|Posted on August 26, 2015 at 7:10 AM|
The very first commandment of the 10 Commandments is:
"I am the Lord thy God, thall shall have no other gods before me"
When I was a little kid growing up in our Catholic household, I understood this to mean that there is only one God and that any other god or goddess, like Zeus or Athena that I learned about in school, was not to be worshipped. They were considered "false" gods. As I became attuned to angels and then the angels opened up the window into the world of Spirit, Light, Energy and Vibration, I was given my own vision, my own interpretation of who I am,/we are, what "God" is and why we are here. I have since learned that gods and goddesses, the ones that were worshipped by the Egyptians, the ones from Celtic beliefs, the gods and goddesses from all beliefs from all corners of this world and from all time periods are representations of the One God that we reach up to when we are in need of assistance or simply filled with joy and wanting to thank someone for creating the Earth, the Universe and everything in it.
All of these deities are valid and each carries with them an energy and a power. They are the many faces of God - and so are we! Each one of us is a God. We are all representations of the One God. So as we do unto others, we are doing unto ourselves and we are doing unto The One. All living things are representations of The One. Animals and plants, rocks and minerals, the elements, atoms, protons, electrons, planets - all are the many faces of God. WE are God. And until we realize this, we will continue to see a world that values, honors and respects the wishes of the truly "false" gods: money, power and influence.
Before I go on, let me just say that money is good. It is not bad. Money is like water and in our world, it sustains commerce and allows for the exchange of goods and services. It is a representation of value. It is not God, but some act as though it is. When money takes precedence over human health and well-being, or over Nature's health and well-being, then money has taken the place of The One in all its forms. It's kind of ironic that in the movie "The Ten Commandments" when Moses leads the people out of Egypt and then asks them to wait while he acends Mount Sinai to commune with God, they construct a golden calf and begin worshipping it, and today the Bull of Wall Street represents a thriving market where lots of money is being made. In biblical times, I guess people did think that statues were the gods themselves. By why worship a golden calf? Maybe it was a foreshadowing of the world to come. The similarity is eerie.
Watch any documentary these days and you'll see the influence that greed or love of money has had on our health, physically, mentally, financially and spiritually. Our very existence on this planet is jeopardized by the worship of money by those who have power and can use it to influence decisions that affect people, animals and the planet. Watch an episode of John Oliver's new show on HBO. It's called Last Week Tonight and he covers various topics. Here's one on Televangelists that will have you shaking your head.
He does an amazing job of drawing attention to the dark underbelly of business, politics and religion. Those who we entrust to make laws, those we look up to as a link between ourselves and God, those who we depend upon and trust for employment, products and services are the very influencers who need to be above the love of money. There is a difference between being fiscally responsible and being a whore for money. Prostitutes are more respectable than some money managers because at least you know what you're getting when you purchase a prostitute's services. What you get when you buy into a mutual fund is another matter entirely.
How much is enough? We live in an age where politicians shop for billionaires to finance their campaigns. So much for a representative democracy. They represent who ever can pay them the most money and then talk about morality and getting back to American values. I look forward to the day when the next generations will look to the countries that have become focused back on the love of People and Nature and then adopt some of those policies and practices. We have to remember that "other gods" as mentioned in the ten commandments isn't referring to a statue of a golden calf. The false god is right in your face. Recognize it for what it is. You don't need anyone to link you to God either. The Link is YOU, no intermediaries necessary.