God Within

Knowing that God is infinite and eternal beyond time and space, and that Divine Being, Divine energy, and Spirit is a transcendent ominpresence across all dimensions including our physical universe, why is it a challenge to find and experience the Divine which is everywhere?

Our ordinary consciousness is relative. Through the five physical senses and the rational mind, this consciousness separates subjects and objects. We are always measuring our experience and thoughts into parts using time and distance. While observing the relative nature of physical creation can assist us in understanding the system as a whole, it cannot lead us to unity.

Unity is not relative. Therefore, if we look for unity in relativity, we will always miss it. Thus, in a relative fear-based consciousness that continually separates, we miss omnipresence by looking, but not seeing, listening, but not hearing. Jesus points us to the way of living in the awareness and experience of God in saying, “the kingdom of God is not coming with things that can be observed; nor will they say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or ‘There it is! For, in fact, the kingdom of God is among you” (Luke 17:20-21).

Therefore, in order to find God, we must transcend our ordinary relative conciousness. We can only do this by looking within. By entering our awareness within the heart, we open to a transcendent consciousness that is the unitary omnipresence of the Divine energy. It is our inward gate to multidimensions beyond space and time, but immanently present in our being in this physical dimension. The omnipresence of God within the heart is our experience and knowing of love. The outside relative consciousness cannot make the awareness or experience of love. Separation always misses the mark. Love is Divine and God is love, a unitary Being not separated into subjects and objects in a time and space manner.

The awareness of the trancendent is always within. There is nowhere to look or search. It just is. No separation into distance or duration. As we develop our consciousness of our true self in unity with God from within the heart, our transcendent heart-based consciousness works in harmony with our sensory and rational dimensions to experience Divine unity throughout the entire outside world. We must first find God inside in order to be aware of and to experience the Divine outside. Uniting with God is neither an inward retreat nor an outward escape. The movement of finding God within the heart is how we transcend the ordinary fear-based relative consciousness of resistance and conflict that separates us from infinite love and creativity. By living from the heart, we experience the presence of God throughout the physical universe–we are connected in human relationships and to nature through the unity of Divine energy.

Thus, we are called to see and experience the unity of the Divine in a transcendent consciousness as expressed within our embodied life in the world. By developing our spiritual senses that transcend time and space within the heart dimension of love, we open to a higher consciousness that operates with our physical senses and rational mind to experience the world in a new way. We no longer just look with our physical senses and conceptual minds to find an ominpresence that cannot be separated. From the heart, we now truly see the inseparable omnipresence both beyond and within time and space. The way to truth and love is within the heart. Jesus says that the kingdom of God is within. We go within to see without. When we trust in the truth that we only find love within our heart, the inside and the outside become one. Through the eyes and ears of the heart, God is everywhere.