The Many Aspects Of God
By Pat Campbell
God is everything, the "All That Is" of existence. We are all a part of God but He is greater than the sum of all the parts. This is something that some spiritual "gurus" tend to overlook or misinterpret. We ourselves are not God (although we possess some God-like abilities); we are not equal to God; we are "a part" of God. Although we can manifest things we want if we focus enough and have sufficient belief in the outcome, there is one thing we cannot do. God can manifest souls; we can't do that. So this does prove that God is greater than the sum of all His parts.
I often find it easier to connect to God than to people. I connect to some of the people some of the time but certainly not all of the people all of the time although I would like to. That's not to say that I don't feel love and compassion for others - I do - but it isn't as consistent and far reaching as my love for God. And as far as nature goes, I can look at a scene and think that is nice but it doesn't "move me" the way it does some people. Likewise, I think of animals as being cute and amusing, good companions or useful in some way, but my connection to them is less than to people and certainly much less than my connection to God.
I have a friend who does not think she is as connected to God as I am although she tries very hard to be. She "thinks God" but has not as yet been able to make the transition to "feeling God". But on the other hand, she is so connected to nature that she can communicate with plants. She has an enormous collection of plants and if she is away from home she will suddenly start thinking of one in particular and when she gets back home, sure enough that particular plant will be in need of some TLC. I think this is amazing as plants to me are just something pretty or a potential source of food. And she thinks it's amazing that I can "feel God" and receive messages from Him.
In actual fact we are both connecting to God just as much but in different ways. I am connecting with the mind of God (or universal consciousness) but she is connecting with God's creations. In the end, it is all the same thing. There are others who I know that are so connected to every person who crosses their path and they transmute God's love to all they encounter. They might not specifically pray or even profess to have a belief in God but in actual fact they are believing because they believe in humanity. Their connection is every bit as strong as my direct connection to God's mind.
We are all different and unique souls residing in our temporary human bodies. And of course one of our "tasks" is to remember who we really are. There are so many ways of remembering and connecting. No way is better than another. We are unique and so are our pathways back to God. So don't ever think that you are less advanced spiritually because you aren't communicating directly with God. If you love God's creations then you are loving God Himself and communicating with Him through that love. And if you are "moved" by nature then you are feeling God's love by appreciating the beauty of His creations.
If I wasn't connecting with the mind of God, then I wouldn't be writing the articles that I do, so this form of "God connection" is appropriate for me. It is through my articles and websites that I share God's love and blessings with others. I am basically an indoor, computer orientated person and often have to force myself to budge off my computer chair; it's a wonder I haven't become welded to it! :-) But this would not be such a suitable God connection for an outdoor person. For them a connection to nature is much more appropriate according to their individual personality. And obviously, if a person is very socially orientated and has a wide circle of friends and acquaintances, then loving all humanity is more appropriate for them because they have contact with so many different people. In the end it is all the same.
Of course, ultimately, we would all like to connect with God in all ways but until we reach that stage, any way that we are connecting to God is a wonderful step towards our ultimate enlightenment. We are all sharing God's love in our individual ways. And every one of you is exactly where you are supposed to be right now. We are all remembering that we came from God and we will return to God when our mission here on Earth is complete.
After being agnostic for most of her life, Pat Campbell became a believer just a few years ago and has been on an amazing spiritual journey ever since. Spirituality is now a way of life for her; it isn't just what she thinks, it is what she feels. She has been very blessed to have received considerable spiritual wisdom and wants to share it with her fellow souls. Pat's website, Eye of The Archer provides resources for personal and spiritual development including articles, newsletter and help available by email.