The Final Frontier
When all that you have done has not brought you what you truly desire, isnít it about time to move out of the box ask questions and make changes?
What would you think if you went to your doctor and he hit you over the head with a rubber hammer to knock you out before some minor surgery? Does the horse and buggy now serve you to take you to work each day? Would you settle for going down town to the telegraph office, to have a message sent to your aunt across the country? Could you possibly get along without your cel phone, fax machine or microwave oven?
The answer is "of course not." We have evolved and our world is moving much too quickly to rely on out dated technology to serve us. At some point in our lives we look at our situation and re-evaluate what works and does not work for us. Our old Commodore 286 computer could not handle todayís demands for speed and reliability and we would consider it insanity for any company to rely on this technology.
Our truth is as fluid as the water that covers the planet, and it changes everyday as we re-evaluate and recreate the circumstances of our lives. Mankind has learned to adapt to the changing circumstances and how react to them. Most of the time we can plainly see what works and does not work in our lives, and yet there is one area where we are plainly stuck in the box, where we consciously ignore the obvious and put blind faith into something that has never worked. We are so highly motivated by fear in this area of consciousness that we most often turn our thoughts away from it, and hope that it will all work itself out in the end.
From the time we were born we assumed our parentís morality, ethics and believe systems. After years of trying to get our own way, we gave into what we thought our parents, our siblings, our community and religion wanted from us, or we were in conflict with them.
Many of us who were brought up in the churches caved into their doctrine. We once again ignored the obvious, and the early training at home left us with little resistance for the religious leaders that would teach us to follow blindly, with little to show but promises of something greater to come in the future, and eternal damnation if we did not comply.
We did not understand why the promise of peace on earth and abundance was not happening in our lives, why praying didnít get us what we wanted and were we wanted to go. Yet we could not reject or question the doctrine and even in as much as we intuitively knew that we were been giving a line of BS, we wouldnít dare call it that, just in case there might really be some truth to it, in case we would be punished. So great is the fear that we have blinded ourselves to the obvious fact that what they taught us did not bring what they promised.
We have grown up, we have evolved and we have moved on. However we still carry the burden of outdated, archaic belief systems that are holding us back. Old values are just that, they are old and do not work in a modern society. God (creator) is life; life and God are two words that are interchangeable. Life moves on and is constantly changing. Now substitute the word life for God in the last sentence and see how that works. Everything in the system is moving except for our thoughts about what we were taught to believe. We know it doesnít work, still we push those thoughts away less we be damned for even thinking them. Blind faith has never worked; it just allows you to give into the status quo and move around the questions gracefully and remain relatively safe.
In order for spirituality to work in this century and the next, we must change our thoughts about what we have been taught in the past. We must question what we observe that does not work and make modifications and changes that better reflect our new awareness and enlightenment. Life (God) changes and so must we. We must embrace a new concept of whom and what the creator is. We must give way to the fact that God is not a vengeful, warring, angry, vindictive God. We must give way to the fact that everything is God, life is God, we are God manifesting in physical form and we are all connected. We must know that God does not punish and hand out everlasting damnation; it is OK to question and change our belief systems. We will not go to hell or heaven; those are only manmade concepts of the afterlife. We do not have to be parented and we are absolutely free to explore our own individual spirituality without retribution from God.
That which created us is that which we know as unconditional love, freedom and life, always changing always moving towards perfection. That which has served us before no longer does (if it ever did?), and by the very nature of what God is, we must change our image of him/her. God is not an anthropomorphic being with physical emotion, and as we are created in his/her image so God must change as we change our image because we are the same.
Man has evolved, has changed but he has left his spiritual awareness at the back door. In order to move to the next step, humanity must once again know itself as spiritual. You can not find God because you already are God. God is the sum of all of its parts. It is life, freedom, choice and unconditional love, it is who we are, and it is our inheritance, God is all around you, everything is God including you. It is the life force that creates all that is. Life creates only life, it does not judge and it has no preferences or needs; its only will is to create more life. Mankind created itself in this form because this is how it saw itself in the physical world.
There are no rules except for natural laws that govern physicality. All physical laws are manís laws. Man cannot project his laws onto God or into the afterlife; they are valid only in the physical world. Godís laws or commandments are interpretations of what man thought God wanted and there is nothing that God wants as God is all that is and therefore has no wants. Godís laws were a convenience for humanity because it took away the responsibility for man to govern himself, they do not exist. The real power and responsibility for these laws was always with man.
The final frontier will be to explore that which is already known but has been forgotten, that which is in each and everyone of us individually and together, forever connected, separate but never apart. We cannot move forward until we leave the old image of God behind, we cannot evolve spiritually until we know that that the anthropomorphic God no longer exists. The next step is not into outer space but inner space. The final frontier does not take a space ship to get there, it is all about communication and making time to travel inward and it is also the recognition that we are all connected, there is only one God, one life force and we are that which we call God.
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