Saturday, July 1, 2017

The Divine is a "Stillpoint"

Bernadette Roberts

“It is important to keep in mind that in experience the divine is a ‘stillpoint’ and not an energy point. The experience of energy is always and everywhere our ‘self’– consciousness or psyche. The notion that the divine is energy or consciousness is just another example of consciousness making the divine into its own image and likeness. Although the divine truly touches upon consciousness and moves it, this movement belongs to consciousness.

“We might liken the divine to a stone thrown into the quiet pond of consciousness. The stone moves the waters, but the moving waters are not the stone. The cause is not the effect.… When, at the end of our journey, consciousness or self falls away, the first thing known is that all experiences we had believed to be the divine were only the self. This is a shocking revelation, but also a great truth that is revealed.”

The Spiral Path
Theresa King, Editor (1992 edition)

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