Some of my posts are inspired by comments on Facebook. This one I found particularly thought provoking: When something you have hoped for comes into your life and you have expressed your hope to both 'the Universe' (true to the principles of the Law of Attraction) and also in prayers to God, who do you believe actually blessed you with what you received?
God has two aspects: the universal one,the one that Buddhists and new age people talk about and a very personal and real one,manifesting as theTrinity,Father Christ. and the Holy Spirit...The greatest mistake of religion and spirituality in general is making us believe that one aspect is incompatible with the other...both sides, the one supporting his universal aspect and traditional Christianity,fight ferociously to negate each other.
But truth,as always,lies somewhere in the middle! The universal aspect of God is the one that helps us become enlightened and achieve material success and spiritual enlightenment...this,according to some narrow-minded Christians,is bad and unholy and prevents us from redemption...but is it so? clearly,if God wants us to be like his image and liking and become Gods like him, He would also like us to take on this universal aspect of him,right?
Now,on to God's personal aspect. Non-Christians deny that,because His universal aspect is easier to accept,whereas His personal side cannot be proved or rationalised by some very analytical minds. But God did take on a personal aspect incarnating as Christ in both historical time and in our time,still existing as a person,still maintaining a personal relationship with those that wish to let Him do so. Why? Because we have a clearly personal aspect as human beings ourselves and He,being crazy in love with each one of us,since the beginning of time,wanted to relate to this personal side of us as well! It is through this personal side of Him that we can easier achieve the ultimate communion to Him and become Gods one day. I am not saying this communion with God is not possible through His universal side,its just more difficult...That's why we have an overwhelming desire to fall in love and become one with another human being in the physical,because this is the test drive,the archetype,so to speak,of becoming one with Him,totally one,but still retaining our precious individuality.
BOTH THE PERSONAL AND THE UNIVERSAL ADSPECTS ARE NEEDED. ONE WITHOUT THE OTHER LEAVES US UNSATISFIED AND STILL SEARCHING FOR ANSWERS.
Love,peace and light