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I Can Finally Call You God
by Snowflake
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Thu, Jul 17, 2014 @ 10:49 AM
Admiral Bob
permalink   Thu, Jul 17, 2014 @ 11:26 AM
Wow, this is really beautiful. You’re on a roll lately.

This word is never a problem for me. It is more of a problem for other people and what they think of me, and I can’t do anything about that.

More than for any doctrinal reason, I use the word “God” because it gives my conversations with the presence, with the sanctity, with the power… a name I can talk to. Who wants to be so unknown as to not even have a name? If anyone deserves my familiarity, for me, it is…. :)
permalink   Snowflake Thu, Jul 17, 2014 @ 11:41 AM
Your words are so powerful and emotional, I’m honestly tearing up. I have a great respect for you and the way integrate “God” in your life. You embody acceptance and kindness in your interactions with others. This kind of brotherhood and sisterhood seems lacking in many religious groups and individuals? It seems so many use this word “God” as a tool for judgment, condescension, even justification for violence against nations, races, nature, etc. To me, this is not “God” but a blasphemy of this lofty ideal and energy.

Thanks for your sharing your insights and talent here. I am grateful.
Kara Square
permalink   Fri, Jul 18, 2014 @ 9:29 AM
Beautiful, indeed. Your delivery is extremely compelling.

This: “Iā€™m trying to look at language in a more objective way ā€” and that it is our attachment to letters and syllables that creates our judgment and separation.”

You’ve said that to me before… and it’s such a cool view I respect. Though my take on this subject goes in a different direction, I deeply value your thoughts. And I loved reading the exchange between you and Admiral. My beliefs lie in the humanly realm of love and hope. And I know this completely overlaps with yours.
permalink   Snowflake Fri, Jul 18, 2014 @ 12:41 PM
the relationship we have developed of respect and unity through diversity gives me such hope for our world. we are each our own color of the rainbow, shining bright in our individuality, beliefs and lifestyles and yet we all make *one* big arc of varying color. how lucky are we! we don’t have to be the same or believe the same thing — we can respect and honor each other *because* we are different. i know i feel that way about you. a huge amount of respect for the way you view the world — you broaden my perspective and i am grateful.

thank you for being so warmly accepting to me and my works. i’m honestly not sure where i am in this spectrum — somewhere between you and Admiral Bob i guess - hahahha. there were many years i was a professed atheist. i feel like that part of me still exists, right alongside with a part of me open to some other high intelligence that i don’t claim to understand. one thing i feel pretty strongly about right now? that that universal life force isn’t some dude with a white beard judging us all! lol. ah, living the mystery — it is a joy to jump down the rabbit hole with you!

thanks for listening.
permalink   Kara Square Sat, Jul 19, 2014 @ 11:59 AM
I love reading your thoughts. Thank you so much for sharing them. “we can respect and honor each other *because* we are different”… TOTALLY. Beautiful.
permalink   Sun, Jul 20, 2014 @ 10:43 PM
You have uncanny courage, and are one of the most authentic artists I know.
Mana Junkie
permalink   Fri, Aug 15, 2014 @ 1:49 PM
Jeebus Cheetos!!! This is beautiful, simply beautiful.
Scott Altham
permalink   Sun, Oct 5, 2014 @ 1:24 AM
This is superb. It resonates with me because I hold similar views about the word and its real meaning.

I am drawn toward teachers like Eckhart Tolle and Allan Watts who teach that god is one of the many words chosen to represent our true unified nature, the being witin us prior to mental abstractions, the space between form (as you say), the silence between sound.

In essence, the idea of non duality. You, the universe, the planet, we are all connected. And science is starting to back this up in theories such as the unified field and entanglement theory (you manipulate a particle in the US and it affects a particle almost instantaniously in the UK - They are entangled, as we all are).

Yet we get so bogged down and identify fully with our mental processes (the labels we have built up over time and the biased meaning we associate with them). We construct a mental image of ourselves as individuals and we fight to protect it. We then begin to judge, critize, compare and lose sight of our true nature.

It’s why I try and meditate most days. To connect with what / who / [insert your own label] I really am.

I’m glad you’ve aligned the word with a positive meaning again.

Right, I’m off to eat what I label as, Pizza!
permalink   Scott Altham Sun, Oct 5, 2014 @ 1:26 AM
Yikes, I went on a bit of a rant there.
permalink   Snowflake Sun, Oct 5, 2014 @ 9:56 AM
Reading your words today filled me with hope. Eckhart Tolle is undoubtedly one of my great teachers (my track New Earth was inspired by his book). Stillness is where Divinity resides. Unified field theory has captured my mystical side for years and inspires many of my pells here. Knowing you relate and speak this language too is uplifting. Absence of duality has been essential to my inner alignment with all that is. Thank you for sharing. :)
permalink   Thu, Oct 23, 2014 @ 6:31 PM
Your reading is so beautiful. I read your words without listening a few weeks back. I may be the odd duck who reads this site a lot ;-). I’ve become quite devoted lately to a radio program that explores faith and meaning and I have stopped being interested in religious doctrine and I am more interested in how the tradition deals with various issues that are common to all of us. The more you study the more the same it all becomes. I am particularly happy that they now have a Muslim commentator because that is the big religion I feel the most alienated from. His essays have been gorgeous. Here’s this week’s:

I think the fact that you can give voice to this experience is wonderful. I love this.
permalink   Sat, Feb 28, 2015 @ 4:12 AM
That was awesome.