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The Universe as God

A Challenge to your Imagination

Imagine for a moment you are God.  You exist before time, before the universe, before everything! You have no body you have no shape, it hasn’t been created yet. You are just floating in space. You are pure consciousness without form or shape, it’s as if you were nothing. How would you even know you existed? You have no external reference points, and no internal reference points either for that matter. You have no idea who you are and what you’re even capable of.

You are God, nothing exists outside of you, you are everything. You are pure energy, completely formless and unlimited. You are infinite. Something very difficult to comprehend. Now, you wish to learn about yourself, and who you are and what you can do. So you begin to create, but since you are everything and are infinite you can’t create outside of yourself you must create within yourself. It is impossible for something to exist outside of infinity. So you begin to create dimensions like up and a down, and left and right, you begin to create little objects within your self. These objects are not separate from you, they are you, they are within you.

Now you have established internal reference points and objects and are learning about yourself, and what you are capable of. Yet you are not finished. You begin to create little entities within yourself and give them consciousness, so they can look up at you and say: “Ah that’s God, this is me, and this is what we can do.” The singularity has become a plurality but at the fundamental level it is still a singularity.

Thus the illusion of separation is born. Ultimately there is no separation, but the illusion of separation at the superficial level serves a purpose. Without the illusion of separation without reference points you could not create, you could not experience! You would not know up from down, you would not know there, as oppose to here. The relative framework is setup perfectly to give rise to experience. Without it, it would be as if nothing existed. You could not compare yourself to anything and therefore you would not even know, you existed. Variety and diversity are extremely important because they help to differentiate one part of the whole from another. Time and space are also important so we can locate things relative to something else. In order for there to be even such a thing as ‘pleasure’ its polar opposite ‘pain’ must also exist and be experiential. Something can only exist with reference to its polar opposite. Everything in the universe appears in dualities. These are a fundamental need for existence and experience’s of the given nature.

This is a really important point. At the fundamental level everything is energy, mass is just condensed energy, and we know from quantum physics all energy in the universe and in existence is interconnected. Everything influences everything else at the quantum level. This energy is God stuff. It is consciousness. Energy can also never be created or destroyed only transformed from one form into another. So in essence the energy has always been there forever and ever and will always be there forever and ever; it is infinite, it is God.  The universe behaves like ONE gigantic organism. With every part, equally as important as every other part. No Thing in the universe likewise could possibly be more superior fundamentally than any other thing. The whole being is greater than the sum of its parts. Ultimately everything in the universe is connected and influences everything else. It is impossible to differentiate one part of the whole from another part at the fundamental level because ultimately it is all made of the same stuff and acts and behaves like ONE. This encompasses All That Is.

So what’s the point you ask? The point and purpose of the universe is so that God could experience Itself and come to know Itself through creating within Itself. Remember God can’t create outside itself because God IS everything and always has been, and always will be.

What is the meaning of all this? Meaning is something that exists only temporarily in time. You can do something that will be meaningful to you today, but in a million years what does it mean?? Will anyone care, will you care? One thing is certain about the universe and that is change. NOTHING stays the same, and this gives rise to diversity. The universe even at the most basic energetic level is teeming with motion. There is no stasis and ultimately therefore you can never attach meaning to any one thing eternally. To attach meaning to any moment in time eternally you would have to freeze the entire universe and all of existence. You would have to stop life! And then it would be as if nothing existed.

Now there is no meaning yet there is purpose and the purpose of All That Is, is to experience and create. It’s a self discovery process on all levels of existence. You have been given free-will to create and experience life(God) in what ever way you choose. People often get caught up in a search for the meaning of life and try to artificially impose some sort of eternal meaning on something. It always fails. The point is to create and experience and the process of evolution allows you to learn more and more, and to create and experience with more variety and diversity. This is the true wonder of life.

The purpose of existence of God is to experience reality in all its forms in all possible and probable ways. To experience, birth and death, relationships, life in the physical universe, and then life also in the many non-physical realms. The pool of possible experience is so vast and magnificent, it is infinite. To live life in whatever way you choose is the purpose of life. To grow and sometimes through adversity to really understand all aspects of life. For you to become greater than something you are now. You would not truly understand something unless you experienced it. The goal is to get as much varied experience as possible of your choosing. There is no end to this process of gaining experience and creating. It is an infinite process. It ties past, present and future all together in the eternal moment of now.

