Identity is an important aspect of human life for several reasons. It is how we all relate to one another and the world around us, it is how we discover our self, and it is how we discover God. I am not sure we ever really “know” God, especially in one human lifetime. Unity in Gender Diversity is a website that celebrates this journey of self discovery from the perspective of one individual.
UGD has two main parts, the Gender Learning Center and the Spiritual Learning Center. Each explores an important aspect of what I call the Journey of Love, which is really a journey to discover the self, God and all that is. Along this journey identity changes and evolves to the point where deep insights are discovered. It really never stops though and when this lifetime ends another one begins and the process is repeated in a slightly different way. Some say that when you lay down at night you die and are reborn the next day in a slightly different way. I have this experience often, so maybe I can say I have lived many lifetimes within this one lifetime, maybe we can all say this!
I love the infinite expressions of life that constantly shift and change, but in essence never change. No matter what you identify with, be it an object, animal, or person, the core essence never changes. Thus the saying, As much as things change, they stay the same. Meaning all things are Unified as One in infinite variety.
In essence we are all made of the same thing and this includes everything you can sense around you, the people you meet, the chair you sit on, the food you eat, the stars you see in the sky, the ground you walk upon, everything! Carl Sagan called it “Star Stuff”, Plato called it “Aether” and Aristotle called it the “Fifth Element”. (Wikipedia.org)
This knowing can make your life both interesting and fulfilling. Since all things are of the same source, no harm can really take place. Things appear to change all the time, the experience is constant change! This is the way it was meant to be. This is how the source discovers itself! All that I am not, leads to what I am.
The Journey then is “notness”. It is being what you are not so that you can truly experience who you are! I pray this means something to you, if need be please read over the website and discover who you are not.
Ok, I will spill the beans right here… all that you can see, touch, taste, hear, and smell is NOT who you are. You are not your pet cat, your favorite Barbie doll, or even your car, nor are you, your name, a man, blonde, short, stupid, wealthy, etc… At some point you will identify with just about everything that crosses your path in this life… it is NOT who you are.