**Stages of God:
Stage One: God the Protector
Stage Two: God the Almighty
Stage Three: God of Peace
Stage Four: God the Redeemer
Stage Five: God the Creator
Stage Six: God of Miracles
Stage Seven: God of Pure Being-----"I Am"
If stage one is about survival, stage two is about power.
The kind of God implied by the drive to power is dangerous, but he is more civilized than the God of Stage one.
God of Stage Two is:
The answerer of prayers
Organized into rules...
There is a level of creativity that goes far beyond anything we have discussed so far. It dawns when intuition becomes so powerful it must break out into the environment. We don't observe how the wheels of fate turn - until stage give, that is. Now the time has come when...
Peace replaces the mind's chaotic activity; inner turmoil ceases. The Psalms declare, "Commune with your own heart on your bed, and be still." And even more explicitly, "Be still and know that I am God." This is the God of stage three, who can be described as:
God of Stage One is:
Quick to Anger
Judgmental - meting out reward and punishment
God of Stage One is very dangerous. He uses nature to punish even his most favored...
There is a God who can only be experienced by going beyond experience. Each person is tied to the World by a thousand invisible threads of mental activity----time, place, identity, and all past experiences. "Everything about you is a fragment," a guru told his disciples. "Your...
Where could the mind go once it has found peace within itself? The higher stage of spirituality seem mysterious when framed this way, because there is nowhere to go beyond silence. We have to look at what silence can grow into, which is wisdom. Just as stage three sees the birth...
God the Creator gave open access to the entire cosmos, including its dark places and secret compartments. To accept his generosity, a person must also be unafraid of his own dark places and this is rarely the case. It is hard to imagine yourself as a citizen of the universe...