The true joy in life is in experience of the NOW. The past and the future in the mind are not places of true joy. True joy is always experienced in the moment. Creativity always springs from the present moment. That is what the purpose of your life is. That is what the purpose of the universe is.

This understanding of the universe as God is not new. It is ancient. These understandings are at the very core of many ancient religions such as the Egyptian religion, Mayan religion, Hinduism, Gnosticism, Paganism, and various tribal religions across the face of the planet. It is only through time and the corruption of men that they have lost their original meaning and interpretation. This deserves an explanation.

Religions can basically be divided into 2 categories.

The first is for example Judeo-Christian type religions where the purpose of these religions are to have a relationship with the divine. This means usually that God is an external separate parent like entity. Most people understand this concept very well. This is the predominant belief among western/European civilizations. In this scenario God is very separate from his creation. God and his creation are irreconcilable.

The second is for example Hinduism, Buddhism, various tribal religions, Gnosticism, Egyptian religion at its core and various others. The purpose of these religions was to establish an identity with the divine. Let me explain this concept a little because most people don’t understand this. In this belief system the entire universe and everything within it, is divine ie.God. God is NOT a separate entity. God IS everything literally. This is known as pantheism. The purpose of these religions was that through life’s journeys and lessons you would become aware of the illusion of separation and come to know and understand your own divinity and experience mystical union with all that is! The purpose is to gain awareness, sentience, knowledge, experience, of the true nature of the universe which is unconditional love. To see past the illusion to see how truly great all of creation and existence truly is. How lovely it is, how intricate, indescribable, and beyond words. Astounding.

In Hinduism for example their books/scriptures have always been regarded as mythological and not as actual fact. Take the Egyptian religion for example what we term ‘Gods’ in their religions are more appropriately known to them as symbolic/mythological/archetypal representations of different aspects of the divine! This is crucial in understanding their type of philosophy and ideology. Ultimately the ancients knew everything was one and everything was God, they just had symbolic representations of the different aspects of the divine such as the divine aspect of fire, earth, air and water which were also sometimes given ‘God’ like names. They were never meant to be viewed as actual real separate God entities, they way we view God in the Judeo-Christian religion!!

The ancients mythologies were archetypal representations of man’s journey through life which contained various aspects of the divine. These helped individuals understand various governing principles of the universe and contained moral lessons, spiritual advice and so on. Now over the years, kings and rulers have often twisted these ancient religions so that what was considered different aspects of the divine was turned into actual separate God entities. Through this, kings and ruler stripped away the knowledge of everyone’s divinity and made themselves God so they could accumulate more power and money. So in this regard often these beautiful ancient religions have often been twisted to the greed of certain men and lost their original meaning!

    • Anonymous

      This was an incredible explaination, I wish everyone could see as clearly as you or I,

    • Monopole

      You are mistaken. Jehova God is real and He is infinite but He is outside of and greater than the universe. He is everywhere omnipresent but HE IS NOT THE UNIVERSE. The universe or multiverse or whatever you want to call it is HIS CREATION. God is NOT nature and all is NOT one. We are individual persons/souls and we are not everything. This is the lie of monism and the New Age and paganism and eastern mysticism.

      There is a grain of truth: The universe is holographic and all mass and all energy is motion. That is true.
      But what you need to do is distinguish between God and the universe.

      Stuff like this (which is just rearranged Hinduism) collapses when faced against basic logic:

      If all is God and God is all and we are all God, and God is infinite and perfect, WHY and HOW can perfection become imperfection? IMPOSSIBLE. This is ILLOGICAL and IRRATIONAL. Either God is perfect and infinite, OR, God is imperfect and not infinite.

      You posted this:

      ” This is known as pantheism. The purpose of these religions was that through life’s journeys and lessons you would become aware of the illusion of separation and come to know and understand your own divinity and experience mystical union with all that is! The purpose is to gain awareness, sentience, knowledge, experience, of the true nature of the universe which is unconditional love. To see past the illusion to see how truly great all of creation and existence truly is. How lovely it is, how intricate, indescribable, and beyond words. Astounding.”

      That is nonsense. That is New Age deception. The Devil/Satan and his demons love people to believe this stuff. God IS the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. We see TRINITIES throughout the universe: Water = Ice Gas and Liquid, Matter is Proton Neutron and Electron, the Sun has chemical rays heat rays and radioactive rays. Man is Body Soul and Spirit. Color has Yellow Red and Blue.

