That’s it. That is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. The whole of reality, the whole of existence, is summed up in this simple phrase:
Thou art God.
That is not to say that you, by yourself, are God. You and your sister, and mother, and neighbor, and wife and the President and every other sentient being in the universe, together, communally, you are God. You might say the collective of God.
But you have been brain washed. You believe that God is an entity outside of yourself. He’s this big guy up in the sky with a big club who looks down on the world; down on you, and judges. What a puny, tiny, insignificant being you have made of yourself.
They say, God is love. “God is love, and he who abides in God, abides in love, and love is in you.” In other words, God is in you. Thou art God. This makes you and me equal to each other, and to all other sentient beings.
Science tells us that there is no darkness, that darkness is simply the absence of light. The truth is that you are God, and God is the LIGHT. EMBRACE THE LIGHT! “You are the LIGHT of the WORLD!” “The Kingdom of God is within YOU!” “You are the alpha and omega, the beginning and the end.” All the words attributed to Christ, and to Krishna, and to Buddha and to all the other great teachers of the world, say the exact same thing” THOU ART GOD!”
God is like the ocean. If you take a glass, and dip it into the ocean, that glass contains all of the essence of the ocean. If you turn the glass over, the water it contains returns to the ocean. As individuals, Our bodies are all glasses of water, each of which contains all of the essence of the ocean. The ocean is God. We are God. When our physical body finally runs out of steam; when our body dies, the spirit, or soul, or atman, is released and returns to God. The soul, or spirit, or atman, is Self. The Self is composed of energy, and science teaches us that energy cannot be destroyed. It lives forever. It is the essence of God.
We see that in the microcosm, each cell in your body contains your DNA, and is specialized to perform specific tasks. You have eye cells, brain cells, muscle cells, etc. Yet in the all together, they make up you. So it is, that each of us embodies certain traits, certain skills, and all together we make up God.
What about people we don’t like? They are part of God as well, just as cancer cells or other diseased cells are part of you. But cancer cells do not act right. They do not know, or refuse to know, that they are part of the body. They act as individuals, and bring harm to themselves and to the whole of the body.
That, denial of self – denial that you are God, is sin. It’s the ultimate sin, the sin that all other sin comes from. Salvation? Salvation come from acknowledging that you are God. Salvation comes from the realization that when you harm another person, you are harming yourself; you are harming God. Matthew 25:35-40
There is a song I remember from a Roman Catholic “Folk Mass.” It goes like this:
Where do I see God? Where do I see God?
I see God in you,
in the things you do,
in the way you see,
all the things in me and in you.
I see God in you.
I see God in me.
Did you know? Not one culture contains the truth of God. Not one. But many cultures, understood together contain this truth.
The Jewish mystic discipline, known as Kabbalah, seeks to find the name of God. The Hindu’s already know it. The name of God is OM. God has other names as well. Some of them are familiar to us: Christ, Krishna, Yahweh, Shiva, Vishnu, Brahma, Buddha, Elohim, Adonai, Leon, Ganesha, Kali …. etc. Others, are not so familiar: Cernunnos, Danu, Morrigan …. There are billions of names, but there is only one God. God is neither male nor female, yet God expresses his self through all of us, and everyone; through Nature and the Cosmos. Some call God “the Universe.” “The universe is YOU – so share!”
Do you want to see God? Look in the mirror. See your self. THOU ART GOD!
You don’t believe this? Some of you will reject this teaching only because I am the one making it. Some of you will reject this because, and I hate to say it, “Thou art God” means that everyone is equal. I’m not better, or worse, than you; you are no better nor worse than me, or than anyone else. You are not better. You are equal. Some people want to be better, so they come up with an elaborate scenario where they start out as, for example, sinners, and then “accept” a savior. This is nonsense. Get past yourself. The universe is much bigger than you. You can choose to embrace it – God – or not. Your choice.