Can you be “spiritual” without a God?

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Believers claim that “spirituality” originates in God. Without a “God”, there can be no “spirituality”. They say that spirituality brings to the human mind a feeling of there being within us a higher purpose, a higher meaning, a higher sense of being. A belief in a God opens a path (sense) to this higher human feeling. But, there is no God. And there is no originating outside of us, then implanted in us, spirit. But what exists everywhere is Oneness. 

The feeling of being “more”, of wanting to ascend “higher” is by natural formation included in our “Oneness” design. Oneness contains and comprehends all. All that is body. All that is mind. All that is sense. All that is consciousness. And Oneness is of nature. Nature is of Oneness. Oneness senses, feels, imagines, thinks through us.

Our mind enfolds the body senses, the finite world. But our mind also projects itself into a “cosmic” sense. We ascend from the finite and touch the infinite; through the temporal we witness the Eternal. Our mind sends a searchlight from the present into the past and into the future, viewing and reviewing the possibilities of what was and of what can be… we place an “order” into the cosmic substance. We put a foot ahead of the other. We formulate a thought. A want comes into existence. The past and the future becomes the present.

Through our want, desires and thoughts, we affect the not yet created. We create ourselves beyond our present form and thoughts. We change the present.

Oneness is a “frame of mind”, a “state of consciousness”. All is One. All forms are part of that Oneness. And, that Oneness is super natural.

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A REFLECTION ABOUT THE SOURCE OF OUR NATURE

Religion, for millennia, has been promoting the notion that a Being, an external to creation Being/God, is the Creator, the Source, of all that exists. We attend houses of worship seeking knowledge about this God, about ourselves, about our purpose, about the world around us. Philosophically, the why of our existence proceeds from the mind of the God. Our lives are in the God’s hands. If we follow, obey, serve and worship the God our lives through, upon our death, we rejoin Him in His Heaven.

But some, unable to circumvent religion’s mind boggling/ bungling inconsistencies, look to science for answers. Science probing from the present moment to the deepest past sees fingerprints of a pre-creation Originator (a God or a Force). The consequence: As science cannot put its senses on a “Founder”, we who would like to place a foot, a thought, ahead of the other with understanding, purpose and meaning, remain foundationally, philosophically, rudderless.

Yet, from time to time, nature gives us a glimpses of an unknown and “missed” reality and reason and intuition tell us that there is an understanding glitch in our philosophy of existence. “Sense” is missing. We should be able to know.

Many long seasons ago, convinced that we could know, that we could touch our roots, I began seeking… and to find, I realized that a shift of paradigms had/has to occur.

A book:  Along the way, I wrote reflections, discoveries, notes, and the “what does it all mean?” in a book entitled A Natural Philosophy..  –  A Natural Philosophy is available on Amazon

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OVERVIEW:

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THE FIRST PARADIGM (SHIFT):

How have we come to believe in the existence of a God?

What if the God “vehicle” the biblical prophet Ezekiel heard and saw breaking through the sky and coming down to earth in a tumultuous noise was a real nuts and bolts physical craft and the its commander was a physical being?

“The first fact we face when we begin to survey the historical documents is that there was not only one “God” but many gods, present on earth, in those days. Yet, we have made it dogmatically “untouchable” to admit to the existence of other gods; we have brushed them under the truth’s carpet. We want all these gods to be imaginary. Our history books present them as mythological figures. Images in dreams. – We have turned a magnificent past into illusions and fairy tales. The second fact that becomes quickly evident when examining the ancient documents is that the gods, including our “God”, were beings of flesh, blood, and bones. It is only with the passage of the millennia that the gods became ethereal figures. And the third fact that the same texts make clear – the truth that confuses us so much and has sent us into astronomical loops over the millennia – is that the gods descended unto earth, from the heavens. The heavens being the skies above our heads”.  A Natural philosophy p. 190, 191.anp_front

After a time on earth, the gods departed. People lifted their eyes upward and scrutinized the heavens. And, they waited… prayed… remembered… offered sacrifices…Thus began… and the long wait for the return of the magnificent ones… and the transformation of facts into memories, into reconfigured stories, into religions. – Over the generations, over the millennia, the descent of gods from the sky unto earth, their accomplishments, their relationship with humanity and their “words” have been reinterpreted and distorted to the point of being completely unrecognizable. And, with more time, more isolation, more reinterpretation, more refining, one of the many gods, a being issued from the womb of nature, was raised to the high post of “Supernatural” Supreme Being: (God). 

And that was/is God. For certain.

Origin. Concept. Name. Idea. Definition. Locale.

