Here is an excerpt from NDW Neale Donald Walsch from his free online book called The Holy Experience see www.nealedonaldwalsch.com by clicking: Conversations with God – Official - under “Free Resources” to download this free book.
It’s a great explanation of us being the wave in the ocean. A few people may argue that we are not the wave but the entire ocean! Yet to actually experience yourself as the ocean you need to be a wave so you can experience & have a context to see how much more you are.
(Used with permission)
I’ve often heard the analogy that I am, to God, as a wave is to the ocean. The same stuff, exactly. Just smaller in size.
That analogy has indeed been used many times, and it is not inappropriate. So now, let us define this “ocean.” Let us propose here that God is The Creator. Very few people who believe in a God at all have an argument with that.
If it is true that God is The Creator, this means that you, too, are a creator. God creates all of life, and you create all of your life. It’s that simple.
If you think of it that way you can hold it in your consciousness.
You and God are creating all the time–you on the micro level, God on the macro. Are you clear?
Yes, I see! There is no separation between the wave and the ocean. None. The wave is one part of the ocean, acting in a certain way. The wave does the same thing the ocean does, in smaller degree.
That is exactly correct. You are me, acting the way you are acting. I give you the power to act as you are acting. Your power comes from me. Without the ocean, the wave does not have the power to be a wave. Without me, you do not have the power to be you. And without you, my power is not made manifest. Your joy is to make me manifest. The joy of humanity is to manifest God.
Now there’s a statement.
Life is God, made physical.
What is important to understand is that there is no single way in which life makes God physical. Some waves are small, barely a ripple, while other waves are huge, thunderous in their sweep. Yet, whether minuscule or monstrous, there is always a wave. There is no time when there is not a wave on the ocean. And while every wave is different, not a single one is divided from the ocean itself.
Difference does not mean division. Those words are not interchangeable.
You are different from God, but you are not divided from God. The fact that you are not divided from God is why you can never die.
The wave lands on the beach, but it does not cease to be. It merely changes form, receding back into the ocean.
The ocean does not get “smaller” every time a wave hits the sand. Indeed, the incoming wave demonstrates, and therefore reveals, the ocean’s majesty. Then, by receding into the ocean, it restores the ocean’s glory.
The presence of the wave is evidence of the existence of the ocean. Your presence is evidence of the existence of God.
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