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Volume 2 Issue 1 ISSN# 1708-3265

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E Pluribus Unum - One God, From Many Concepts
by Rev. Cheryl Jewett

What is your concept of God? And, from whence did it come?

It has been said there are as many religions in the world as there are people. God comes in a multitude of aliases, each unique to its context, that framework being the individual's unique and private universe.

If raised in the Christian world, you'd probably think of God as Jesus or the Holy Spirit. In the Jewish world, you'd be praying to Jehovah. Or, Mohammed, if you'd been raised in the Islamic world. Or Buddha, Krishna, The Great Creator, Great Goddess, Higher Power, Nature, or Universal Intelligence might be what you call your God. Each with its own set of rules and regulations, and spiritual beliefs.

Sure, we may be somewhat different in our beliefs, yet we are the same, basically. Our main commonality is that we believe in a Divine Essence far grander than ourselves. The method of manifestation is the divisive factor.

So, how can we make God a more common denominator? An omnipresent, omniscient, omnipotent, and indivisible energy - a loving, organizing, universal, invisible, intelligent presence and power which all peoples could relate to, now and into the hereafter?

Science, of course, demands material proof that such a being exists before they place their faith blindly anywhere. Theirs is to categorize, specify, make distinctions rather than cooperate with the concept that literally, ALL is God. I believe seeking and focusing on the unifying properties of our humanity is where we find the synthesis of a spiritual, healing Oneness.

I am everyone, and everyone is me; is a reflection of the Divine Spirit we know of as God. Just think of how our perspectives would change, knowing and accepting that concept. How can we condemn a person when we know we are as one? How can we believe in executing prisoners? Killing is killing, isn't it? And, don't all of us have every single capacity found in Spirit? Of course, we do. "The Father and I are One." Christ meant more in that statement than we allow ourselves to understand and accept. Again, it's that unique perspective each one of us has on Life.

You and I have individualistic styles of thinking, an odd, yet rich mixture of hopes and fears - premises from which we view life, using subjective and objective data. So much of it depends upon your genetic code and the environment into which you have chosen to live. Certainly, someone who specializes in biology thinks differently than a person whose specialty is mathematics, for example. Each has their own group of facts, each with their own jargon.

What is needed in the world today is a united populace, all speaking a unified spiritual language. A deep conviction in the Essence of God we now choose to call Spirit.

Rational, simple, straightforward, and joining, not divisive. The reality of a Loving, Uniting Oneness. One God. One Mind. One Universe. One Spirit.

Having Multiple Sclerosis for years, plus the untimely death of her youngest son a few years ago, forced Cheryl to re-invent her thought processes. As a metaphysical minister, Cheryl seeks to inspire healing, so she developed a website dedicated to those who are grieving.

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