(Continued from part 1)
This is not like God saying 'no', but more like ( impersonal God ) saying 'I don't get it. I give you what you need to serve the whole of me, which is the whole of you. Whatever else it is you think you want, it's a personal problem and I don't do personal'. Of course, that's just a metaphor. God isn't sitting around thinking and talking, but perhaps it explains why you generally get what you need, but not necessarily what you want. If what you want isn't what you need, you may have to work very hard to get it.
So what does our philosophy of life say about this impersonal God? Maybe the best way to talk about it is the Intelligent principle that drives creation. This principle is the source of time, space and physicality, which means it is prior to time (timeless/eternal), prior to space (unbounded/infinite) and prior to physical objects, and therefore not physical. That which is prior to thought does not, itself, think, and without thought, there is no planning or intention.
By observing the functioning of nature, which is the purest form we have of this impersonal God principle, we can observe that it is not actually trying to get somewhere. Nature does not move in straight lines toward a goal, but rather in self supporting circles within circles. We observe the cycles of planetary rotation and orbit, and we see cycles of birth and death, but some of the circular movements of nature are so large that we are observing them from within the circle, and they may therefore appear to be straight lines.
For example, the evolution of life on planet Earth is already billions of years into a cycle of unknown duration which may come full circle in the ending of all life or perhaps the planet itself. The universe itself is about 14 billion years old and is expanding. At some point it will begin to contract and collapse in on itself.
While life doesn't appear to be trying to get somewhere, it does appear to be intent on expressing in as many diverse forms as possible. It appears to be expressing without fear, without hesitation embracing the ugly and the beautiful, the violent and the timid, with boundless power and wonder.
So that's what you're up against when you're trying to manifest a house on the beach. This impersonal God has a fearless, boundless, self supporting momentum toward diverse expression in every conceivable form, and never quite doing the same thing in exactly the same way. If your personal plans for your authentic happiness fit within this momentum, your life is bound to turn out much the way you want it to, effortlessly. If it does not, there may be a lot of effort involved as you will not be flowing in the direction that creation itslef is going.
As such, rather than trying to figure out how to fulfill our personal desires, it's generally more useful to reveal that those desires are ultimately unfulfilling even when they are fulfilled. Flowing with what creation is creating is effortless, and effortless is good.
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