John M Koller, author and professor of oriental philosophies, bluntly illustrates how man cannot possibly exist separate from his God. He states, “If whatever is is dependent upon another, then any kind of “straight line” causality is ruled out. There are no independent beings that are responsible for the existence of dependent beings. For example, the theistic notion that one absolutely independent being—God—created the rest of what exists, and that created universe depends for its existence upon God, makes no sense…whatever creates is also created, and the process of creating and being created go on simultaneously without beginning or end.”
Through the discriminative eye of science Erwin Schrodinger, one of the founders of quantum mechanics and author of the infamous thought experiment Schrodinger’s Cat, had this to say about the barrier between man and God, “Subject and object are only one. The barrier between them cannot be said to have broken down as a result of recent experience in the physical sciences, for this barrier does not exist.”
And finally, the founder of the doctrine of advaita, exposing the illusory relationship between man and God, these words still inspire a sense of space and undulating impermanence centuries after Shankara spoke them.
Though difference be none, I am of Thee,
Not Thou, O Lord, of me;
For of the sea is verily the Wave,
Not of the Wave the Sea.
Like the assimilation of Newtonian physics by quantum physics, the God-to-God relationship assimilates the other three human-oriented forms of interaction. You see, there is only one possible relationship to be had, and that is God-to-God. The other three are only illusions, divisions for the sake of convenience. A relationship becomes human when the human mind is in charge. It becomes Divine when the mind and the rest of the world are perceived from universality. What is doing the perceiving? Eufeeling, the limitless Self. What is Self? It is unbounded Energy, Intelligence and Love. Self is God. Pure perception is Self-awareness, God becoming aware of God. That is, God becoming aware that all things and nothing is It Self!
When you look at a flower, you are either relating human-to-nature or God-to-God. The only difference is your perception at that moment. If your mind is stuck in common consciousness, then you are interacting with the flower human-to-nature. However, if you are aware of Eufeeling, aware of the stillness that permeates all three, the perceiver, the perceived and the process of perceiving, then God perceives God through the medium of God. That’s all there is to it.
Have you ever noticed a gap in your thinking when no thoughts were there? (If not read The Secret of Instant Healing – The Space Between Your Thoughts.) At first you saw it as a gap, a space between thoughts. Mental content was suspended and only awareness remained. Repeating the experience, the gap got bigger and you recognized that the space was not dead, but vibrantly alive. Then you were faced with a paradox. If you were not thinking and your mind was free of content, then how were you aware that there were no thoughts? You, Pure Awareness were observing you, Pure Existence. Self had become aware of Self. In this single innocent experience, God found God!
[Continued next week – How Does Perception Affect Your Relationship? (Final Part VIII)]