Steve Buscemi says a line in the movie ‘Island’, “What’s “God”? Well, you know, when you want something really bad and you close your eyes and you wish for it? God’s the guy that ignores you.: – Steve Buscemi “The Island”
I’m dumb enough to think I can explain things in writing that are impossible to explain.
When I watch anime’ about spiritual things I don’t think that is nice imagination. I think that things are present in the collective unconscious that manifest spiritual realities.
My sister who is a reiki practitioner knows spiritual things are real.
Anyway, I think God speaks all the time. I can listen or walk away – spiritually. I can do this in the physical world also. Someone can be speaking and in my mind I am a million miles away thinking about other things or just day dreaming. So it is not hard to imagine ignoring someone who is talking. I do it all the time.
What if I heard something God said?
What would that be like?
One of the best ways is to read the bible:
God can also speak specifically to us through the Bible by drawing a particular passage to our attention because the Word of God is living and active (Heb. 4:12).
The whole secret to hearing God is thinking about my idea of how God will speak to me. If I think He must use a loud voice that is audible and I must recognize it as a giant supernatural being then I probably am wrong about how He speaks to me. If I think He can only speak in a tiny quiet inner voice then I am wrong. I have to be willing to change my present preconceptions.
This is the key. Is it possible for me to be wrong about an issue and for something else to be right? Am I willing to admit the possibility of God who is so ‘tricky’ as to never be seen or heard but who controls everything?
It is a hard thing to consent to. Think of it this way. Is it any harder to give the credit for weird circumstances to Karma or chance? Of course, I don’t think those things are real I’m just joking. Either there is no order and plan for this life or there is every order and plan.
The real problem is that I don’t want to be told what to do.
I can assure myself that God is not like that. Sure He gives advice on how to live a better life by loving people and when I try it I know it is true. If God was like me He would show off His power. He would be the big scary creature on the physical altar of the earth demanding submission. He is an inhuman lover – coaxing us to love Him by loving us.
Jesus woos everyone. (Like I did my wife before we were married to win her affection).
I am amazed that He loves me like this. He is so big and yet still cares so much.