Are You Divine?
According to the Greek philosopher Pythagoras, "Take courage, the human race is divine." How can that "divinity" possibly be true? The three religions that trace their roots to Abraham -- Judaism, Christianity, and Islam -- each to a somewhat different degree, disagree: and to prove their opinions, endlessly make war upon each other, burying the ridiculous notion of human divinity along with the collective dead...
But: what if? What if, though, our essential nature is already and always One with the Oneness of the Universe? What if this "Real Reality" is just a removal of a veil away? Would you "take courage", and pull aside that veil to see for yourself?
What if that "take courage" meant that you would have to take personal responsibility for the "dissolution of all categories of power that ignorance now keeps going, all ways of keeping people imprisoned, separated from their real and outrageous possibilities, political or religious"? (Andrew Harvey) Would you be interested?
This insight into our divine nature by an ancient Greek philosopher, is worthy of our applied Sacred Imagination: because it just might be true! This "gnostic" -- or "wisdom school" -- supposes many "big ideas": because all of the little ones ask almost nothing of us: "belief" for the mind, and "submission" for the soul, and "paradise" -- after a Last Judgment -- for right belief and a correct or full submission. Sophia-Wisdom, on the other hand, is very feminine, very earthy, and full of an ever-expansive soulfulness: we are meant to co-create with the One -- the Divine "One Love" Consciousness -- the living reality of this Wild Divinity: in our lives, our work, our play, our leisure, our economics, our politics, our sexing, our culture, our every relationship, and in our actions for peace, justice, equality, earth reverence, and the well-being of all...
In still other words, we are meant to become the Birthers of the Divine through our lives and our works: we are meant to bring forth from our hearts and souls the truth of whom we are / everyone is: we are divinely ordained particles of the One Love. This "Oneness" is still lying on the maternity bed of space and time, anticipating all of our quantum possibilities for the good, the kind, and the beautiful... Emphatically yes: you are divine! Your work is your life: meant to bring forth a flowering of Radiant Beauty... So gather together in Sacred Circles to meditate, discuss, imagine, anticipate, garden, play, plan, organize, work, and live, right now, the paradise that is most certainly possible: it is everyone's birthright! rEvolution forward!
Robert Daniel Smith was privileged to serve the homeless and marginalized for 30 years in Salinas, California. Together with his wife, Michelle, they founded an intentional community called the 'Companions of the Way', also in Salinas. Robert and Michelle are community organizers, Catholic Worker renegades, sacred activists, writers, poets, artists, Divine Mother devotees, and practitioners of Kriya Yoga as taught by Rev. Ellen Grace O'Brian of the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment. Michelle is also a Montessori public school teacher. Robert is also an ordained Interfaith Minister.