And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. (Jesus, Matthew 17: 20-21)
John and Mary are about to meet up on a date. Mary is running late. The couple are used to communicating telepathically. Just as John is about to ask Mary where she is, the whole world goes black. It would seem that the world has been mysteriously wiped out. There are no roads, no buildings, no nature, no people, no light, nothing – just empty space.
John sends a message anyway. “Where are you, Mary?”
“Er, I’m not sure. I just know I’m here.”
“Where are you, John?”
“I’m not sure either, I guess I’m here also.”
“It feels very odd, John, but I feel as if I’m right beside you.”
“I feel the same way, Mary, like you’re right here with me.”
By some miracle the scenery is instantly reversed and John and Mary are back in the reality they are used to.
“Hi, it’s me, John. Where are you?”
“I’m at Selfridges, you?”
“At Leicester Square where we planned to meet up five minutes ago, remember?”
“Sorry John, I’m running late. I tell you what, I’ll get a taxi and I should be with you in about 15 minutes.”
The formless earth, where Mary and John found themselves, is analogous to Spirit. It is the state of mind we are in as babies, and when one lets go of all concepts and forms. This state is pure consciousness. In this state of consciousness, it matters not where you are, as you are already there. For you are the formless void everywhere else and in between. It is meaningless trying to measure where exactly you are as you are everything. And yet, because you occupy your own space within the void, your space represents your individual take of the void.
Why do forms appear? In order for Consciousness to experience different states of reality, though these states are not Reality. Similarly, John and Mary had no idea where they were except they knew they were “here.” In order to differentiate John’s “here” from Mary’s “here” there had to be something, a kind of map or compass. When the world reappeared around them, the buildings gave them points of reference. Mary knew she was at a particular point in time/space called Selfridges which is in Oxford Street in London; while John was in a place called Leicester Square in London. The interesting thing is when John and Mary only knew their location as “here” there was no distinction between both “heres.” Both “heres” were the same. However, when they lived in a reality of forms, there appeared to be some distance between them; Mary needed time to get to where John was.
It seems so senseless now for me to think of one place as better or less than another. All places in time/space are dreams. There are some nice dreams that I normally don’t want to wake out of, and there are the occasional nightmares that I’m grateful to be out of. It doesn’t mean one dream is better than another, it’s just a matter of perspective. The bottom line is all dreams emerge from the same void. Each of us have had experiences of the void, during sleep. When you are having a dreamless sleep you are in the formless state/void.
The earth and the universe and all forms are dreams. Wherever you are is where you will find Reality, the essence of who you are. Right where you are is the totality of Consciousness. Your identity, which is eternal, is your perspective of the totality of Consciousness.
It would seem that we have never left home. Forms, appearances and our senses are trying to rob us of the truth of who we are. Right where you are is the Kingdom of God, the divine spark within you, always.
Coming from the Kingdom,
I am Enocia