The biggest hurtle we have in our spiritual search is in coming to the realization that the flesh and the spirit are one, just different dimensions of the one presence. That Presence is God.
It is wonderful to experience the impersonal nature of God, how that presence is universal and all-inclusive. However, the danger in accepting that as an absolute is that in doing so we can fall into the trap of believing that transcending or going beyond our humanity is a virtue. When individuality is left out a sense of God’s presence is lost, because one can’t feel personal about the impersonal. As a result, the human being then finds himself or herself comfortless.
As humans, when we feel the presence of God is with and even in us we are at peace and feel that we are loved. To be impersonal is to loose that feeling and that joy in life that can go with a personal sense of God. So what do we do?
When we feel personally incomplete, alone, and comfortless we can remind ourselves that in our search to experience ourselves as higher consciousness we have denied a personal sense of God that can be felt personally. Experiencing the presence is a Double Thread. Although we can not go back to our earlier days when we exclusively had feelings for God personally as our father, our guide, our comforter, and we can allow ourselves to be personal, we can include that personal God in our experience. In other words, though the two sides, the impersonal divine and the personal human, are one we can Double Think and include our awareness of the impersonal God and find comfort in the personal because God is All. This is the divine helix, the thread that of two that are One.
Fear not, we do not have to always stay at the personal level. When we are not distressed or lonely we can experience the impersonal nature of our all-inclusive being, but when we feel a personal need we can revert to the experience of an “other” presence that is there for us. We are infinite and free to experience the individual or the infinite. All we need to do is to consciously recognize at what level we have tuned into and respond accordingly. It’s a Double Thread. It is all God.