Seek and You Shall Find
An article by Nathaniel, co-author of The Blue Sky of Pure Consciousness.
Seek and you shall find, knock and the door shall be opened unto you – Matthew 7:7
For far too long, man has searched for God in the world around him. This search has led mankind from the depths of ignorance to the heights of intuition without revealing one solid answer, or any confidence in the absolute truths of the universe. Even in this age of technological wonders, we are told to simply have faith, God works in mysterious ways, and we are too simple or ignorant to know his true intentions.
But this could not be further from the truth.
I had spent the majority of my youth in the service of God, at least in the service of the prescribed, dogmatic ideal of what God is, and was constantly tormented by certain holes in the theologies and practices of the Church. I felt as if those philosophies and teachings could not possibly be an accurate description of the true nature of such a grand universe as the one we all inhabit. As my education deepened, so did these holes, until all I was left with were the trappings of inaccurate and ignorant ideologies draped over the skeleton of an empty religion. I knew there had to be a better answer, but I had no clue what it might be, or even where to go to look for it. Eventually, I just gave up on the questions, and the answers, to this life.
However, somewhere, deep in my subconscious I suppose, these thoughts were simmering on low heat, waiting for all of the ingredients to fully cook before allowing my mind to feast on the succulent knowledge of the truth of the universe. One day, with little fanfare and with a euphemistically subtle eruption, I realized the answer to the question I had long since abandoned. I had looked for God everywhere in the world around me; from the oceans, to the mountains, to the depths of space and beyond. I had looked so hard and for so long that I nearly missed the utterly obvious location of this omnipotent and omniscient Being that is the source of all creation and the springboard of life and love.
God exists because Consciousness exists. They are one and the same; interchangeable yet immutable, as one drop of water is to a vast lake.
Not only is every single human being fully capable of comprehending the meaning and purpose of their own life, but we are also able to find what we have for so long referred to in the third person as “God”, the creator and ruler of the universe. Everything you need to realize the truth exists, right here and right now, inside of you. No longer should you be forced into ignorant subservience to an idea of a God that does not exist. No longer should you allow another human being to tell you that his truths are more substantial, or more factual than the powerful truth you posses at this very moment.
It is pure Consciousness that created this universe, it is Consciousness that guides it, and it is Consciousness that controls it. And if you are reading these words, then you possess the same pure Consciousness that can make matter take form and that makes the world around you a reality. You, that is your Consciousness, is the God you've sought after. When you think to yourself, you are speaking to the purest form of the Ultimate. YOU are God, and you need no longer search elsewhere for the answer to your existence.
It was really a gigantic leap forward in my thought process when I realized that every single one of us is simply an extension of the same underlying "true Consciousness". This one single idea fills in every philosophical gap in my understanding of life. Every question I ever had has been answered by this one simple fact. I feel like it is now my responsibility to tell the whole world, so that its many holes might also be filled with this understanding. As soon as we can all realize that the only differences between us lie in our experiences, and that each and every one of us is the physical incarnation of the eternal power of “I Am”, then we have nowhere to go but up. When all these scattered pieces of Consciousness learn to come together, we shall have the power to alter the very fabric of the world around us. All of the doors will be opened to us; all we have to do is unite, and knock.
Copyright © 2005 Nathaniel. Visit www.upwinger.blogspot.com to read The Blue Sky of Pure Consciousness.