The title of this post is a shameless quote from Douglas Adams’ novel “The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy”; one of my favourite books, but it does raise a good question, “Who is God?”
Now seeing as I was brought up in a non-religious family, that’s even more interesting, especially to me. It wasn’t until I was introduced to spirituality by my wife that I even gave it much thought.
In Christianity, God is often portrayed as a person, which then brings in the whole issue of gender; is God male or female? Does it matter?? Then the Bible has an interesting twist, because in Luke 17:21 (KJV – King James version) it says “The kingdom of God is within you”. Now I know that the bible has been interpreted hundreds, perhaps thousands of times in the last two thousand years, but how can the kingdom of God be within you – or me?
In ThetaHealing® (www.thetahealing.com - the technique I am most familiar with), we teach “going up to the seventh plane of existence (see below), to the Creator of All That Is”. This is a meditational technique to raise your awareness, it is not "up" like going up in a lift, it is more about going within but "raising" your vibration; not so easy to explain, but easy to do with practice. Once on the seventh plane of existence, you feel the energy of creation all around you.
If you stop thinking of God as a person and more as a heightened state of awareness, things start to make more sense – at least to me.
When you are on the seventh plane of existence you are more at peace and more aware of what is going on around you. The more you practice, the more you are able to look at things from an entirely different perspective. Kindness, compassion and unconditional love just come to you naturally.
For me, THIS is what it means to have “God within you”.
God isn’t a person, God is a state of “being”.
If this post has really sparked your interest, you should look at the ThetaHealing class "You and The Creator".
“The world according to John”, July 2018
The seven planes of existence are a ThetaHealing concept and are (reading from the bottom up):
7th plane - All that Is
6th plane - the laws
5th plane - both negative and positive spirits (ascended masters, etc.) - the plane of duality
4th plane - spirits that have passed over
3rd plane - animals
2nd plane - plants
1st plane - rocks - inorganic substances