Understandably, many people don’t like the idea of ‘God’, and what it represents to them. This might be because of a negative view of religion, it might be because of certain people they know who ‘believe’ in God, and how those people behave and treat others; perhaps displaying self-righteousness and hypocrisy rather than genuine humility and compassion. It might be because of religious understandings of the nature God is, and his treatment of humanity. It might be sheer disbelief in such a fantastical fairytale, that seems to appeal to people who choose to abandon logic in the name of faith. And it might even be because they feel that God doesn’t care about them, and seems only to be interested in making them suffer and struggle, rarely giving them what they truly want.

So allow me to give you a very different perspective on God; one that has not come from a religious belief, a religious text or teaching, but rather one that has come from 24 years of meditation. 24 years of gradually lifting the veil of preconceived ideas, beliefs and fears from my eyes, and exploring the actual truth of the realm of consciousness that exists beyond our own thoughts. 24 years of scientific-minded spiritual investigation, looking for God with my own heart and mind. This scientific pragmatism was what helped me – over 18 years ago – to first become aware that God was a reality and not just a belief, and since then it has been a gradual and often challenging journey of releasing more and more layers of fear, and more and more layers of resistance, both of which are deeply interconnected.

So in sharing my perspective on God, let me first assure you that God is an absolute reality; one which we can perceive and experience for ourselves if we are willing to fully open our heart and our mind. No belief is required to perceive God – we just have to be totally committed to looking past all of our mental preconceptions, ideas, subconscious beliefs, and most importantly our fears. Nothing obscures our spiritual vision more than the negative emotions of fear, anger and grief which – like an iceberg – are mostly hidden beneath the surface, in our emotional subconscious.