Does God exist?

QUESTION: Masters, I sometimes doubt the existence of God.  How can I believe what I do not see? ~Gaby, UK

ANSWER: It is common within the human race to need validation for the beliefs and standards it has set for itself. The human world is controlled by the ego, which constantly needs to judge one thing against another to determine an individual’s “worth.” To judge, you have to see and be able to grade. If you cannot select an item and compare its qualities with any other item, it is worthless. The invisible or non-physical must be ignored since it is not gradable. That is the mantra of society.

People never include in their grading system emotional things affecting their lives. Love cannot be seen or compared, yet it is acknowledged to exist. Many people live their lives based upon love. Powerful, body-impacting emotions are also not within the visual spectrum, yet they result in tears, laughter, headaches, stomach pains—all felt in the physical body. Smells are another confusing phenomenon: it is possible to distinguish thousands of different scents but you cannot see, hold, or photograph them. We would ask you: Do any of these things therefore exist?

There are also energetic materials on your planet that have a major impact on your lives. Not only can you not see these materials, you cannot even fully explain how they exist. The most common of these is electricity. It is invisible; it has no odor, no color, and no feel of its own—unless you happen to get in the way of its travelling from one place to another. You use it every day. Your life would not be pleasant without its availability. But prove to us it exists without showing us what it can do; try to find a definition of what electricity is and you will discover that even your experts cannot define it.

All of the things we have discussed so far are accepted by people as having always been around during their lifetime. One thing all of these have in common is a source. Emotions are a response to thought processes occurring in your heads. They produce a visceral reaction in your physical body. Smells usually can be traced back to a physical object that gives off a signature invisible vapor. An electric current can be produced by exciting electrons. Each one of them has a source.

The universe and everything within it has a source. Organized religions call this point of origin by the names God, Mohammad, Allah, Yahweh, Brahma, Vishnu, just to mention a few. If you researched what the world considers God to be, one answer might read that God is a name in English given to an exceptional being in theistic and deistic religions, and other faiths, who is either the exclusive deity in monotheism or a single deity in polytheism. Does that help? We rather doubt it.

The whole problem with using the expression “God” is that the historic beliefs that tag along have to be accepted to give you an idea what you are supposed to believe. Generally, God is first presented to you as the power behind the existence of man. Almost always portrayed as masculine, God is usually seen with long, grayish-white hair and beard, and attired in a white robe. God is seen as the one who hands out rewards and punishments for following the rules He has given to man. He is the ultimate judge of the disposition of your soul after your mortal existence. His ordained ministers are His representatives on this Earth and must be obeyed as He is to be followed—without question.

If you have followed all the rules and been a good person, you may pray, appeal, beseech Him to allow a change to occur in the course of ongoing actions that you want to escape. None of the beliefs in a God-based system talks of individuals having freedom of choice to determine their own future. Is this the God in whose existence you have trouble believing?

We know that people on your planet are particles of a Source material that existed before all else. The essence of Source is a sentient, all-encompassing substance that is the origin of the energy out of which everything in the universe is made. It wanted to know more about itself, so pieces were broken off that could go and experience what it, as the universal Source, could not. Each one of these fragments, which were called souls, had all the same qualities and abilities of which Source is composed.

Then Earth came into being. Earth is a place of duality where there exists an interactive polar opposite for all things. Within a human lifetime on Earth, each soul has the opportunity to choose which sides of each action it wants to experience. The soul has the power to make these decisions as long as it has accepted responsibility for its life and not ceded that power to another—such as a group who tells it how to think and behave.

When it comes down to the existence or non-existence of things that comprise your reality, you are the determining agent. Do you base your beliefs on the beliefs of others? Or do you reach inside and feel what resonates with your being? If you only ask yourself what you think—rather than feel—about something, you are merely going into your head and reviewing what has already been planted there. Almost everything in your memory came in through your ears and eyes from other people. If, instead, you go into your heart to discover your feelings, you are effectively asking yourself: “Does this feel like something I can accept without taking a poll of my friends, family, and society?”

When you were a child, you were taken care of by adults and told what was right and wrong, as they interpreted it. As you grew, you began to see that some things that made you fearful as a child were only so because you were not experienced enough to make adequate decisions for your own protection. It was difficult at first to start assuming responsibility for all the daily decisions you had to make in life. When as a child you had others to make the decisions for you, you could never be wrong—it was always someone else’s fault!

Start making your own reality. Take everything in your life, including the basic principles of existence that you don’t normally think about, such as the existence of a God, and see how you feel about each. Keep those that feel that they are a part of the fabric of your being. Discard those that don’t fit. When making decisions, take your power back from all those to whom you have given that ability in the past. Don’t let others tell you what to think—and definitely not what to believe.

Remember: You are a piece of Source and have the ability to tap into the wisdom garnered throughout the ages—you only have to decide to open the door.