Ceasing one's mind from desire is only possible in the now. It requires trust in the Divine. Actualizing the Divine desires in your heart requires participation in the perceived dualistic reality. Not participating is being asleep at the wheel. Is that trusting God?
God allows us to know what our purpose is when we listen to His still small voice. God has created everything and Jesus even told us that His Spirit is within us. The translation you are referring to is what he said in reference to the temporal world in relation to the Kingdom of God. Not that Goddid not create the temporal world.
Some believe that God never did create a material universe. They believe that God created us first and foremost as spirit, out of his own spirit; the material world came about when we got a belief that we are separate from Him; not of course that God is male nor female, just pure spiritual consciousness I AM [paraphrased].
What they are saying and I am saying are basically the same thing except for one fundamental point: from my understanding the Spirit of God expresses everything into existence. Our 'separation' is in our understanding of our perceptions which are copies of everything, not the essence of everything. To me God has created EVERYTHING and it is our perceptions that sometimes deceive us into believing that that isn't the truth. God is Spirit and we are expressions ofthat Spirit. That is the essence of what has been revealed to me in meditation.
God allows us to know what our purpose it when we listen to His still small voice. God has created everything and guides us to the awareness of His Spirit within us. Some teachers say that God did not create the temporal world; they say that we have from our beliefs. If we have created it, then why have we not created a way not to succumb to it?
The Spirit of God expresses everything into existence through the process of love. Our perceptions of 'separation' exist only in our understanding of what we perceive which are copies of everything, not the essence of everything. God has created EVERYTHING and it is our perceptions that sometimes deceive us into believing that our Oneness in spirit isn't the truth.
God is Spirit and we are expressions of that Spirit. That is the essence of what has been revealed to me in meditation. I share that with all of you in an expression of love. If you disagree, then so be it. If you agree, then express the gift of love to all you encounter. Be the love that has created you. Namaste. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D. (Spirituality Guidance Channel)