How does God see us?

We believe that God sees us from above. But he actually sees us from the inside.

– Shams Tabrizi

If we have adopted a sky-god view of God, then we may imagine that he sees us from above.

If we have a more immanent view of God, we may say that God sees us from the inside.

GOD SEES THROUGH OUR EYES

We can say that…

God sees through our eyes. Hears through our ears. Senses through our body.

God thinks through our thoughts. Feels through our emotions.

God lives through our life.

If we say that reality or existence as a whole is God, then this is clearly true.

A MORE IMMEDIATE NOTICING

And it’s also accurate in a more immediate sense.

If I explore what I am in my own first-person experience, what do I find?

I find I am capacity for the world as it appears to me. My nature allows any and all experiences that are here.

I am what my experience of the world happens within and as. To me, the world happens within and as what I am. It happens within and as what a thought can call consciousness. To me, the world is like a dream since both happen within and as what I am, within and as consciousness.

If I use a big or spiritual interpretation of awakening, I can say that this is all Spirit or God.

And that means that God, quite literally, sees through my eyes. Hears through my ears. Lives through my life. And so on.

FINDING IT ON OUR OWN

It’s something we can explore and find on our own.

If we haven’t noticed it for ourselves yet, it may seem abstract, distant, a philosophy, a fantasy, unrelated to my life, without any practical use, and so on.

If we noticed it sometime in the past, it becomes a kind of reference. A pointer inviting us to notice it again here and now. Our nature is always here, so it’s always here to be noticed. It’s always here to notice itself as all it is in its own experience. It’s always here to find itself as what the world, to itself, happens within and as.

And we can find it on our own. We can explore what we are in our own first-person experience.

How? If we are not familiar with this terrain, we may not even know where to start.

That’s where more structured pointers come in. For instance, Headless experiments and the Big Mind process.

That’s where being guided by an experienced guide comes in. Someone we trust, to some extent, and who is familiar with this terrain and in guiding others.

And that’s where any number of supporting practices come in, for instance, basic meditation, sense field explorations, heart-centered practices, training a stable attention, body-centered practices, ethical guidelines, and so on.

DIALOG WITH BIG MIND

Can I speak with Big Mind?

Yes.

How big are you?

There is no end.

Is anything outside of you?

No. Whatever is, is inside me.

Do you see people from above?

Yes. From everywhere including from the inside of everything.

Why do some think you see them from the outside?

Because they, as you said, have adopted a sky-god view on me. They see me as external and somewhere up in the sky.

Is it accurate?

It’s not wrong but it’s far from the fuller picture. They are missing out on a lot of what I am. They have thoughts about me, instead of a more direct noticing.

What does it mean you are inside?

Again, as you said, I see through their eyes. Hear through and as their ears. Feel through their emotions. think through and as their thoughts. Live through and as their life. I am all of it and anything there is.

How can people notice this for themselves?

They can use guided inquiry, again as you said. They may notice that their nature is capacity for the world as it appears to them. They may notice that, just like in a dream, the world to them happens within and as what they are, it happens within and as consciousness.

And since all, to them, happens within and as me (AKA consciousness, Spirit, Brahman), I see them from the inside. I metaphorically see – experience – everything from the inside, just as it all happens inside of and as me.

Who wakes up to this?

Not a person. I wake up to myself, and out of taking myself as most fundamentally this human self. This human self, and any tendency to take myself as most fundamentally this human self, happen within and as what I am. Oneness wakes up to itself as everything in the field of experience.


INITIAL NOTES

  • Shams 
    • If sky-god ideas, when above
    • If notice in our own experience, and use a big-interpretation language, then god sees us from the inside
    • God sees through our eyes, hears through our ears, senses through our body etc. 

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INITIAL DRAFT

If we have adopted a sky-god view of God, then we may imagine that she sees us from above.

If we notice our nature in our own first-person experience, and use a big-interpretation of awakening language, we may say that God sees us from the inside.

We can say that…

God sees through our eyes. Hears through our ears. Senses through our body.

God thinks through our thoughts. Feels through our emotions.

God lives through our life.

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