Friday, 21 July 2017 09:01

We choose to live in bodies

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Ozodi Thomas Osuji

Let us consider our lives in bodies, our present existence. We all know that each of us has the ability to end his life in body. If you choose to, right now, you can commit suicide and end your life in body. It is as simple as that. You go to the store, buy a gun and bullets and go pump those bullets into your head and you are dead. You may choose a less gruesome method of dying by taking, say, cyanide and get it over with in seconds.

If you can take your own life (and, sadly, other people's lives, too), so, what prevents you from doing so?  The answer is very simple; you want to live in body. You want to live doing what body enables you to do, live as a separated self.

Body, matter, space and time are means of making living as a separated self-possible. You are alive in body, space and time because you wished and still do to live in separated state.

To be alive on earth you must have a separated self in body. To be alive on earth you must sentence yourself to slavery working to earn money to buy what your body needs to sustain it for the possible 120 years maximum that the human body can live before it dies.

You must work and make money to buy food, clothes, medications and shelter to support and protect your body.

If you have no ego separated self in body why would you be in this world, why stay alive on earth if you do not have a separated self?  What are you doing here?

Are you here to support other people, those living in ego separated states? Give me a break, will you; nobody lives to make it possible for others to live, you live because you want to live and if possible you help other people who also want to live to live but primarily you live because you want to live.

If you have no desire for the survival of your physical body today you would be gone from this world today for you have the means to take you out of it.

So admit it, then, for once in your life be honest with you; you are here because you want to be here; do not say that God created you and wants you to be here and that God does not like any one to kill his self.

Most folks actually do not know that God does not know that our world of egos exist; God is unified spirit and as such does not know that our separated material world exists; God knows that we, his children, constructed imaginary dream worlds and dream themselves in them, while they are still alive in him.

Our world is less than one percent of heaven; we are right now in heaven, close our eyes and see our world, a dream, but otherwise 99% of us are still alive in heaven.

The point that I have made, so far, is that we are in this world because we desire to be in it; we desire the world of separated selves so admit the obvious and stop deluding yourself into thinking that you are here against your wish, for if you wish to leave this world, at any moment, you can do so.

You are already here. Your ego wished for you to be here. Now, change your wish and wish to have a happy dream; wish to dream with your brothers a lovely dream; you do so by loving every person in the world.

Love does not make the world not a dream; the world will still be a dream, a nothing; love just makes it a lovely nothing, a happy dream, a happy insanity.

You have already dreamed for fourteen billion years, from the Big Bang to the present.  Go ahead and dream for more billions of years in dense body and thereafter for trillions of years in light body; you have the freedom to dream; God cannot stop you from dreaming but he wants you to have a happy dream by loving your fellow dreamers, all people.

Dreams are allowed by you (God).  Ultimately, the physical universe would end (in a few trillion years all matter would decay and return to radiation, cold light) and the world ends and you wake up from your earthly dreams.


You are here because you want to be here; no one can be on earth who does not want to be here. As long as you desire to be here then make it a lovely world by loving those who are also here with you.

This is all that the teachers of God ask you to do; they ask you to have a happy dream, a happy insanity of seeing yourself in a separated world when your real world is unified, by loving all those who are like you insane to think that they can live in a separated state.

Love you and love all people and your life on earth becomes a happy dream, a happy insanity (sanity lies in the unified world of God, aka heaven).

This is what all the teachers of God like Rama, Krishna, Buddha, Jesus Christ, Bahaullah, Osuji teach. Learn their teaching that tells you that it is insane for you to believe that you are separate from your real self, unified spirit self and that whereas you have the right to be insane that you can make your insanity pleasant by loving all those who are along with you are insane and believe that they are separated from their real self, God.

Love you and all people and you make your stay in the world, the universal dream of separation, a happy one.

Finally, you always have a self; on earth you have an ego separated self; in the world of light forms you have a Christ separated self, a self that although still in form and in the world of space and time knows that it is one with all selves and loves them all, and a unified self in heaven (heaven is our real home).

We always have a self. We cannot not have a self; the question is what kind of self-do you have in your consciousness: separated ego self, separated Christ self or the unified son of God? The choice is yours.

The futility of suicide is that it is grandiose and wants to end a self you did not create; you cannot end yourself. If you destroy your body, as in suicide, all that will happen is that you are born, again, in body to continue the dream until you have had a happy dream and finally choose to return to heaven, to let go of the ego and Christ and like the prodigal son return back to your father, unified state.

You do not leave the earth by killing yourself but by remembering love, union with all people. If while you are on earth and you remember that you are one with all creation and its creator and love them all you will see our world disappear and you find yourself in heaven. This is the experience of oneness; after it some of us choose to return to this world of separation to help teach you that our true home is unified, is eternal, is perfect peace and joy, and that you return to it through love not self-destruction, for you cannot destroy you, for you did not create you and cannot destroy what you did not create, God created you.

All that you are asked to do is for you to love you and love all people.  This is certainly not asking too much, is it? Why do you hate love (union) and prefer hate (separation)? Pride?

In humility, return to living as your creator, God created you to be, a loving person.

Ozodi Thomas Osuji

July 21, 2017

PS: A week ago I came back from Europe and had a desire to restate the truth as I know it to be. I have done so (in the past six essays). I now return to more mundane things, such as taking care of my personal business. Good luck and cheers,

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Ozodi Osuji Ph.D

Ozodi Thomas Osuji is from Imo State, Nigeria. He obtained his PhD from UCLA. He taught at a couple of Universities and decided to go back to school and study psychology. Thereafter, he worked in the mental health field and was the Executive Director of two mental health agencies. He subsequently left the mental health environment with the goal of being less influenced by others perspectives, so as to be able to think for himself and synthesize Western, Asian and African perspectives on phenomena. Dr Osuji’s goal is to provide us with a unique perspective, one that is not strictly Western or African but a synthesis of both. Dr Osuji teaches, writes and consults on leadership, management, politics, psychology and religions. Dr Osuji is married and has three children; he lives at Anchorage, Alaska, USA.

He can be reached at: (907) 310-8176