The Divine Quilt
THE ACT OF FOCUSING OUR CONSCIOUSNESS IS AN ACT OF CREATION. CONSCIOUSNESS CREATES!
We have been given this gift from the ultimate creator for a reason. We are to create, (a loving life that is gentle and conscious), just as He did, and just as deliberately. We are not meant to be passive. The act of creation is God-like, thus is it what draws us closer to God. Understanding this matrix that exists between us and God awakens us to a level of existence that I believe is our destiny and God’s desire for us.
That is basically all I am saying in the 4 Stages of Awakening post. However, I wanted to do a follow up from that last post as I have been getting some interesting reactions. Some have been very defensive while others seem genuinely grateful for this insight.
All I am saying is we have a much more participatory role in our lives and experiences (by design) than we give ourselves credit for. I am not suggesting there is not a God. Nor am I pushing a nonreligious view point onto you. I am merely stating that we as humans need to stop being so passive in terms of our lives and begin owning our powerful role in it. We need to embrace this miraculous gift God has given us and use it to fulfill the one need we share with Him -Love.
I am not removing a God from the equation. In fact, I am giving Him all the credit for creating us with this ability. I am saying that if we don’t recognize and use this gift we have been given, we cannot live our lives as God has meant. This then makes us no different than the Egyptians that worshipped the sun or the Puritans that believed in witches. We have just as admittedly, refused to take the path and use the tools God has given us to find Him.
You know I have written about the Native Americans numerous times. I find that culture fascinating. They seemed to intuitively know their role in the universe and how to respect that responsibility. They understood that the actions of one man can have an impact not just on his life but on everyone’s life.
They embraced the fact that each member must live his or her gift out in their lives or they have not succeeded and thus the tribe as a whole would be a little weaker because of it. They also believed those that just could not mentally or physically (handicapped or retarded) were gifts from the Higher Spirit given to that tribe and were to be honored. Sounds like a pretty good perspective to me.
Among the Native Americans was a wise chief. This chief, named Chief Seattle, once gave a great speech to Congress in 1854, which I believe sums up this view of the Divine matrix or format that exist in our universe. The Chief told the Congress, “Man does not weave the web of life- he is merely a strand in it, whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.”
Even though this was said mid-19th century, it reflects the evolution of humans. This was a transition to the next stage in our evolution. This stage has been developing since the mid-19th century. I call it the stage of awakening, where some will finally see and understand their powerful ability to impact the very universe itself.
It is a far cry from early humans who turned over their power to their ignorance of the natural forces in the universe and saw themselves as only pawns in the matrix. It is also a logical progression from the Dark Ages and even the Enlightenment period where we believed God was vengeful and then came to believe He may not be vengeful but He is distant from us. Now we are beginning to understand He is not separate from us and in fact He is participating with us through are choices. We are beginning to see we too can and do create like Him and that is by design.
This does not make us God, but it does suggest we are God-like in that we can create, destroy, help, hurt, love, hate as we see fit. I recommend we acknowledge this power and use it to awaken ourselves. It could be a true paradigm shift in man’s evolution, a shift that is more powerful than any ever seen before. By moving through the 4 stages of awakening, I believe we could reach a state of true happiness; one person at a time.
In my 4 stages the ultimate goal is love; a love that is Divine and emanates from the very creator Himself. It is what I believe God wants from us and had in mind all along for us. We have now evolved to a mature level where we may be able to actually become enlightened beings by embracing our gifts and powers to do good on this Earth.
The parallel between Chief Seattle’s understanding of our role in this “web of life” and our connection to and within the Divine Format is clear. We ARE the participants in this ongoing conversation, a quantum dialogue, if you will. Part of all that we see, feel and do, is because we are participants. This dialogue is between us, our world, and even beyond.
Within this cosmic exchange, our thoughts, feelings, emotions, prayers, and beliefs at each moment represent us speaking to the universe. And everything we experience as a result is the universe speaking back to us. So, we are important participants. I would argue we are the most important participants since we determine the dialogue. We begin the process. We are the creator and benefactor. This is perhaps the non-secular version of the Law of Attraction everyone is talking about today. We attract what we think (I’d argue, what we subconsciously think).
The famous physicist, John Wheeler stated that not only do we participate in the cosmic dialogue, but that we are the primary participant. You and I are the most important part of the equation. We get to be both the catalyst of the event as well as the one who experiences the event. This is where I argue that we must take a more conscious role, since we are creators.
We are part of a universe that is a work in progress. It is like we are tiny patches in this universe and our color (actions) determines what the universe looks like. This is not sacrilegious; it is actually more religious than any organized religion I know. This comes directly from the Creator.
It hits at the heart of His creation and the true reason behind it. It explains the meaning of life. We were created in His image and likeness to create in His image and likeness! We were created to create more love. What better example of love than a creation from the heart. A new born child, a piece of art, a beautiful architectural masterpiece, etc. are examples of a love creation.
We are charged with the responsibility to create this masterpiece in our lives. Not everyone is to be a Michelangelo, just as not every Native American was born to be a chief, but we all have a role and a responsibility to create our life’s masterpiece, no matter how insignificant we believe it to be. It is part of this web of life and must be contributed to the quilt or it is missing a patch.
We are the seed of His miracle as well as the miracle itself. We are the art as well as the artist. If we can remember this and make that small shift in our perspective, then we will become a contributing piece of this Divine quilt.
Author: stephen budd
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*I want to give credit to the following people as they have all contributed to this theory and helped to push it into the currents of mainstream thought.
John Wheeler- Physicist
Neville- visionary and mystic, 1905-1972
Gregg Braden- Best-selling author of numerous books on this topic including “The God Code”
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