Youthemeus

Because there are few things we can be sure of….

I greet the god within me

on November 15, 2013
Everything is in me.

Everything is in me.

When I was younger, I used to be able to talk directly to god. I felt him all around me, he was within my reach at all times.
I never felt alone; that calm voice, that feeling of love was always available to me. As a child without a father figure, this idea of a paternalist god was comforting and reassuring.

As I grew older, I realised that the voice, the love and the embrace was mine. I was my own god.
I repeatedly went within myself to understand this fully, but I was fearful of angering god by questioning him.
This in and of itself should be a clear sign that my belief system was open to challenge.
I am real,” said god “but you must not question my existence.”

I asked myself again and again, “who is the voice that speaks to me in the darkness?”
The answer was still the same.
I am my own god.
When I found enough courage to accept that realisation, I became free.
Free: instantly, beautifully and without the weight of thousands of years of doctrine and fear.

No longer was my behaviour the subject of another’s judgement. I wrote my own commandments, my own beatitudes.
With this understanding came great responsibility.
If there is no god to judge, forgive or punish me – how can I know what is right or wrong?
How will I know the correct thing to do?

Again, the answer came, I am my own god. I have a beautiful understanding of my place in creation and my obligations towards others in it.
All those who are representations of higher powers (the old gods, new gods and gods of material things) are only energy manifesting itself in those forms.
There is no one, single, be-all, end-all god. There is no solitary creator, no ultimate head of the pantheon.
This does not mean that there aren’t gods, goddesses, angels, spirits and other such beings; it ‘s just that they are simply different expressions of the same energy.
There have also been some beautiful, compassionate and fantastically human figures throughout the ages – they all had an understanding that they were their own god, too.

I now can appreciate their teachings more profoundly. I am my own god and I am connected to everything around me.

This knowing has helped me come to terms with my confusion over the whole “love me, fear me, please me, obey me” scenario that I kept with me as my understanding of god.
There is no-one to please, obey or fear. There is only someone to love and that is me; I am my own god.
I know that the source is made up of you, them, me, us. We are the source, each spark in us is a spark of the original “one”.
There was no creation, no “bang”, no plan – just us.
We always were and always will be.
Infinite. Eternal. Indestructible.

Today, could be the day that you drop the veil that is hiding your own god-ness from you.
Go within, talk to god. Ask them who they are; listen to the answers but pay the most attention to the voice that is speaking.

You may just recognise that voice as your own.

Namaste.
(I honour the place in you in which the entire Universe dwells, I honour the place in you which is of Love, of Integrity, of Wisdom and of Peace.
When you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, we are One.)

~ Youthemeus

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