Now here's some of my thoughts inspired by your post!:
Originally Posted by Jonni Anton
You say, maybe we are God looking in the mirror? I think we're definitely God looking in the imaginary mirror.
I think, in reality, God's reflection is constantly on display from infinite points of view -- no real mirror required; we are the mirror.
Consider this: When a young enough child looks in the mirror they do not see themselves reflected back.
Eventually, they figure out, or learn, which part of the reflection seems to definitely belong to them. The illusion of ownership typically makes them shy, at first.
Then they likely go on to learn they had it right to begin with; they are the mirror as well and everything the mirror can, and cannot, reflect.
When you can look in the mirror and see God, and look at others and see God, and look at everything and see God, you're probably perceiving things as right as rain.
God is infinite light/life and the opposites. This is, practically, the entire definition of God. Life seems to indicate God isn't particularly, always, happy with the reflections displayed...
How could it be totally happy with it's reflection?!? I wouldn't be happy seeing an infinite, incomplete, reflection, either. I need to think there's an ending to my reflection so I can think I can see all of it at times.
I need to think there's a beginning to myself, to God, for the time being. I want to feel like some things belong to me only, rather than everything belonging to everyone.
Once, on a bad drug trip from mj, I seriously felt one with everything and it was horrifying.
No longer do I want to think there's a chance we're all one and that I have been alone forever and will be alone forever. However, though, like most everyone, I clearly don't always get what I want.
Right now, for peace of mind, more often than not I finding myself wanting/needing the separation illusion.
I need death to be a reality because I need to feel like certain parts of me, evil parts, can cease to exist permanently. I don't want to feel stuck with something forever, and this includes myself, but alas it seems I am stuck myself (consciousness) forever.
Thus, I am very thankful when I get to forget about the infinite oneness of things these days.
Although, I am very grateful I learned this powerful lesson as now it'd be really really really hard for me to intentionally put another through something I myself wouldn't want to be put through.
I cannot wait to find out what made james holmes decide to tell us about his booby-traps. I think things got really real for him when he heard some of the horror he was capable causing and this made him imagine he was the victims...
When you can easily imagine yourself in someone else's shoes, things change.
I can truly understand why the majority of us don't let ourselves believe in oneness and I respect this and get jealous of people with this point of view because once you let yourself grasp oneness you can't easily go back to always forgetting it.
One cannot deny, sometimes, ignorance is bliss.
"I am time, never-ending time. I am the creator who sees all. I am Death that carries off all things and I am the source of things to come...I am the One source of all..."