“God’s ground and the soul’s ground are one ground.” Meister Eckhart
In other words, God’s essence and the soul’s essence are the same to great mystics
And that’s why no one will ever know God who doesn’t first know herself –
Socrates was the first Westerner to understand this.
God spends her time coming to know her own evolving universal “self” –
Using humanity as a “compass” to stay on track.
Eckhart’s “ground” is where the holy hits “base” spiritually –
Beyond all concepts, languages, and belief systems.
This “ground” is where God and the true self
Are falling deeply in love –
Preparing to join in a beautiful marriage of God and humanity –
Known to Jesus, familiarly, as “God’s Kingdom” –
This is the party to which we’ve been invited from day one.