Have you ever had an identity crisis?
Did you ever feel like a complete stranger to yourself?
Were you ever at sea about your true colors?
Have you ever sensed a deep mystery lingering in your heart?
Have you ever had an identity crisis?
Did you ever feel like a complete stranger to yourself?
Were you ever at sea about your true colors?
Have you ever sensed a mystery lingering in your heart?
Did you ever notice that you remain young while your body and mind grow old?
Have you ever suspected that your true agenda extends far beyond your profession – even your current life?
Seriously, who are we? Doesn’t that sound like the mother of all questions?
After answering one or more of these questions with an emphatic “Yes, I do!”, you’re probably immediately drowned by a new wave of harder questions, like:
Who am I if not my name, body, profession, nor family role?
Is there a self beyond my ego?
How to find my true identity?
What’s a soul?
How to realize my self?
There’s a simple, amazing, and shocking answer to all these questions: monohumanism. The answer is simple because it can be wrapped up in one word. It’s amazing because our self is so grandiose that it goes beyond our wildest dreams. In fact, the truth about our self is the greatest news in the universe. And it’s shocking because it, once realized, utterly revolutionizes our attitude.
But let’s not barge into the house of wisdom, allow us to play a little overture before we ring up the curtain. Monohumanism or the truth about our self is hidden in plain sight in the 27th verse of the Genesis’ first chapter: And Elohim created the human in her image, in the image of Elohim did she create him, male and female did she create them.
Who is Elohim? Elohim is the one who created the world in seven days. Elohim means literally powers or creative powers if you so will. Elohim is the plural of Eloah, and, interestingly, a grammatically wrong term, because Eloah is a masculine word, but ~im a feminine plural suffix. Since Elohim is the third word in the Bible, it stands to reason that this wasn’t an accident. The Bible’s authors wanted to convey an important message: that Elohim is male and female. And that’s why the human, whom He-she created in His-her image is androgynous as well. But that can’t be us, you may want to object. Obviously, we aren’t she-males. You’re right, our body ain’t, but our higher self is. Don’t think body, think soul. As Yoda said in The Empire Strikes Back: “Luminous beings are we … not this crude matter.”
What is the big picture of monohumanism? Elohim is God Mother, God as a mother, who created the universe and gave birth to God Child. God Father is Jehovah who joined God Mother in Genesis 2.4 to get mankind’s incarnation going. God Child is the One Self of mankind. And we, people, are God Child’s sons and daughters, Elohim-Jehovah’s grandchildren. We are individual incarnations or personalities of God Child on this particular planet.
The sometimes not so divine grandchildren
Straightway, while I was contemplating these things, behold, the heavens opened and the whole creation which is below heaven shone, and the world was shaken. I was afraid and behold, I saw in the light a youth who stood by me. While I looked at him, he became like an old man. And he changed his likeness again and became like a servant. There was not a plurality before me, but there was a likeness with multiple forms in the light, and the likenesses appeared through each other, and the likeness had three forms. He said to me, “John, John, why do you doubt, or why are you afraid? You are not unfamiliar with this image, are you? – that is, do not be timid! – I am the one who is with you (pl.) always. I am the Father, I am the Mother, I am the Son. I am the undefiled and incorruptible one. Now I have come to teach you what is and what was and what will come to pass, that you may know the things which are not revealed and those which are revealed, and to teach you concerning the unwavering race of the perfect Man. Now, therefore, lift up your face, that you may receive the things that I shall teach you today, and may tell them to your fellow spirits who are from the unwavering race of the perfect Man.”
Monohumanism – Jesus Christ’s Lost Memorandum
In early Christianity, monotheism and monohumanism were inseparably entwined. This was Jesus Christ’s memorandum:
I discovered that there is only one God and only one Human. I call it Christ.
Jesus Christ went all the way to Heaven and discovered mankind’s true, single self and returned to Planet Earth to tell the tale. Unfortunately, his memorandum was lost. For various reasons, the church changed Jesus Christ from a great example into a great exception. The rest is history.
Our True Colors (Personality)
We are God Child, a miniature copy of God Mother. It’s a simple, but magnificent truth. This insight makes all the difference. However, there’s still the mystery of our existence and that’s a complex affair: How did we make it to planetary life? How is it possible that a single being exists at the heart of countless people? What about our souls? How are we, personas, connected to God Child? And why don’t we remember?
