God’s Children or Children of God?

What if we were to live in constant and conscious recognition of the fact that we are all God’s children?

There may be a chance that we would unburden ourselves and others from the weight of feeling that we must sit in the throne of judgment.

Imagine, if, as we encounter others encountering us, we look through a different set of eyes?

 

 

 

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22 thoughts on “God’s Children or Children of God?

  1. Hello, it’s “me”…

    In the words of Avatar, “I see you”.

    I see you as a Divine Being. I see you as a Soul.

    Yet, in order to do this, I do not however, see you as a child. I would guide this “child” perspective is exactly what needs to be curtailed. It is a surrender of Authority to something or someone or some entity outside of our own selves and the Presence in our own Hearts. It is what opens the door to avoidance and denial of accountability and responsibility for our free Will choices. A cop out, in other words.

    How about being an “Adult of God” instead? I can be a son or a daughter without being a child.

    How about our “inner child” finally growing up?

    {{{hugs}}}

  2. Dear Sue!

    What a pleasure to “see” you!

    Hmmm, i think of “child” in terms of purity. I need to digest your views with my views of purity and see if there is a balance…thank you for making us think and evolve!

  3. Ahhhhh…, “purity”. Is this purity in the sense of “innocence” or is it purity in a sense of “uncorrupted”?

    How about “purity” as in “virgin”, like in virgin olive oil? Undiluted, uncorrupted, not compromised, “pure”?

    I found that only Unconditional Love is an Immaculate Concept. “Pure”. Whenever conditions enter, Love is corrupted by the exclusion. Maybe it is because as a child, we have not yet learned and absorbed all the conditions that as adults, we live by?

    For instance, as a child we see nothing wrong in eating dirt and see it as a wondrous adventure discovering how much of momma’s sugar it’s going to take to make our mud pies tasty. While mom’s going to see the innocence of my actions, she’s still not going to like me using up her entire month’s budget of sugar.

    My yearning to know is Pure. My joy in self discovery is Pure.

    What makes the difference between a child and an adult is not the loss of Purity but the acceptance of Responsibility. How much did all that sugar cost? How many resources were used up in the processing of it? How did my actions effect others? Did all of my family have to go without sugar for the rest of the month? What were the costs? What were the consequences?

    Now apply that relationship of cause and effect when it comes to our choices of belief.

    When I was a child I did not have to have a reason to enjoy ice cream. I simply did. It didn’t matter whether I had been “good” or I had been “bad”, I still enjoyed ice cream. It’s only as I grew up that I earned to apply conditions to Loving myself and allowing Joy in my life. If I had been “good” on my diet for that week, I would allow myself to enjoy a ice cream cone.

    We all do it; it’s a pattern. We learn reasons not to love ourselves because we choose to believe in a “God” that lacks as much Love and Understanding for Humanity as we do. This pattern is/was learned. It has been taught world over by all our societies, religions and governments.

    And the only way free of the pattern is to quit looking outside ourselves for authority or authorities, representing a relationship pattern of a child looking for a parental figure to tell us what to do, and instead claim the authority that’s in each of our Hearts.

    What do our Hearts tell us if and when we happen to connect with them?

    Keeping in mind that Fear and Doubt are not Heart centered emotions.

  4. And how about the issue of Trust?

    How many of us know and realize we all live in a Universe that can be Trusted likened to a child with open arms?

    And if we do not or have not realized this, then why not? What beliefs that by our Will we choose to believe in and thus empower and make real, are blocking this reception and realization?

  5. Hummmmmmm
    Very well expressed.
    What about a person who can not see through God eyes?
    In God eyes would that make me a bad person?
    I

  6. The question to ask is…

    what kind of ‘god’ is it that deals in terms such as “good” and “bad”?

    The answer is one that is limited in substance and genuine qualities of character, such as Understanding, Acceptance, Tolerance, Compassion and Mercy, to name just a few.

    A limited unlimited, an impotent omnipotence, an All That Is, that Isn’t….these ideas makes no sense. They are corrupted and thus made “Impure”.

    A lot can be gleaned by asking ourselves what kind of conditions and experiences build substance and quality of character, for most of these kinds of situations and circumstances are qualified as “bad” but are they?

