Everyone can agree that the entire world has changed.
It feels as though we have taken a huge leap into a whole other dimension – and actually, that’s what it is. To many, it seems like a leap forward, but to me… it is a leap backward.
Why backward? Backwards here is used positively. It is to say that old ways are returning, and this is not by human choice. In other words, as the world entered what they call “modern times”, the consciousness of human beings devolved. But what does it even mean to be “modern”? And how does it affect consciousness?
Modernization means a dependency on technology and easier way of life. If a child is born to a household of maids, he will never learn how to make his own bed. Thus making this child be less attuned with his own intuition.
Ancient times meant a dependency on the study of nature for survival. To study nature without technology meant a greater dependency on intuition. And when intuition is depended upon, natural forces in their invisible forms are drawn to guide and assist.
Technology becomes greater everyday, this is true. But what would technology be if Ancient Practices were not abandoned collectively? Perhaps Man would realize that he did not need a telephone or laptop to communicate, but his own mind was all he needed.
You have probably noticed many people asking more spiritual questions today. Many people seeking answers, and questioning, or completely abandoning their religions. And most of all, many people researching ancient practices for truths.
But today I want to do a full breakdown of what are gods? In other words, non-physical intermediaries who have been functioning within the Earth realm since the “beginning” of human kind. The reason this is important is because this new time that we have stepped into, is going to allow ancient deities to present themselves within our world through forces of nature and otherwise.
First, What Does it Really Mean to Be a Human Being?
To be a human being is to be limited. This Being is only limited because he believes himself to be so. His perception, too, is terribly limited, thus making his mind limited. In other words, if the human sees or hears of something out of this world, or out of his idea of “the norm”, he may vehemently reject it or it can drive him insane (i.e. people known as “crazy” has experienced things out of their normal Earthly vibration, this experience can happen through drugs as well) because he can not perceive what he is not used to. This is what differentiates a Human Being from a god.
And it is this limited mind that allows the human to imaginehis god in human form. It is also this limitation that allows the human to place gender upon these deities.
When an “Entity” Becomes a god
When an entity now becomes a god, that entity has surpassed the limitations of Human.
If this structure continually copies itself into every form, what are we responding to? We are responding to a Force that is fragmented within each and every Being, physical or non-physical.
The only way we can evolve is through a higher influence. This higher influence is both non-physical and physical. And that influence, too, has a higher influence it responds to, and so on.
The only way we can gain certain knowledge that will assist and aid in our spiritual development, it is through a higher Teaching Force. Authorities are not for dominance or power or rulership, they are used to guide a mass. However, the power of guidance can be manifested into any form. It does not imply that the guide must be kind and peaceful. He can be cruel and brutal. The methods to teaching have many roads.
If you are able to remove the human concept of good or bad, peace or chaos, you will be able to see beyond the cloud and understand that everything that happens, happens for one purpose: Growth.
What Are Gods and Goddesses?
These are terms I actually hate to use, but I use it only to make you all understand what I am trying to convey.
Gods and goddesses are one type of Higher Intelligences (by “Higher Intelligence” I mean formless, genderless, existences in their purest “form” that have never experienced life as or functioned as a human; and by “one type” I mean, of course, that there are many others, many of which I, myself, am either unaware of or can not perceive to even describe).
These Higher Intelligences (what we call “deities”), those that interact with humans, are then manifest as the natural elements, virtues or conditions (i.e. wisdom, or peace or chaos). This is important. This same idea is true for humans and the human personality. The Force within the human body emits a particular energy, this One energy takes on many forms. These forms are what we now refer to as personality traits (but I may expound on this in a “Astrology From a Metaphysical Point of View” post).
These “Higher Intelligences” are then personified for human understanding. When these Intelligences are personified, their true function is reduced because the Earth’s atmosphere and the dimensional setting of the Earth does not carry the frequency the Deity operates under.
It is like the Force of thunder, it happens very far away, but the sound of it is still so powerful it is as though it is happening beside you. If the thunder were to truly happen close to you, the sound alone could create total oblivion.
That Force is what is called Deity. That Force is what is worshipped, and sacrificed to by worshippers.
That Force, the energy and power radiated, is then given name and gender comparable to the human existence. If the Force is aggressive and powerful, you may call it masculine. This will make humans understand the world around them and how to live with it, if they can understand these Forces through their own lens.
The Role of Opposite Forces
Now, the “negative” or opposition of this Force, is iron. Iron, too, will be ascribed a name and gender based on the energy it emits, and based on the current heights of human understanding until further evolvement. When the human’s understanding evolves, so, too, will the perception of this Force.
But iron and lightening as opposing Forces may not be so in the realm they belong, but this is how they manifest into the Earth realm. This is why Lightening always seeks to strike iron.
This part is also important. For if lightening always seeks to strike iron, then how does this affect human life? And does it at all?
Everything has a role to play in this realm of manifestation. They come to play the role of whatever energy they let off, and this energy is their contribution to the Earth’s existence and human beings. So worshippers will realize that as lightening and iron are opposite Forces in the Earth realm, measures of balance must be taken, so that within a human’s life, war is not constant.
Gender, Sexuality and Gods
The terms “gods” and “goddesses” suggest masculinity and femininity, but that is not the case. Deities are the human conception of the role certain Forces play and the characteristics that they exude. Most often, deities can also play the role of androgyny.
But the human perceives gender and sexuality in gods due to the human’s own limitation of the mind.
Every Deity has its feminine and masculine counterpart, but that does not mean that the Deity is either feminine or masculine. It means that it is a neutral Force that has multiples of itself, manifesting into human perception as either masculine or feminine.