      You do not get unconditional love from impersonal force. You are worshipping God as a force. That is not true. God is a Person. There is a Heaven and there is a Hell and everyone who dies without Jesus Christ as LORD is going to burn in HELL forever.

      Look at the fruits of Hinduism. People starving to death and full of disease while others call them untouchables and have the Hindu caste system and they let people die and say “Its their karma” while they feed cows and rats and bugs and worship snakes and idols.

      • mike

        Study a little etymology my friend, ( the study of words and their origins ie. their true meanings) try looking up the original meaning of the name lucipher. also note that almost every “nick- name” that was used to describe your lord “jesus christ” such as the morning star etc. was also used to refer to lucipher. and while your at it take a look at the origin story of the sumerians which happen to be thousands of years older than the jews in terms of civilization in all respects including religion and government. its quite literally the exact same story with the same names ( adam, eve) the only difference is that it hadn’t been edited and revised to say god rather than refer to the anunaki, their gods. you’re just as much a glorified sun worshiping pagan pantheist as the rest of us. you just dont know it. youve been victim to misinformation since you’ve been able to think and it wasnt you parents intent to do so either so dont blame them its not their fault. they didnt know either. your ignorance and intolerance toward alternate view points is merely you lack of sense to actually question what you’re told and find out for yourself.

      • Bor1am

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    • daBonster

      I have had this view of the Multiverse for as long as I am capable of remembering. It is heart warming to find another who is capable of presenting this concept, in a well thought out linear progression.

      For the ones who must proselytize and thump with their bible, haterade, and blinders to anything that conflicts with their bronze age mythological deity suffering from a multiple personality disorder, I salute your crazy. Your kind have engineered more deaths, suffering, wars, atrocities committed in the name of love, peace, and unity than any other one things attributable to human kind. Keep up the good work your satan would be proud of all the venality, exclusions, slavery, misogyny, bigotry, murders, and abuses committed in the name of your god.

    • BiPole

      Monopole….you are blind but one day you will see…..whether you like it or not!

    • jojo

      Hi Monopole,

      You have brain? therefore you can think, then why you allow others to think for you? obviously, all you have said is not yours but from the collections of information imposed to you since your birth – from parents, eductaions, religions etc. so all of those having said knowledges were embed and stored in your mind/memory and retrieved once there is something against it that depicts you belief. It means- IT IS STORED. This belief carried you of where you are now, did you?

      I’m sorry but I don’t have enough time to explain it to you briefly for I am so bsuy for other things but i advice you try to open the door and escape from your prison, only then you will find out that there is more valuable that the universe can offer than what you believe in. Don’t let your religion prisons your mind. They are not the only part of the universe to explore. If you limit your knowledges of what religion teach you then you will not to come out with truth. Otherwise, debunking some beliefs which existed older than you religion, is a complete mess in your part.

      Believing is different from Knowing. Once you belief in something you stop thinking. You stop inquiring. Believing without inquiring is the most poisonous thing that destroy the human intelligence.

      “You have to unlearned yourself so the truth will come in…”

    • amothman33

      In the global village,where different cultures are being exposed to each other,tolerance and learning from each other is a must.I thank you for a beautiful expose.The universe is the outer name of god.the inner name in which the outer name is revealed is incomprehensible.god is not a person, god is the light of the universe, the energy ,the consciousness, the knowledge that created everything, the sufis say god was a concealed treasure that created the universe in order to know him.Knowledge is the road to him and knowledge is acquired through experience, the practical aspect not the theortical.Retreat is the tool of initiation toward him, that is why we strife in him ,the outer ,the inner ,the first ,the last, the up , the down .the pleasure , the pain and the life and death.Death is our transition to him, that is why we have to do our utmost to beautify our transition while alive.

    • Ukslice

      God is not perfect. Perfection is stagnation. Stagnation is death. God is eternally becoming. Creating, striving for perfection and if by some accident perfection is attained, destroy it and start again. It’s all about the journey, not the goal and why should it be any less for God.