If it comes to planetary life, monohumanism gets complicated. God Mother created the universe and God Child in the Genesis’ first chapter. In the second and third, God Mother and Father formed, in a divine teamwork, mind, body, sexuality, and set up incarnation. This culminated in Adam’s departure from Eden to live on earth. The Genesis’ remaining forty-seven chapters deal with the formation of personalities and planetary life.
Evolution is a necessary extension of creation, since biology begins timid. In their early days, organisms aren’t able to produce an awareness of God Child, only that of an ignorant, individual ego. Bodies evolve so they can hold higher states of consciousness of their environment and themselves. On this planet, Homo sapiens owns the highest awareness, but Homo sapiens can still be evolved. How? By spiritual practices. The goal of spiritual practices is to remember our true identity, God Child, and resurrect him inside us to turn us turn into a Christ or a Buddha.
The perfection of body and mind is God’s ancient promise. Promise is the literal meaning of covenant. It’s a promise that He continuously renews with all his heroes. And you can be one of them if you wish.
We roam the worlds in search for our self. The grand agenda is the treasure hunt for mankind’s divine self. God Child is the Stone of the Wise, the Sacred Grail, the Kingdom of Heaven. When we succeed, we will turn into living gods. Too good to be true? I don’t think so. Nothing is too good for us, the universe is our playground.
You am I and I are you!
What Does It Mean for Us?
Pause for a moment, close your eyes, and hold the idea of monohumanism in your mind. See how it ripples into the furthest corner of your mind? Can you sense the peace and solace it carries? A simple message with life-changing consequences.
* There is only one human. He-she is God Child and we are his-her personalities.
* God Father, God Mother, God Child, and Heaven are inside us.
* Spirituality is conversation with God, everything else is just (religious) custom.
* We can have an intimate and friendly relationship with God.
* Religion and spirituality come naturally … and should be fun.
* People’s happy ending is inevitable. Nobody will be left behind.
“Mankind is God’s child, and there is no God but mankind.” – Rosicrucian aphorism.
“…If you go deeply enough into your mind, and deeply enough into mine, we have the same mind. The concept of a divine, or ‘Christ’ mind, is the idea that, at our core, we are not just identical, but actually the same being. ‘There is only one begotten Son’ doesn’t mean that someone else was it, and we’re not. It means we’re all it. There’s only one of us here.” – Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love, page 30.
Do you feel like reading Our deepest Fear again? You can do that here.
In Qabalah, God Child is the sixth Sephirah, Tiphareth, also called generic mankind, Adam.
Maybe Qabalah knows the most beautiful illustrations of monohumanism in he form of Adam Kadmon, the Primordial Human. Adam Kadmon was God’s first thought – of Himself – and that thought was God Child. The creation, formation, and manifestation of mankind became the divine purpose of creation. The Zohar comments on this as follows: “The form of man is the image of everything that is above and below; therefore, the Holy Ancient selected it for His own form.”
(Christian) Qabalah defines five Adams:
~ Adam Kadmon in the spiritual universe (Atziluth). He isn’t mentioned in the Bible, but a commonplace in Judaic mysticism.
~ Adam in the creative universe (Briah), who Elohim created in Her image and likeness
~ Adam in the astral universe (Yetzirah) who was formed from the ground’s dust
~ Adam in the physical universe (Assiah), e.g., Homo sapiens.
~ The Ultimate Adam (a title of Jesus Christ), i.e., a perfected Homo sapiens
The Sufi concept of Al-Insān al-Kāmil: Al-Insān al-Kāmil is the primordial, archetypal man, who has everything that God has. This is a bit of a mix of Adam Kadmon (primordial) and the Adam made in God’s image since Al-Insān al-Kāmil inherited all of God’s attributes.
On a side note, Ibn Arabi used this term also to label a perfectly evolved human being (Ultimate Adam). Of course, the primordial man and a perfected person are two different things. However, nobody can evolve his body and mind without re-identifying with his/her true identity. For Ibn Arabi, Mohammed was the most perfect human. Ibn declared that Mohammed was a prophet while Adam was between water and clay. As you can see, Ibn knew that there were two Adams, the one created in Briah, the world of water, and the one formed from clay in Yetzirah. Don’t worry about Ibn Arabi’s illogical concept of time, i.e., that Mohammad already existed at Adam’s time. Jesus made such a statement too: “Before Abraham was I am.” Both referred to our True Self, which is an eternal reality.
