17. ~SOUNDINGS~: PART 4 – The Interventions 17th Essay – The Chosen
by Frank L. Jordan III
Photo courtesy of MathKnight and Zachi Evenor
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Of all of the known phenomena
to emerge within the universe,
none better or more highly reflects
God’s very essence than that of personality,
lower animal as well as human.
For the essence of God’s Self is personhood,
with all of its countless, multifaceted aspects.
And life, deriving from God its reality—
its ability to change and grow being empowered by God—
has emerged over billions of years
from single-celled organisms
with precious little, if any, personhood,
to majestic animals and noble humans
brimming with personhood—
the light of intelligence and emotion
shining through their eyes.
Personhood within the natural world
is expressed more deeply when a living being
is able to experience the full potential
of the qualities that they possess
as an individual member of a species,
primarily the lower animal and human species.
Personhood within God is always expressed deeply
because he, because she is the very beingness of life,
who always experiences the full potential
of the qualities that he, that she possesses,
as the one true Source of potential itself,
of qualities themselves.
It is when God’s personhood within the spiritual realm
is attempting to press through and be made manifest
in this world that the contention begins,
that the conflict arises.
It is because God’s power and presence
is only partially expressed at this time
that evil persons are empowered to live and thrive,
but are not enlightened enough to base their lives
on goodness and truth.
Every good person occasionally harms others
because there is some aspect of their personality
that is blocked off from God’s light,
that maybe wasn’t allowed to fully develop.
And the greatest aid to God’s love
breaking through in a person’s life
is the kindness and support of a healthy,
For God in his, in her all-knowing wisdom
has collaborated with countless species over time
to bring about the wondrous reality of the family—
lower animal, human, and often (through adoption)
a combination of the two.
Once the reality of family was established
and civilization began,
God was ever seeking to express his, express her will,
presence, and power to and through humanity.
This meeting between God and humanity
manifested itself in many forms, all over the globe.
Primitive religions sprang up and evolved
as experiences of God deepened.
But these religions,
with their concepts of gods and more gods,
fell short of the actual reality
of just who God was—and is.
That is, until the Hebrew people arrived on the scene.
The Jews had a unique desire to know God
for who he truly was,
instead of who they wanted him to be.
And Pure Love responded.
God spoke through human mouthpieces,
enacted miracles through human agencies—
for a miracle must have a human consciousness,
a human agency to work through,
to appear through.
This is why one doesn’t see miracles occurring
among the lower animals,
because the lower animal consciousness
is not capable of being a vehicle for such an activity,
at least at this time.
God’s voice rang out through the Hebrew prophets,
with their exhortations and lamentations.
King David was lifted up as a poignant example
of the servant, turned adulterer,
then made a better servant again.
God, the author of truth and beauty,
expressed his oneness, truthfulness, and beauty
through a people that desired truth
above their own personal vision of the truth,
thus receiving it.
And so, the highest example of the people of God
in ancient times was the Jewish people—
with their promised land of Israel,
and their great city, Jerusalem.
And they remained the deepest expression
of God’s people …
for a time.
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