Dictionary.com defines “vs.” as a preposition
- Against (used especially to indicate an action brought by one party against another in a court of law, or to denote competing teams or players in a sports contest):
Smith versus Jones; Army versus Navy.
- As compared to or as one of two choices; in contrast with:
traveling by plane versus traveling by train.
- Abbreviation : v., vs.
I am primarily inferring to the use of definition two, and using this blog to comparing God with the Universe. Why? Because the more I get into energy work, the more I hear guru’s talk about “spirit” and say things like “Open up to God or the Universe or however you view this life force.” I get that, they are trying to include as many belief systems as possible in their healing work.
But is that a way of pandering to please everyone? What if all signs of the intelligence of the design of creation point to a creator? Creation is all the energy and laws of physics and science of biology … creation IS the Universe. And it’s powerful and healing! But it’s also impersonal and follows certain rules and logic.
But consider creation with a creator who performs within the rules of creation but also performs outside those rules as he chooses … i.e. miracles. (I use the masculine yang word “he” for God because it represents the active principle of the universe that is understood in both eastern and western philosophical traditions rather than the feminine yin principle of receptivity … thus creator is yang and creation is yin in relationship with each other.)
Yes! It’s great to open up to natural healing using the energy of the Universe, but perhaps we shouldn’t stop there, maybe our healing Universal energy comes from the goodness of a loving creator who wants our wholeness and happiness. What if it all ultimately comes from God who can give us miracles that transcend the Universe?
It takes a lot of trust to consider placing ourselves in the hands of God, rather than in the hands of the Universe. We can control the universe, we can use science to study, know and manipulate the universe. But we can’t control God, miracles are beyond the comprehension of science, they can’t be manipulated or made to happen by our own willpower or intention.
When we align our intentions with the creator of the universe, we trust that God will work all things for our good, even if it’s not so good at the moment. When we have this trust, we wait, eventually finding the gifts that come out of those hard life situations … patience, new depths of understanding, compassion towards others in difficult situations, activism for a good cause, the birth of a healing ministry, and more.
God, Spirit, Creator vs. Universe, Energy, Creation
Three different words for One Intention.
One is not against the other. Neither are they the same. There are two choices. However, when you choose the creator, you get the creation too and you get to be co-creator with The Creator. Not everything in the world is dependent on you, you’re not doing it alone, and you work together with God to bring good into the world. That thought may make the choice easier!
Or you stop at the level of creation, maybe even attempt to be a creator, see yourself as god of your world … until you aren’t … until a car accident takes you by surprise, or your house burns, or a family member suddenly dies and you experience the helplessness of the situation, you come face to face with the reality that you aren’t all powerful, and you’re going through it alone.
The difference between:
- God vs. Universe
- Spirit vs. Energy
- Creator vs. Creation
- Yang vs. Yin
I would like to encourage all the energy healing guru’s to be brave enough to consider the words they say when they use God and Universe synonymously. Consider how very different they are. One is the Yang, the other the Yin. And use that insight to assist those on their healing journey to choose what’s right for them … the God of the Universe or the Universe alone.
“Sometimes you have to remind yourself to step back and let God be God.” Joni
“Always keep the thought of God’s abundance in mind. If any other thought comes, replace it with that of God’s abundance. Remind yourself every day that the universe can’t be miserly; it can’t be wanting. It holds nothing but abundance, or as St. Paul stated so perfectly, “God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance.” Repeat these ideas on abundance until they radiate as your inner truth.” Wayne W. Dyer
13 Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, everything in the universe, cry out:
“To the one who sits on the throne and to the Lamb
be blessing and honor, glory and might,
forever and ever.”
14 The four living creatures answered, “Amen,” and the elders fell down and worshiped.