What Does it Mean for Christianity?
It means that Christ is God Child – our true identity. Jesus, the Christ, was the first who perfected the awareness of God Child. It means that Jesus Christ was the great example, not the great exception.
It also means that when we have a vision of Jesus Christ, we actually have a vision of our true self. Please keep that in mind when you read the next paragraphs.
The rising of my soul was so great that I rushed into the room behind the front office, to pray. There was no fire and no light in the room; nevertheless it appeared as if it were perfectly light. As I went in and shut the door it seemed as if I met the Lord Jesus Christ face to face. It did not occur to me that it was wholly a mental state; it seemed that I saw him as I would see any other man. He said nothing, but looked at me in such a manner as to break me right down at his feet. I have always since regarded this as a most remarkable state of mind; for it seemed that he stood before me, and I fell down at his feet and poured out my soul to him. I wept aloud like a child, and made such confessions as I could with my choked utterance. I must have continued in this state for a good while; but my mind was too much absorbed to recollect anything I said. But I know, as soon as my mind became calm, I returned to the front office, and found that the fire, that I had made of large wood, was nearly burned out. But as I turned and was about to take a seat by the fire, I received a mighty baptism of the Holy Ghost. Without any expectation of it, without ever having the thought in my mind that there was any such thing for me, without any recollection that I had ever heard the thing mentioned by any person in the world, the Holy Spirit descended upon me in a manner that seemed to go through me, body and soul. No words can express the wonderful love that was shed abroad in my heart. I wept aloud with joy and love; and I do not know, but I should say, I literally bellowed out the unutterable gushings of my heart. These waves came over me, and over me, and over me, one after the other, until I recollect I cried out, “I shall die if these waves continue to pass over me.” I said, “Lord, I cannot bear any more;” yet I had no fear of death. How long I continued in this state I do not know. But it was late in the evening when a member of my choir came to see me. He was a member of the church. He found me in this state of loud weeping, and said, “Mr. Finney, what ails you?” I could make him no answer for some time. He then said, “Are you in pain?” I gathered myself up and replied, “No, but so happy that I cannot live.” – Cosmic Consciousness, Richard Maurice Bucke, Charles G. Finney, page 287
In the month of February, 1890, just following my thirty-seventh birthday, Rev. J. E. L., of Canada, came to assist me in a series of special meetings in my church. My affection for him gained during his stay. He had been gone three days when, thinking of him far through the night—the gray of the morning was already in the heavens—the conviction came to me that in him I had met an incarnation of Christ. I stood a moment transfixed with the thought. Was that which I had held as a theory to be realized as a fact? My friend was forgotten in the vision of Christ, who had come to me, not from without, but through the gates which open inwardly. I knew him, was conscious of him in my own spirit, soul and body. Then with that unfolding consciousness there came a suffusion, as of a delicate cloud or haze, which searched the entire body, was more invasive than light, more penetrating than heat, more inreaching than electricity. It was as if I had been plunged into a bath of fluid more subtle and permeating than ether. Against the inflow and outflow of that enswathing essence the body was not as resistant as the air to a bird’s wing or a morning mist to the sunbeam. The rapture, the exaltation, the divinity of that moment passes knowledge. Then swiftly came the awe of the mysterious presence that filled me, and the consciousness of the whole creation, universe, went thrilling through me, not as a thought, a sensation, an emotion, but as the vital breath of God. This grew until I found myself rising and expanding into the Infinite, being diffused and lost therein, and the mind and body reeled. Feeling myself falling, I exclaimed: “The vision is too much! I cannot look upon the face of God and live! Father in heaven, it is enough!” And the voice answered. I sank on my bed and slept like a child. – Cosmic Consciousness, Richard Maurice Bucke, The Case of M. C. L. in His Own Words.
I think this sheds an interesting light to the book Heaven is Real. It is common that mystical experiences – of Christ or even God – being with an OBE (out of body experience).
Here is Carlos Castaneda’s testimonies of God Child – unexpected, inspiring, mysterious, and funny:
“He gave me a detailed explanation of what the mold of man was. He did not talk about it in terms of the Eagle’s emanations, but in terms of a pattern of energy that serves to stamp the qualities of humanness on an amorphous blob of biological matter. At least, I understood it that way, especially after he further described the mold of man using a mechanical analogy. He said that it was like a gigantic die that stamps out human beings endlessly as if they were coming to it on a mass-production conveyor belt.” – Carlos Castaneda, The Fire from Within, page 262.
