DIVINE KINSHIP

“To see God everywhere and in everyone is the goal of our human existence.  Everyone, without exception, is our brother and sister.  This divine kinship also extends to mountains, rivers, plants, planets, suns and universes. Everything is alive with God’s consciousness.”  Ethan Walker lll, THE MYSTIC CHRIST

The above statement wraps up in a neat little package the key to mankind’s survival.  Until we see each other and the entire creation as an integral part of us individually there is no hope for our continuation.  Our prejudices, our fears, our self-pride must be burned by the fires of God’s love which God has shared with every creature, every inhabitant, every molecule of this earth.  The great ‘me, me, me’ of ego must submit to the great Oneness of the universal ‘I AM THAT I AM’.

It truly is a simple action which has become seemingly unattainable within today’s worldly rhetoric of bigotry, intolerance, and hatred.  When we go to our quiet place within, when we disregard the continual flow of the ego’s conversation, when we allow God within to speak, then we have come closer to a realization of Oneness.

“No man hath seen God at any time.  If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.  Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.”  1John 4 : 12-13

The word ‘love’ in Western culture has been abused and overused.  We have been taught to believe that love is an emotion, a feeling; it is that warm, fuzzy, light-headed experience that occurs when holding a dear one’s hand.  However, if we put love, the emotion, on the back burner of our mind and define ‘love’ as a personal commitment to unity with all brothers and sisters, all of God’s creation expressing it in acts of compassion toward all humanity and toward earth itself, then it is easier to fathom the second greatest of the commandments: “love your neighbor as yourself.”

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