What if the religions of the world — and all spiritual traditions — conceal an absurdly simple truth, a truth concisely expressed in the Gospel of Luke:
20: And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:
21: Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. (Luke 17)
A truth apparent to children, but concealed from adults:
15: Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein. (Mark 10)
What if the Christian Kingdom of God — or the Buddhist Nirvana, or the Chinese Dao, or the Hindu Atman — is a metaphor for a state of enhanced consciousness, an attitude of openness toward, and of awareness of, the external world?
The religious scholar Karen Armstrong argues that whenever our conception of God becomes too abstract and remote, it loses potency. At such times we have to recreate the idea, dress it in new clothes, and breathe into it new life.
I believe we are in such a time: I believe that our conception of God must be recreated for it to regain potency.
(Is that a testable hypothesis? Has it already been proven?)
What if I try to conflate the Kingdom of God with the Mind of Gaia?
What if I try to marry the sacred masculine to the sacred feminine?
Cannot two ( ideas / concepts ) merge and give birth to one?