of my favorite books is a tiny volume entitled Mister
God, This Is Anna. It was written by a man who identifies
himself only as Fynn. This
wonderful little book tells the story of Anna who, it
seems, is an angel in the body of a five-year-old girl.
She is in love with God, and her insights, her spiritual
wisdom, and her eagerness to be faithful to "Mr. God"
become a blessing to all who read her story.
has an incredibly inventive mind, and her imagination
helps us make sense of the most complicated and involved
concepts. One of them involves points. Follow her thinking
beings are three-dimensional. You can walk around them,
see them from every angle, and feel the mass of their
bodies. Now, take a photograph of a person. When you
look at the print, you realize that the three-dimensional
person has been reduced to two dimensions, height and
width. Next, cut the image of that person out of the
print. When you turn that piece of paper sideways, you
have reduced the original person to a straight line,
to one dimension, length. Finally, take that line and
turn it on end, and you have a point. The three dimensions
of the original have been reduced to a dot. But everything
that was in that original living, breathing individual
is represented within that dot, within that zero-dimensional
with us here. This means that everything in the world
can be reduced to a point, a single dot which represents
its completeness. And all the dots look the same, so
at that level you can't tell an elephant from a gnat.
Crazy, you say? But what about a newly fertilized egg?
All eggs are points that look alike at the moment of
conception. Yet, they have within them all the various
life forms which nature can produce. Those dots flower
into an incredible variety of three-dimensional things.
When we move in the other direction, we see that a two-dimensional
photograph is a step down from the three-dimensional
original. But how do we know that that original is not
a step down from some larger four-dimensional hyper-original
of which we can't even conceive? And that that is not
a reduction of a five-dimensional reality, and so on?
Anna states that a dot is the irreducible level, the
point below which there can no longer be a step down.
And God is the opposite end of that scale, a point where
there can no longer be a step up.
amazing how many realities in science support this way
of thinking. Cloning demonstrates that the simplest
cell in your body has the potential to reproduce the
entire organism, which is you. Every cell in your body
carries a tiny image of you, as though it was stepped
down and down again from the three dimensional you until
it became nothing more than a dot.
Big Bang theory says that the universe began in an infinitesimally
small point of matter, perfectly dense and perfectly
complete, so that when it exploded it created everything
that is the universe. Yet in reverse, the universe was
stepped down again and again until the entire cosmos
was contained in a dot of matter.
the Big Bang theory is a description of the physical
side of our world, then there also has to be a spiritual
Big Bang. And that must be another way to describe God.
The souls, the consciousness, the spiritual life force
which animate the physical universe were created when
God "exploded," when God said, "Let there be." You and
I, our awareness, our history and future, were all within
God at that moment, and so we are in fact scattered
particles of the divine.
when you step history down, again and again, it arrives
at a single point, and that point is God. God is the
reality at both ends of the scale, the tiniest atom
at the beginning, and the grandest expanse at the end.
And in that reality is everything else. So, finally,
we are all one thing. And that one thing is God. And
if we are dots created by God stepping down through
many stages, doesn't that mean that within our dot is
the potential to become like God?
John W. Sloat 2004