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I like this explanation.
Excerpted from page 17 of "Conversations with God"
· an uncommon dialogue ·
Neale Donald Walsch
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You’ve lost me again. Your experience of Yourself?
Yes. Let me explain it to you this way:
In the beginning, that which Is is all there was, and there was nothing else. Yet All That Is
could not know itself—because All That Is is all there was, and there was nothing else. And
so, All That Is.. .was not. For in the absence of something else, All That Is, is not.
This is the great Is/Not Is to which mystics have referred from the beginning of time.
Now All That Is knew it was all there was—but this was not enough, for it could only know its utter magnificence conceptually, not experientially. Yet the experience of itself is that for
which it longed, for it wanted to know what it felt like to be so magnificent. Still, this was
impossible, because the very term “magnificent” is a relative term. All That Is could not know
what it felt like to be magnificent unless that which is not showed up. In the absence of that
which is not, that which IS, is not.
Do you understand this?
I think so. Keep going.
The one thing that All That Is knew is that there was nothing else. And so It could, and would,
never know Itself from a reference point outside of Itself. Such a point did not exist. Only one
reference point existed, and that was the single place within. The “Is-Not Is.” The Am-Not
Still, the All of Everything chose to know Itself experientially.
This energy—this pure, unseen, unheard, unobserved, and therefore unknown-by-anyoneelse
energy—chose to experience Itself as the utter magnificence It was. In order to do this, It
realized It would have to use a reference point within.
It reasoned, quite correctly, that any portion of Itself would necessarily have to be less than
the whole, and that if It thus simply divided Itself into portions, each portion, being less than
the whole, could look back on the rest of Itself and see magnificence.
And so All That Is divided Itself—becoming, in one glorious moment, that which is this, and
that which is that. For the first time, this and that existed, quite apart from each other. And
still, both existed simultaneously. As did all that was neither.
Thus, three elements suddenly existed: that which is here. That which is there. And that
which is neither here nor there—but which must exist for here and there to exist.
It is the nothing which holds the everything. It is the non-space which holds the space. It is
the all which holds the parts.
Can you understand this?
Are you following this?
I think I am, actually. Believe it or not, you have used such a clear illustration that I think I’m
actually understanding this.
I’m going to go further. Now this nothing which holds the everything is what some people call
God. Yet that is not accurate, either, for it suggests that there is something God is not—
namely, everything that is not “nothing.” But I am All Things—seen and unseen—so this
description of Me as the Great Unseen—the No-Thing, or the Space Between, an essentially
Eastern mystical definition of God, is no more accurate than the essentially Western practical
description of God as all that is seen. Those who believe that God is All That Is and All That
Is Not, are those whose understanding is correct.
Now in creating that which is “here” and that which is “there,” God made it possible for God to
know Itself. In the moment of this great explosion from within, God created relativity—the
greatest gift God ever gave to Itself. Thus, relationship is the greatest gift God ever gave to
you, a point to be discussed in detail later.
From the No-Thing thus sprang the Everything—a spiritual event entirely consistent,
incidentally, with what your scientists call The Big Bang theory.
As the elements of all raced forth, time was created, for a thing was first here, then it was
there—and the period it took to get from here to there was measurable.
just as the parts of Itself which are seen began to define themselves, “relative” to each other,
so, too, did the parts which are unseen.
'Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.' - Dr. Seuss
'love has no opposite as it is the divine solvent that ends duality.' - m'Lord
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