Richard Dawkins having explored the further reaches of his left-brain has declared in his book The God Delusion
, “There is no God”.
If one searches for God using only the deductive reasoning and logic of the left-brain one is doomed to failure no matter the quality of the left-brain thus employed. Logic and reason are not the portals to God. Indeed, they may be more of a hindrance than a help. It is true that a study of quantum physics, ancient scriptures such as the Bhagavad Gita and the Bible may help our understanding along the pathway to the Divine and for these studies, a reasonable left-brain is necessary. However to access and interact with the Divine, the whole being must necessarily be employed.
Today, many of us in our left-brain focussed educated world live almost entirely in our left-brains, we live almost wholly in the physical explicate world and believe only in that which our physical senses can confirm. To find God, we must first choose to move out of this limiting paradigm and into the world of our whole being, a world in which we will discover what extraordinary electrical beings of enormous as yet untapped potential we really are.
If we were to look for anything at all in the ordinary way in the physical world, in order to have half a chance of finding it, we would first need to believe the thing we were looking for existed. If we attempted to find something we were quite sure did not exist, we would almost certainly be guaranteed that our search would fail. Yet so many of us do just that, or to be more correct, so many of us set off to prove God does not exist and of course under such circumstances come up with a reasonable, (to the left-brain) thesis as to how and why there is no God. Richard Dawkins is merely another case in point.
If however, we were to accept that God exists and if we embark on the search for God using all the facets of our being and with focus and intent, (which we must employ in order to find anything) we have a good chance of success. If we employ our right brain intuition, intuitive wisdom and its associated natural connection to the metaphysical realms, together with the discerning powers of our left-brain and if we were to go within and contact our soul, as this is the only portal to God, we will assuredly find God.
Within this portal, there are as many individual paths to God as there are individual fingerprints and no one can ever truly convince another of the reality of God. The only possible way anyone may be convinced without any doubt, is to go there and find out for themselves.
The journey within and then to God is the most exciting, wonderful and yes, sometimes terrifying journey we will ever take. It is a journey far more fascinating and exciting than any we may take in the physical realms, but once taken and once contact has been made with the Divine, the reality is undeniable.
It is not possible to debate the issue of whether God exists or not with the Richard Dawkins of this world, as we would merely have two talking heads engaging in a nonsensical exercise. We would have two left-brains discussing, what is for the left-brain an incomprehensible abstract. In addition, the path to the Divine is liberally strewn with paradoxes. The left-brain is uncomfortable with such devices. It is for this reason that many Eastern Religions have created devices such as Koans. Their express function is to remove the left-brain temporarily from the equation in order that some movement along the pathway to the Divine may be accomplished.
Paradoxes are enormous fun to work with and until one can come to understand paradoxes and accept their essential nature, the journey to the Divine will be difficult, if not impossible.
Taking our individual journey to the centre of The Divine Creative Field/God is the only possible way any of us can Know the reality of God. Once having been there it is not possible to deny the reality, and the left-brain then becomes acquiescent.
Adonia E. Wylie Copyright February 23, 2007
Cartoon courtesy of Malcolm Evans