I've always said that the real goldmine in life is a spiritual one.
I'd gladly give up all the riches and fame for embracing a loved one, experiencing a wise love, a deep truth, a loving person, growing as a soul, helping my dear daughter with her homework, preparing her for school and for life, seeing my wife happy, making love to my wife, going on vacation with my wife and daughter, ensuring the safety of my eternal soul, even curling up with a good book in front of the fire with a glass of wine and my family. I'm a career guy, but family comes first. If my four friends, family and love and truth and soul, come along on the ride, career can come. Big time. But my family has got to be there with me.
I had a Sinatra and Elvis concert for 120 women the other day. They ended up throwing flowers on me as Elvis. It was fantastic. But you know what was even greater than my success. That I made them happy. Hey, that's incredible. What a great job I have. I inspire people for a living. That is divine. Thank you, God. I'm forever in debt to you. I hope I can repay you. I don't know if I ever can.
But, hey, here's the real goldmine.
The original conscious force of creation. Imagine that.
Before holy books, before established religion and religious wars, before clerical robes and before battles which doctrine counts the most.
Just an endless universe... and love.
Imagine a conscious force, a self aware energy created out of an endless love that was there before anything else was, there before the very first big bang with an open proverbial door at the edge of the universe. Imagine a force that is neither man nor woman... or both.
Actually, with its nurturing characteristics, a force that is much more woman than man, if we want to put it on any shelf.
Could God be a woman? Oh, yes. This force is pure selfless love.
So, of course it could be a woman.
It is the very first love before the creation of the universe. It has no religious ambitions to put itself before anything or anyone. No political agenda to fulfill.
In this timeless time before time, there is yet no Moses to analyze, no Jesus yet having become God, and therefore no monopoly on heaven for anyone. No Buddha, no Shinto, no Mohammed, no Brahman, no Manitou. Just love. And yet every event at every second of every hour in all of time, every person ever born, every life, every savior, they are all accounted for in this everlasting creator. Every name given to the everlasting creator is an interpretation of the creator at the very beginning of time. The self aware energy resource is the well that will inspire every person to describe it and give it names. Even mythology is an interpretation of it, because all the characteristics of its creation are imbedded in it. He is like Zeus, the father. She is like Aphrodite, love. It is like Hermes, the messenger. Because the personal consciousness of the universe is everything there is, every interpretation of every soul living on every planet around the 200 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy and the billions of stars in the other 200 billion galaxies in the universe or universes for that matter all come from the same source.
All we have to do is look at what we know to be true and the self aware creative force of the universe becomes self evident. God is the only logical equation. As Michio Kaku says: "God is a mathematician."
It is there when we look at a stranger from behind and that stranger turns around and, for no reason, looks straight at us. It is there when we think of a friend and that friend calls us two minutes later. It is there when we wonder what was before the big bang. It is there when we wonder what is beyond the end of the universe. It is there in the 500 trillion self sustaining cells inside your body. It is there in the exact calculation of our distance from the sun in order to achieve life. It is there in the 99,9 % empty space of all vibrating physical matter. It is there inside the tiniest subatomic particles of our bodies. It is there in the fact that, in scientific research, these particles are connected forever and react to a human mind once they meet, no matter how far apart they are. It is there in the fact that subatomic particles literally appear out of nowhere in scientifically created laboratory vacuums, places where nothing really should exist, but something does, can't but does. It is there when we are asked who we are and we answer pointing to our chest and not to our heads. It is there in the deep joy of new love and the deep pain of lost love. It is there when we see Tibetan monks repeatedly cure cancer in live YouTube videos, with hospital machines to prove it, in controlled hospital care by way of meditation, not chemotherapy. It is there when mortal illnesses disappear because the patients are simply too happy to die and want to live.
All of this makes an eternal God beyond religions the most logical thing in the world.
Why is it then that, when there is so much proof of an all encompassing energy source that goes beyond anything society has to offer, that people have such humongous trouble believing in it? I am talking about God, not religion here. God is not religion. God is not money. God is not society. Neither has God ever been religion nor society. God would never command an execution to prove a point and then reward the head chopper. A king would. But why do we treat God like a worldly king? God would never travel to a foreign land and tell the inhabitants that only their opinion counts because the other society is less established. Members of all religions have done that. Why is it that humans have misunderstood God so much that they think she is not inside the love of a family or the tender kiss of a wife, but in the tall hat of a chosen leader? Why do people want to reproduce the past in expense of the present? Why do they want to honor the past when they cannot even heal the present? Why do they point to texts in holy books and claim not able to be open or forgiving because someone said something and people have been doing the same thing for years and why shouldn't I? Even if one could convert a larger part of the world into one religion we would still be missing the point. People have to make up their own minds. People need freedom. If you say no to that, you are in deep trouble. The change has to come from within. If the symptoms are gone, but the core still is not changed eventually the change will not be lasting. I have personally known young ultra-fundamentalist catholics who named all their kids after catholic saints, becoming aggressive when confronted with other views. Three years later they went public with having become atheists. So if there is so much adamant belief, why is it that real faith is lacking? Real faith comes from within. Why is that lacking?