      • Brent Yarbrough

        What we call “Perfect” is not what it was intended to mean. To perfect something is to make it complete. Singularity is complete, therefore “God” is perfection or “All in All”. It does not mean a place of utopia, as many think of “perfect” as being without pain or suffering or getting everything to a specific standard that we like to call “perfection”. Our popular understanding of perfection is flawed. “Everything is perfect.” All things are complete. The Ocean is a perfect ocean when it is calm as well as when it rages. You are perfectly you, even though you transform from day to day. We do not remain the same, as we think we might. There is one singularity, in all of us and all around us that is complete. It is what animates all things. There are many contexts in reality that make things seem so complex. We like to make them simple though nothing is just black in white. As a human, we can “find God” and serve God by the outflow of love toward all of creation. It is a context and a language used for teaching that we might do what is taught. Many humans have come out of oppression. We have lacked the understanding and loved not knowing the truth because the lies we made into our reality became our identities. Some wake up and come into the light and know that they are God. Some choose to continue to sleep out fear or comfort or both can be the same. In order to know truth, in order to live, we must die. What we become, already is and always has been. We ultimately do not “become” anything because we already are. Space-time is truly an amazing concept to help understand this. You are always being born, you are always growing, you are always dying. Time just tells the story. Now, step back and observe you’re whole life. Do you observe by looking from the outside or do you observe by looking from the inside? Why not both? Why not experience every aspect of knowing. This is gnosis! We are who we are that knowing may truly be intimate! Context even changes in my words but if you are careful, you will see exactly what I’m saying. “WE ARE NEVER BORN!” “WE NEVER DIE!” We are always at the point of singularity. It’s all a perception.

    • mysticalsense

      “एकोऽहं बहु स्याम् ” (ekoham bahusyam) ~ I am One manifesting as many.
      It is the crux of the creation coming into existence from one primordial stuff . Likewise the various Upanishads have expressed The One to be pervading the Many (living and non-living) that exist.

      “The pendulum of the mind alternates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.” – Carl Jung

    • John Sorensen

      I like this article. It is very similar to Australian author Tom Chalko’s “The Freedom of Choice”

    • ChristopherBlackwell

      Odd to think I have thought that for some time, but have never had a name for it.

    • beyondEinstein

      Professor Hawking looking- there is no place for
      God in theories on the creation of the Universe yet- I am looking God is in
      physics http://bit.ly/aASjyV

    • Aetzbar

      Secrets of the Universe

      In the beginning was infinite
      geometric space. This space became filled with Static Time at
      absolute rest and absolute cold. Static time is strictly quantitative, and does
      not differentiate between past, present and future. Being quantifiable and
      measurable, static time is a scientific concept. Static time of 0.0033
      microseconds per meter will be measured regardless of the direction chosen.

      Stars move through static time, which
      does not disrupt their motion. Static time exists but is imperceptible. Static
      time is the deepest secret of the universe.

      Static time fills all infinite space,
      eliminating the possibility of a vacuum.
      Static Time Waves (STW) travel through static time. The speed of STW is
      300,000 km/second.

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      The Newtonian universe is based on matter
      and force.

      The Einsteinian universe is based on matter
      and energy.

      The Aetzbarian universe is based on static
      time and energy.

      There is no gravity, and there is no
      gravity waves.

      There is Static Time , and there is Static Time Waves.

      There is a particles of Static Time.

      Static Time is real and measured.

      Everyone knows the Dynamic Time.

      It is time to recognize the Static

    • Mangyi

      Resurrection of Jesus Christ is the key so that we have hope and get witness

    • I enjoyed the beginning of this article but Part 2 causes me a little doubt. The Christian/Judeo religion has been compromised not because it believes that God is so far away but because when it began the Jews had no idea what was causing harsh conditions such as earthquakes, plagues, tornados, death, etc., and decided that God was a cruel, angry, wrathful person and became afraid of him. When God’s son came to earth they still hung on to the ancient belief that he came as a sacrifice for their sins. When he was crucified he became a new religion based on Judeo mistakes. Christianity does not endorse that God is far away and separate. Many believe that He is right here protecting them and helping them chose what is right in their lives. As we move into the future we will discover God’s plan and see how He connects all religions that uphold His moral integrity. For further information on these new religions go to: http://www.urantia.org.

    • Ex Coelis

      Really no less realistic, logical, or possible than any other mainstream religion. Too bad no one really knows for sure- despite how loudly they claim to and that everyone else is wrong.

    • David Quinton Metz

      beginning of creation in this article reminds me of the 70’s when we began to computerize machinery. X, Y, and Z axis was the foundation, and then it expanded. Must finish read. Very nice so far, and my point is I can see that cycle over and over in our world.

      • David Quinton Metz

        beautiful finish