How Can I Know God?
By Wallace Huey
If you make a commitment to know God then the best place to start is to pay attention to the question. The above image is a perfect representation of God, precisely because you are not in it. When we are in a state of knowing, then “I” does not exist. Only perception exists.
So if we are consumed in the question, “How can I know God?,” who we are becomes insignificant and that is the key.
Do you suppose a fish knows water? It spends its whole life in water. Water is everywhere, around, below, above. It is all pervading. But the fish may be completely unaware of the existence of water. Yet it is that great ocean of water which not only surrounds the fish, but which makes up most of its body, that gives the fish life. So too with the all-pervading Presence of God.
So if God is all-pervading, like the ocean, how can we become aware of its existence? In asking this question, although it is a valid starting point, we are actually taking ourselves further away from the Presence of God. For to know something, anything, requires a relationship. And the key to a relationship with the Divine is love. And love is not of the mind. Love is of the heart. And so it follows that love can only be known through the direct perception of the heart.
And this is a lifetime’s exploration, and involves a letting go, and on occasion, throwing away of all we have been taught about life and how it can be lived. All the beliefs, both conscious and subconscious, all the ideas, both real and unreal, all the thoughts, both fleeting and transcendent, all the memories, except those required for practical purposes. And these all need be let go, because these make up the domaine of the mind. And as we have seen God is of the heart and the heart can only come fully into play when the mind is completely still and empty.
Now if this seems like an impractical way to live, you would be completely incorrect. Because the heart is gifted with a perception of inter-relationship. This means instead of having a goal (in the mind) and then going after it, the heart lives in the present and senses in each moment what action to take. This means that we reach our destination without arriving. Life is an opening, a process, a breath, a growth, within which practical problems are resolved and the majesty and beauty of God is revealed.
If this is confusing, that’s good because you are beginning to live in Presence and not in the mind and Presence arises as an outgrowth from confusion. This is the transition from 3D to 5D consciousness heralded by so many in new age and other spiritual circles. And one who has made this journey, continues to live in the world, but is unaffected by its trials and tribulations, immersed as he is in the mystical awareness of the Divine.
Wallace Huey, Director of Training, Trans4mind.
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