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Is God-Consciousness Attainable?

Is God-Consciousness Attainable?

When people gather together for spiritual growth, they make an agreement, silent or spoken, to become co-creators. To accomplish this, activity takes place at different levels: New beliefs are expressed and accepted. The mind accepts certain facts and rejects others. A feeling of shared responsibility arises. A new vocabulary is invented and adopted. Bonding occurs at the emotional level. At the subtle level, spirits align.

This whole complex of activity isnít confined to spiritual movements. You have the same capacity to be a co-creator. All you need is a core belief: God-consciousness is attainable. When this belief is set in place, a group gathered together to achieve it can begin to build a new reality. The spiritual power needed to reach God-consciousness will be increased many times over.

Exercise
Find others who share your aim to reach God-consciousness and gather together. I know this sounds daunting; it goes far beyond anything one could call an exercise. To commune with others involves commitment and a willingness to expose your deepest aspirations.

It requires stepping out of conformity with society and finding souls you can align with, even if you have no other social ties. To gather together on the path isnít the same as forming a sect. There is no need for dogma, prayer, ritual, priests, or official scripture. No one is to be elevated above the rest.

If the word spiritual connotes any or all of these negatives, you are conflating religious doctrine with spiritual growth. The two arenít the same, and we have an undeniable need to gather together for spiritual purposes.

 

Adapted from The Third Jesus: The Christ We Cannot Ignore, by Deepak Chopra (Harmony Books, 2008).

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Deepak Chopra

Acknowledged as one of the world's greatest leaders in the field of mind body medicine, Deepak Chopra, M.D. continues to transform our understanding of the meaning of health. Chopra is known as a prolific author of over 49 books with 12 best sellers on mind-body health, quantum mechanics, spirituality, and peace. A global force in the field of human empowerment, Dr. Chopra's books have been published in more than 35 languages with more than 20 million copies in print.

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3:59AM PST on Dec 18, 2012

Thanks for the information!

6:37PM PST on Dec 17, 2012

Thank you

9:50AM PST on Dec 17, 2012

Thank you.

11:28AM PST on Nov 30, 2012

God's Word is actually God Himself. That means that everything we read in the Word of God, God stands behind and is ready to perform today.This Video can explain more, if you really want to have meaning to your life!!! Please watch with a open mind and heart....

http://youtu.be/qpSE3eZTCNo

1:18AM PDT on Oct 6, 2012

I enjoy gathering in a group for spiritual purposes - but find that since I've moved to a smaller community there is no such regular group now.

8:14PM PDT on Oct 3, 2012

Yes it is called Christ consciousness

4:05PM PDT on Oct 1, 2012

And here I thought this was going to be something related to Martinus Cosmology :P

9:23AM PDT on Oct 1, 2012

:+)
Where two or more of you are gathered in His Name,
there is LOVE.
- God - is - LOVE -

6:24AM PDT on Oct 1, 2012

Thank you!
Great article!

1:10AM PDT on Oct 1, 2012

My belief and my faith are between myself and God. What I believe and feel I dont need to speak about to other people unless they ask. I hope to reach others by the way I act and behave which I feel is how God would want me to act and behave.

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