Most religious men and women in America, and elsewhere, maintain the belief that God is omnipresent, omniscient, and omnipotent. Under the omniscient title, God is thought to have knowledge of things to come. In fact, God is fully attuned to the past, future, and present events. What does one do with this knowledge? Some believe that God and man are the same. In that case, we might consider the school of thought that suggests that God is learning through us. This idea can be summed up in the famous saying by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin,“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience.” |
Why does God need to learn if God knows all? The answer to this question comes in two parts. First, God is growing. God can do nothing more than expand its consciousness. God is infinite, so this push to expand can never end. In the physical universe, there is also growth. All things grow in cycles. Eventually, matter decays and is recycled back into the universe to be used elsewhere.
To the second part, God seeks to assimilate new experiences into itself to fulfill its mission to expand. To learn is to grow. The Collective Consciousness always expands through our personal growth and development. It accomplishes this mandate by launching its agents into the physical world to seek out new experiences. Since God knows everything that has happened or is going happen, what can God possibly learn? It is called the human experience. We experience the physical world internally. That which is outside of us is measured and weighed from within. God knows what is happening in the material world. After all, God created it. What God does not know is how humans process external stimuli. This especially true of emotions, which are a very rich and vibrant source of nourishment for God. God learns through us how to navigate life and process emotions. What we think and feel is vital to the Collective Consciousness. I say Collective Consciousness because we are one with God as I stated previously.
Truly the meaning of life is that we are here to learn, and not only for our benefit, but for that of the Whole. We are here to experience life and bring our experiences back to the Source. While this theory is simple, the Master Plan for creation is quite complex. God did not create the physical universe single-handedly by reciting some magic words. God’s many parts have a hand in creating and maintaining this vast machine. As physicists and mathematicians know, the mechanics of the universe are immense.
By realizing that we are indispensable agents of the Collective Consciousness, we are bestowed with divine illumination. This illumination helps us live with passion knowing that we have a purpose and a personal mission. Humans need to know they are meant to lead happy, healthy lives. Doing God’s work is the most satisfying and inspiring mission of all. The good news is that we can all contribute to the Master Plan. Societal status is not a consideration. Everyone is a valuable player on God’s team.
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