The ego feels threatened by God because the ego has no function or purpose in God’s realm. Thus, the ego sees God as its rival and the cause of all conflict rather than the Source of All Life lived in endless harmony. Our true nature yearns for God because God’s presence within us empowers the revival of our true function and purpose as divine lovers embodying, as Jesus did while expressing himself through a body, our natural, created capacity to live in harmony with each other and with all forms of life. Free will is our power to choose which relationship to have with God – rival or revival. The first arises from a false identity with ego. The second is a process to enjoy forever as the truth sets us free to live as God created us to be.
Created with free will, we have the power to choose whether to see ourselves as God’s rival as ego does or see ourselves as empowered by God to experience revival from the dominion of fear over which ego presides into the dominion of love within which ego fades as our habits of thinking fearfully fade. With which do we choose to identify – ego or God? We are either falsely fabricated by-products of the ego or truly created children of God. No one can make this choice of identity for us. To force us to choose to be God’s child would be to deny our free will’s fullest power. To not be rivals of God we must have the power to reject God and choose ego instead and yet remain loved unconditionally by God and welcomed to return to our senses and choose again to honor our true nature and our created, natural relationship with God. Only when we realize that we have the power to reject God can we accept that we have the power to stand freely alongside God as divine children — together within the holy family God envisioned when God created us.
God did not create us to be less free or less powerful than God. God envisioned us to be co-creators of heaven with God, to participate fully within the family business of co-creation. In time we will realize as Jesus did that we “must be about our Father’s business” and cease to compete with Him/Her as if to set up a rival business. God does have a monopoly on love. Yet God’s generous nature would withhold no feature of love from any of us. Unlike human business monopolies based on profit-making, God seeks no profit from the distribution of love in abundance except the joy of sharing life with us openly and honestly. Our main challenge now is to step free from ego’s false teachings and instead live with all our hearts with awareness of God within the core of our beings for the purpose of sharing love as generously and abundantly as God does.
Will you join me in this grand adventure in exploring a universe free from fear’s domination? Will you join me in allowing all excuses for interpersonal violence and planetary exploitation fade away? It’s unreasonable, even maddening to strive to rival what is best when revival of what is best is as near to us as our hearts.