If you were God, what would you do to pass time in eternity?
Let’s talk about God—not the old guy sitting on the throne, but the Infinite Power that created the Universe.
I don’t believe in the bearded bloke. Think of what we call God as a Creative Power of Intelligence, Love, and Life. It is infinite, through dimensions beyond our ken. Picture yourself as that.
Think of yourself, not in any human form, but as a power and energy everywhere and everywhen. You are omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, and any “omni” you can think of. Now go back in whatever would pass for time, to the First of Forever.
There you are: all knowing with nothing to know; all loving with nothing to love, all power with nothing to drive. Let the eons go by and…
There you are: all knowing with nothing to know; all loving with nothing to love, all power with nothing to drive. Let more eons go by and…
There you are: all knowing with nothing to know; all loving with nothing to love, all power with nothing to drive. Let still more eons go by and…
Well, you get the idea. It’s boredom on a scale beyond imagination! What’s a Deity to do? What would YOU do?
I know! Let’s make stuff. All you have to do is make atoms and molecules and slow down the vibration. Lookey there. Now we have rocks. Isn’t that interesting!
It’s interesting enough to keep you entertained for an eon or two. You make rocks and put them together into planets and stars and such. It’s fun, but no matter how many fancy rocks you make, they’re still rocks…and eventually boring.
What now? Life is an unused part of yourself, so add life to the mix. Make plants, fish, bugs, and animals on the rocks and planets. Of course, you are every one of them—everywhere at once—because it’s all made out of you. You experience life through everything you create. That’s what infinite is all about.
Now it gets interesting as all the creations interact based on their instincts, and it can keep you amused for a long time…Almost an eon until you get bored with it.
The next addition is people with free will. They aren’t guided by instinct, but make conscious choices. That’s nice and interesting, but boredom looms on the horizon. The only emotion that exists is love, so everybody is nice and loving to everybody else all the time.
What a bore. It would be like a dull sitcom without a laugh track.
After too many ages of La Dee Dah, you get an idea to assure the elimination of boredom for all time. You invent a game with many ways to win and even more ways to lose.
Make being right a mental imperative, and you’ll have action. The people must prove they’re right or make others wrong. “La Dee Dah” morphs to “Shape You Up” and your amusement options grow exponentially.
Underneath it all, the love is still there, and the game is to bring it out again.
Think of the variety of experiences you can have while the people try to find their way back to love. Each is certain happiness requires righteousness and will go to great lengths to prove it.
Different opinions and values threaten righteousness in a variety of ways, and you get to feel brand new emotions. All the aspects of fear are now part of your infinite experience. You get to feel everything from stark terror through anxiety and humiliation to guilt.
Now you have pointless drama between individuals, tribes, and nations. They divide into groups by any criteria they decide are “right.” Some popular ones are skin color, gender, belief system, and favorite sports team.
You can experience divorce, war, politics, Wild West shootouts, and lawyers. People think their way is right, everybody else is wrong, and it’s up to them to shape up the world.
Spread all this to the endless multitude of planets, and you’ll never be bored again.
Now THAT’S entertainment!
Gregg Sanderson is author of Spirit With A Smile, The World According To BOB. He is a licensed practitioner in the Centers for Spiritual Living, and a Certified Trainer for Infinite Possibilities. His earlier books were, What Ever Happened To Happily Ever After? and Split Happens—Easing The Pain Of Divorce. His latest project is the New
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