God is Love, Religion is Politics

‘Beauty of Imperfection’ by Lisa

I purchased the infamous “Conversations with God” trilogy when I first started university three years ago because I considered it to be one of the foundational books on spirituality, a must–read for a spiritual junkie like me. I’m one of those people who constantly buy books and leave them sitting on a bookshelf for years, waiting for that perfect time when the impulse will come to start reading them. When the impulse finally came a few weeks ago I got right on it, and have been spending most of  my nights delving into Neale Donald Walsh’s intimate conversations with God.

I have learned to always trust my intuition and make my decisions solely from a place of feeling good even if the decisions seem completely illogical, and this has always worked in my favour, orchestrating circumstances and rendezvous that always lead me to thriving. However, having read a good number of books on channeling I was familiar with most of the concepts and ideas proposed in the book, and so I couldn’t help but wonder what was there about it that I was supposed to unearth.

I eventually came to realize that it wasn’t the concepts of the book that I was meant to cognize, but the unique ways through which these concepts are presented. Even though God’s message is one and basic, we are many, different and complicated expressions of God living unique lifestyles and understanding things in a variety of ways. Here lies the benefit of all kinds of spiritual teachers, each one presenting the same message in a unique way, responding to our diverse ways of understanding life.

The following excerpt is such an example that helped me understand a concept I was already aware of, in a much deeper and solid way:

The alleged state of imperfection in which you are said to have come into this world is what your religionists have the gall to call original sin. And it IS original sin – but not yours. It is the first sin to be perpetuated upon you by a world which knows nothing of God if it thinks that God would – or could – create anything imperfect.

The excerpt resonates fully with me and it is one of the reasons I have chosen to stray away from organized religion. I do believe that every religion has the potential of leading someone to enlightenment, for the core of most religions is based on love – and love is all there is to know! Unfortunately, this simple and pure message has been distorted in such a way that created a momentum of disempowering beliefs aiming at perpetuating fear and controlling the masses.

My aim is not to blame organized religion, for whatever we push against always multiplies. On the other hand, my aim has always been to know my own truth, and through my knowing and experiencing it to beam a stream of light hoping that those who can see it can recognize themselves in it and join me in mutual understanding. Reading the above excerpt led me to a train of thoughts, realizations and conclusions that I would like to share with you, hoping that you can join me in light:

  • God is perfect and therefore anything God creates is also perfect.
  • The mutual perfection between God and ourselves implies that, as it has been said before, we are made “in the likeness of God” and so we are One with that which is God.
  • Since we come into this lifetime as Godly and perfect, we have the power to be whomever we want to be, do whatever we want to do and have whatever we wish to have.
  • Even if we are physical beings, we have a non-physical perspective that represents our connection with that which is God, implying that our physicality is simply a physical extension of God.
  • Since anything physical is an extension of God, then the materiality of our physical environment is also spiritual. In this respect, our desire for physical objects is perfectly spiritual; in fact it is what we, and therefore God, have intended to do by coming into this physical time-space reality.
  • We came forth eager to interact with our physical counterparts, push the boundaries of thought, and through our desires to manifest more of life, therefore, expand consciousness and expand that which is God.
  • As a result of our creative intention, it doesn’t matter what it is that we create because every creation, negative or positive, is part of our, and therefore, God’s plan to expand consciousness.
  • Under this premise, nothing ever goes wrong, for every single experience is a new and unique creation. Approaching negative situations from this perspective helps us lighten up and see life in a playful way, understanding that nothing can go wrong because nothing is ever done. We are constantly creating, with our every thought, feeling or action and for this reason, nothing is ever imperfect.