  7. Dear Sue:

    “Ahhhhh…, “purity”. Is this purity in the sense of “innocence” or is it purity in a sense of “uncorrupted”?

    How about “purity” as in “virgin”, like in virgin olive oil? Undiluted, uncorrupted, not compromised, “pure”?”

    Pause, let me think, purity, well, i am still stuck on the age old question as to whether vinegar should be introduced into standing oil or vice versa, so I may not be able to give you an eloquent response on this.

    Rather, the intent, is what would we do if we could see without judgment? I’m not suggesting that any of us should not have individual moral accountability, but what if we removed judgment from our own field of vision? Then what?

    S.E.

  8. Hello again Dear Sue:

    “And how about the issue of Trust?

    How many of us know and realize we all live in a Universe that can be Trusted likened to a child with open arms?

    And if we do not or have not realized this, then why not? What beliefs that by our Will we choose to believe in and thus empower and make real, are blocking this reception and realization?”

    Ah, i don’t know, I simply don’t know. Perhaps if we had learned the Universe could be trusted, we would be altogether different realized souls at this point in 2011.

    Why not? Why do we not trust the Universe? Maybe because we are unlearned in the sense that whatever we knew to be fundamentally true, i.e. pure laughter, love, enchantment as a child, was systematically stripped away. I don’t know if the answer is to go backwards and find out why we are not what we could be or if the answer is to go forward and make sure, to the extent we can, that those that follow us, can be all that they can be.

    Blessings dear one,

    S.E.

  9. Dear Irene,

    What a wonderful note and a touching question. What, in fact, is the final outcome if we cannot see through God’s eyes? Ah, giving me time to pause and think here, I don’t know if it truly matters. I believe, in my heart and soul, that it is the “intent” not the outcome. God would not expect us to have his vision, but perhaps, would wish, as we do for our children, that we strive to see things through our hearts and souls, as opposed to the eyes of society? So in fact, for instance, if I fail in not being able to see through God’s eyes, is that failure? Is that a blessed attempt? Is that not still the endeavor to love my fellow man, as I strive to love myself, despite failings?

    Blessings to you, may the Universe shower you with abundance.

    S.E.

  10. What if I said we CAN all see through the eyes of God; we simply do not want to?

    And the reason we do not want to is because if we did, it would destroy the very foundation of the reality about ourselves and our world that we have been taught to believe in?

    What if I said that “good” hasn’t/isn’t all that “good”, and has been pretty much despicable instead? Unloving? Selfish?

    How many of us are capable and ready to embrace these rather unattractive qualities about ourselves?

    Most importantly, WHY?

    Is it because in our Blindness we have valued Perfection and judged everything not meeting it?

    Duh…

    It is in embracing our human-ness, the part of ourselves that doesn’t see, that doesn’t know, the part that is ignorant, that makes mistakes…

    it is being able to embrace this aspect of ourselves, our “human” aspect, in Love and Compassion, that is the purpose and the revelation of the Divine aspect within us.

    Everything that horrifies you, horrifies me, I simply “see” things differently. I see no “bad”; I see no “evil”.

    I only see the ignorance of a bunch of blind sons and daughters of Spirit stumbling around in the dark because they cannot see.

    When the only way to overlook the obvious is simply not to look.

    We have to consciously *!choose!* to Value Understanding.

    Everything has causes if we but seek to look and this is where our Judgments come in creating blockages. Once we have already judged something, then our act of judgments expresses desire to separate ourselves from it and therefor, we are not open to embracing. “Go away” and “come here” are conflicting and contradictory choices.

    If something is conflicting or contradictory in concept, then all Purity has been lost. Purity is expressed through Understanding, because Understanding seeks to Understand, to add things up. Understanding is an act of “synthesis” which cannot be accomplished through the negation of any part.

    The one thing I know about all of us is that around the age of 2 we all have our reality come crashing down around us because this is the time in our life we first start hearing the word “no”. It’s when we first start realizing we suppose to learn how to go poddy in the poddy place, that other people will not wipe our bottoms all our lives. It’s also when we learned that everyone else in the world is not alive just simply to fulfill our every whim.

    Prior to this time, all we had to do was utter a cry and all adults and big people came to see to our needs and cares. Around the age of 2 is when it sets in that this is not the way our lives will continue.

