…….once (and still) friends, teachers and helpers who were made gods by man……
After a brief examination of the spiritual realms in our last essay (SPIRITUAL REALMS………………The Luminous Heights of Creation) we are turning our gaze to the animistic realms which lie immediately below the spiritual. And so ladies and gentlemen, come with us as we enter the land of the gods and goddesses!
The gods! Scholars, philosophers, gurus and some celebrated ‘sages’ have racked their minds trying to find the correct interpretation of the gods of old and their relevance in modern day. These efforts are sincere and well-intentioned but unfortunately, up till now not very successful. The failure is largely because the investigators select specific periods of god-cult in say, the Greek, Roman or Hindu culture instead of a comprehensive survey from the beginning of the human race up to the present day. It is like judging the evolution of earthman by concentrating on the Neanderthals or Homo Olduwan era only. Such endeavors can only yield limited results so long as there is no connection between the previous and succeeding eras. To start with, let us understand the creature called man.
Man has his origin in the spiritual realms, his core is spiritual and he can rightly be described as a spirit being. However, he starts off as a seed and for him to reach full maturity the seed-core must be planted or exposed to suitable conditions and nurtured. In the case of the human seed germs, so long as it remains in the spiritual, it will continue to exist as a seed because, the Light pressure in the spiritual realms, does not permit it to unfold at that height. It therefore has to descend to the relatively cooler and coarser realms where the conditions are perfect for a slow development. These are the realms of the animistic, the ethereal and the world of matter.
As luminous spirit sparks, the seeds depart their spiritual home as if from the hands of a sower. At the border of every realm, they are wrapped in a cloak which would enable them to experience life in that realm, evolve in the process and move on. Onwards like pilgrims they proceed maturing, learning, tasting, enjoying and constantly being reminded of their heavenly home. By the time they arrive in the world of matter, the spiritual core has metamorphosed into a human form, albeit youthful, and enveloped in animistic, ethereal and fine matter cloaks or bodies with all the respective sense organs. They can now be likened to a collapsible transistor radio antenna pole where the leaner upper sections successively slide into the lower sections until you have a short piece sticking out. Also, the maturing spirits have developed ego-consciousness and self- will which also come with the corresponding responsibility for their voluntary decisions.
For me and you, in exercise of our free will, we chose the universe Ephesus and so our paths have repeatedly led us to the planet Earth.
The earth took millions of years to reach a state where it could support plant and later animal life. It emerged from the long process of development at the right distance from the sun, under the canopy of a protective atmosphere; with amazing varieties of vegetation, breath taking landscapes nourished like nerve strands by streams and rivers, enchanting oceans and bowels laden with metals, precious stones, minerals, oil, gas, you name it; bowels that can also spit fire and brimstone. All of these did not come into existence by accident or spontaneous manifestation but were painstakingly guided by the servants of God. Hefty hands hurled large masses of boulders and earth crust; giant snouts fanned water and air storms; delicate fingers tended the rose, lily and other delightful flowers from seed to blossom. Everything that forms part of nature on earth is brought in existence, sustained, refined or disintegrated by these hands.
These same hands prepared the bodies which the human spirits stepped into and still carry today as earthmen. This was a multi-dimensional process that unfolded in a perfect divine synchronization: while the first human spirits were striving downwards, the helpers were busy evolving the animal bodies that would receive them on earth. By the time the spirits arrived, the helpers had also achieved the noblest animal form; so, instead of an animal soul incarnating in the bodies, the human spirits stepped in through the astral bridges also prepared for this purpose. The spirits took over from there and gradually developed the bodies to the beautiful humans you find all over the earth today.
These helping hands are the last species of animistic beings generally known as elemental beings or simply as elementals.
Elemental beings! The gnomes, elves, sprites, salamanders, nymphs, pixies, sylphs, fairies, etc. Like back-room boys and girls, they stand behind the veil guiding the whole cycle of genesis, existence and disintegration on the physical plane. Many readers have probably heard of them although very few know of their line of duty and significance. More on them in this series of posts.
And so the pilgrims arrived on earth and had to first master their bodies and grapple with the elements. They had ready teachers and friends in the elemental beings who taught them how to identify and preserve food and herbs, how to clothe, shelter and protect themselves, etc. Living simple and close to nature our forebears were able to see, hear and easily learn from the beings. They also recognized that the beings were not physical entities but ‘friends from the beyond.’
The beings in turn, benefited immensely from the presence of the human spirits. Their arrival brought more spiritual energy to the earth and the elementals drew strength from this. Some enlightened ones, say the advent of humans marked the spiritual fructification of the earth. The relationship was therefore mutually beneficial to both humans and elementals; and the earth was the better for it. There was harmony everywhere; a uniform swinging in receiving and transmitting of the power of the Light. Life in Creation pulsated with the magnetic radiance of the Light from above and all the way down to the earth; here and there the Gardens of Eden began to spring up on earth through the joyful activities of human beings as a reflection of the beauty in paradise, their eternal spiritual home.
This was the golden age for humanity on earth! When man relied on the spirit, the power within and had an intimate connection with nature and nature beings. Tidings of higher realms and beings even up to the Light Castle at the summit of Creation reached him easily; the age when man knew that he is a spirit with a physical body and not a physical body (Jones or Linda) struggling to have spiritual experience.
It was also the age when man did not make ‘gods and goddesses’ out the beings but simply regarded them as friends, helpers, teachers and servants of the Almighty. The beings on their part were perfectly satisfied with this childlike relationship because it strengthened their core, added wings to their maturity and allowed them to move on to higher activities. They never requested to be deified, worshiped or paid any obeisance. Any such practices by man are completely unsolicited.