The following is the first on a list of personal philosophies I wrote about early on in 2011. I hadn’t been “awake” for all that long but I had experienced quite the spurt, and I had so much to say! The piece is entitled “Five Mistakes People Make Concerning the Divine”. All that I wrote about still rings true for me, but having become more deeply committed to personal spiritual growth and development, I’ve found that my understanding of everything I wrote about has changed in terms of an ever widening scope of perception. I’m going to be taking time over the next few weeks to revisit each point and expound upon the subject matter and to interrelate the material with personal experiences. I anticipate the list growing as I continue to grow myself.
“1) Creating God in the image of Man
Humanity has turned its back on the true nature of God, and so, when we look at the world and the devastation that abounds here some become angry with Him. Furthermore, some people say that He cannot possibly exist because, if He did, the world would not be this way. As it stands today, humankind has chosen to let evil and darkness reign, and that is not God’s fault – free will, remember? The world is not necessarily overrun by people who choose evil, rather, the world is full of people who sit idly by and do nothing because they are either too scared, too weak, or they really believe that it’s not their concern, but God’s! Sins of omission are far greater than sins of commission; don’t be fooled. Since a majority of people place human limitations on God, they see the fate of the world as his doing or his neglect when really, WE are culpable, because we were given charge over the Earth, and this is what we’ve allowed it to come to. Stop lying on God! The truth of the matter is this: God is the father of all things. He is not a genie in a bottle, nor is he a superhero. As a father, he made the provisions we needed – giving the Earth form, giving us the elements and the seasons, nature and ever present natural resources, plant and animal life, each other, judgment and punishment for the wicked, and most importantly – His love, protection, provisions, and guidance. The Earth, in the beginning, was the definition of abundance! We had it all, because he gave it to us. We’ve squandered it, like rich brats, and now we’re mad that daddy won’t bail us out of a major screw up.
What would the world be like if, instead of thinking that God is made in his image, every man understood that he is made in the image of God? What if EVERY man knew that his purpose was to provide for, protect, and guide his family? Marinate on that.”
It’s been a really long time since I read this last and reading it now makes me grind my teeth at how fundamentalist it sounds when this part is read all by itself. At the time I was trying to decipher for myself what the nature of God was. The rest of the list will reveal more of what I’ve come to grasp, so don’t get shifty with me just yet and shrug me off as some crazy Christian. I certainly am crazy, but my faith and spirituality is not marginalized into one set of beliefs or labels, so chill.
Moving on – I still very much believe that God is the father of all things and that His masculine energy plays a specific role in the creation and development of all that we know and see. I now know God to be the masculine half of the mind of The All. The All itself is the raw energy field from which EVERYTHING springs forth. The “roles” come into play with The Law of Gender, which states that everything that exists has a feminine and/or a masculine aspect. That law is what allows for recreation aka reproduction of any living thing. In retrospect, I’ve learned that there are many gods (and goddesses) but that there is only one Source – so when I speak of Father God and Mother Goddess, or The All, I’m speaking of that source energy. The All is ALL POWERFUL and ALL KNOWING but that does not mean that whatever we define the Divine to be is required to be ALL UP IN OUR BUSINESS. We have great power, and with great power comes great responsibility.
The Law of Polarity tells us that to each there is an opposite and that the poles of the opposites exist on a scale for which there is a pendulum. Energy vibrations determine which end of the spectrum one thrives on and what kinds of outcomes we will manifest, both individually and collectively. With all of that being said, understanding those laws and principles has truly helped me understand the concept of “free will” and to crystallize my thoughts on whether or not it truly exists.
In the midst of our many spiritual discussions, my twin flame has talked about a principle he lives by called “power under control”. He would oft refer to the phrase during our talks about humility and submission. The bulb had been flickering but it didn’t really light up until I came to understand polarity, vibration, and principles of magic, all of which have taught me this – Source is raw, supreme, unmatched power that governs all law, that IS all law. We are made in the likeness of Source and are expressions of it (Oneness) and so, by means of our vibrations, we have the power to manifest – for better or for worse. That’s where free will comes into play, because we CHOOSE what we manifest through the vibrations we entertain and the energy we feed off of. This became especially applicable when I became interested in divination and witchcraft. People fear what they don’t understand, and so people who don’t understand witchcraft fear it, call it “evil”, and label people who practice it the same. What I learned is that witchcraft, magic, divination, or what have you is not evil nor is it good – it just IS. A person’s means and motivation are what distinguishes “good” from “evil”, not the practice itself. People who practice magic manifest what is in their hearts, and that logic applies in the grand scheme of things as well. In terms of the world at large and what we see regarding violence, disease, and poverty, etc – this is not God’s work, nor does it speak the absence of God – this is what the human race has consciously manifested through living on planes of lower vibration and by regurgitating negative energy. The kicker here is that, just like I said in the original piece, most people aren’t terrible, evil beings, rather, they are unawake and unaware of their importance within the whole.
Regarding the masculine traits and principles I mentioned in the quote, my vision of those aspects has magnified as well. From the atom to the Earth, solid foundations and elements of provision remain masculine and continue to influence how I perceive men in the physical realm – they are designed to be providers of solid foundations and protectors of their family and home, that is their nature. I notice how I originally chose my words to imply that all we see and know is because “He did/gave it” and at this point in my evolution I realize how important it is to give the glory to both the masculine and the feminine aspects of Source, because they cannot operate separately. They serve different purposes, but they are equally and greatly important. Stay tuned for the second item on the list to read more about God’s “other half”!