    A lot of us fight the world “no” with emotional fits of tantrum. While some of us ask “why?” when we hear the world “no”, because we seek to understand.

    But since Understanding is Judged and Condemned by every religious ideal of Blind Faith, it hasn’t been sought by many. You “see”, once Understanding sinks in, we’re not Blind anymore.

  11. Wow Sue Anne!!!!

    I agree with the feedback on purity and what changes in the child in all of us as we grow.

    I am trying to follow where we are at in our mutual back and forth, i.e. can we see through the eyes of God? What is purity, if in fact, there is one definition? where are we in terms of “understanding”?

    You said:

    But since Understanding is Judged and Condemned by every religious ideal of Blind Faith, it hasn’t been sought by many. You “see”, once Understanding sinks in, we’re not Blind anymore.

    If we judge understanding, does that contaminate the well?

    Blessings!!!

  12. Yes, yes, yes!!!!

    Judgments are what contaminate our wells.

    Like Solomon wrote: A straight stick, a crooked stick, a stick is still a stick.

    Good experience, bad experience, life experiences are all life experiences. Good day, bad day, I’m alive to LIVE it!

    How grateful are we for our “Presents”?

    How much do we Love Life?

    I say we have been taught to only Love a portion of Life, the “good” part, the “pleasant” part, the part that falls between “fairy dust” and “fluffy bunny” on our emotion meters.

    And our ideas of ‘heaven’ and ‘god’ and ‘spirit’ have been contaminated by the worship of being only conditionally Loving. Our ‘god’ is only conditionally Loving, modeled as it is in our own image. Does/did your idea of “purity” have anything exclusionary about it?

    Take a good look at many of our beliefs in “ideal” because many of them, “heaven” for instance, greatly resemble a mental institution, where the environment is tightly controlled to fit within the confines of the patient’s coping skills. Like psychologically baby proofed.

    I’ve shared how we undergo developmental stages as human children and human beings in order to bring to light that there are developmental stages in being children of God, too, that eventually grow up into realization of being One with All That Is.

    Just as it takes certain experiences in order to grow and develop our outer qualities, so does it take certain experiences in order to grow and develop our inner qualities. Most of which we Judge and Condemn as “bad” since we are Blind and do not Understand.

    Once we begin to Understand, our Deity of Disaster turns into a God of Opportunity, just like in the story of Beauty and the Beast. It is the Beauty of our Divine Heritage that is able to Love the Beast of our humanity.

  13. {{{SE}}}

    You might really enjoy the book “A Course in Miracles” if you haven’t already. It shares how a Son of God, being One with the Father, can never be Guilty of anything, since the Father is never Guilty. Guilt is only a tool of our false egos.

    If we seek to find the Voice of the Father, then we seek the Voice that resides within each one of our Hearts. This is the Voice of our ‘higher self’, our ‘inter-dimensional self’, our ‘spiritual self’ . When we become connected and self realized, then we are able to see through the eyes of our Souls. We seek within, surrendering to that authority there, by choice. Any and all outer authorities who claim ‘follow me, I know the way and will teach you’ are arch deceivers….false egos entertaining other false egos.

    There is a difference between seeing things in terms of ‘guilt and innocence’, rather than in terms of ’cause and effect’, ‘choice and consequence’. It is much easier accepting and claiming being ignorant and making mistakes than it is accepting being evil. I can say “it is” without saying “it is good” or “it is bad”.

  14. {{{yes}}}

    Peace has to be a Response to Reality before it can ever become a condition of it.

    Notice…

    if I choose to believe in a conditional God, whose Love and Understanding is limited and only extended upon condition, then sure enough, my world view will be the same as my God’s.

    if I choose to believe in a unconditionally Loving God, as Christ spoke of, whose Love and Understanding is unlimited, then sure enough, my world view will be the same as my God’s.

    Whatever God I choose to believe in as my ideal, is whose eyes I will use to view the world.

  15. Sue Ann:

    if I choose to believe in a unconditionally Loving God, as Christ spoke of, whose Love and Understanding is unlimited, then sure enough, my world view will be the same as my God’s.

    Whatever God I choose to believe in as my ideal, is whose eyes I will use to view the world.

    Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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