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THE GODS ARE NOT TO BLAME.111……Most Missionary Work Of Today Only Produce Hybrid Believers!

Let us leave the degenerate humans, see ’’THE GODS ARE NOT TO BLAME 11’’. Writing that post was particularly depressing; it was like wriggling in mud in a white garment just to demonstrate how baleful or messy mud can be. You are plastered with mud and almost choked by the poisonous fumes stirred up by your action. In such situations breathing becomes a nightmare. Let us step into some fresh air!

Today we are following the primitive man on his path of spiritual awakening! People, here and there, are finding it difficult to come to terms with life in the community: a priest is yet to settle down after a blood chilling ritual, his head still swoons over the cries of the men hacked down for sacrifice. A woman sits by the fireside musing: why are we subjected to the whims and caprices of the menfolk? Why are we treated as sub-humans, only to be seen and not heard? A man who barely survived a raid by a neighboring community is green with hate while licking his wounds.

Anger, disgust, natural disaster, communal clashes, sickness, accidents and even positive impulses like love and care for a relative, all seem to nudge the people to seek something better. Their childlike and unassuming wishes rise like prayers, like petitions and therefore find connection with luminous homogenous centers and energies in the universe and cannot fail to return to them as the originators with blessings.

Working in the manner of a leaven, the blessings gradually strengthened their good volition and lightened their ethereal environment; attracted better souls to incarnate among them, while their fear of demons and other negative propensities weakened more and more. Gifted ones in the community began to see friendly entities like the elemental beings and, amazed by the love, peace and joy flowing from the beings, the mediums concluded that the elementals were the highest Essence in existence and therefore must the real gods.

You can then understand that, with time, they simply migrated from demon-worship to elemental-worship. The people followed suit because, this was what they were told about the beyond; this was their new conviction, their new realities and new anchorage for their faith.

Those who could not flow with the new faith were regarded as backward, and unprogressive. The unprogressive (particularly, the priests who stood to lose out in the new dispensation) on the other hand, regarded the so called progressives as infidels and betrayers of their fore fathers. This sometimes drew bitter emotional and physical struggles and consequent separation and formation of new communities and settlements.

As the spirits awakened more and more, they were able to see and perceive further layers of Creation. They were able to penetrate through the worlds of matter (which include the ethereal) up to the very heights of the animistic realms. Here they encountered more magnificent and enchanting entities and situations.

By reaching out to these higher realms the human spirits were thereby open to more luminous Light Streams and power, and drew so much help and enlightenment. This was reflected on earth by the dramatic improvements in humanity’s life styles, skills and sense of justice. This was the era when mankind refined his culture and civilization, built great picturesque cities and monumental structures, composed classic music and poetry, instituted the great citadels of learning and monasteries, etc. It was as if the Golden Age was back; refined and wide spread!

The Romans and the Greeks were among the firsts to reach this age. They were able to see, feel and hear the Lords of the Elementals and of the Elements!  A few mediums and clairvoyants among them even had an intimate relationship with these Rulers of the elements. Without doubt, the mediums were highly fascinated by the great Leaders and in devout earnestness regarded them and their habitation as the highest beings and realms in existence. They therefore regarded the Elemental Rulers as gods and called their impregnable fastness, Olympus and Valhalla.

Not the peoples mentioned above, only! Other peoples got to similar states of awareness in their own time and at their own pace. The Hindus for instance, not only had a god for every aspect of human endeavor, but also a hierarchy of semi-gods, demi-gods, gods and goddesses all the way up. Nor did every race make it to this state of awakening! Some races or sections of races stagnated in the worlds of matter and even continue in the fear and worship of demons, phantoms and other base forces to this age, or until the latter-day orthodox religions swept away their convictions and beliefs.

The simple lesson to draw from our discussion today is: The various religious cults that have existed throughout the history of mankind up till today are true reflections of sections of life in the beyond. They are not phantasies or figments of the imagination rather, they indicate sections of non-physical life; unless they have been corrupted and rubbished by rogues, impostors and mercenary opportunists.  But then, which profession does not have such miscreants or do we judge the integrity of any profession by the activities of miscreants?

This is also instructive for all missionary work of the future. The missionaries should first acknowledge that the gods of their converts really exist. They should explain that the beings came into existence through the Will of the Almighty and placed in Creation for beneficial purposes. They should then gradually lead the converts to the next level of consciousness and not straight on to the high concept of Divinity as if the lower realms of Creation do not exist. The process should be painstaking, leading from one step of conviction to the next immediate one; not based on the so-called automatic conversion, much less on manipulation, coercion or any form of violence. He who does not have the patience, the ability and the calling for such extremely serious work should refrain from it. He thereby spares his soul as well those of his converts so much anguish!

Most missionary work of today only produce hybrid believers! Believers who anchor their tap roots in the new faith, but still sink countless smaller  roots in their old gods and beliefs.

The gods are not to blame………Part 1

…….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.