The Most Subtle Form Of Dualism
Every writer of the Absolute agrees that all of our seeming troubles stem from a false belief that there is another presence and power beside God. The word we give to this diabolical belief is dualism –the belief in twoness.
Haven’t you heard someone emphatically say, “I know there is only one presence, and I know there is only one power,” yet in the next breath they confess, “But I cannot say I am God.”? This is a most subtle form of dualism, and it needs to be completely wiped out of awareness.
Reader, if you are not God you must be some presence other than God. This idea has to scare the bejesus out of you for two reasons: (1) It flings open the door to every seeming form of trouble imaginable. (2) It reveals that God is not really all to you.
Wiping Out The Human Sense Of Your Identity
Just thinking I am God gives some people a sudden attack of dry heaves. Why? Here’s what I’ve been told: “It’s blasphemy. How, with all my faults, flaws, and foibles, can I say I am God?” Translation: How dare I elevate my humanity to divinity!
You can’t, and you don’t! The born i (and its entire human history) is not the I that you are. You cannot elevate the born i. However, you can realize its nothingness. You can eliminate it from your awareness by claiming the unborn I as your only I. The finite, time-space bound i is not the I that you are. You cannot elevate this i, but you can eliminate it from your awareness by claiming the Infinite, Eternal I as your only I. The I that you are does not need lifting. It only needs recognition and acceptance.
Claiming the Infinite, Eternal, Omnipresent I as the I that You Are is how you completely eliminate dualism.