We were working with friends on a business project when my friend made an interesting statement that made me think. We were talking about churches and their beliefs on who or what is God. She told me she didn’t believe we were God. Since she was so matter-of-fact about it and didn’t ask for an explanation, I didn’t say anything. But her comment definitely got me thinking!
New Thought teaches that we are all one with God/Spirit. Some take that one step further by saying we are all God.
Of course, this is not talking about the God in the sky with the long white beard who is judging us by our actions. I think God/Spirit is much bigger than that!
The Bible says that God made everything out of nothing when he created the earth and the universe as we know it. The Bible also says humans are made in the image and likeness of God.
If God created all things out of nothing, it makes sense that he made all things from himself because there was nothing but God/Spirit.
Ernest Holmes, the founder of Religious Science and an avid bible reader, wrote the following:
I believe in God, the Living Spirit Almighty; one, indestructible, absolute and self-existent Cause. This One manifests itself in and through all creation, but is not absorbed by its creation.
Each one of us is an outlet to God and an inlet to God.
We are all made from God/Spirit
Although I don’t go around telling people I am God, I do know I am made out of God-substance.
This all made sense to me when someone described God as the ocean, and we were just one drop of the ocean. In reality, we are part of God.
Now, before my Christian readers proclaim me a heretic, think about this for a moment. If we are all made out of God particles, how would that affect how we look and react to each other? When conflict arises (as it does in many forms), how would you react if you considered “they” to be one of the drops in the ocean of God?
Discovering this concept of Oneness greatly impacts how I look at people and situations. When I get angry, hurt, or frustrated with folks, I can remember they are expressing God/Spirit in their own way.
Naturally, there are people and circumstances where it is hard to find God/Spirit. The wars going on in the Middle East and Ukrania come to mind. And then we live every day with people doing ‘evil’ acts that hurt and oppress themselves and others. I still believe Spirit is within these people and circumstances; I just don’t think they are listening to their inner selves where Spirit resides.
So, back to my friend’s statement of what or who is God. I say God/Spirit is everyone and everything we see.