A Gif to Help Define God/Allah.

It isn’t much. But when this gif came across my facebook feed, I felt all my worries, fears and anxiety disappear. It is to me, the single most accurate description visually of God.

Most muslims will say, you can’t define Allah in any way…but I was never one to not try to solve unsolvable mysteries in this life. I see this gif as the perfect descriptive of Allah, visually.

Imagine that the background is completely black and void of stars, but this center source of energy is constantly firing and creating energy and light waves.

A force or energy that creates…then destroys after maximum potential is reached….and then recreates all over again for the sake of love. I would even say that this light is not God/Allah, but it is the force or energy BEYOND this light that expresses itself divinely that is God.

Do you feel it too when looking at this gif? Can you see both creation and destruction?

 

The Place Where Polytheists and Monotheists Connect

I will say that whatever tells a polytheist that all gods are valid and connected to one another as creators- that force that connects them together in one culture or religion, is my idea of God.

Where a pantheist says all religions have truth in them and all gods are equal, behind that notion of interconnection is God.

Where a pagan or animist that worships all things non living and living equally-put it together and all of it is God to me.

I see unity everywhere and in every religion…cause God brings it to me by letting me know that all mankind was once one nation.

We may have different perspectives, but we are the One Soul created by the One Big Bang.

Humanity is One Soul from the start of Adam (Atom)…never forget that interconnection ❤

Quran 5:32

Because of that, We decreed upon the Children of Israel that whoever kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption [done] in the land – it is as if he had slain mankind entirely. And whoever saves one – it is as if he had saved mankind entirely. And our messengers had certainly come to them with clear proofs.

21:04

The Day when We will fold the heaven like the folding of a [written] sheet for the records. As We began the first creation, We will repeat it. [That is] a promise binding upon Us. Indeed, We will do it.

2:213

Humanity used to be one community; then God sent the prophets, bringing good news and giving warnings. And He sent down with them the Scripture, with the truth, to judge between people regarding their differences. But none differed over it except those who were given it-after the proofs had come to them-out of mutual envy between them. Then God guided those who believed to the truth they had disputed, in accordance with His will. God guides whom He wills to a straight path.

I thank God for guiding me to this path of oneness as a Muslim, and to look at everything with the eyes of eternal love and balance.

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Polytheism: Splitting the God Consciousness up.

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I have known many sweet hearted pagans and polytheists in my life and still remain their friend, be it from a Hindu culture that teaches Hinduism from a polytheistic perspective (since Hinduism can also be taught in a monotheistic way), or a pagan who believes in nature gods and different aspects of the Creator. But let me offer the reason why I think the Abrahamic God is against worship of other gods and will forever be, as long as humans live.

If the God consciousness wants us all to eventually come back to God where we originated from and enjoy the gardens of paradise we fell from, that means there is a “hub” or a center source of Creation that we all stem from. While believing in many gods as aspects of the One Creator may seem harmless to a person, the effects of doing so can split the God consciousness into more sections than it already is being filtered through the diversity of culture and religion of so many people on earth.

I believe that God wants us to discover our Oneness with each other and integrate that into our living amongst each other. This simply can not happen with thousands of gods and goddesses being worshipped at the same time. If thoughts create reality, then this would cause more division in reality. It is like splitting the soul into fragments and the search for the TRUE core becomes harder to do. So splitting God of Creation into a tree god, a river goddess, a war god, and a destruction goddess can cause a division in not only God in people’s minds, but in the human psyche.

It will cause God to be seen through so many different lenses that finding the way back to the source  TOGETHER, may become harder to do. It also may cause more division in people than God ever intended. For an example, say I didn’t believe in the river goddess that another feels there is, this can cause an issue and a fight if I had a warring nature. And in the past this is what tribes and nations did. They fought over who/what should be worshipped and honored in the land that they shared.

The past historical crusade fights amongst Christians, Muslims and Jews were caused by this inability to see where another was coming from. They split God up in their own minds and had trouble seeing the whole. These fragments of God then allowed them to feel alienated from one another and cause them to hate, ridicule, and eventually even kill. That being said, I don’t think the wars we have today in the Middle East are for religious purposes. The wars are happening for geopolitical reasons that have very little to do with spiritual reality. But at one point in time, our consciousness of humanity was not ready to accept all the puzzle pieces together to create the Big Picture. I believe it is starting to now.

While I think paganism in itself is harmless to the individual to worship more than one God, to the WHOLE of humanity, it can become a dangerous seed of division. If you are a holistic thinker you may be able to see God as the many, but sadly many people are not able to do that and some may never be able to, depending on how far they choose to extend their perspective.

There are many Christians who STILL today don’t understand that “Allah” is the word to describe the One God that spoke to Abraham and created Jesus…it sounds like “ALL” and so it is the best word in the Arabic name to describe the ALL. It is not a name of a being sitting up in Heaven looking at us.  There are many Muslims who don’t understand the trinity idea today and how Jesus and God are worshipped as One thing by some branches of Christianity, like Universalism. These abstracts are hard for people to grasp and although many do, like me and others, other do not. So there needed to be One Creator to worship for even the lowest of intelligence on earth to grasp. One=One. It is extremely hard to teach someone that Many=One. It is not logical to some people who have a more rational mind. To the more imaginative and perceptive types, this can be easily seen. But we are not all like this.

