Is God Our Father?
There’s both truth and egoity embedded in all of the great spiritual traditions of humankind. In this case, let’s first talk about the egoity of these words.
Unfortunately, much of mankind has created “God” in the image of himself. He has superimposed his ego upon God, thinking that “God” is who man thinks “He” Is. If God Is the Eternal Source, the Supernatural, the Infinite, outside of time and space and at the same time inside of time and space, and the Divine Matrix and source of all that exists, then how can man describe God?
Man will create God through the lens of his own experience.
And the experience of the human being is the experience of the animal! It’s the experience of being born, nursing, being dependent on his parents, growing up, suffering dependence and then independence, suffering wanting need, and death. And so, who shall we make God out to be? Well, God would be the one that would save us from death! That would take us to heaven! That would continue to parent us when our parents have left us!
What God Is
So in reality, “God” is the infinite source of all existence. He – if we can call the Divine “he” or “she” – is the Divine Matrix, Energy and Light, Pure Love.
The truth of the matter is that the Divine is the true source of energy, the one that makes the heart beat, the source of life in its most fundamental dimension.
The “Fatherhood” And “Motherhood” of God
How is God our father? Motherhood or fatherhood is in the Source of energy and life. It is in the knowing that we are dependant beings, completely and totally dependant on “God” for life. Can you tell your heart to beat? Where does that impulse come from? What IS life? What IS Light? The mystery of our complete and utter dependance on the process of life itself is the nature of “God’s” mother/fatherhood.
What God Is Not
Our relationship with the Life Force should not be a dependent, childish relationship with another being that is there to take care of you and give you everything that you want if you behave! The spiritual life is much more realistic than that! The spiritual life is reality life, and it’s based on transcending the problem of dependence and independence, and living a life of real, unconditional love, and moment to moment responsibility for love and for all of life.
Is God Not Personal?