“…In the dream in question, I had seen a man who seemed to be concealing himself in the darkness of a narrow gully. To find him there scared me. I looked at him for a moment and then the man stepped forward and made himself visible to me. He was naked and his body glowed. He seemed to be most delicate, almost frail. I liked his eyes. They were friendly and profound. I thought that they were very kind. But then he stepped back into the darkness of the gully and his eyes became like two mirrors, like the eyes of a ferocious animal. Don Juan said that I had encountered the human mold in ‘dreaming.’ He explained that sorcerers have the avenue of their ‘dreaming’ to lead them to the mold, and that the mold of men was definitely an entity and entity which could be seen by some of us at certain times when we are imbued with power, and by all of us or sure at the moment of our death. He described the mold as being the source, the origin of man, since, without the mold to group together the force of life, there was no way for that force to assemble itself into the shape of man.” – Carlos Castaneda, The Second Ring of Power, page 155.
“…I came to a bridge, and right there, as if it had been waiting for me, I saw the mold of man as a resplendent, warm, amber light. I fell on my knees, not so much out of piety, but asphysical reaction to awe. The sight of the mold of man was more astounding than ever…The mold of man was superimposed on the bridge at first, then I refocused my eyes and saw that the mold of man extended up and down into infinity; the bridge was but a meagre shell, a tiny sketch superimposed on the eternal. And so were the minute figures of people who moved around me, looking at me with unabashed curiosity. But I was so beyond their touch, although at that moment I was as vulnerable as I could be. The mold of man had no power to protect me or spare me, yet I loved it with a passion that knew no limits.” – Carlos Castaneda, The Fire from Within, page 268.
“‘There are two ways of seeing the mold of man,’ don Juan began as soon as we sat down. ‘You can see it as a man or you can see it as a light. That depends on the shift of the assemblage point. If the shift is lateral, the mold is a human being; if the shift is in the midsection of man’s band, the mold is a light. The only value of what you’ve done today is that your assemblage point shifted in the midsection.’ He said that the position where on sees the mold of man is very close to that where the dreaming body and the barrier of perception appear. That was the reason the new seers recommended that the mold of man be seen and understood. – Carlos Castaneda, The Fire from Within, page 269.
“I remembered then that I had seen the mold of man five more times over the years. With each new time I had become less passionate about it. I could never get over the fact, however, that I always saw God as a male. At the end it stopped being God for me and became the mold of man, not because of what don Juan had said, but because the position of a male God became untenable…I asked him why it was that I always saw the mold of man as a male. He said that it was because my assemblage point did not have the stability thento remain completely glued to its new position and shifted laterally in man’s band. It was the same case as seeing the barrier of perception as a wall of fog. What made the assemblage point move laterally was a nearly unavoidable desire, or necessity, to render the incomprehensible in terms of what is most familiar to us: a barrier is a wall and the mold of man cannot be anything else but a man. He thought that if I were a woman would see the mold as a woman.” – Carlos Castaneda, The Fire from Within, page 267ff
“…Mystics, throughout the centuries, have given us moving accounts of their experiences But these accounts, however beautiful, are flawed by the gross and despairing mistake of believing the mold of man to be an omnipotent, omniscient creator; and so is the interpretation of the old seers, who called the mold of man a friendly spirit, a protector of man … What they have come to realize is that the mold of man is not a creator, but the pattern of every human attribute we can think of and some we cannot even perceive. The mold is our God because we are what it stamps us with and not because it has created us from nothing and made us in its image and likeness. Don Juan said that in his opinion to fall on our knees in the presence of the mold of man reeks of arrogance and human self-centeredness … He assured me that even if I was able to see, I was bound to make the same misjudgment that mystics have made. Anyone who sees the mold of man automatically assumes that it is God … They have seen, therefore, that what we call God is a static prototype of humanness without any power. For the mold of man cannot under any circumstance help us by intervening in our behalf, or punish our wrongdoings, or reward us in any way. We are simply a product of its stamp; we are its impression. The mold of man is exactly what its name tells us it is, a pattern, a form, a cast that groups together a particular bunch of fiberlike elements, which we call man. – Carlos Castaneda, The Fire from Within, page 262 ctd.
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