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How does one Define ‘Co-creating with the Divine’?
"I am in the Father, and you are in me, just as I am in you." so said Jesus 2000 years ago. In so saying, he implied 'God is within me, just as God is within you.' Similar teaching of different wording was given by Shakyamuni Buddha 500 years earlier who explained that we all have within us, the pure essence of Buddha Nature - the Nature of the fully Realised Enlightened One. As Jesus explained to his disciples: "The true purpose of life for all sentient beings is to realise that divinity exists in all of us. There is only one religion, the religion of love, there is only One God and He is omnipotent."
The main theme of all religions is Faith, Devotion, and Divine Love. Together, they represent the essence of purity and innocence. Without the embodiment of innocence, it would not be possible to transfigure the energy matrix of one's metaphysical plane in a manner which approaches that of a new born infant - the first prerequisite for the practising of Classical Qigong, and the timeless foundation upon which the Path of Universal Liberation begins. As Jesus reminded his disciples: "God's kingdom belongs to children. No one can come into my Father's kingdom unless they become as trusting and innocent as children."
Jesus was once approached by a man who cried out: "Lord, have mercy on my son, for a demon has taken his body, and at times he screams suddenly, and often falls into fire, and often falls into the water, and I brought him to your disciples, but they could not cure him." In reply Jesus said: "O faithless and twisted generation, how long must I persevere with you? How long must my patience be tried? Bring him here to me." Then Jesus eradicated the demon, and the child was cured from that instant. Thereupon the disciples came up to Jesus privately and asked "Why is it we could not expel it?" And Jesus said to them: "Because of your lack of faith. For truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Transfer from here to there,' and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you".
One does not need to become a religious convert to appreciate Love is the essence of God. Jesus once made the comment: "Religious people are often further away from the kingdom of God than those who admit their wrongs and repent." Many religious people have forgotten that God chiefly wants his people to be kind and righteous. The path in quest for knowledge must at some point merge with the path of altruism and compassion, otherwise, it will lead to vanity and spiritual complacency. All authentic spiritual paths encourage the practitioners to live by the recognition of Truth, the action of Reverence and Humility, Gratitude, the Awakened State of Universal Harmony and Divine Love. It is impossible to attain the true accomplishment of wisdom if one of these qualities is missing, nor can the cultivation of divinity within the self be initiated without the presence of these attributes. By whatever name we choose to address the Omniscient One - God or Buddha - it is a conceptual human expression to describe what we perceive as the Realiser of Absolute Reality and the Creator of All Things. When one devotes one's attention and reverence to what constitutes as the Absolute, one becomes the living action of the Way of the Absolute Reality, the personification of the Divine, the fountain of Divine Love. This Divine Love is, however, not to be confused with the addictive co-dependency of romantic love, or the obsessive attachment of material love, or indeed the inanity of any variety of blind faith or liaison. Divine Love is the origin of unconditional love, the spring of compassion and harmony, the source of power which brings forth Divine Healing and Miracles.
It was St. Augustine who wrote: "Miracles do not happen in contradiction to nature, but only in contradiction to man's current laws of nature"- an observation shared by Albert Einstein: "Things you can measure in the universe don't often count. It is the things you can't measure that count."
Co-creating with the Divine is as natural as the way nature revolves. Nonetheless, one should always embark upon a journey of discovery under the tutelage of an experienced mentor. Zen master Guishan summed it up in his Admonition Classics: "Companionship with the good is like walking through the dew and mist; although they do not drench your clothing, in time it becomes imbued with moisture."
With the thorough understanding of the true pattern of Time, Space, Continuum and Matter, what is deemed as impossible is merely a delusion of the truth. The happy ones are those who recognise the true pattern of their own nature and take steps to realign their destiny for the greater good. They are also the humble ones who make full use of whatever gifts God has given, and in turn inspire others to follow in their wake, ceaselessly co-creating with the Divine to bring forth a better world for all mankind. In truth, we are all capable of becoming Men of Miracles.