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Unfolding Nature Shop: Unfolding Nature: Being in the Implicate Order

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Re: If we believe that we are God... [Re: MarkostheGnostic]
    #1307690 - 02/14/03 08:18 AM (21 years, 2 months ago)

not to mention that some of us who experience jaw-dropping psychic phenomenon just can't let it be, like a real bad itch that you can't stop scratching, it definitely holds no transformational value and ultimately leads one to waste valuable time - i've experienced psychic phenomenon so astounding that once outside of that state of consciousness i find myself no longer awed and instead of fascination experience more irritation and paranoia, exc... one might get more than they bargained for when exploring or accidentally uncovering astral states.

Everything is better than it was the last time.  I'm good.

If we could look into each others hearts, and understand the unique challenges each of us faces, I think we would treat each other much more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance, and care.

It takes a lot of courage to go out there and radiate your essence.

I know you scared, you should ask us if we scared too.  If you was there, and we just knew you cared too.

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Re: If we believe that we are God... [Re: Swami]
    #1308109 - 02/14/03 11:45 AM (21 years, 2 months ago)

Well, for the sake of argument? I'm not convinced God's got it all together. I mean, just look at this place...

Most of the old mythical gods, like the Greek pantheon or good ol' Yahweh, were quite limited in their powers and very much "subject to human foibles." And any realistic modern understanding of what 'God' might be has to integrate the fact that there's more chaos than order out there.

Assume they're onto something and not just daydreaming. So, we are all more than what we think we are, and each a linked part of the mind of God. If so, most of the world is oblivious to this. If a small fringe really was 'waking up' to something more, it's not going to do them any good since "God's" 6 billion other brain cells are disconnected and idle. Whether it's true or not, it's not like there's any realistic way you can act on it afterwards. We'd tell them they're nuts and lock them up.

Finally, I think this cliche of "I saw God;" "I was God;" "We are all God;" "We are the eggmen; I am the Walrus..." or whatever is not meant literally. It's just a way of describing a mode of brain functioning and a kind of perception/undertanding that is very different from what we are used to. As different from normal tripping consciousness as that is from sobriety... If you've been there, you know it. But you can't necessarily bring it back from a memory.

Anyway, I'm pretty sure it's an illusion. But I'm just as sure that whatever most of us think we 'are' and believe we 'can' do, in our normal daily life, is just as illusory. Maybe more so...?

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Re: If we believe that we are God... [Re: CosmicJoke]
    #1308604 - 02/14/03 04:06 PM (21 years, 2 months ago)

Yup. You said it.

γνῶθι σαὐτόν - Gnothi Seauton - Know Thyself

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