God said, ‘Let us make man in our own image, in the likeness of ourselves, and let them be masters of the fish of the sea, the birds of heaven, the cattle, all the wild animals and all the creatures that creep along the ground.’
God created man in the image of himself, in the image of God he created him, male and female he created them.
God blessed them, saying to them, ‘Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth and subdue it. Be masters of the fish of the sea, the birds of heaven and all the living creatures that move on earth.’
God also said, ‘Look, to you I give all the seed-bearing plants everywhere on the surface of the earth, and all the trees with seed-bearing fruit; this will be your food.
Genesis Chapter 1 26-28
I have been pondering about this for a bit, even before the scriptures this last weekend.
Now by this point I am sure many out there might have already turned away simply because I started with a Judeo-Christian-Islam quote. It’s also important to point out I have been reading and interesting book about the wholesale of spiritualism and pop culture redefinition of many religions recently.
So if you are still around… settle in and enjoy the ride, else-wise catch on the next trip.
It is my understanding that mankind being created in Gods image reaches back to our earliest of written records even in Mesopotamia. Some have argued in items I have read that polytheistic religions are such because it is an attempt to again account for the many faces of humanity, the good, the bad, the beautiful, the ugly, the tempting and the revolting.
Reading into Hinduism and even Greek pantheons it’s amazing how these deities act more like spoiled super humans than God.
Not that I am trying to knock anyone’s faith. I am just stating that the concept of being in the image of God is not solely a Christian point of view.
So with that all aside, the next time you are out and about, take some time and stare in the face of God.
Look around you.
See the old wise man with the white’n hair.
The beautiful and tempting muse that stirs the souls of the artist and thinkers.
The rough and chiseled worn person who has been thru it all and survives another day.
Soft and cheerful glow of children playing outside and chanting and yelling.
While like in this book I have been reading, I believe it clearly shows we are not gods, we are not divine like some who have blessed this Earth. We are though all snapshots of the divine. Small sparks of that free will floating randomly thru our time here; bumping into each other and in some cases doing good and fruitful works like we were commanded, other being spoiled and selfish beings causing harm and waste.
I sat Sunday looking in the different faces of God. I was awe struck. While sure I have thought about this many many times and I have even prayed and meditated on it. I have never stopped to “smell the roses” in that sense. I never stopped and allowed myself to wittiness the great depth to which those versus really take Humanity.
I think it is in part that I too have allowed myself to fooled and tempted by the re-write of many faiths of this world; but also I think it is that you learn something new every time you sit in the garden with God and just listen. You don’t always have to list your worries and stress; or whatever is on your mind. Sometimes like in any relationship it’s good to just sit there and listen for the other side to speak.
For me this time it was not some verbal verbose voice but the pleasant glimpse into the eyes that God as set forth to see this world thru and for. Each person with their own story, their own thoughts, loves, pain, and happiness. Each with their own spark of God. Each in the image of God.
Yet while we are one of the highest creations, don’t let the dark fool you.
We are not God, or gods.
We are human, a part of the grand scheme of humanity.
Just a cog.
Though a cog with a purpose, designed by the greatest engineer to exist.
I challenge you, look around you, see what the Lord has made. See the image before you for what it is.
Can you accept it or do you reject it and run back to your safety net in your own reality?
You know in the Christian faith, rejecting Christ is always touted as one of the worse things you could ever possibly do. Most though, those who rely on someone to tell them about their faith, don’t even understand that in the Christ story; the Apostles rejected him. Even the famed rock of the church Peter, denied Christ. In the Christian faith God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit are one and three and three and one.
They are the same. So they denied God. Yet they were brought back into the fold and went on to establish a dominant religion. I say all of that to say that you too can hide from the face of God, but only for so long.
Only so long before the spirit stirs and finds you naked and exposed before the Truth.
I digress now…
-Static MagickStatic Magick
aka Soulbound Heart