If you’ve ever used a magnifying glass to start a fire, you know the power of concentration. Our mind works the same way. When we focus our attention on an idea, the process of creation begins. You might think that the magnifying glass in this example is a metaphor, when it is actually a symbol. What’s the difference? Symbols have power.
The circle with a dot in the center is an ancient symbol for God. But since God is beyond human conception, how can anything symbolize God? This is the problem the Greeks and Romans encountered in their ancient mystery schools. Instead of talking about God, they talked about aspects of God. They took the different aspects and assigned names and personalities to them. Thus we have the “gods,” such as Zeus, Apollo, Athena, Hera, and so on. Similarly, the circle with a dot in the center is not a symbol for God as such, but it is a symbol for God in Its creative aspect. It is a symbol for God the Creator.
Since we are co-creators with God, the circle with a dot in the center is of particular importance to us, because it is the pattern that makes this possible. First, we must realize that geometry is not simply lines drawn on paper. Geometry is a description of the movement of power, force, and energy. Hidden within the diagrams is energy in motion. The diagrams are a snapshot in toto of the action that the diagram represents, just like the depictions of the gods of old and their adventures with each other described symbolically the relationships between different natural and metaphysical laws.
So, what can we learn by analyzing this symbol? One definition for God is “a field of undifferentiated creative power.” Pure potential. This is represented by a circle without a dot. Right away we can see that the dot is the instigator of creative activity, the thing that brings undifferentiated power into specific manifestation. The symbol of the circle with a dot is therefore a universal symbol that describes the pattern by which anything is brought into being – from pure undifferentiated potential into a clear idea, which will subsequently be brought into manifested form.
How do we use this? First, we conceive of a plan, a blueprint as it were, of the thing or the condition we want to experience in our life. This can be anything from a house to good health or whatever. Then, we become conscious of the undifferentiated field of creative power (God). Next, we ask that our idea be brought into manifestation. Once we have asked, we then let go of the whole thing, knowing that what we have asked for has already been given to us. We create the feeling within ourselves of what it would be like to already have it. In other words, we become it. We develop the ability to take on the condition we want, so that every fiber of our being says, “This is so.”
We become the dot, the living pattern of what we want to (co)create, and we do that in the field of infinite potential. In spiritual terms, we perform our actions while being conscious of the creative power of God. We are in It, and It is within us. “I and the Father are one.”
How do we know if we are asking for the right thing? We don’t. But create we must, for that is the way God created us. We were created as creators. It is our divine nature. I doubt that God cares what we create, as long as it does no harm in the long run. One of the things we are here to learn is initiative. We only grow spiritually when our choices spring forth from within ourselves, unprompted and without coercion. This is the meaning of Spiritual Freedom. It’s as though we have to create good in order to become good. But our creation must come from within us, not assigned to us by someone else, for it to count. “The whole of the Law is this: do what you will.” God, like Simon Cowell, says, “Show us what YOU have. Don’t mimic someone else!” God is in a cycle of Self-discovery. How can that happen if everyone is the same? Don’t be a copy of a copy. Without the possibility for something new, there is no possibility at all. And by definition, possibility is the field of creativity. God wants to know Itself. And God loves a surprise as much as anyone.
Note: When we consider that God created us, doesn’t it make sense that it was done in the way I’ve described above? God speaking us into being is a bit like throwing a pebble into the cosmic pond. The ripples keep expanding outward in never-ending concentric circles. After all, we are radiant beings. When we know this about ourselves, we realize that who we are is an expression of God. We did not create ourselves.
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