would our lives be like if we could admit and accept our
oneness with the "all-pervading wisdom and
power," what most of us (including Ralph) would call
God. There was a man named Jesus on this planet a
couple of thousand years ago who spent almost his entire
lifetime trying to convince us that we are, indeed, one
with God; for his attempts to empower people with
knowledge of this reality, he was seen as a threat to the
established religion of his area and was killed.
a series of computer processors all hooked up to a huge
supercomputer. On their own, the processors have
very limited capabilities, but when they take advantage of
their networking, their potential is unlimited.
Someone, though, has put a virus into the processors that
causes them to close the connection to the supercomputer
and to function individually, effectively rejecting the
immense potential that they have when they're accessing
the amazing potential of the supercomputer.
a lot like that. In our lives we're taught by people
that it's important to be independent, to do things on our
own, to function without the presence or assistance of any
power other than our own. We thus reject the notion
that any unseen, untouchable "deity" can in any
way help us, and we spend our lives trying to deal with
life and living without the benefit of any sort of
connection to the higher power that is there for us.
He doesn't want to control us as if we were puppets;
rather, he wants to give us access to the peace and wisdom
that is his, making our lives much richer and fuller.
really is a miracle when we are able to acknowledge,
accept, and make use of this incredible power in our
lives. The miracle lies in the rejection of our weak
and damaging egos and the acceptance of outside help, even
if we can't actually see and touch our helper. And
when we take advantage of this connection, we really do
start to see the higher laws that are helping to run our
lives, and we're able to live our lives according to those
higher laws rather than by the limited ones that our
limited minds are able to access.