This week’s prompt is:  Concepts of God 

“The yearning to know what cannot be known, to comprehend the incomprehensible, to touch and taste the unapproachable, arises from the image of God in the nature of man. Deep calleth unto deep, and though polluted and landlocked by the mighty disaster theologians call the Fall, the soul senses its origin and longs to return to its source.”

– A.W. Tozer

“If the concept of God has any validity or any use, it can only be to make us larger, freer, and more loving. If God cannot do this, then it is time we got rid of Him.”

– James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time

“God is not a limited individual who sits alone up in the clouds on a golden throne. God is pure Consciousness that dwells within everything. Understanding this truth, learn to accept and love everyone equally.”

– Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi)

There are so many different concepts of what God is that we are forced to philosophically dissect and explain our own notion of the word before we can even talk about it.  Often the westerner is not conceptualizing the easterner’s view and vice versa and though one may be devout and faithful in their own religion they would be considered crazy by another’s standards.  So what is your concept of God and what is His/Her/Its impact on or necessity in your life?

 

The article that you link to this prompt should be a new post written specifically for this assignment. 

 

Dungeon Prompts are meant to open up the abandoned rooms inside ourselves and dust them off a bit.  Explore the recesses of your mind and get back with a poem, story, essay or creative offering.  Link your post to this specific prompt page and I’ll share your link back with our readers.

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3.            Dive deep within and give us a glimpse of your soul!**

 

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This Week’s Contributors are:

An Imperfect God – Follow Your Shadow

Concepts of God – Blue Butterflies and Me

For Me God is Habit – Kajori

Higher Calling – Dream Cloud Diaries

The Pretty Little Package – The Seeker’s Dungeon

God is Love – Traces of the Soul

Father, Why Have You Forsaken Me – Finale to an Entrance

Make the Effort – Martha0stout 

I Believe in a Higher Being – Be Good

What is Your Concept of God – Living, Learning and Letting Go

The Kingdom of Heaven is Inside You – DCTdesigns Creative Canvas

Concepts of God – Nintier

My Response to: Concepts of God – Dave Kester

Who is God? – Vanbenschoten

 

Thanks so Much to all of the bloggers that participated in Season 2:

The Story of an Ordinary Girl

Dream Cloud Diaries

MarthaOstout

Writing Works in Progress

Human in Recovery

Traces of the Soul

Cher Shares

Shadows of the Divine

SplitSpeak

Contemplating Me.in

My Spirit Journey

Every Day Another Story

The Arkside of Thought

Stardreaming with Sherry Blue Sky

Follow Your Shadow

Blog It or Lose It

Bastet and Sekhmet’s Library

Your Mind in Bloom, LLC

Hell on My Heels

TJ Therien

Schizo Incognito

Stop the Stigma

Alienorajt

Never a Worry

It’s a Lonely Place

A Thing of Grace

Marsnplato

Tale of Two Tomatoes

Weaver Grace

Finale to an Entrance

DCT Designs Creative Canvas

Garden2day

Dave Kester

Anawnimiss

Kayla’s Only Heart

Living, Learning and Letting Go

Vanbenschoten

Robin’s Real Life

Boring Broad’s Adventures

Rick Cagnolatti

Translation Scrapbook

Read me my Writes

Views Splash!

Be Good

 

30 Comments

  1. I’ve been thinking about this prompt for a few days, realizing how intertwined the concept of God is with religion, spirituality, faith, grace, sin, good, evil, purpose and just about everything else.

    Rather than write a book, I’m going to stick strictly to your questions.
    What is your concept of God?
    The closest description to my concept that I’ve seen published is Carl Jung’s descriptions of the Collective Unconscious, the collection of experiences and energy of all sentient beings.
    Though it may sound simplistic, I think of God as my personal coach, a more learned and patient being than my ego, always there to provide me guidance if I choose to listen, willing to shoulder the burden for a while if I choose to stop carrying it, willing to step back and let me try to run things if I want, with perhaps a nudge or two to steer me in the right direction.
    Visually, I see God as an orb of lava-like light, similar to looking at the sun through a filter. Martin Scorcese’s depiction in “The Last Temptation of Christ” of God as a small flame seemed perfect and had quite an impact on me.

    What is God’s impact on or necessity in my life?
    I find that God’s presence in my life is inversely proportional to the presence of my ego. As I set aside my ego, I become a conduit for compassion, selflessness, and goodwill, seeing the gift in the full experience of life, freed from the ego’s dualism, which views all experience as a gain or a loss.
    I don’t actually see necessity for God in my life; I’ve lived much of my life without any awareness of God’s presence, and could survive without it. However, I do find that opening up to spirit and letting God in makes my experience in this life much fuller, satisfying, and joyful. Ultimately, I find arguments for or against the existence of God irrelevant. I’ve found a construct that, when applied, improves my quality of life, so I keep it.

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