At first glance there are three basic kinds of relationships that humans enjoy. These are human-to-human, human-to-nature and human-to-God relationships. In all three the element that remains the same is the human. It is the human who defines the relationship. Even the human-to-God relationship is defined by the mind of man. A fourth relationship exists and steps beyond the limitations of mind.
The fourth relationship is the God-to-God relationship. As soon as you read “God-to-God” some of you may have experienced an unexpected reaction. It may have been subtle but you may have felt a little isolated or left out or even a little irritated or sad. After all, God-to-God has eliminated the human element, and I am a human. Therefore, I cannot be a part of the God-to-God relationship. Not so. In fact, it is your birthright as a human to live the God-to-God relationship. Actually, you are living it. The trick is to realize it.
If you think I’ve gone “round the bend” on this one then I’m in good company. This perception that man is God has reverberated down through the ages by seers and scientists of every generation.
Christ said, “Where I am there shall also my servant be.” And about this quote Meister Eckhart elucidated, “So thoroughly does the soul become the same being that God is, no less, and this is as true as God is God.”
Walt Whitman wrote in “A Song for Occupations”
We consider bibles and religions divine—I do not say they are not divine,
I say they have all grown out of you, and may grow out of you still,
It is not they who give the life, it is you who give the life,
Leaves are not more shed from the trees, or trees from the earth,
Than they are shed out of you.
Next week we will entertain a couple of perceptions from scientists to see if God can find God.
[Continued next week – How Does Perception Affect Your Relationship? (Part VII)]