The Missing Link—Your Connection to God
Every year, a host of biological, circumstantial, and environmental causes of psychological dysfunction (mental illness and suffering) are disproven. Yet, rather than realize that these types of causes don’t actually exist—we keep searching for more.
Every year, a host of mental techniques, motivational mantras, and relaxation practices are discarded as a waste of time or even fraudulent. Yet, rather than realize that these types of strategies don’t actually work—we keep searching for more.
When will we learn?
When will we stop searching and allow ourselves to see that the Truth has been with us all along?
When will we see that the experience of human beings is nothing more than a projection of one’s connection to God, moment to moment to moment?
In fact, everything we experience springs from whether or not the connection to God is clear.
When the connection to God is filled with personal thought (the intellect on overload), our experience becomes negative.
When the connection to God is clear or flowing (the intellect at peace), our experience becomes positive.
Both will happen. Both are normal. This ebb and flow to the human experience is shared by every person alive.
The father of modern psychology, William James, once said: “Anything short of God is not rational; anything more than God is not possible.”
He also said: “First, it is essential that God be conceived as the deepest power in the universe, and second, he must be conceived under the form of a mental personality.”
James was pointing us to the fact that one’s state of mind exists solely between that person and God. He was reminding us that our connection to God, and our ensuing state of mind in the moment, projects outward—creating our experience of the physical world that we see.
As I said, the physical world is nothing more than a projection. Meaning: What takes place in the physical world can’t cause us to feel or experience anything—even though it often looks like it can.
Indeed, this is the “great illusion” that sages and mystics have directed us away from forever.
They warned: “When we struggle, don’t look outside, to the form, for causes or cures. Look inside to the formless connection to God in the moment.”
The astute philosopher, Sydney Banks, called this connection “the missing link to all psychological functioning.”
Like James, Banks knew that Truth had no form. He knew that the sole cause of our feeling state was found inside, in the preset status of our connection to God (the formless).
Banks also suggested that “experts” who point outside for answers are fine human beings who are trying to help. But their training and research has complicated and concealed the basic principle that human beings project their experience from inside to out.
In other words, these experts have accepted the great illusion as real. They think that an experience causes one’s feelings. Sadly, they think that human beings work outside to in.
Every year, the number of “outside-in” experts continues to grow. In the age of social media, for instance, the great illusion is perpetually validated with more buying in.
That’s why innocent people continue to suffer. They fall for the illusion, and they seek the counsel of others who have fallen for it, too.
Causes and cures cannot, ever, be found in the projection—the great illusion—that is the physical world (the world of form).
Continue to look there and, like a dog chasing its tail, you will continue to suffer.
See that—even when you feel separate or lost—the missing link cannot, and need not, be controlled, managed, coped through, or fixed.
Look within, to the ebb and flow of your ever-present connection to God. As William James, Sydney Banks, and the wise from Jesus to Gandhi to King insisted: “The answers you seek can only be found there.”
Thank you for reading,