists as the potential before any thing is. It is the single formless form that is the irreducible primary before ALL secondary’s. My entire reality is the form the One-All-Is is taking now as my perception. Not only the things I see like a table and a chair but all that is less easily pointed to like a thought or an idea or a feeling. There is only the One-All. There is nothing else aside from or outside of One. This is nearly impossible for my mind to grasp but for a moment here and a moment there I see clearly the unbroken oneness of all that is. This is what God is.

A “long time ago” in an effort to describe this understanding to a wider audience those trying to convey this idea decided to present it in what they perceived as the most easily understandable format. They anthropomorphized this Oneness into a larger than life “being” who was omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent.

Just so we’re all using the same words to mean the same things:

Anthropomorphized means to give a nonhuman thing a human form, characteristics or behavior.

Omniscient means all knowing.

Omnipotent means all powerful.

Omnipresent means present throughout the whole of creation.

Now a much broader audience had a way to conceptualize this Oneness as something that made some sense in their day to day reality.

Over time this has become extraordinarily distorted. Perhaps the greatest distortion is the idea that this Oneness is sitting in judgment of you and your actions here on earth. You are this Oneness. It is not you existing here and the Oneness sitting over there watching you go about your business. You are an expression of that Oneness that is all there is. You are part of all that is. When this Oneness, God, is described as being omnipresent it is said to be everywhere. If you are here and God is over there judging you then God is not here. That is not omnipresence. That is separation of you and Oneness, God. Omnipresence demands that you and God are one. It cannot be otherwise or it is not omnipresence. It cannot be both ways; it is either omnipresence or it is not. If God is omnipresent and judging you then God is judging God and that is preposterous.

By anthropomorphizing Oneness as God so more people could relate to this idea people slowly, over time, began to give this now understandable, person-shaped God (we’re made in his image) understandable, person-like characteristics as well. However, Oneness is not a being of any shape or form. We exist with all our human qualities as an expression of Oneness, of God not a replica of an existing form.  God, Oneness exists before we exist to have human like qualities to give. We and all that we perceive as reality are the shape God is taking now as this reality. This reality is God. There is only God, Oneness. Nothing can be other than God.

Here’s the cosmic joke in all of this: all of thoughts and ideas that exist are Oneness, God. All thoughts of judgment and all its implications and ramifications are God, Oneness. In creating the ride that you perceive as life you have temporarily fooled yourself into forgetting the Truth. You, judgment, Truth and anything else you can name or imagine, be it tragic or triumphant, is God. The very notion of triumphant or tragic is God. It is all a magnificent ride created by you for you. You don’t remember. You’re not supposed to remember. The ride is the ride because you don’t remember and believe all that you see is just what it appears to be. The ride is the ride because of that belief. But now you’re remembering, why?

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