What Is God? By Dean A. Banks, D.d.

Is God what you believe or what you know? Is God corporeal or incorporeal? Is the Divine Infinite Spirit Creator a fantasy to appease our desire for order? Or is God something that exists within and beyond our current comprehension? You decide!

God, to me, is the Divine Infinite Creator Spirit of God that exists beyond our comprehension in the stillness and silence of spirit. That spirit is at the center of all existence and radiates Divine love into all of creation. It is not an anthropomorphic being who sits on a throne in judgment of ‘His’ creation. It is the source of all that has been and ever will be created.

Aligning myself with my Divine purpose in Divine order is my daily goal. The Divine is the most important ‘thing’ in my life. Every day I pray for guidance, meditate to

listen for guidance and serve others with the blessings I have been so graciously given. I pray by asking and visualizing, meditate by closing off the outer world and going deep within my being to my center of peace and I experience the joy of existing by serving others with the talents, skills and abilities that I have been given through Divine love.

When our physical bodies die our souls no longer exist; it is the combination of the Spirit of God within our bodies and our bodies that comprise our living souls. We are divine (spirit) and corporeal (body) existing together as a living and breathing soul. Our ‘spirits’ unfold into our bodies during the course of our lives and refold into the omniverse upon our deaths.

Our ‘energy’ of consciousness can never


be created or destroyed; it just simply changes form. We are spiritual beings having a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual experience from our bodies in life and our consciousness of that experience continues after our bodies die. We are never separated from the Divine love of the Creator; it is our perceptions that convince us that we are and when we learn to dismiss those perceptions as illusions of the ego we become free at last. Death is a part of life and is nothing to be feared.

Our daily challenge becomes to live in spirit while dancing with our ego. It is learning to placate the whims of our selfish ego while fulfilling the inner guidance from the Spirit of God. We are a dichotomy of the yearnings of our egos and the desires of our spirit that appear to struggle with each other to be fulfilled. The fact is that the spirit NEVER struggles; it is the ego that struggles to control, dominate and manipulate ourselves and others to fulfill its selfish agenda. Allowing the desires of our spirit to unfold creates the joy of living in peace and understanding while sharing Divine love.  ~Dean A. Banks, D.D. (Spirituality Guidance Channel)



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Dean created the Spirituality Guidance Internet TV Channel to provide access to current Spiritual leaders online. He released his third book in 2011 entitled “Spiritual Growth: Articles Of Expectation”. Dean produces multimedia marketing and advertising campaigns, audio and video productions and is the webmaster for his company, banksnet.com.

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  • ZenBenefiel  29-03-2015

    I always enjoy your explorations, Dean. In my daily dance lately, part of my morning ritual is to honor the four directions with the affirmation of, "Father/Mother, I thank you for all I am, have and am about to become/receive (the latter fluctuates)."


    'God' or the appearance of Divine Influence in my life has been ever-present, although I sometimes run past the subtle hints and eventually have to return to the, "I told you so," when I realize I ignored the message. In recent years I've been paying more attention. Life become so much more connected when we do.


    We have a choice, moment by moment, to be still and know that within the prayer and silence that ensues, all things become apparent. It's the defiant children inside, all those little nuances to want to do our own thing regardless of the consequences, that often cause our trials and tribulations. Thanks for the reminder.



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