The creative force is the forest but all we can see are the trees
Lol what do you mean all
you can see are the trees? What is a forest if not trees?
What is Waheguru if not this life, this moment... the screen which you are staring at?
This is why I used the word Obvious. *facepalm* is good analogy for enlightenment. Now you just stated the obvious in your post but it may not have appeared to be obvious to you.
As soon as the obvious is put into words, it ceases to be obvious. That is, the words may be obvious to some and not so obvious for others. But what is obvious to some and not obvious to others is there, is Waheguru. But when you try and describe it, again it is obvious to some and not obvious to others. "That's it!" Realize that Waheguru must be seen outside the realm of words, if he is not already being seen in the words.
I think this would be a good time to quote Tao Te Ching. Seeing it from another language might help you out.
The tao that can be told
is not the eternal Tao
The name that can be named
is not the eternal Name.
The unnamable is the eternally real.
Naming is the origin
of all particular things.
Free from desire, you realize the mystery.
Caught in desire, you see only the manifestations.
Yet mystery and manifestations
arise from the same source.
This source is called darkness.
Darkness within darkness.
The gateway to all understanding.
When people see some things as beautiful,
other things become ugly.
When people see some things as good,
other things become bad.
Being and non-being create each other.
Difficult and easy support each other.
Long and short define each other.
High and low depend on each other.
Before and after follow each other.
Therefore the Master
acts without doing anything
and teaches without saying anything.
Things arise and she lets them come;
things disappear and she lets them go.
She has but doesn't possess,
acts but doesn't expect.
When her work is done, she forgets it.
That is why it lasts forever.
If you overesteem great men,
people become powerless.
If you overvalue possessions,
people begin to steal.
The Master leads
by emptying people's minds
and filling their cores,
by weakening their ambition
and toughening their resolve.
He helps people lose everything
they know, everything they desire,
and creates confusion
in those who think that they know.
Practice not-doing, [Hint: It's not telling you to be idle.]
and everything will fall into place.
Read further: http://academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu/core9/phalsall/texts/taote-v3.html#20
I just bolded some stuff, etc but each line should be meditated upon.
Take several minutes to just dwell on those words.
I warn you to not turn the above into a belief. Realize that most of us live in
beliefs... not with
them. This is a dead end.
One needs to step out of beliefs, which are essentially thoughts you take to be true (how can Truth be realize if you take thoughts to be Truth?). One does initially starts from a particular set of beliefs. These must be transcended and seen to be only one small part of Waheguru. This is why I quoted another spiritual text.
You are right. At any given time you are only seeing one small part of Waheguru. Do you realize this when you are in a situation where you are in a fight with someone? Perhaps they said something offensive to you.
Do you realize that when you are with your parents and they keep lecturing about the obvious stuff you know about? Are you annoyed at that or seeing it as part of Waheguru's Hukam? If you are already annoyed... are you no seeing your own annoyed-ness as Hukam?
Bottomline: Are you observing and then accepting the Hukam as it arises?
It's not a question of belief. It's about being ready to live in it.
Recall Pauri One from Jap ji Sahib. Guru Nanak says that by accepting and dwelling in the Hukam, the Truth is realized.
Your hunger will not be satisfied no matter how much you feed it.
Your intelligence (thoughts, analysis, etc) will not help you in the end.
How can this illusion be torn apart and the truth be realized?
Nanak says truth is realized when one lives in harmony with the Hukam. (japji sahib)