October 8, 2012
While the Genesis account of creation retells a series of events that is noted as being completed by the statement “And the evening and the morning were” such and such a day. The general inference, that has been accepted over the decades, is that the phrase represents a calendar day. Yet it was obviously not a solar day as we know it to be since the sun was not created until the fourth phase of creation! So then just what does this phrase “And the evening and the morning were” represents?
The phrase appears to represent a moment of pause or quietness in the process of creation. For mankind the period of an evening and then the succeeding morning represents a sleep period and the period of rising from sleep. For the Creator this moment of apparent inactivity may have been a period in which the development of what was to follow in creation would be worked out during the next phase of creation as the process, though simply expressed in the text of Genesis, would be highly complex involving the development of laws of creation by which that created would be dependent for continuity and perpetuity. Signifying success in the development of creation during any particular phase was indicated by the phrase “and God saw that it was good.”
And finally at the end of the sixth phase of creation it is stated that God “rested.” The word “rested” actually means stopped being busy or in this case stopped the process of creation. It was all over. God no longer had to contend with dealing with any additonal niceties by which God would need to fine tune his work in creation. Every consideration had been made and every aspect of his creation had been carefully examined and constructed so that his creation could continue without his interference or additonal adjustments. The work was completed! God could now move on to other business within his reality. It was done.
August 9, 2012
The reality of GOD is beyond the recognition of man because man chooses to define GOD by values that are man’s alone. No matter what is the theology all share this trait of asserting their own certainity in the definitions that they have used to define GOD. While understandable they all fail in that they maintain their certainity of definition as being absolute to the exclusion of any other perspective which departs from their asserted standard of definitions.
Yet left out of the definitions of GOD by man is the simple acknowledgement that GOD is not the domain of man but GOD is His own identity.
This is best illustrated in Genesis of the Torah or Bible where in the description of creation in which at various phases of creation is referenced a phrase of “that God saw it was good.” Creation was governed over by GOD and its development that lead to the rise of mankind was based upon processes and events that were given tacit approval by GOD. Mankind had nothing to do or say in the process! GOD alone shaped the reality in which we live.
March 8, 2008
Have you ever felt oppressed by what you were being told to believe in?
Yet acceptance of the faith that you assumed would serve as a common field of communication with your peers only served to further disenfranchise you. And as you sought to find some measure of relatedness to both tradition and to a changing perspective forced you up against a wall where you were identified as being associated with those with which you had no contact nor desired to have had!
You have found yourself to be a paradox.
WELCOME TO MY PARADOX
in the beginning GOD
Perhaps the most misunderstood, most villified, most ignored, and most MIS-REPRESENTED personage in this realm of consciousness whIch we inhabit, GOD has become somewhat of a non-entity being replaced by various texts, scriptures, adherents, ologies (religious or otherwise). Pushed into the background, the human mind seems to focus more on what a person can gain from an acknowledgement or acceptance of relatedness to whatever definition (of GOD) that that mind perceives as valid. In many cases, it is the messenger rather than the message that is honored or worshipped. Forgotten is whom that messenger represents.
So, then, who or what is this GOD?
in the BEGINNING God
It is interesting to realize that at the onset of a text from which follows a rather generalized log chronicling the events that led to the appearance of man a precise term delimiting a specific period or moment within the scope of eternity is used. The only real application of this term BEGINNING is in reference to the succeeding events leading to and including the appearance of man upon earth. The overall implication is that GOD preceded the BEGINNING.
What is of particular interest is that the succeeding verses infer that GOD is a directed consciousness.