God And What God Is, Is All That Is
I can’t count the times someone has told me, “I just don’t understand the Absolute.” What don’t they understand? In a nutshell, the Absolute makes one bold statement: GOD IS ALL. You’d think the idea is so simple, anyone would get it.
Before we continue, let me restate the Absolute: God, and what God is, is ALL. God is Perfection, so you could say Perfection is All. What’s so hard to understand? Nothing! However, when you read any book on the Absolute, mine included, confusion may result. For instance, most urge you to turn away from appearances and face the Truth of God’s Allness. And, just about all of them urge you to have a daily practice of prayer – however you name it.
Already it’s enough to make you pull your hair out. Even a child would question, “If God is All, why do I have to do anything?” It’s a legitimate question. And the answer is equally legitimate. Any writer of the Absolute would dance in their seat if they could simply write statements of Absolute Truth. But, as you know, authors are bombarded with a zillion questions about all the appearances of imperfection:
- If God is All, how come my mother died of __________?
- If God is All, why is it that some people have more than others?
- If God is All, why do we have global warming?
- If God is All, what about the women and children molested by lust-driven men?
If You Have No Questions, Ignore The Suggestions
And the questions go on and on. Yet, God, and what God Is, is All. Now the author (or speaker) of the Absolute is backed into a corner trying to explain these appearances. The more she tries to explain nothing, the more nothing starts seeming like something. This is where things get twisted into confusing knots of dualism.
Every suggestion of turning away from appearances, and sitting in silent prayer, is offered to help the questioner perceive the nothingness of nothing. Often the ideas suggested are the ones that helped the writer realize God’s Allness.
Had there been an unquestioned acceptance of God’s Allness, the authors of the Absolute would joyously toss every dualistic statement from their writings. But such is not the case.
Where does this leave the readers? If you have absolutely no question about the appearances that seem contrary to God’s Allness, ignore the suggestions. You don’t need them.