||[Mar. 18th, 2006|03:40 am]
|||||Cat Power - I Found A Reason||]|
I do not believe in God. Nor do I believe in Allah. I do not believe there is a heaven or hell. I do not believe there is a son, a father. Nor is there a holy spirit. Zion does not exist and there is no holy land where virgins await. The blood and body of christ is decayed and deceased. There is no Jah or Vishnu. There is no Zeus, no Aphrodite, no Aries.
However, I do believe that we confuse something with God, with Allah, with Heaven, and with Hell. I do believe there is a force we mistake for religious forces. There is more to it than one single consciousness that governs Earth and her inhabitants. There is more than heaven, more than hell. There is a force. There is a single energy. An energy composed of every single human being alive and deceased. One single force that governs our planet, our solar system, our universe. Composed of every single life on Earth and whatever else life may be out there. One singular stream we are separated from and connected to. Eventually we realize what we're a part of and then lose it again. We are always remembering and then forgetting what universal force we are a part of.
We forget we are a ball of rock and water spinning around in space. We forget that the universe is vast and wide, perhaps infinite. We forget that as far as we know, we are alone. We run around our rocky and watery sphere with inate and ultimately purposeless actions. It seems that life is just lifetimes of adolecence. A life of high school. A life of immature gossip. And so we forget that we are rock and water, floating in the black, starry universe.
We are governed by one solitary force. One we, as life, involuntarily created. A dynamic human energy, forged from dynamic human spirits. Did you forget that you are conscious? I did, but I'm trying to remember. I forgot that we are rock and water in space. I forgot that we are all connected to each other through our spirit. I forgot that we created God and all the rest through ignorance and fear.
I also forgot that god is only all of us put together as one.
Jesus knew. So did Buddha. And we are no different from them.
The man on the soapbox knows too. God is a goldfish. God is a Tiger Lily. God is me. God is you. God is us.