Need pt. 1

As long as we see need in anyone or any place we are not seeing God. God has no needs. As an Omnipresent being wherever God is, there is no need. The only God there is, is absolutely everywhere without exception. Within God there is no lack, no deficiency, no evil, no good, for the Omnipresent God is Good without any mixture of any kind. Also Omnipresence means that God is not like Swiss Cheese. In other words, if God were absent anywhere there would be a hole and there cannot be an absence anywhere or God would not be Omnipresent.

In the world of duality, the world of good AND evil, God becomes partial. God who is Good is on one side and evil as a force, a power, or in some traditions evil has become personified as a fallen entity who opposes all good and becomes an enemy of God. This enemy then has almost equal force to the Omnipotent One. In the world of duality there is always need, some lack we are always trying to fill, with whatever we think will satisfy.

In the world of duality neither good nor evil will satisfy. Both good and evil are temporary, being locked in the world of time everything must pass and need will be the constant companion of those living in the world of duality. When we are experiencing what we think of as good we will at the same time be afraid of losing that good to the other power, evil. We have learned neither good nor evil lasts and neither will satisfy.

Your Father knoweth you have need of nothing. In Heaven this is so for what could you need in eternity?” ACIM T.13.VIII.1.1,2 [Complete Edition or CE]

This is an expansion, a generalization of the same truth expressed by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount from Matthew 6:32-34. This is Jesus in his love for us letting us know that even in the most basic of our perceived needs: food, shelter and clothing ALL is provided for us as we need it. “your Heavenly Father knows you need them ALL. Set your hearts on the kingdom first [God wants us to prioritize Him as #1 and not worry about all the rest], and on Gods saving justice [righteousness, NASB] and all these other things will be given you as well.” [New Jerusalem Bible, NJB].

We must remember that Jesus is speaking to us who are trapped in the world of duality, the world focused on specifics: I need such and so to be happy and fulfilled, i.e. food clothing and shelter, just the basics if we take this literally. This seems to be a statement of karmic value. Seek the Kingdom of Heaven first then and only then will you be given the basics of life and the rest is up to you. This is the starting place. But look around you. Not everyone in the world seeks God first and it’s even more obvious that few seek Gods righteousness, and yet everyone who has the consciousness for the basics gets these things. Why? because the emphasis of the passage is not things, but worry about things. In the world of duality we always worry. Jesus is telling us we can raise our consciousness to the place of knowing One God the Mother and have our trust and focus on Her alone.

In your world you do need things, because it is a world of scarcity, in which you find yourself because you are lacking. But can you find yourself in such a world? Without the holy Spirit the answer would be no, but because of him the answer is a joyous yes. As a mediator between the two worlds, He knows what you have need of and what will not hurt you. ACIM;CE. T.13.VIII.1.3-6

We are lacking or seem to be because we see ourselves separated from God by our belief in duality. It is only this belief of something “other” or that there is an “other” opposed to ALL that is. How can we be separated from ALL there is? Impossible. But I can Think I am. Our thinking it is true makes it true for us. This is the thought that has blinded us to the Kingdom of God, which Jesus told us is in AND amongst us. It is in ALL of us, it is ALL of us, because God is in all of us so it also must be amongst us. And Where God is Heaven is, right here right now.

Duality and the resultant feelings of scarcity, lack and separation leave us in a constant state of fear, but living with the knowledge of God as the ALL-encompassing loving Source of everything is the only reality there is. Reality then IS God. God cannot be threatened or destroyed or offended or embarrassed or fearful. These are some of the adjectives given to God by the dualistic world view.

From the ACIM introduction:

The opposite of love is fear, but what is all-encompassing can have no opposite.

This course can be summed up very simply this way:

Nothing real can be threatened

Nothing unreal exists.

Herein lies the peace of God

(ACIM Int.1.8-2.4 FIP)

By David Weisbach

My passion is spiritual growth, reading about those topics, insights and application of principles. My influences are varied: books and experiences gathered along my journey over the last six decades. I've journeyed through Christian fundamentalism, hedonism, Zen Buddhism, New age thought, Science of Mind, Swedenborg, and now settled down to a world that works for everyone. All of us need everyone all the time. I also I love photography see my work on flicker and Fine Art America Flicker: Fine Art America:

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