On my travels Wednesday, from California to New Jersey, I was in a perfect place for receiving this next piece. Cruising at 35,000 feet, cocooned in the darkness, with headphones on listening to a Monroe Institute hemi-sync cd “Chakra Journey,” the following passages from “Sides of Oneness” crossed my mind. As I read these paragraphs I suddenly realized the truth about God and our living beings. I’ve read these passages before but never have they entered my consciousness with such profound identification that I could truly sense the magic impact on my presence. I took the liberty to omit certain responses from Robert as to allow the flow of O’s explanation to carry a thread from thought to thought. And so I needed some recognition from my fellow traveler and called Robert yesterday to get his input on this most nuanced subject. As we spoke I found myself entering a portal, as Robert calls it, of subtle is-ness. It swirled around my head and settled in the deepest recesses of my conscious awareness. It allowed me to feel that state of poise when recognition bombards you with visions of knowing.
So here it is. God has created, for its own desire, the realm of separation from itself through its divine creation homo sapien. And as each of us walks through this life of unknowing, it is that experience that God has desired to have in order to rediscover itself through awakened humankind. It’s a game that God is playing with itself, through us. This is what makes each one of us so important in the cosmic game. Each one of us is a singularity of God’s Oneness state. And each singularity is as important as the next. Should any of the singularities go missing or become corrupted God could no longer be One within itself. It is this factor that make each singularity priceless. For without one of us God could no longer exist.
…The awakening process of evolution is entirely about this question—the uncovering of your hidden awareness. Here is the way it works: You are God, my friend. We all are, universally, and in particular. The energy of collective awareness that pervades and incubates the Cosmos in us, is what you are calling God. For the purpose of answering you, I will use your term God, though it is a name I rarely use.
God, if it’s any consolation to you, is in the same boat you’re in. The infinite divine intelligence took on aloneness and separation as a great experiment; Conscious Evolution has done this for the sake of its own awakening and feeling. That was a major turning point. God, as homo sapiens, broke off from its own divine being and sense of oneness to immerse itself here. The motivation behind this was a desire for feeling—the avenue into awakened presence…
Consciousness cannot truly desire to be anything it already is. The awareness-of-oneness had to break apart, if it was to reveal itself, to itself; it needed a mirror. That is the essence of being and feeling lonely and separated. Your kind, my sapiens friend, was a great trial in separative awareness and the form-identified intellect. The feelings of aloneness and emptiness you described are perfectly natural to your species.
Humans always felt cut off, unfulfilled, like there was something enormous missing from their lives. There was. The awareness of connection to divinity was missing. This disconnect was embedded in your genetic structure, and it gave you the feeling of aloneness any time you paused to reflect on your fate. Still, this genetic passage was a necessary evil, if the intellect and hominid evolution were to proceed.
Believe it or not, I am helping you—into freedom. Feeling the emptiness and the desire for what was missing within was in fact the driving force in your entire evolutionary history. It was that sensation of abandonment in the midst of abundance, and emptiness in the presence of everything, that moved you to become who you are. Out of that feeling arose your mind and ego—and your identity as a species. All the coping and defense mechanisms of homo sapiens grew from this root.
In the human race, God was missing from its own being. The divine essence contrived to abandon itself, to separate from and divide its own integrity. This is, of course, an impossibility—hence the illusion of it all. But nevertheless, the infinite intelligence determined that illusion was worth the price.
God developed a craving for what it could not have—a process of its own awakening. To accomplish this, it contrived to not know itself. That desire was so profound that God was willing to sacrifice its natural sense of well-being and oneness, in order to experience separation. This was the only way it could know itself fully—from without and from within. All the isolation, pain and anxiety in the world is a product of God’s craving for this experience.
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