The answer will probably shock you, especially if you have spent years telling yourself that too many religions would confuse your kids or if your parents taught you to kneel every time a priest walked by or take any holy book at face value.
The answer is that these people believe more in society than in God.
What they obey is not God? No. It's society. The clerics, the temples, the relics, the robes. God is not a robe, neither can he be.
I now hear fundamentalists shake their fists at the sky and scream "Blasphemy!" But how do you know that God is more up in the sky than here in your heart and in how you act towards others? How do you know that below you there is more than just lava and Earth's core? Isn't it about time we looked inward towards our emotional energy and how it connects us to everything that exists instead of what we call the universal creator? All we have to do is to travel in our minds out beyond our planet into space to see how petty our differences really are. So we call God different things, but the goal is the same.
Now, if the original force of creation is totally unpolitical and unsociological - no worldly religion can claim this, by the way - its core, our mutual spiritual core, that is, has a different agenda. To this force, love is the only thing that matters. Why is this? Love is the only thing that moves us forward. Love is a universal energy. The sun is a form of love because it makes the flowers grow. The rain is a form of love because it provides the planet with nourishment. Music, art, ballet and books are created out of love, the urge to share an experience or an expression. Mutual faithful sex is an important form of love that binds two people together and creates a beautiful baby. I have to be honest here: I have had profound spiritual experiences of closeness to God and everything in creation while having good sex with my wife. This is not at all a sociological experience or one based on sexual prowess. Quantum physically, I know we all consist of vibrating particles, fields that connect, energies that connect. When I have sex with my wife, I literally for one moment feel that I become one with her, just like I will become one with God in the afterlife or between this life and the next.
That leads us to ask important questions. Follow me here. The allegory of Adam and Eve, if we read it carefully, actually speaks of shame being the sin in the Garden of Eden. St. Paul assumed that priests marry in order to understand the congregation. Women generally have a deeper understanding of love, care and responsibility than men. We know love is the ultimate answer. We know love comes in many shapes and sizes and that people need to feel accepted and touched. We know that embraces are therapeutic and healing. This need for love is inside everyone. Give someone love and respect, listen to them and move them, and you can possibly eliminate all hate inside them. Then why do we draw such a hard line between love and sex. Where IS the line? That is a question no one asks because most people don't dare. I even encountered a theatrical colleague complaining about an public embrace being a sin. She had previously been in a shooting scene on stage, as a victim, mind you, where she had laughed herself through it. And here we encounter the sociological God, the religious one that, I'm sorry, in my view, is an invention. The literal mind took the image of Adam and Eve as naked as a symbol for the sin of sex, when, in my view, he was just sinful because he suddenly parted himself from creation by being ashamed of what was part of his nature.
Not everything is sexual, mind you.
When we enjoy Velasquez painting "Venus with Mirror" we see a nude woman turning her back toward us. We enjoy the sight of her body, men and women go to the art museum to study her bottom. When a starlet takes off her clothes on Instagram, we call it a scandal. Unless she had her body remade in a hospital, why shouldn't we enjoy the sight of her breasts and bottom respectfully as God's creation just like we would a painting. Can you imagine enjoying the sight of beautiful person without sniggering? A flower or a person. They're both beautiful creations of God? Why laugh at that? Don't cheapen beauty.
Likewise, we seek the answers to our problems outside of ourselves, in churches and temples and shrinks and drugs and alcohol, when the answers are all inside our emotional reality. Go back to the beginning of this article and review my reasons why God is logical.
Then you will know that you are more than a body. God is always with you because you are part of him. Your vibrational energy is eternal.
Christian doctrine tells us that our souls will live forever from this life on. That's not eternity. I've said this before. Eternity works both ways. We cannot undo God. Whether we want it or not, he's with us.
We're in a time when we need to ask these questions. Stop treating God like some king on a throne. Embrace your spouse tonight. Treat every person you love with the respect and love they deserve and you will serve the original purpose of the universe. The holy books are only guidelines. You yourself are the source of the true wisdom of the ages.