Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Out of the Box

Out of the Box - Stillness

Your heart is your source of energy. It pumps the blood to your body and keeps you alive. Your breath is your connector to your vital organs and proves you are alive. As Jesus said “I am the bread of life.” Was he telling us that he wasn’t what we see on the outside, but what we feel on the inside? Our soul, our breath, the I AM voice?  Is Jesus saying that he, God, is the breath in all of us?

We all have access to this “I AM” if we choose. The inner being, our soul, can be tapped into through silent meditation and listening. In this instance we delve into the gap, which is silence. This is the voice of God. It is from nothingness that we are able to create.

So this brings me back to my question, is God in us? Is our I AM, our source of energy, our true self, our soul, God?

We talk to ourselves when we pray in silence. Only we can hear, but for those that believe in God we believe He hears as well. Could it be that when we pray the God that hears is the God in all of us – our I AM, the source of our energy and all-knowing being that creates our reality? That knows everything we see and do. 

Psalm 46:10 states “Be still and know that I am God.” In this stillness, this quiet place, we access God fully. Therefore, in meditation we reach stillness. In this stillness we reach God. That quietness - that is God. The silence - that is God. During this time of quiet stillness – the gap between thoughts – we come to know God.   Since we have looked inward to seek God, is God in us or do we merely access Him through introspection of ourselves?

I feel like meditation is leading me on a spiritual quest for truth. I wasn’t expecting that to be part of the process or why I started meditating. For those that meditate – do you feel like you have had a similar experience?

I am open-minded and respect the opinion of others enough to know that I am not always right. Many people say they are a follower of Jesus, but many people through time have preached similar and even identical concepts across all religions and faiths.

Are you a follower of them too? Why does Jesus stand out in your mind above the rest? Is it because he said he was God on earth? Is it all you have been exposed to? There must be some reason why Jesus takes precedence over the other great philosophers that came before and after Jesus.

Do you believe God is in you? For example, is the I AM, your soul, your true self, the voice in your head – God? You can connect with this spiritual realm through meditation when you enter the gap and achieve silence. If you must go within to connect, is God therefore inside of you? Is he the breath you breathe?
If we are truly created in his image, does that mean that have God as part of our being? Not that we are God, but that we are connected to him through our soul?

Is the overall theme of Jesus’ teachings that you must go inside yourself to truly know God? Is that possibly why Jesus says he is God? Is the I AM - God in all of us - and we must follow his example to understand this concept according to Christian teachings?

I don’t know the answers to any of these questions. I’m not sure anyone does, but that’s what I’m seeking to answer. 

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