Humanity is now on the cusp of two ages in our evolution, transcending Homo sapiens (Latin for “Wise Man”) and becoming the Enlightened Ones, marking the completion of dominance-based evolution and giving rise to spiritual evolution. (Spiritual evolution is the advancement of our light energy presence.) Even today, dominance is taught and revered in many religious traditions. In Genesis 1:26 of the Old Testament of the Bible—the King James Bible, and the English Standard Version, and the New International Version—God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” Other versions of the Bible use the words “reign” and “rule,” as oppose to “dominance.”
Yet, how do you know that God said those words, in any of the many versions? I mean, the contents of the Bible, particularly the Old Testament, began as stories told by word of mouth thousands of years ago, and passed from generation to generation. Eventually, these stories were chipped into stone, and then translated into Arabic, then into many languages and versions. Though, none of that was yet the Bible, but countless scrolls, scattered around several countries, by several religious sects. Then, it was at the First Council of Nicaea in 325 AD (a meeting of early Christians convened to decide what will “make” the first creation of the Bible), that each story was selected, cropped, swapped, and edited, to fit an agreed upon narrative. From then until modern times the Bible has undergone many language translations, allowing further opportunities for the Word of God to receive subtle variations, due to the range of meanings in comparable words from language to language.
The words “dominance,” “dominion,” “reign,” and “rule,” are a few that were selected for Genesis 1:26, from the limited words available in the English language to say what God intended way back when. We are not only at present stuck with the word “dominance” in many of our religious teachings, we like it, it gives us a free pass for much torture, cruelty, and imbalance that we thrust upon the animal kingdom. In fact, condoning and perpetuating the mindset of dominance has been the primary source of all pain and turmoil that mankind inflicts on each other too. It might help to consider that the original word used by God, the Creator of all of Heaven and Earth and the whole of the natural world, was indeed for us to have “guardianship” (the position of protecting or defending something), or “stewardship” (the job of taking care of something)—”And let them have guardianship and stewardship over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” I believe that these words are much closer to the intended Word of God. After all, how could anyone possibly make an enlightened case for a God who would create animals and the natural world, only to turn them over to be harmed, hurt, bludgeoned, and poisoned, for our fancy, simply because we can. Not—A—Chance. To say so, is nothing short of blasphemy.
Mahatma Gandhi said, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
When we get this, this one shift in understanding, we will end all of our suffering. When we get this, and no longer invent ways to absolve our backwards practices and beliefs, will we be in balance and at peace. When we get that our efforts for the upper hand are worthless and against everything that we were made for, we will become the enlightened ones.
THIS ARTICLE IS AN EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK, THE MAGIC OF VIRAL ENERGY: SPIRITUALITY MEETS QUANTUM THEORY, WRITTEN BY PENELOPE JEAN HAYES. PROPRIETARY; ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
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