183 Words

Theologians love to complicate things. Take the concepts “omniscience” and “omnipresence.” Omniscience is the idea that God knows everything; omnipresence means that God is everywhere. As a child, these ideas mystified me. In a way, it just made God seem more distant, more remote. But if you consider that you are omnipresent and omniscient in your body, it’s suddenly not so hard to understand what these two terms actually mean. For instance, my foot is distant from my brain, but if it hurts or gets cold, it occupies my entire awareness. Or, if your partner is upset with you, it doesn’t matter where on the globe they might be – they might as well be in the same room with you, the feeling is the same. So these two five-dollar words, omniscience and omnipresence, are really just saying that we live in a great being. We are, in fact, part of that great being. The more we identify with It and not our separate self, the more we know and feel what It knows and feels. This is the mystery that these two theological words conceal.

About Michael Maciel

Michael Maciel has studied the Ancient Wisdom Teachings and symbolism since the early 1970’s. He was ordained a priest in the Holy Order of MANS in 1972. Check out Michael’s YouTube channel The Mystical Christ with Michael Maciel, along with The Mystical Christ Academy on Patreon.
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3 Responses to 183 Words

  1. mvalentinus says:

    And that’s Living Simple-ism!

  2. punapaddy says:

    In Spiritual Alchemy we are told that all the ‘elements except the ‘Sun and Moon’ goes into Dissolution, only the Sun and Moon remains. In the Magician’s AThNoR (vessel), the Moon (Subconscious) is omniscience and the Sun (Self Consciousness) is omnipresence.
    In conclusion we are eternal beings, like it or not!

  3. mvalentinus says:

    Thanks for sharing this punapaddy. Would you recommend a good book on Spiritual Alchemy?

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