Before this commentary even begins to begin, it is important anyone who would venture into this commentary know I have a firm and undeniable awareness of a ‘God’.
Now, what is ‘God’? How do we perceive this ‘God’? What makes us construct the imaginings of what, and where, this thing we call ‘God’ is? These are questions humans, as a whole, do not want to ask; but, should ask.
Imaging and distancing
A paraphrase from the ‘Star People’ mentor.
“It is an interesting paradox that the human creature both tends to create images of a ‘god’ in its own likeness and put it somewhere else. I have often wondered why. Perhaps it is because we want something to be influencing and controlling the events in our lives; but, we don’t want them to be that close and ‘personal’. It is a relief, of sorts, to imagine our ‘gods’ are a bit ‘indifferent’ and separate from us so we can feel less intimidated as we pursue what we innately know are not good and worthwhile pursuits, indulgences, offenses to the dignity of others; and, ourselves.
Having a ‘god’ sitting somewhere else and dealing with Its own politics and struggles is as much a personal expediency as it is for our god.
Throughout human history, and in our present time, the ‘imaging’ of our gods has taken on many forms and complex relationships with us. Then, there is this curious need to create a ‘mediator’, a ‘go-between’ that can rectify and negotiate on our behalf. Here is where all manners of religions, cults, and so-called ‘holy’ persons have been created.
Denial and Limitations
Take a look at the universe at night. Attempt to grasp the reality of ‘Infinity’ (endless), eternity (endless). It is beyond us to comprehend. Now, is it so difficult to accept the reality of an endless and timeless Creator? Be assured, It (this ‘Creator’) is beyond all you and I can imagine.
Why do we, as humans, put so much effort into making our Gods so small? It seems we have a desperate need to make little gods with as much of the human qualities as possible. It also seems there is a competitive contradiction here….while we relentlessly make our gods small our gods are wanting us to be bigger.
On the other hand, those who have assumed a ‘special corner with the gods’ want us to remain small so they have the power to control our destiny; and, for their own vanity and profit. Up to this point in our course of history, these devices of ‘control’ have worked well. However, most of humanity are no longer sheep to be led by the spiritual nose.
There is an awakening to the realities of our infinite and eternal Creator; and, our place within Its creation and living consciousness. This ‘awakening’ no longer relents to denials and is freeing itself from limitations, past and present.
Within this gradual ‘awakening’ is an escape from the bigotry of ‘divine exclusivism’. The archaic savagery resulting from the assumption god likes you/us better than the other guys is no longer excusable. Just because you/we call ourselves something and do all the ‘smarty pants’ rituals someone invented to make us look good in the eyes of our preferential god does not, ultimately, impress the Creator of eternal infinity.
Granted, there are specific expectations of a life respectful of others that are totally worthwhile. However, demanding respect from others while not giving it to others is a substantial contributor to the conflicts, wars, and general inhumanity of humanity. It is a hypocrisy the ‘human’ is not yet ready to face within themselves. It is forthcoming, however.
Accepting and living a life without the ‘comfort food’ of ‘divine exclusiveness’ is a new challenge for the human world. And, for the sake of clarity, this attitude applies to virtually every aspect of life. From the desperations for an escape from a vindictive god’s hell to the assumption wealth and power is a divine birthright providing exceptions to the worthy rules of life, the human need to be ‘special and exclusive’ is the ultimate vanity.
A wonderful master-soul, in one of the few times he was quoted correctly, addressed the spiritual vanities as he spoke of one who prays on the street corner to exemplify to others his righteousness, is victim to life’s greatest vanities. And, in this, be assured, this master-soul never wanted a religion to arise and be named after him. His was a mission of mind and motive and soul for the human spiritual authenticities in a time of theocratic oppressions. This battle remains today and will continue as long as humans continue the absurd assumptions of their ‘divine exclusiveness’.”
A personal conflict….to encourage you.
Being a first ray person, these commentaries are governed with restraint from my lifetime mentor. Fortunately, this ‘star person’ has much more discretion and wisdom than I. As he mentors me in those most quiet moments and uses me in this most unpretentious manner I am always humbled by the remarkable awareness of this miracle of life he has. He ‘tempers’ me.
And, he reminds me, continuously, how this lifetime, its path as I have taken it, is a quiet one; but, with the plantings that will bear their fruits in due time. And, those ‘fruits’ will be a meager but essential contribution to the most inner aspirations of the human soul and all life in the universe.
This is said in order to insure and encourage everyone in their pursuits and the simple lives they live. It may, at times, seem so insignificant; yet, within the little world you/we live, we can be and do so much by the life we live that is only measured by a standard the Creator can measure. Every moment is worthwhile. Put ‘value’ in every moment.
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