Contemplation: My Conceptualization of God

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This past summer, over the short span of a month or two, I had no less than five random people enter my life, all of whom encouraged me, in one way or another, to pursue my goals and ambitions. At this juncture in my life, that encouragement was very much needed.

One day out on the route, while contemplating this phenomenon, I told my co-worker about it, and wondered out loud if it was merely coincidence, or was it “divine intervention” or a “sign from the Universe”, etc….?

He responded, in his usual negative manner: “Well, I don’t believe in any of that nonsense.”

Disheartened, I dropped it.

It was later that day when I stumbled across a little hummingbird nest in a small tree on the job site, along with two tiny little eggs, pictured at the top of this post (I took the second pic with my fingers in the shot for size reference). I was absolutely enthralled!

So I called out to him: “I know you “don’t believe in any of this nonsense”, but you might wanna come look at this.”

He came over and looked, and, without a word and looking quite unimpressed (as usual), he trudged silently away and returned to his work.

Then I suddenly realized: I had just inadvertently—and for the first time consciously—expressed my conceptualization of God.

Conveying this same conceptualization, in his book Truth is God, Gandhi states in chapter 5 entitled God is Love:

“Scientists tell us that without the presence of the cohesive force amongst the atoms that comprise this globe of ours, it would crumble to pieces and we cease to exist; and even as there is cohesive force in blind matter, so must there be in all things animate and the name for that cohesive force among animate beings is Love. We notice it between father and son, between brother and sister, friend and friend. But we have to learn to use that force among all that lives, and in the use of it consists our knowledge of God.”


I’ve never conceptualized God as a deity, so discovering an acceptable (and, frankly, credible) conceptualization of God has been a lifelong quest, and I am increasingly coming to believe that God is Truth; or conversely, Truth is God—just as God is a verb, and true religion is found in living and doing, and in self-mastery, and in espousing non-violence. And dovetailing with my quest of seeking, discovering, assimilating, and disseminating Truth is action based on Truth and the anticipated consequences thereof—or cause and effect.

So perhaps I’m getting there: God is Truth (in all forms); God is a verb (living and doing); God is love (non-egocentric living); God is consciousness (spirit)…


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Rand Eastwood

Rand Eastwood is an author & blogger residing in Las Vegas, Nevada. Certified in nutrition and ancestral health, he is a healthy nutrition & lifestyle advocate. He describes himself as an Individualist, Consensualist, Syncretist, & Autarchist. His mission: "To seek, discover, assimilate, and disseminate Truth." Also, much of his fiction—including some award-winning stories—is included in his book Rolling The Bones, a collection of 12 subtly interconnected tales of dark fiction: 8 short stories, 3 novellas, and a short novel. He currently has an extensive novel under development (working title Primeval), along with various other writing projects To follow his work, you can subscribe to this blog (form in sidebar & below each post, or simply use this quick sign-up form), friend him on Facebook, and follow his author page on Amazon and Goodreads for future book releases.  

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