reply to post by NorEaster
I like your description of the epiphany.
I say that everything was made by consciousness for consciousness, in order for consciousness to be conscious of itself being conscious ad infinitum.
First you have an eternal sea of bliss, and then, as if incomprehensibly, a first whim - "who am I?", and then the vesica pisces is born from two
centers, creating the flower of life in perfect, harmonious phi ratio proportion, forever.
This is why I like to say "I love you too", because my own inclusion in this eternal process, is like God saying to me "I love you", and in this
regard, it may not ever end in the sense that
"no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the mind imagined, what God has in store for those who love him."
to which i should add "nor NorEasters figured out"
We cannot know the unknowable, but we CAN have a relationship with it, this is the great marvel, that we CAN love it, and be loved by it, and know as
we are known, but once we know, once we "grok" it (eat or drink with a spiritual mouth), and have that experience, we must never forget it again, and
to remind ourselves, therefore, we ought to then simply continue to love as we are loved, which is the eternal love of Bhakti as the Indian Mystics
call it, and it's eternal, without end, and therefore, here, now, even from me. to you, and you could be anyone since love to be love can't be
selective, but must be all inclusive and all embracing.
But there is no conceptual, structural framework for *understanding* it, those are only models and can never be the real thing, which is more of a
felt experience than some sort of well reasoned thought process. Love is the only way to describe such a thing, the love of mutuality, of sharing, in
this case the sharing of an eternal kingdom of light and love without end. I like it! Way to go GOD! Excellent! Much much better for there to be
something and something forever to discover and share in mutuality, than nothing at all. You done good! "He" doesn't need it of course, but make no
mistake, God LOVES that kind of thing, because when we recognize God, God also recognizes himself, through us, as intended. Oh God how I love God!
There's nothing greater! And if we could figure him/it all out, then what fun would THAT be? So it's a frame without a frame, and an unconditional
space of limitless possibility in order so that we can HAVE an experience and share it with another, that's freedom, the freedom to really live and
love as intended by design.
God doesn't need our "worship", only our love by living most fully and allowing him to live through us, as us, as we grow in stature to the likeness
of Christ or God-realized in human form. It is our destiny. There is nothing else really worth doing, once this idea is grasped. Nothing else is any
fun, or capable of restoring us TO fun and enjoyment, of the kind we once had as children but lost as adults, until now (God willing).
edit on 25-10-2011 by NewAgeMan because: (no reason given)