Which direction is God?

 

Which direction is God for me?

It may seem a trivial question, but it can be an important pointer for how I relate to God.

For me, God was first up. Even as everything happens within and as God, when I prayed, there was a sense of praying to God up there just above my head.

Then, some years ago, there was a shift to God right here, everywhere in and around me, in every particle and cell in the body.

More recently, God is in the belly and below, in its smooth alive luminous black presence.

This is the “personal” aspect of God, the alive, responsive and infinitely loving and intelligent presence in and all around this body. Its the aspect of God I sometimes pray to and have a sense of communion with. It is the personal aspect of God devoted in particular to this human being. And as everything else, it happens within and as the impersonal aspect of God (awake no-thing).

What do the different directions mean?

This is how I experience it:

When God is up, it is God as light, clarity, brilliance. It’s the masculine facet of God and related to the head soul center.

When God is in the belly and down, it is God in its deep luminous black facet. It’s the feminine face of God and related to the soul facet of the belly center.

And when God is right here, everywhere in and around me, it seems that the alive presence – the personal aspect of God – is bubbling up in every infinitely small point of space. This may be related to the heart center, but I am not sure.

When I pray to and commune with this personal aspect of God, I find God sometimes right above me, sometimes bubbling up everywhere in space in and around me, and sometimes in the belly and below. It shifts. And these facets of the personal face of God are all beautiful.

Update: I was also reminded of the traditional Christ meditation. When I visualize Christ in the six directions and in my heart, the fiery presence of Christ is here in and all around me, with a focus on the heart and on top of the head.

Update – Jan 18, 2011: I kept this post private for several weeks before now publishing. Partly, it is a quite peripheral topic. Partly, it is not entirely clear to me how to express my experience of this or what’s really going on. And partly, I haven’t talked to anyone else about this (didn’t seem important enough), so I don’t know what’s my own peculiarities and what may reflect more common experiences. Most of my posts are actually left private in that way and never published, but this one came to mind again today so I decided to publish it.

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– up – heaven, light, masculine
– here and now –
– down – earth, dark, feminine
– out there and everywhere – all as God, can easily co-exist with any of the other ones

– “personal” and “impersonal” god
— personal, here, just above my head, just below me, or here
— impersonal, everywhere and always

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Which direction is God for me?

It can seem a trivial question, but it may be an important pointer for how I relate to God – to my image and experience of God.

For me, God was first up. Even as I recognized God as and in everything, when I prayed, there was a sense of praying to God up there just above my head.

Then, some years ago, there was a shift to

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Which direction is God for me?

It can seem a trivial question, but it may be an important pointer for how I relate to God – to my image and experience of God.

For me, God was first up. Even as I recognized God as and in everything, when I prayed, there was a sense of praying to God up there just above my head.

Then, some years ago, there was a shift to God right here, in every part of space and in every particle in and around the body.

And now, God is in the belly and below, in it’s smooth dark feminine aspect.

This is the “personal” aspect of God, the one I pray to and have a sense of communion with, the one that is an infinitely loving and intelligent presence right here in and around my body. The impersonal aspect of God is that which everything happens within and as, Brahman or Big Mind.

When God is up, it may be God in it’s masculine aspect, God as light. This is related to the head center.

When God is down, it may be God in it’s feminine aspect. God as luminous blackness, related to the soul facet of the belly center.

And when God is right here, in every particle of my body and at each point of space in and around my body, it seems that this is God as Ground and personal at the same time. It could be related to the heart center, but I am not sure.

When I pray and commune with this personal aspect of God, I find God sometimes above me, sometimes everywhere in space in and around me, and sometimes in the belly and below. It shifts. And it is beautiful and feels deeply right.

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