God gets what, exactly, from this nutty Earth School? Have you ever wondered?
What a beautiful yet baffling world! A world in which Oxford Dictionaries selected “post-truth” as the new word for 2016. Lately, certain voters not thrilled with Trump or Brexit… might wish for an ice cream scoop or something to pry us out of bed in the morning.
Were you shocked to learn how popular it is now, wishing that God would install a control chip in your brain?
This Enlightenment Coach finds such an approach both puzzling and totally understandable. Just about every religion offers an option akin to “Obedience Training.”
Hey, at certain times, a person might long to drive around in one of the dual control cars used for Driver’s Ed. “Okay, God, would you please take me over right now?”
Hence the popularity of the slogan “God is my GPS.” Personally, I’m still recovering from the sight of those words on a bumper sticker, adorning my neighbor’s car, just a few houses down the block.
While the idea ricocheted around in my mind and heart, I wrote these articles:
- God GPS? Surrender To That? and
- Guidance Beggar. Made Worse By Trusting in God GPS?
- Where some of you Blog-Buddies added comments, so appreciated, as always.
- While the soul-searching continues.
Then, today, I received a guest post on this thread by KYLER FORD. Not only is she a professional writer. Among people I know, she’s one of my favorite writers. Which would undoubtedly turn her face a shade of pink verging on rhubarb. But too bad, you KYLER of the squeaky clean heart!
What else can I say by way of introduction? As some of you know… this year KYLER moved into Enlightenment. That doesn’t mean she knows all of life’s answers. She’s just well connected to the Divine, as she humanly asks and asks, listens and listens.
Spiritual awakening happens on the path to Enlightenment and, even more, after someone moves into Householder Enlightenment.
So go, KYLER. Wake us all up more and more!
God Gets WHAT Out Of This System?
One of the things I think about a lot is what God gets out of this system. [While trying not to blush at the presumption of thinking about it from that perspective ]
Ive spent years wondering how God could allow this much suffering to happen. Its so tempting not only to ask for guidance but to blame and thank Him for what is mostly under humanitys control. When tragedy strikes, its Gods will. When someone wins an Oscar or a gold medal, its Gods gift.
Really, was it?
Part of the answer Ive come to is that our evolution is valuable to God as well as us.
God Gets Joy, Even When We Don’t
Why do I think that Got enjoys our evolution?
- This is not to imply there is something about creation that is not joyful to God. Oneness, surrender, being home, and simply channelling God is one kind of joy.
- Leaving home, standing apart, co-creating, and suffering through separation is a different, also joyful option, believe it or not.
The cool thing about Option #2 is this:
Instead of just basking in glory, we can stand separate as creators in our own right, bringing a richness to Gods creation that would not have been the same without our uniqueness.
The hitch is, uniqueness precludes oneness. What we create, we are responsible for, even if it causes harm or hurts us terribly.
My Personal “God Gets” Theory
Admittedly, its just a theory on my part.
Perhaps when I return to oneness, I will ask or more likely just know…
that to God…
the rewards of co-creating with your own creation — and not just merging…
are worth whatever suffering separation engenders.
Could that explain it? Otherwise, why does it happen that, when we pray for something, things dont just appear? Why else can we seek aid, but not solutions?
I imagine Ascended Masters hearing our prayers and scratching their heads saying, But you wanted to do it yourself!
But You Wanted To Do It Yourself
The sacredness of spiritual evolution — I like turning over that possibility in my mind, turning it over and over.
If our free will counts, and God gets enjoyment from that, doesn’t this add an extra sacredness to our relationships with each other?
Because, consider this:
If all people are one with God, they are also merged with each other.
It is quite another thing to love someone unknowable, different, and separate from yourself. And then build something together.
What you build is greater than the sum of both of you. And sometimes its also really, really hard. Which means real love is another benefit only available to beings who stand alone.
What God Gets.
And Also What We Get.
Its why I think doing things that thrill your soul count for a great deal. Not just a nice perk, but sort of the whole point of being human.
Something as mundane as drinking sparkling cider instead of orange juice is your own distinct contribution to the universe today.
Let alone the big stuff like creating a marriage, a child, a song, or a book.
The pain of separation, and suffering, and the joy of creation, and love… stem from the same cause.
Rose calls this Earth School, but recently Ive started to think of it as Earth Lab. There is a lot of learning and mistakes and success going on, but it doesnt feel to me like preparation or training for somewhere else, the way we treat school.
This is a vital and rich — if not the richest — part of creation.
How can it not be? When you have a bunch of creators running around falling in love, and making crazy beautiful things.
Things that not even God would have come up with on His own?