Would You Know God if You Saw Him
It has never been God’s intention for you to know him. That would not serve his purpose.
If I walked up to you on the street and told you I was God, would you know me as God? And if I created miracles and demonstrated great power would you then know me as God? The answer of course is a resounding "NO."
Your mind would not be able to accept me as God, and as much as you may want to believe that I am—your ego would not allow you to even believe.
The ego always wants proof and cannot except the obvious and why would God want to prove anything to you anyway. If you knew God, you would be God and that is exactly what you are—you are God, God is in and around everything—he is omnipresent! And yet, you do not believe. You already have the power to perform great miracles and do wonderful things. You already have done these things many, many times and you still do not believe.
You cannot know God because there is no God out "there" that is God. God is made manifest in human form for the purpose of God to experience all aspects of physical life. It is not God’s intention for you to act as God, but to act as God being human.
God is everything that you see, smell, touch, taste and hear. He is the one you look at in the mirror each morning and the one you meet in the street. You are as the wave is to the ocean, you have all the characteristics and attributes of the ocean, you are the ocean divided into limitless pieces of itself. You are the ocean in "wave" form.
You have the power to move mountains and create universes and yet you do not for one reason only—"you do not know that you can!"
Because you do not know that you are God, you do not use the power of God. You gave away your power before birth, so that you could experience being powerless. Although that power is always there, always at your beck and call—you just don’t know it.
Because you do not know yourself as God, you cannot see God in others. You cannot know God because he is too close to you, as the forest is to the trees. You look past God every moment of every day trying to find him, and you deny what you already instinctively know—that it is God doing the looking.
If I came to you and told you that I am God, you would deny me. You have no other choice, in fact you would demand proof, and you would even try to kill me to proof your disbelief. And once you did kill me, you still would not know me as God and you would not be convinced, yet I cannot be killed. Do you really believe that I would present myself to you in a single body that looks like you? I would still not be God, because I am omnipresent, you would only see me as an illusion, a preconceived image of who you think I am.
To know me—you must know that you are me. And to know that—you must let go of the notion that your body exists. And that is next to impossible for most minds. The only possible way that you could know me, is to know and accept that I am everything. All that you see, even the illusion of self—is me! Every time you use the word God—you distance me! You create a dualistic reality that is not real. I am not out there—I am where you are. You cannot properly know me when you talk about God, because using the word creates time and space and an image that is separated from you.
You can know me when you say "I Am." You can feel me when you say "I Am." Just using those words fills you with the power of "I Am" and a sense of well being and purpose. Try it now, say "I Am." What is it that you feel, when you let go of ego. "I Am" is the only declaration of life—it is what life says. I am here, I am there, I am Roy, I am this or that, and I am anything that I say "I am."
If you meet me on the street and I tell you I am God—would you know me? Of course not, you could not, because I am not only one "thing"—I am every "thing." I am everything that "is" and "is not."
If you want a glimpse into being God, have a look at the one that is looking at you—when you are able to get to that level of understanding—you will be one step closer to knowing God. And you will never look at me the same way again.
I you want to know God—then be God—it is within your power to be all that I am. Because I am you, and you are me, when you deny me—you deny your very existence—we are inseparable. For those of you who do not like the term "God," substitute it for the word "life" or anything you desire. "Life" is everywhere—all things are "life" manifesting in physical form. I am "life" looking at "life."
If you know me as "life" you will then know me as the creator. I cannot be offended by anything that you call me, because I am everything and anything.
There is a Buddhist saying: "If you see the Buddha in the streets, run from him for he is a false Buddha." The creator does not appear in a single form. Nor would it be in any form, because I am formless—that is why I work through you to experience form.
Whatever you think of yourself—is what you think of me. When you condemn yourself, you are condemning that which gives you the illusion of life. When you kill yourself or another, you are trying to kill me, and it is not possible. When you disrespect yourself or another, you are showing disrespect for me, because you and the other are me.
When you move your focus away from these petty physical nuances you move to higher power and awareness, because you then become focused on them. Knowing that you are God, does not move you away from being human. It simply brings you to a new awareness that makes your life easier and more rewarding. When you understand why you are making the trip, you will begin to enjoy it, knowing you can change any aspect of it at will.
You are in a box in a great box factory. When you are ready to move out of your box, there will be countless other boxes you can choose to move into. But you will never be physically anything more than you are now. Every life-time is an opportunity; every box is an experience until you no longer wish to experience it. You have the ability to rise above the box factory and watch yourself moving in and out of these little boxes. That is the joy of awareness and acceptance of what you really are. That is the exquisite joy of being the creator, and is why I created this illusion, so that I could experience myself being myself.
I am no greater or less than you are, and you have the same abilities. Look into the face of the next person you meet, and you will see me. And if there is no one near—follow the flight of the birds and you will see me. Everywhere you see life and non-life you will see me.
Life does not pass you by—you pass life by. God does not forsake you—you forsake God. The creator is all that you are and more, and yet you are no less than the creator.
If I told you that I am God, would you know me?
Roy is a resident of British Columbia, Canada. An international published author, a student of NLP, spiritual philosopher, New Age Light Worker, Teacher and Phenomenologist. Roy's books and articles are thought provoking, and designed to empower your imagination.Review Roy's new book at: http://www.yourlifewasnevermeanttobeastruggle.com