Acknowledging the Divine

Acknowledging the Divine

 

Love is greater than Hate

Peace is greater than War

Mercy is greater than Wrath

 

          Since the beginning of human existence, forces of nature have been working upon forces of nature. Life continuously flows from a Source that is beyond the confines of time and space and all known creation. It is beyond human thought and It makes us alive and here we are.

          In Judeo-Christian Midwestern America, we generally refer to the Creator of all existence as “God”. Before continuing further, I want to remove the title “God” and take it out of the equation. It is only a title…letters that make words and words that represent sounds. God…is beyond letters and words and sounds and all that we know.

          NASA says that the earth flies at approximately 66,000 miles per hour. That means we travel roughly 19 miles per second. We have probably traveled hundreds of miles since you started reading this. Consider the Creator of reality…

          When we look up at the stars on a clear night we can see thousands of stars. This is only a tiny fraction of the stars that are in our galaxy. Consider how vast the universe is. Consider what makes your heart beat and why? What is it that makes you conscious? Such questions lead back to The Commander, the Source of all existence.

          Sit on the earth and consider the breath that you inhale. Consider the Creator of the earth. Consider the Creator of the Universe and all existence. THAT which commands the stars to burn and the earth to fly is Mighty and Powerful. Acknowledging the existence of The Divine is crucial to human development.

To be continued…

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7 Comments

  1. Beverly Penn said,

    January 24, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    You are right, the complexity and beauty and intricacy of our existence and universe is startling and ceaseless. But why can’t the divinity merely be the goodness within all of us? Why a creator? When I look around, I am stricken by the sheer vastness of the world. In this vastness, I am just a small speck. And yet, I am lucky just to be. To believe otherwise is egotistical — the world was not created solely for us (humankind) but for the other animals, the stars, the earth, the night sky, and all else that extends beyond our small lens of perception. We play an infinitesimal role on the greater stage of life. And I think it is the humble acknowledgment of this — our smallness — that is perhaps most crucial to human development. To step outside of ourselves and see the world with other eyes. To realize that we are not the center of some greater plan for existence, but a mere and mortal dot in the cycle of life which extends far beyond us. To see this and be aware of this is to see both the beauty in our fragility, and the necessity of kindness, compassion, and empathy for others.

  2. lukescott313 said,

    January 25, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    Thank you for replying, it is nice to hear your thoughts! You said, “But why can’t the divinity merely be the goodness within all of us?” I will answer this by saying that never never never will any anthropomorphic being EVER be the Divine. Sages and mystics have been able to embody goodness to such an extent that a ‘unity’ of sorts between them and the Divine has taken place, but even with that said it is extremely important to acknowledge that no one will ever be “divine” for Divinity is only for the Almighty alone.
    However, with that said, it is for all intelligent beings to embrace love, purity, and goodness and to abstain from hate, impurity, and wickedness. Through inward purification we can attain a state of ‘nearness’ to God. God is All-Permeating, Ever-Present…so we are always within God’s presence, but to attain a greater understanding and a greater awareness of God, one must embody virtue and purity wholeheartedly.

  3. hardrock45 said,

    January 27, 2012 at 12:41 am

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  4. bloggingfrog said,

    February 25, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    I enjoyed your writing. One question: Who gets the go-ahead to define virtue and purity?

  5. lukescott313 said,

    February 26, 2012 at 2:24 am

    Well, all is defined by the Sustainer of the universe. The scriptures help us to understand. Love in its pure form is the core of purity and virtue.

  6. lukescott313 said,

    February 27, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Us meaning members of the human race. We can turn to the scriptures to understand these things or we can simply turn to our reason and conclude that helping people and healing people is more virtuous and pure than hurting people.


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