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Son of God

Diamond Approach

Glossary of Spiritual Wisdom

From the teachings of A.H. Almaas

What is Son of God?

Diamond Approach Teachings About: Son of God

A Specific Meaning of “Son of God” in the Diamond Approach

So now I experience myself as an individual rooted in the divine. It’s not only that there is no sense of boundaries, there is no separation between me and the divine. I am just a wave in the divine ocean. This reveals the real personal relationship to boundless divine presence. When I feel the fullness of my personal essence, I feel that my individuality is continuous with the cosmic divine. When I feel the divine in the depth of me, in my lower half, in the belly center, I feel I am the infinite and omnipresent divine. If I feel it in the chest, in the heart center, I become this pearly presence that is an extension or continuation of the divine. And so there is the recognition of what I am: “The son of God.” What does that mean, “The son of God”? It has a specific meaning in the Diamond Approach, and it’s not the usual sense of being “the offspring of,” as with the mother and father that gave birth to us. If I say I am the son of God, it doesn’t mean that I am here, God is somewhere else, and He gave birth to me. It means giving birth to me in the sense that it is my ground—it’s what constitutes me. It means that the divine, the God presence, is here, and out of this God presence something individual emerges, something personal. And that is the person that I recognize myself as at this point, whilst recognizing that I am both this person and God at the same time.

Personal Essence is Called the Son of God

That is what Being does when it is present – if you let yourself be Being, its very nature is a source of Love, a source of Compassion a source of Intelligence, Understanding, Will, Strength, and all of the essential aspects. When we go into the area of seeking, we cut ourselves off from these things and we feel deficient. If we really allow ourselves to be and we learn to digest our experiences, as I said, what will develop, what will emerge and mature is the Personal Essence. The Personal Essence is what is called the Son of Man. Another phrase for it is the Son of God. Because we are that, we are the children of Being. We are the individual personal manifestations of absolute Being. We are Being. This is a fact; it is not something that you are going to arrive at. It is always the true state of affairs; it cannot be any other way. If we were not this Being, we would have no awareness.

The Individuation of the Divine

The manifestation of Cosmic Consciousness as a human being appears in the form of the Personal Essence. The Personal Essence is seen directly here to be the real individualization of Cosmic Consciousness. This is in contrast to the ego individuality which is cut off from everything else by its separating boundaries. It is obvious from this perception that the Personal Essence is the real human person, the true development, which is nothing but the individuation of the divine. This is what we feel Jesus Christ meant when he said that he is the son of God. It is the potential of every human being to realize himself as the son of God, which is the Personal Essence. The relationship of the Personal Essence to the Cosmic Consciousness will become even more clear when one goes completely beyond identity, as we will discuss shortly.

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