Becoming “children of God”:
St John´s Gospel prologue

The Word became Flesh – When the Divine Consciousness manifests in the form


God has never been seen by anyone

The Being, the supreme consciousness, transcends any manifestation, although it is the base that supports it. The Being is like the space, it makes possible for everything to exist within It; ¿how could anything exist if the space was not there to contain it? That One that contains everything cannot be defined, or seen, since there cannot exist a viewpoint different than Him. That is the reason why nobody has been able to see Him, ever.

There is a story about a statue made of salt that wanted to see the sea. But to submerge in it, it had to dissolve in the water; to merge with the sea, it had to lose its form, blend its salt with the ocean's. In the same way, the principle of the ego (the visceral belief that we are individual and independent beings) stops us from experiencing the Whole: God. A part cannot be a whole, unless it stops being separated from that whole. And then it ceases being a part. This is the dilemma of the ego that aspires to experiment The Divinity.

This unique absolute God is called “the Father” by Jesus. In India they call it Brahman, the One without second.

At the beginning there was the Word,
and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
It was with God at the beginning .

The Word is the manifestation in the form of God. The One, by his own power, manifests the creation, and so the One becomes many, originating the universe and all its beings.

Through him all things were created;
without him, nothing created existed.

This power of creation and manifestation is inherent to The Divinity. The same as our mind creates worlds when we sleep at night, and characters and images that disappear when we weak up, the Father creates the universe.

Through Yoga, we understand that we are not our minds. We are the consciousness that observes and experiments what our mind does, the same as we experiment our bodies and our emotions. Our mind constantly creates thoughts, images, worlds; it is in its own nature to act this way.

Similarly, some yogic traditions speak of two divine aspects: Shiva, the absolute consciousness, and Shakti, the absolute energy. The consciousness is eternal, increate and joyful, existing forever. Shakti, the energy or the Divine Mother, the divine creative power, manifests universes and beings periodically, in the same way that our mind does it when we sleep at night.

Life was in Him,
and life was the light of Humanity.
This life glows in the darkness,
and darkness has not been able to extinguish it .

In the creation, apparently, there is no trace of the Creator; everything that exists in it is darkness, because nobody sees God. But this Word, although invisible, is present in the creation, holding everything.

Who was the light was already in the world, and the world was created through him, but the world did not recognize him.

Strange paradox! The world does not recognize the light of its creator. And what we see as real around us, the world as it is presented to us, is really darkness, and what we cannot see, the hidden truth in the creation, we cannot perceive. This is said by the Bhagavad Gita of India: “What is night for all creatures, is day for the owner of himself, and what is day for the creatures, is night for he who sees, for the wise man” (Bhagavad Gita II, 69).

The Word is the life that holds all creation. Yoga talks of God’s manifestation in the form of two principles: on the one hand, the sound OM, the vibration that originates all of the universe; on the other hand it talks about the Divine Light. There are yogic techniques to connect with this manifesting principle, the Word, either tuning to the sound OM (a sound that the yogi can hear internally), or tuning to the divine light (a light that the yogi can see internally). Through this repeated tuning, in yogic practice, the yogi starts to expand his consciousness, beyond the constraints of his ego, the prison of his “I” and his limited individuality.

But those who welcomed him, those who believe in his name, he gave them the right to be children of God. These are not born from blood, or from natural desires, or from human will, but they are born from God.

The divine manifestation, in its light or OM forms, the same one that originated and supports the creation, takes the yogi back home, to the house of the Father, to the consciousness of the One. Through it, one can become “the son of God”.

This is the true “repentance” mentioned in the Gospel; it happens when we start tuning to the divine consciousness and Its will and we stop, gradually, being manipulated by the mandates of our own ego, which is like a blind man walking in a land of darkness, ready to fall into the abyss.

Those who welcome the divine Word tune to the father, and are the so called “children of God”. When they transcend the limitations of their own ego, they transcend their individuality, they start to recognize that the many are, in fact, One. They start becoming God’s Only Begotten Son because, having discarded their separation with the rest of creation, they understand that the diversity of the universe is apparent. They understand that their Being transcends their ego. They understand and experiment their unity with the rest of things.

How many children has God got? How many divinities hold the form? Only one Divinity, only one presence in the forms, only one Son. That is the experience of the children of God, who see others like they see themselves.

The saints and the wise are those who have managed to transcend their ego and have blended with the divine consciousness. The more perfect is their surrender to the Divinity, the more perfect will Its manifestation be through these people.

And the Word became man and lived amongst us. And we have seen his glory, the glory that belongs to the Only Begotten Son of the Father, full of grace and truth.

Christ, the Anointed, is such manifestation. Through his actions and his teachings we have seen the manifestation of a Superior Consciousness.

God has never been seen by anyone; the Only Begotten Son, who is God and lives in intimate union with the Father, has presented Him to us.

Such elevated beings manifest on Earth to show us the way back home. They do not wish to be revered, they want to show us a path so we can share the same realization with them. “May all beings experiment the same joy that I feel” was one of the greatest sayings of the Indian Siddhas.

This text shows us different aspects of God: the absolute or the Father, eternal, beyond the form; The Word is His active manifestation in the form. And when we tune to this principle of divine manifestation, in its different aspects – as Yoga teaches – we tune again to the Truth that supports the world, and we start our journey back home, to the One, to our origin.

In this way, through our spiritual practice, we can all become “children of God”, we can all recover our divine light amidst the darkness of creation: “you are the light of the world” (Matthew 5, 14). Thus, we follow the path shown by those who incarnated, giving up their ego completely, the perfect divine manifestation.