Other impediments to our relationship with God
Imposition of gender based emotional beliefs upon God On top of that, most people have a lot of emotional injuries towards their parents. So if you think about the average
person you’ve got different emotions that you have towards your dad, and different emotions you have towards your mum and when you look back at your childhood you can see how your dad treated you and your mum treated you. Now if your dad treated you violently, then you would start to also accept that the masculine part of God was going to treat youviolently. If mum was aloof then you feel that the feminine part of God is aloof, and you start imposing the emotional belief systems that you’ve gained in your environment upon God as well. So now besides having all of these issues with God about God’s Nature and all of those kinds of things, we’re now adding to that a whole group of emotions, which I would call gender based emotional beliefs.
Now when I do a presentation about God, they are still for me, the most difficult presentations to give. Mostly because all of these particular belief systems are in the soul of almost every person on this planet, even if they intellectually believe they don’t have those belief systems. As a result of that, any discussion about God or relationship with God is generally very difficult to conduct with a group of people. And if you think about all of those injuries, what I’m basically saying is that the person we have the most injuries with is God. And then add to that, you’ve got some crazy nutter who calls
himself Jesus talking about this God, then you’ve got a whole additional set of injuries to work your way through with regards to that person as well and so it becomes very, very difficult to actually be open in a discussion about God. In addition if you examine it, the average person I interact with is either male or female, is that not right? So if you’re talking in a one on one interaction, we’re either interacting with another male or a female in my case. And in your case it is exactly the same you are either interacting with a man or a woman. So when you’re interacting with a man or a woman,
you can at least dismiss half of the injuries because half of the injuries are probably with the male and if you’re interacting with a woman then you don’t have to worry about those particular injuries; when you are interacting with that person only the injuries that involve you with the female are going to be involved if you are interacting with the female.
So immediately, with our interactions on the planet, even if no addictions are involved, we’ve already got half the amount of injuries than we’ve got with God. Because God is both masculine and feminine, it’s a sum total of all of our injuries to both genders that we’re dealing with when we’re dealing with God. So what we find then is that, even in our interaction with individuals, we are far more open than we would be if we were interacting with God.
God does not meet our addictions
In addition to that, we’re often involved in addictive relationships with individuals. So we’re often attracted to a person because of what they give us. Because we have a nice feeling when we talk to that person but we don’t have a very nice feeling when we talk to that person. So which person are we going to talk to the most? The person who we have a nice feeling with. And if that happens to be some kind of addiction that causes us to be in that attraction, and not just a pure state of love that the person is in, then straight away I’m going to feel even more attracted to discussing something with that individual and as a result more open to what they’re saying than I would be talking to someone who I’m not very attracted to.
Now, if you think about that with God, God does not meet addictions. God doesn’t meet any addictions. So any time that we’re attracted to an individual because of the addictions they meet in us that cause us to feel an attraction to them, we can’t have that relationship with God either. So then there’s another set of emotional issues we have towards God – God does not meet my addictions. Because remember God wants you to grow and if you are meeting your addictions, you’re not going to grow very rapidly. You’re going to be stagnant in your growth.
So a relationship with God now has all of these impediments involved in it in comparison to a relationship with an individual.
Giving other people god-like statuses And so what people started to do on Earth was they started to feel like it was totally impossible to have a relationship with God at all. And what they did instead was they started making certain people who they believed were holy into gods, while those persons lived on Earth. So persons like Buddha for example were made into a god, because Buddha was a person who seemed to be outwardly spiritual to the majority of people who surrounded him at the time, and seemed to have this connection with God that nobody else seemed to have. In fact Buddha himself didn’t actually believe in a
personal god anyway, which was also very handy for most of the people who were around him at the time, he believed that god was more like an energy system, like the universe itself.
Our souls have an inbuilt desire for God and our soulmate
Mary: Just from what you are saying… I understand why people want to deitise or make a person into god because they feel so blocked to God for the above reasons, but doesn’t that also indicate that within each of us there is an inbuilt yearning for God?
Of course, underlying all of this is that we all do want to connect to God at some point. There is this sort of hole in humanity that exists; there are two holes that exist in your soul. When I say it’s a hole, it’s more like an underlying inbuilt desire that exists in your soul, but one hole that exists in your soul is a desire to connect with your creator. That’s one of the holes. The second hole that most people don’t have fulfilled in them is a desire to connect totheir perfect partner.
That’s the second major hole that exists in our relationships and so what we do, because there’s so much pain associated generally with those two particular issues, those two particular longings that we have that are inside of our soul, we then substitute relationships for those particular relationships.
So for most people they finish up substituting a relationship with a human in place of God. Now for many of us, it’s substituting our father for our relationship with God. In other words for many people their father takes on the role of the authority, so they then try to do whatever their father wants; they try to please their father and so forth. If it’s not their father then it’s usually a religious organisation of some kind that is meant to be God’s representative. They then have a
relationship with that religious organisation, which is a part of them trying to work through their issues with their relationship with God.
And as a result of that, many people came to accept his belief systems and because his belief systems were more loving than the average belief systems on the planet, they believed that Buddha himself was in a more loving place, which he was, and therefore they started to follow the man and started to appoint him as god in place of God. They also did the same with myself in the first century, because I was at-one with God and displayed the characteristics or nature of God in a pure place when I was at-one with God, they then started to treat me as if I was saying that I was God, which I always denied. In fact there are many records in the Bible itself that I’ve denied it, but they still want to believe that I am God and the main reason why they want to believe that is because they want to have a human they can relate to as if they’re God, because we’re so blocked to God. So we want to have somebody who we can see, feel, touch, and work out, “Oh that’s
what God must be like.