The Spirit of Becoming

January 16, 2015 by Moulton   Comments (2)

The proper name of the God of Moses is יהוה which means "Becoming."

That is to say, the Name of the God of Moses is nominally equivalent to an abstraction that, in English, would be "The Process of Becoming" (or just 'Becoming' for short).

What is 'Divine' in living systems is Becoming (e.g. the phenomenon of growth, transformation, and maturation).

I reckon it's unbecoming not to believe in Becoming .

The Process of Becoming is Awesome.

Let me elaborate ...

As a scientist, researcher, educator, and sentient being, I am fascinated by the following processes, which I seek to understand and participate in:

  1. The Process of Creation in the Cosmos

  2. The Process of Evolution in the Biosphere

  3. The Process of Enlightenment in the Noösphere

  4. The Discovery Learning Process in the Brain and Mind

  5. The Creative Process in the Arts

  6. The Problem-Solving Process in Engineering

  7. The Peace Process in Human Culture

  8. The Nurturing Process in Relationships

  9. The Healing Process in the Human Spirit

  10. The Process of Falling in Love with Life and People

I subsume all of the above under one umbrella term, "The Divine Process of Becoming" (or just 'Becoming' for short).

To my mind, it is unbecoming not to believe in Becoming.

Discovering, experiencing, understanding, and participating in these (and similar) processes not only makes me feel alive and engaged with life, it makes me feel connected to God, Orenda, or whatever you like to call your Higher Spirit.

I like to call it the 'Spirit of Becoming'.

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Quite a few "Becoming" philosophers I have enjoyed. Nietzsche for one (from Wikipedia for quick reference - I thought it was worth cutting and pasting) 

Nietzsche on becoming[edit]

German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche wrote that Heraclitus "will remain eternally right with his assertion that being is an empty fiction".[3] Nietzsche developed the vision of a chaotic world in perpetual change and becoming. The state of becoming does not produce fixed entities, such as being, subject, object, substance, thing. These false concepts are the necessary mistakes which consciousness and language employ in order to interpret the chaos of the state of becoming. The mistake of Greek philosophers was to falsify the testimony of the senses and negate the evidence of the state of becoming. By postulating being as the underlying reality of the world, they constructed a comfortable and reassuring "after-world" where the horror of the process of becoming was forgotten, and the empty abstractions of reason appeared as eternal entities.

Anne-Marie LaMonde 1009 days ago

What got me thinking about this topic was the title of a book by Physicist, Ilya Prigogine, From Being to Becoming.  It was a short cognitive step from that to rethinking the Name of the God of Moses.

Moulton 1009 days ago