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Did God Actually Exist?


A corner of Paradise


What is religion?

I want to feel free to fantasise that if we knew who we were we would have never invented religion. The French philosopher Ernest Renan sais it quite well “Religion is a sect that made it to the top”. The Gods and the idea of God were an obvious yet natural outcome of our ancestral fears. It is easy to forget how many thousands of Gods man believed in at one time or another.

I like fear, I heard it whispered that it is the mother of intelligence. I resonate with it. If our fears run so deep (and they do) it must mean that our intelligence does too.

Fear of death is obviously numero uno along with the fear of not having enough or the fear of not making it. Then we have the fear of the future, of the past, fear of inadequacy, responsibility, fear of emptiness and rejection, silence, loss, darkness…intimacy?

Isn’t it logical that as evolved beings we can safely hypothesise that God only exists in the spiritual quantum of our free attention and clearly does not exist in the atomic realm (our physical consciousness). Is it blasphemous?

A busy mind cannot see itself. Why is it so difficult to realise collectively that we have undergone a quantum genetic mutation probably right around the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. We have been given the right to go beyond the Gods to become the Gods ourselves. Shocking?

Look at us since 1780. The elevator, the telegraph, the steam engine, vaccines, dynamite…fast forward to the computer, the car, airplanes, etc. Can you imagine someone from 1780 landing in a city on an airplane? In 1780 not 500 B.C. or 5 million B.C.

You had me at goodbye. Our minds are so innocently far up our derrières in fear that we can’t even see what has happened to us. We are free from the Gods! We truly are the new Gods and we don’t really need them anymore. They are a thing of the past.

All we can say is thank you and feel deeply grateful, now can we have our time? To place things in perspective, we are so lost on the mundane mental plane with our busy agendas, political or otherwise, that we cannot see who we have become and the age we now live in.

Spiritual consciousness is a beautiful and well-practiced awareness of the unfathomable, a kind of ethereal reality that evokes the totality of existence way before the big bang—before time itself.

How can the totality be a time construct? Beginnings and ends are time-bound not the whole. Only the free and present attention of the heart in total watchfulness can traffic in the unknowable; you must let go of everything in order to even begin to sense it. Any attempt to know or understand it is doomed.

Only free attention can navigate being without fear or a compass; it is in my understanding the very essence of what we are.

Note: these essays are musings in intuitive awareness not scientific facts being offered as truth. Many of our scientists use intuition to establish paths of inquiry and advance possible theories. We see ourselves as traveling mystics and emotional spirits filtering universal consciousness in the now. We are clear that there is a great cosmic joke in our being on this plane as part of the great mystery of life. We favour a philosophical exploration through our own intuition rather than fit-all reason.

Life is not serious, we are.

© 2020 Eric Stone


Eric Stone (author) from Mont Ventoux, Provence on June 14, 2020:

Well said. Thank you.

Wise or not pain is in fact traveling around at the speed of ignorance and hate...perhaps desperation. Collectively, we have a long way to go. Individually, we can make a difference. At least the pain and hurt is coming out. I deplore how much blame is alive and well.

To me, blame runs so deep in our psyche. Is it a poor man's way to cover up the pain? So many acts are senseless, cruel, murderous, etc.

How far back in history do we have to go see something fundamentally different? 30000 years? Did such a time really exist?

Eric Stone (author) from Mont Ventoux, Provence on June 14, 2020:

Indeed complacency born out of ignorance and / or fear. Also helplessness as I often question the famous "choice" or "no choice". I have discovered long ago and now more surrendered that we live in a duality, bliss is always followed by no bliss and life by death. The only escape is "watching" the dance of opposites and "try" not to get too caught up in the games of the mind :)

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on June 13, 2020:

This article reminds me. I like to be reminded.

Friends I worry that in these times we do not stay open. Think of this that hurts our souls. Wise men know pain and understand it, not to avoid it but to overcome it.

manatita44 from london on June 13, 2020:

Tolerance, yes, perhaps a more dangerous enemy is complacency. There is also a very subtle fear that pushes us to do uncomely things. if we wish to enter the sea of Bliss, then the medicine will entail entering into the water.

The sea is 'Love' and the medicine is prayer and meditation. However, fear says: "I cannot swim" and refuses to get into the water. Many seem to be there right now. Much Love, Bro.

Eric Stone (author) from Mont Ventoux, Provence on June 13, 2020:

Very well received comments. Thanks a bunch also for the obvious open-mindedness...I wonder at times if it is disappearing with its best friend tolerance :)

manatita44 from london on June 13, 2020:

Well thought out and very rational. I think it is useful. Many advanced thinkers and even mystics would discuss logics not so long ago. I like your article and maybe some more readers should visit. Much Love

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on June 13, 2020:

Interesting read. Past tense and questioning what exist means in a God realm are worthy notions to self evaluate.

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