Audio version read by Rev. Cindy Paulos, B.Msc.
From traditional and fundamentalist dogma to metaphysical speculations, the basic belief has been that the Power of God can intervene in human affairs to somehow provide people what they believe they need. A very large percentage of any organized or even non-organized religion has had such belief as the foundation of its existence. In the most basic of terms, most human beings are attracted to some form of religion based on what they believe the religion can do for them in their present physical lives and as some assurance of good experience in any afterlife. In effect, the religion (at least in a follower’s mind) acts as an intermediary between the follower and God. Reduced to its simplest description, people become part of a religion with the thought that through the religion of their choice, God will grant them their desires or prayers in this life and the afterlife.
When humans are very young, they look up to their physical parents to supply their needs. When they become adults, at least in number of physical years, they turn to God to take over for their physical parents to supply their needs during their physical lifetime and in the life beyond the physical. In traditional religion, God is prayed to–asked, pleaded with, or begged–that something be granted.
In more metaphysical spirituality, nothing is asked, but affirmed that in the mind of God, it is already theirs. In some of the more unaware attempts at metaphysical spirituality, people are taught that God or Universal Mind is like a magic genie that will do for them whatever the individual egos wish or command it to do. Then there is still another concept, which suggests that a person join with God to co-create whatever the individual ego is seeking.
Now, there is the Reality that has not yet been mentioned–the mystical Reality that is aware that personal ego does not know what is best for the soul. Only God or Universal Consciousness knows, and living life with the concept that the personal ego can petition Universal Mind or God to join in a process of co-creating is an illusion. God Mind or Universal Mind will not enter into a co-creative process to provide anything just because the will of the personal ego so desires. Only when the Will of God or the Universe is served will any form of a co-creative process with a human being ever be entered into
This Reality is that God Mind places into human conscious awareness what it should do, want, or desire. In essence, human consciousness can agree to co-create with the Will of God, to align itself with the Universal Will such that the Will of God or Spirit be done through the soul and its outward, physical form expression. Thus, what can be called Aligned Co-Creating refers to the soul in human form expression in alignment with Universal Will. In this way, the soul and its human form expression are working in harmony with Universal Life process ad infinitum.
So–what to do?
Mystics who have achieved true Enlightenment or Union with God are fully aware that they live to do the Will of God. The needs of the personal ego are set aside, while the Will of God Consciousness and the role of the soul in God Consciousness take priority. The words from the Bible echo this truth–“not my will (i.e., personal ego), but Thy will be done.”
Until one has experienced Enlightenment or mystical Oneness with God, every day maintain an awareness that, “Thy Will, not mine be done.” When you pray, ask that God’s Will for your soul be made known to your conscious awareness. Pray for Divine God Guidance for your mind to be aligned with the Will of God for your soul. Every day seek to diminish the illusion of a personal ego identity and its will.
After Enlightenment, one should do the very same, for it will still take time for Universal Identity to be fully in charge while the personal ego struggles to retain its illusionary control.
And for those seeking an upgraded afterlife experience, the words from the Christ Mind that was in Jesus provide counsel–“Unless a man doeth the Will of the Father, he cannot enter the Kingdom of Heaven.” The kingdom of heaven is both a higher, heavenly, aware consciousness while still in physical life embodiment as well as an afterlife heavenly environment.
Be in Aligned Co-Creating with Universal God Mind/Spirit and be one with the words, “on earth as it is in heaven.”