And if the deities are neither man or woman, then sexuality too has nothing to do with its role. It is merely a Force. Its use is whatever it is attached to when it manifests into the physical world. Therefore, sexuality as humans know it, is not apart of the Force’s natural function when it enters human world.
However, when the Force becomes a sexual manifestation, it becomes so because the human has manipulated the pure energy. What we have here now is a new and lesser version of the Force. The Force becomes lesser because it has become humanized. When humanized, a pure Force is more comparable to an Ancestor (i.e. once having human form), than pure energy.
It is of great importance that you all must remember that what we call spirits or forces are energies of many levels. These levels, when out of human form, are of Higher Intelligence than the human. Therefore, much of what humans know as “normal life”, is not a reality to these forces, or perceived in the same way that humans perceive them (which is often of a much lesser perception). Therefore these energies operate off of a Higher Wisdom than human desire, pleasure, emotion, or otherwise. It is important to avoid ascribing emotional human attributes to non-physical entities.
There is no deity that is a Singular Force.
If you have ever heard Spirit, Angel, or any non-physical Being “speak”, it sounds like a chorus, like a rumble of many voices at once.
Anything outside of the human body, that is called Spirit, never walks alone.
The reason I use the singular term ‘Force’ to describe a whole host of Forces is because all of those extensions connect to create One. So deities all have individual names to indicate a group of many Forces that create One Force.
But these aspects, too, can also have individualized identities, though they are merely a piece of a larger entity.
Side Note: The number one is seen as the smallest number, but in fact it is the largest number, for it is the embodiment of all numbers. That means all other numbers are simply multiples, continually, of One number. Like throwing a stone into water and it ripples, One merely vibrates like those ripples, and those vibrations are what becomes 2, 3, 4, 5 and so on. But when the vibration seizes, it is only One.
Can a Human Being Become God-Like?
In ancient times, and even still, Kings are worshipped as gods. The reason they are is because when a King becomes King, he becomes host of divine power.
He is no longer the human he was before taking the throne. Therefore, there must be rituals performed before he can even sit upon that throne. The rituals taken are to purify the King, to remove from him, through sacred rites and rituals, all that makes him human.
But what is a King? And why do humans accept monarchy? Why is this apart of human existence in certain places that humans must even bow before them?
Other than the physical reality of it and its acceptance (monarchies), what exists beyond the Earth realm must be experienced in the world of manifestation (i.e Earth), and that is rulership; gods. So the King, on Earth, represents god, rulership, reign, hierarchy, etc.
Within other dimensions, there exists the idea of Forces which are authoritative above other Forces, and Forces above those Forces, and so on.
Hierarchies exist in this realm, because they do outside of this realm.
Because this Earth is merely a manifestation of ideas, that means everything that exists outside will take some form, though lesser, on Earth.
The process of becoming a King, is a process to becoming god-like. The process prepares the human body to host a divine Force. Thus, over time, the human slowly loses his humanness and becomes god-like.
What the ancients worship in their King is the Force he carries, not the human he was before the body was prepared to host that Force.
Over time, the King will lose much of his old self and take on characteristics of what makes a King.
In order to have a Divine Force “mount” one’s Spiritual Head, as in these initiations, that human body must be purified in order to do so.
The purification process as well as the subsequent Divine Guidance is what most people are after, for during the purification process, all spiritual “dirt” is washed away.
If the spiritual self is cleansed, the purity will manifest into the initiate’s everyday life overtime. And with the guidance of Wisdom (Orunmila) and the Divine Oracle of Wisdom (Ifa), that purity can be maintained.
The Force that fuses with the human is also able to desert the host if it becomes soiled. By “soiled”, I mean anything that will dim the Light within the body. The body is now no longer able to host a pure Force. The Oracle, Ifa, will often warn the initiate beforehand, often times at the grounds of initiations, perhaps years before the initiate has even thought of soiling himself, and the Oracle will provide a wise solution. Solutions are always in the form of what works more than what you desire.
Often times years after initiations, the initiate will find themselves portraying more of the characteristics of these Forces of nature, for they have now become One with it.
During these initiations the initiate becomes god-like and is warned against crying or anger. For upon the initiation ground, he is (or is currently hosting) a higher Force. Because of this, if the Force is happy, then everyone attending the initiation can receive blessings. If the Force is unhappy, the opposite can occur. The Force itself does not have emotions, but the Force is now fused with a human body that does. Therefore, the initiate and those initiating him must be very wise during such a sensitive period.
Every human being has the ability to become god-like.
Because already fragmented within every one of them is the God Force. God is not a single entity, but a Force that is able to be splintered infinitely. God is you, and God is me.
There have been many gods that have walked this Earth and are still walking this Earth. These gods are humans that have elevated in spirit, and are therefore no longer human. And at some point in their lives, often at a certain age, if they are attuned to their consciousness, they will know that they have achieved a power that surpasses an ordinary human. This mostly happens to people who are constant spiritual practitioners.
People like these are vessels of Higher Frequency and are placed here for human service.
The Earth is shifting and is almost settled into its new destination. Many people believe this period to be the end of time, but I want to tell you that this is a new beginning. A new beginning back to old ways. In this new beginning, ancient powerful Beings will walk among us more visibly than before, and the reason for this is because human consciousness would have risen so that you may now recognize that the ordinary person beside you is no more ordinary.
It is no coincidence why Ancient Gods have made a huge comeback to modern times.
“Who ever is trying to bring you down, is already beneath you.” – OM