"And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left." (Isaiah 30: 21, King James Bible).
"…behold, the word of the LORD came to him, and he said unto him, What doest thou here, Elijah? And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the LORD. And, behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the LORD was not in the earthquake: And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice." (1st Kings 19: 9, 11 & 12).
"God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; (Acts 17: 24)
"That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us: For in him we live, and move, and have our being;" (Acts 17: 27 & 28 to ;).
"…behold, the kingdom of God is within you." (Luke 17: 21).
We are each connected to God, Spirit, not through a material mind, but rather, through our spiritual consciousness of what we erroneously believe to be our own, private little physical mind. Actually, right where a physical mentality seems to be our consciousness, right there is the God-consciousness, or Christ Consciousness, that is the one, universal consciousness of all mankind. This divine, conscious Self within is our true identity…the one that is truly made in the glorious image and likeness of God—the infinite Intelligence of the universe.
Living within this great Intelligence and divine consciousness, we are always at one with our Source; hence, we are telepathic with this Source. This realization of our Oneness with God takes away any doubt that we can hear this deeper, divine consciousness within when it 'speaks' to us—that is, when we perceive Its divine, higher thoughts toward us.
So, when people say that God speaks to them, this doesn't usually mean that they hear an audible voice. For those who have discovered that quiet voice within, it generally means that they hear a mental voice from within their own consciousness, gently coming forth to guide them through some difficulty, or with inspiring thoughts. This is the divine Voice of God, within us all. Through our consciousness, we are linked to the infinite God-Mind of Spirit, of which we actually "live and move and have our being." (Acts 17: 28; see full quotation above.)
We don't become accustomed to this inner Voice, nor do we turn to it for communication, companionship and guidance through our everyday lives, until we first realize that it is there, right there, within our own conscious being. Then we begin to turn to this infinite, spiritual Intelligence and greater Wisdom, whenever we have a need, or desire, to do so.
Finding and communicating with this divine Voice within us can soon become second nature to the way we relate to our human experience, with all its good and evil consequences, which endlessly occur on this material plane of thought. As this divine Voice within becomes less mysterious and more understood as a part of our spiritual (rather than material) existence, the reliance upon its guidance and deliverance continues to bring us more and more harmony from the invisible kingdom of Spirit, into our limited and discordant human environment and bodies.
Stated another way, 'God's word becomes flesh'. When this occurs, our true, divine circumstances (which already exist in the ever-present, invisible kingdom of God) break forth, first into our human level of consciousness, and then into our human experience, delivering us from whatever physical or mental threat seems to have dominion over us. The wonderful thing about realizing our mental God-connection is that it shows us, over and over again, that God is not the producer of the ills of the flesh; but rather, God is our Deliver from them.
Here's just a small incident that shows what I mean:
A couple weeks ago, my husband and I took a trip out of state for a several days. Because of a burglary which had occurred with an acquaintance whose home had been robbed while he was out of town, we decided to put our important papers and financial records in our storage unit, just to guard against identity theft. Upon return from the trip, we retrieved our stored items, and all seemed well. Several days later, I discovered that some important papers were missing that were needed for a meeting.
I didn't panic. (Years ago, I might have.) Instead, I turned to the divine Presence within the universal Christ Consciousness, my spiritual link to God, and asked that my spiritual 'eyes' might be opened. I realized that since God is omnipresent, nothing is hidden to God, who says, "Son, thou are ever with me, and all that I have is thine," (Luke 15: 31). (In the Bible, 'Son' is a generic term, also applying to God's Daughters.) So, I knew that (due to everyone's oneness with God) the omnipresence of God was also my own omnipresence. I realized that the Christ Consciousness within already knew where these papers were. So, I stopped all my own human searching and just waited until that deeper Voice within guided me to the papers.
Within only minutes, the thought came to me to go to a metal shelf-stand in my dining room. I did so, and behind the shelf stand was a large, plastic bag that had fallen down to the floor. The missing papers were inside. Evidently, this bag of papers had never made it to the storage unit before our trip. It had been in the house, all the time.
What actually occurred in this incident was that, by asking that my spiritual consciousness be open to where these papers were, I was realizing the presence of the universal, divine consciousness, at one with the all-knowing, all-seeing Mind of God. Then, from within this deeper, spiritual consciousness, the attention of my thought was called to where the papers were. My higher, spiritual Self (the Christ Consciousness) knew where they were, all along; even though I wasn't humanly conscious of where they were yet.
