In the last post, I named this new spiritual perspective of reality Synthesism and explained why. I also identified the main path and the goal of Synthesism: to experience everything as the Divine. Now, I’m going to elaborate more on the view of the Divine what the Divine needs.

We already know that the Divine creates the universe by manifesting as combinations of energy, matter, and awareness. This playful creation is done without plan or intention, similar to how you might doodle in a page margin.

Because the Divine manifests as the universe and all within it, the Divine is not limited to male or female. The Divine is both beyond gender and all genders. Therefore, the Divine in Synthesism is referenced in ways that keep gender ambiguous — Source of All, Creator, Ultimate Self, etc. This includes avoiding the confusing noun “God,” which the dominant paradigm attributes to a male supreme being.

Secondly, the Divine of Synthesism loses awareness of the Divine Self when the Divine individuates into these infinite pieces and characters. This is just like how you may lose sense of yourself when watching a captivating film.

A metaphor for the Synthesist Divine can be ice, water, and steam — three different, nameable states of H20. The Divine manifests in three known ways as well: matter, energy, and awareness. The Divine can be known in three main ways:

  1. BEYOND: The Divine is beyond you as the Source of All.
  2. WITH: The Divine is with you as personal deity.
  3. AS: The Divine is manifesting as you.

What we call “mystical experiences” or “unitive moments” are opportunities to encounter the Divine as the Ultimate Self. This is when you lose any sense of yourself and feel a part of something far greater. This is often accompanied by an overpowering feeling of benevolence. The Divine can also be encountered as a personal deity in dreams or visions. The Divine can be experienced as you in moments when you are overcome by beauty, love, or creativity.

But what is motivating the Divine to individuate? What does the Divine need?

If the Divine is manifesting as us, we therefore can look at our needs in order to understand the needs of the Divine. The primary universal human needs are:


Therefore, the Divine is individuating into infinite manifestations in order to have well-being, expression, and connection. Remember the metaphor of the child daydreaming I sharedin the first post?

So, what questions do you have? What resonates with you and what doesn’t? What could be more clear? Please let me know in the comments section below and help me in clarifying this view.

You can join me for my next post where I will go more into personal deities. I post a new installment every two Sundays.

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