Religion: The words of the gods/God, no matter their inerrant wisdom and historical accuracies/ inaccuracies, were/are about the relationship and the day to day interactions between powerful ruler gods and their charge. These ancient directives, though important to the people of the day, perhaps even to the people of today, have nothing at all to do with who, why, and how we are at Source.

Science: Science, like religion, asks, if not a God, then, Who or What created all that exists? and comes up with nothing. Don’t know yet. Wait. Evidence is forthcoming. – What if evidence was not forthcoming? What if that was the wrong question?

What if we could ask the question differently?

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THE  SECOND PARADIGM (SHIFT):

We move the date and time of “creation” to (the)…

NOW.

Think about it: It is now. It is now. It is now. It is always now. The only “space/time” that is always “there/here” is the Now. A Now must always be, must have always been. Having always been, the Now was not created. And… having always been, the Now is eternal. Being everywhere, the Now is infinite.

The Now is the Primary Foundation,
The Now is the Primal Source.
The Now is the Creator.

The Now forces creation into existence.

How?

The first Principle: In its totality, completeness, wholeness, the Now is ONE. In its multiplicity of forms, the Now is all. One into all incessantly, infinitely. divides. All into One incessantly, infinitely return.  To divide implies motion. Except that the Now cannot move. The Now cannot jump ahead of itself. The Now must remain still. The mechanism: As One divides into all… at the same time… all collapse into One. A pulse is emitted… Life at the very same time… a counter pulse is emitted… Death. 

Thus, the first all-encompassing “Principle”: Everywhere… continuously, incessantly… Life/Death, Life/Death, Life/Death. – The Now is a singular Source/event engendering a binary pulse… the “light (spark) of life”… which it immediately extinguishes… the darkness of death. Yet, we and “creation” are here and continue to be here.

Existence/ Duration: All become. All disappear. Yet… something (a residue) remains. A middle: Creation, existence. How? At the moment that Life is erased by Death… Life comes back stronger… with more Power, with more Force… and… pushes against Death… a space opens… we inhale…  Death comes back with more Power/ Force… pulls back Life… the space collapses… we exhale. Vibration by vibration, fragment by fragment… after being born, the Now holds for an instant, an hour, a decade, a century, a millennium…. universes, rivers, grains of sand, thoughts, people… and… at the same time and over time, all collapses. The middle, the residue, is where the battles for form and duration (space and time) occurs.

The central, the focal point,  is the – one at a time – creation, maintenance, and deletion of all that exists… (was… will be).

Of space/time field of play: Yesterday existed… but it does not exist anymore… yet we remember its past existence. What existed, for the most part, is still here. The space/time residue, existence’s filaments of presence, is in fact a vast Memory; a Memory made of fields of smaller memories, of added creation, of dying forms. Within and by this “struggle”, patterns can be detected, identified, named. The patterns are the laws of nature. The laws of existence. Our human laws.

We do not live outside of these laws.

Your “power” in this instant comes from the Now having to become, to end… yet having to remain. Each and every one of your thoughts, each and every one of your words, each and every one of your actions… every one and everything that you see, hear, smell, taste, and touch… is formed in and by that “matrix”.

Everywhere is the center of the Now. Every speck of cosmos is a center at the center of the Now. You are a center at the center of the Now. There are infinite numbers of centers. Through a multitude of games… games of mind, games of body, games of soul…  we become, we remain, we end.

Meaning and purpose: In the Now, all of the ingredients that compose One are included in all… from people to animals, trees, flowers, grains of sand, and specks of dust. One is in all, all is in One.  Consciousness, intelligence, intelligent “life”, are universal ingredient; they are manifest in everything, everywhere. – As the two pulses act at the same time, essence is substance, cause is effect, mind is matter. – The pulses transform One into all and reunify all into One. At all times. it is us. It is what we do.

Form is mind in interaction, in reflection with the infinite.

It’s about you: You are a center of existence, a point of being, a point of radiance, a point of creation, where thoughts and senses weave the fabric of the eternal instant… where and when you receive and give the elemental and the formed. As it unfolds, the Now reveals itself. Then it folds. Again, it reveals itself. Pulse by pulse, wave by wave, you sense, you think, you walk, you create, you remove, you add, you retain… you exist… now.

Reality has rewards beyond those of the imagination.

If you want to know more about this Now reflection… laws, principles, and what it means in our (your) daily lives, go to…

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One comment

  1. aforcierNo Gravatar says:

    Sigrid,
    First, thank you for your comment. It is always heart warming to know that someone reads your thoughts. It is even better when they appreciated them. And thank you for acquiring a number of books.
    Yes, we are not alone on this journey… where nature is a magnificent creative / interactive “unit”. I believe that it is the path that we are designed by nature to be on, to follow.Your poem is insightful. I like the conclusion: “In essence, he (God) has no reality, except the reality you give him.”

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