All healing that occurs from our spiritual Source within relies upon knowing the Christ identity of all mankind. It is our higher Self that lives within the very infinitude of Spirit, God. We exist in God; therefore, we exist within God's omnipresence (everywhere present) omniscience (all-knowing) and omnipotence (all-power). These qualities and traits BELONG to us as God's own children, whether we humanly know it or not, or whether or not we are humanly calling these qualities and traits into our human experiences. We emanate from God, the way a sun-beam or moon-beam emanates out, but never breaks the connection with, their sources (the Sun and the Moon).
The collective, world-thought is becoming more and more accepting of the universe of Spirit. Things are not always taken at 'face value' anymore; nor do world beliefs continue to demand that physical existence is the be-all and end-all of our being. Yet, to those who still believe that we are primarily physical, fleshly creatures until we die out of the flesh, it seems to follow that what is called the 'mind' is also perceived to be a physical object. Thus, we won't turn to any other mentality within us to overturn or heal the bad physical circumstances that seem insurmountable and constantly present in our daily lives.
A meta-physical approach perceives something else. Starting with God, Spirit, as the only Creator of Its own spiritual (not material) universe, the Creator is also the Source of all substance and life. Under this viewpoint, if we are ever to become the spiritual children of God, it stands to reason that we already are God's own off-spring. We are spiritual creatures who only believe ourselves to be material beings. We believe we are Adam's children…not the children of God. Yet, the allegory of the Garden of Eden presents Adam as having fallen asleep, entering a mental state of lowered, conscious awareness, before transforming God's spiritual creation into material substance and form. Then, Adam names all things in this material creation. (See Chapter 2 of Genesis in most Bibles.)
Metaphysically speaking, this human experience (birth and death in the flesh) is seen as a case of mistaken identity. Metaphysics denies, as reality, the Adam dream of life in matter. A dreamer 'creates' his own dream and fills it with his own concepts. Yet, a dream is never reality. It is based upon mistaken, mixed up views of reality; but it is not reality, nor close to the fullness of reality. This mis-perception of physical-form identity instead of spiritual identity has spread itself throughout the whole collective consciousness of humanity. We must all awaken out of it.
Adam beliefs proclaim that physical mortals must be born into the flesh (enter here in the material dimension) and eventually die out of the flesh—only then (it is believed) does one have a chance of becoming a spiritual, immortal being. Yet, to be an ever-lasting child of God means that divine Spirit upholds Its own creation forever, with no help from the flesh. The beliefs in material law and power find great multitudes of people embracing the evils of heredity and genetics. Yet, if God, Spirit is our Source of body, soul and mind, how can so-called laws of matter (the substance of Adam's dream) affect Spirit's realm at all? The answer is: They cannot. The unreal can never actually touch the real. Material beliefs can never touch our true being, which is spiritual. Neither Adam nor Eve beliefs touch our true being, safe in divine Love forever.
The material experience, which we each take part in today, is still the Adam dream. In that sense, and that sense only, we are Adam and Eve's descendants. Adam never awoke from his dream of being a creator. As the sleeping-Adam's descendants, we are each in our own sleeping thoughts, believing that we have gone away from our heavenly home and our Sonship to God. We are mentally on a lower level of consciousness (a form of sleep) that does not perceive the spiritual creation that we're still a part of, until we begin to awaken.
Yet, God's spiritual creation, and our own place in it, is still here, right where we seem to be elsewhere. Seeing identity in this way changes everything—most importantly how we live and think in this material-seeming reality, until we are fully awakened spiritually.
Knowing that we are still connected to God, in our own higher consciousness which is sleeping within us, we can call upon this divine Intelligence whenever we need to, or just want to communicate with it. But when we call upon our God-Mind within, we must be sure to stop our own thinking and listen for the Voice. Only then does it come to us and tell us what our deepest, spiritual Self already knows: that the only situations and circumstances we can really have are those that the divine Love of God has given us.
I recently heard the statement that "Since we have God, we also have God's universe." (I haven't a clue who said it.) This insight is something I'm meditating on this month, until I see the complete depth of it—what it means to us here on this material level of thought. This is a deeper insight than most and my attention is drawn to finding out what the complete realization of it brings to our human experience. There could be hundreds of ways this realization of having God's universe could benefit those who meditate on it. Feel free to email me from this website if you have something good to share on this insight.