Since I am someone who can see things on a global level, I tend to think holistically and this includes my perceptions of other faiths interconnecting to Islam. The Quran reads to me like a manual for how to become One with the All, once again. Some Muslims even say I am not teaching Islam, but it is because they can not SEE the same things I can see by training myself to see unity in all things. Nothing makes me happier to see examples of unity in this world. That is just where I am consciously right now in my life.

As I said before, I don’t pretend to know the truth of the Plan of God, but in my heart, I feel we are headed towards an understanding of our unity that will lead us to more empathic ways of living with each other. Which in turn will mean more peace on earth and enjoyment for all.

Let me be very clear, I am not a supporter of the New World Order idea. I don’t like the images of a dystopian future where people have to die in order to establish unity or “sameness” without religion. I do advocate for the awakening of human consciousness to start to see unity past the illusions of separation that we created ever since God divided us during the Tower of Babel event. I believe in unity through diversity, but having the realization to understand that through our differences we have a common thread. And that when one person prays, or looks to the sky towards a Supreme Being or higher power we are in simplest terms looking at the same thing.

Established polytheism gives more justification to divide the Creator into many little creators, and ultimately it divides us further from realizing we are all part of ONE-God. It also could easily call on non human beings from other planets (or dimensions of space) to try to rule over us as these many deities (see the movie Stargate for that theory). If there isn’t ONE Creator, then there isn’t a limit to how many we can have as humans. Talk about micromanaging! I don’t know about you, but I would rather listen to ONE source of Laws, morals, and guidance.

God can have many names, looks, languages, but remains ONE single source of energy of creation. If you understand Zero Point energy in Quantum Physics then you will understand that by seeing God as one single source, we can then start to see us all as coming from this one single source at the Big Bang.

I believe emotionally, mentally, and spiritually it is where humanity is headed and where God always intended for us to go and ultimately why polytheism is warned against. Besides the fact that in polytheism you can justify ANY cruel law you want to by saying some harvest goddess wants you to kill children for the crops to grow this year (true story-this happened in pre-Islam Arabia), it really is to keep humanity on track towards discovering our Oneness with each other.

 

 

Surah Yunus: Chapter 10 (line 1-10) Jonah

In the name of God, the Gracious, the Merciful.

1. Alif, Lam, Ra. These are the Verses of the Wise Book.

2. Is it a wonder to the people that We inspired a man from among them: “Warn mankind, and give good news to those who believe that they are on a sound footing with their Lord”? The disbelievers said, “This is a manifest sorcerer.”

3. Your Lord is God, who created the heavens and the earth in six days, then settled over the Throne, governing all things. There is no intercessor except after His permission. Such is God, your Lord-so serve Him. Will you not reflect?

4. To Him is your return, altogether. The promise of God is true. He originates creation, and then He repeats it, to reward those who believe and do good deeds with equity. As for those who disbelieve, for them is a drink of boiling water, and agonizing torment, on account of their disbelief.

5. It is He who made the sun radiant, and the moon a light, and determined phases for it-that you may know the number of years and the calculation. God did not create all this except with truth. He details the revelations for a people who know.

6. In the alternation of night and day, and in what God created in the heavens and the earth, are signs for people who are aware.

7. Those who do not hope to meet Us, and are content with the worldly life, and are at ease in it, and those who pay no heed to Our signs.

8. These-their dwelling is the Fire-on account of what they used to do.

9. As for those who believe and do good deeds, their Lord guides them in their faith. Rivers will flow beneath them in the Gardens of Bliss.

10. Their call therein is, “Glory be to You, our God.” And their greeting therein is, “Peace.” And the last of their call is, “Praise be to God, Lord of the Worlds.”

My interpretation: 

Gabriel is opening up new communication with Muhammad in the cave and is telling Muhammad times when other messengers were given the same messages and warnings to the people.

The people disbelieved and called the messengers “magicians” or “sorcerers”. But they were far from the truth. The messengers were not wielding magic. Lord of the Worlds can do all things, and has created the universe in 6 days and the 7th day settled to rest and govern.

He creates and recreates, and all things are gathered onto to Him at an appointed time. Some will be punished for what they have done, and some will receive the good things back of what they did. The sun and celestial bodies are not for worship and they are only used as a measurement of time.

Those that do not wish to meet God and the Angels, or strive for the afterlife as well as this one, will not see God. They will remain in disbelief to feel the punishment of not accepting God into their hearts and minds. The boiling water metaphor to me shows that a person without belief when Signs are all around them will only hurt themselves in the end.

Those who believe in God and the afterlife, will experience a soothing place for their souls. Gardens of Bliss creates a beautiful image to people and seems to be the best way to describe what will be experienced in this state of heaven.  They will be welcomed into the Gardens to have peace eternally.

The Big Bang in 7 steps.

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