Bible Explained: Genesis 1:27: So God Created Man in His Own Image, in the Image of God He Created Him
OK so here I’ll explain what the Bible means when it says that:
“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him.”
Long story short, it means that, just as God is omnipresent, so is man. Just as God is omniscient, so is man. Just as God is omnipotent, so is man. You my dear fellow reader are all that omni-stuff. You are God.
Now to elaborate a little. Like everything in the Bible, this makes perfect sense. He who has ears to hear, let him hear. Yet why is it that some people don’t hear? They have their ears, after all. Well, it’s because they are afraid. Afraid of all that power. Afraid that if they admit they can do anything they wish, they will have no more excuses for not doing it. They will have no more excuses for being unhappy. Some people are afraid to be happy.
- You want to get someplace.
- You get in your car and start your engine.
- You shift in the first gear and start.
- Soon you notice that the engine rpm is too high, it makes too much noise, uses too much gas, and the car moves too slowly for such noise and energy consumption.
- You shift into the next gear. Engine rpm, noise, fuel consumption and relative speed back to normal.
- Repeat from step 4, until you reach your destination.
When you shift gears, what you accomplish is this: you move faster towards your destination, making less noise and using less energy.
Can you do that to your life? Can you shift gears, so that you will reach your goals faster, and at the same time using less energy? You know the answer: YES!
How? Focus of course. Reduce the noise, concentrate your efforts, drop some time consuming plans, use your energy wisely on things that matter. De-clutter.
The thing you’re probably unaware is: a lot of your energy is spent on activities that don’t appear to be energy sinks, and they’re difficult to identify as such. For example, you’re at work, and at some point you get bored. Boredom, as you know, is excess energy which you could use for your own goals. So, what do you do with this excess energy? Check facebook? Check the news? Ping someone on chat? See some “funny” youtube video you got spammed with? Right. Boredom gone, noise done, energy back to normal, progress zero.
What could you have done instead? Meditate for five minutes. Review your todo list and drop some activities from there (not do them, drop them, decide you won’t do them). Walk around trying to gain clarity. Be grateful. Do some exercise.
With all the sinchronicities that happen lately, planetary conscience shift, 2012 apocalypse, global warming and all that, NOW is a great time to shift gears. Press the clutch, shift and enjoy the ride!
Nice word, briery, right? I just learned it. Even my spell checker doesn’t know it. I’m smarter than my spell checker .
So, you live your life, you do your stuff, maybe you go to work and go out with friends, or maybe not. In any case, your life resembles a road. You are on a road, and you’re more or less comfortable on this road.
However, this road has a small problem: it does not lead you to where you want to go. Picture yourself on this road 10 years from now. Are you where you want to be? Honestly? If not, then you’re on a road all right, just not the right one (you already knew that ).
So you can either continue down this road (if you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got), or leave it and take on a new one.
The only small problem when taking a new road is this: between the road you’re on, and the one you’re trying to get to, lies a briery. You needs some guts, and you needs some bleeding. It won’t kill you, a briery can’t kill a man, it can only make you stronger. There’s no way around it, you can only gets on that other road if you goes through the briery.
You must clench your teeth and plunge through it. Bite the bullet! There’s asphalt on the other road, you can shift gears fast there, and it takes you to where you want to go. Or does it? The only way to find out is if you get out there and see for yourself.
The two are different roads, but as they meander (another nice word), they sometimes get closer to each other. There’s still the briery, but it may not be that harsh. When they do get closer, you’ll feel it – it will be like an opportunity, which you must take now, when the roads are close and the briery is small, not later when the roads are farther apart and it’s more difficult.
There is a pattern to switching roads. The briery is always there, the bleeding is always there, the fear and courage are always there. And there are many paths to tread.