We are God, also. We are the creators of our own reality. I am God. You are God. God is in all of us. God is in all things. God is not some bearded entity in heaven that looks down upon us, pulling the strings of our life events, telling us which way to go and what to do and how to live.

The search for defining God has been a major focus since the beginning of recorded history. The consistent theme throughout has been that God was an entity outside of our selves that had control over every facet of nature and of human behavior.

Aboriginal cultures among others would assign a multiple of gods, each one in control of an aspect such as the wind, the sun, the water and so on. Yet all seemed to have had the concept of one supreme being or great spirit that would oversee all of creation.

One of the earliest uses of the one God concept was approximately 1500 B.C. when the Pharaoh Akhenaten united the Upper and Lower Nile Egyptians who worshipped a myriad of gods. Akhenaten outlawed the practice of polytheism, replacing it with the concept of monotheism. He used the image of the sun as God because he told them that the breath of life, the prana field, came from the sun. He was much hated by the priesthood of Egypt as they lost their power over the people by introducing this concept. Akhanaten told his people that "You don't need priests. God is within you." A concept way before its time and one that lasted a mere 17 years before the priests and the military poisoned him and reverted back to the worshipping of many gods.

The idea of one god was then revived by Abraham who is considered the father of monotheism. The experiences of Abraham are well documented in both the Torah and the Christian bibles but also the Holy Qua ran makes mention of the God of Abraham being the same as the God of Muhammad. Hinduism when examined also has Abraham's son Isaac as a source for their belief in the unity of the "one."

To this day religions are based on the idea of "one god" that is outside of us and that controls all things.

The thought of us being God also is viewed as blasphemy in most religious doctrine today as that concept, if believed by its followers, would negate the power and control that is exercised by the various churches over us now. Sound similar to the priests of Egypt's attitude?

2000-2500 years ago Masters came onto earth for one purpose. To help us understand that God is indeed within us. Jesus, Lord Buddha and Muhammad, who basically covered all the peoples of the earth, gave us many similar messages of self-empowerment that told us that we were God. Organized religions have chosen to downplay these messages or to interpret them in ways that would cloud the meaning of them for the same reasons as previously mentioned.

Many "masters" since have given us the same messages through their music, art or writings, Notably St Francis of Assisi who said, "There are beautiful and wild forces within us." The Sufi poet Rumi,"If you put your soul against this oar with me, the power that made the universe will enter your sinew from a source not outside your limbs, but from a holy realm that lives within us." William Blake writes, "God became as were are, that we may be as he is. God is man and exists in us and we in him." There are hundreds of examples of this concept in ancient texts as well as all the holy texts of the world's religions.

In previous articles from this series I discussed Gregg Braden's "God Code" and the translating of the message from our DNA that God lies within. Replacing the four elements that make up all things, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen, which are all unseen and the one element, carbon, which has substance and can be seen, with the Hebrew or Arabic equivalents of the name of God adds further proof that God is within us. There is only one element different in our DNA than from the translated name of God in our DNA. That element is carbon, the element of substance. This gives new meaning to the words of Jesus in Corinthians; "Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that God dwelleth within you?" or in a later chapter of the same book, "Your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you." The element of carbon gives God the ability to be seen by each of us and to become the vessel in which to reside.

The point of all these quotations is to show that the concept that we are God is not a new one. The interpretation of the quotes brings out new meaning when looked at from the premise of this article.

We are approaching the next step in human evolution. We are remembering who we truly are. The idea that we are helpless puppets and need to follow the orders of the ones who know more or know what is good for us is coming to an end. The practice of following our inner guidance is replacing it. The knowledge that we are God is just one attribute that we will and are adopting right now to facilitate that step.

The proof is all around is from the decrease in the attendance of churches that have traditionally preached to us how to live our lives to the gaining popularity of "new age" philosophies whose messages are one of self-empowerment. The shift is happening now.

The world census of 2000 revealed that 95% of us believe in a higher power of some description. We come into this world searching for the definition of God. Of who we are and why we are here. That search has taken all kinds of twists and turns in human history but I believe we are evolving into the knowing that we are God. That we have the ability to create whatever we choose for our selves. That heaven is not some place where God resides and where we go when we die, but that heaven is right here within us. Right here on our New Planet Earth.

Author's Bio: 

Seth Garrison is a certified Overlight Facilitator and creator of the energy healing system called "Back to Perfection". Overlight is a spiritual psychology that is designed to identify the root source of their dis-ease, be it mental or physical, and create a space for them to feel comfortable enough to heal themselves. Visit Seth at http://www.thesourceishere.com