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Knowing about God

Copyright 2016 by R.A. Robbins

“There’s a difference between knowing God and knowing about God.

Knowing about God is all of the stuff we’ve been told

and all of the books we’ve read

and all of our religious experiences and what others have told us

and tried to convince us of.

But knowing God is when we make conscious contact.”

 

Wayne Dyer

the absolute oneness of God

White Irises
Copyright 2015 by R.A. Robbins

“I believe in the absolute oneness of God

and therefore of humanity.

What though we have many bodies?

We have but one soul. . . .

I know God is neither in heaven nor down below,

but in everyone.”

 

Mahatma Gandhi

The presence of God

Copyright 2014 by R.A. Robbins 

 

“We rarely think of the air we breathe,

yet it is in us and “around us all the time.

In similar fashion, the presence of God penetrates us,

is all around us,

is always embracing us.”

 

Thomas Keating

Knowing God

Copyright 2016 by R.A. Robbins

I have reached a point in my life where I am really not interested in theology. I don’t want to know what scholars or preachers think about God, I want to know God.  Faith for me has become less and less intellectual and more experiential.

Life and faith are not meant to be endless struggle until we die and “go to heaven” as an escape from this earth.  We are created to know and enjoy God right here and now.  It is our beliefs about God spelled out in our doctrines and theologies which make life hard.  It is not some sort of punishment from God, we do it to ourselves.

Almost twenty years ago at the end of an energy healing session I had an experience of the Divine that changed my life and how I see God.  The healer, who was also a licensed medical doctor, knew something special happened and asked about it, but there were no words to describe it.

The doctor died unexpectedly a few months after that and unfortunately it took me awhile to stop going from one alternative healer to another looking to repeat that experience.  I was not ready to comprehend that God was within me and that conscious experience of the Divine is always at hand.  Now I don’t know how I lived before.

That doesn’t mean life is always smooth sailing.  I do a pretty good job of complicating things and making life hard all on my own.  But it is my thoughts and beliefs that do that, not God.

So this month let’s look at knowing God.  If you have a personal experience you would like to share, please feel free to leave a comment below.