DIVININITY OF MAN
As Human being we should not develop, either consciously or unconsciously, that we are superior to all other beings on the face of the earth. There is nothing that will interfere with the progress of life of the average individual so much as having a degree of superiority, unless perhaps it is the development of an inferiority complex.
But there is no reason both why we should not understand, frankly and honestly, the real facts. The human being is the highest form and highest development of the creative forces in the world. The human form was gradually evolved and created to be “the living image of God” This does not mean the image of a personal God, and it does not mean having the form, figure and body of a God, It means having the spiritual image, the spiritual quality and the spiritual properties of the God Consciousness in our own physical organisms and in our minds and souls.
We possess by birth and divine right, and are gifted with more highly evolved abilities and power than any other of God’s creatures on earth. The fact that we can talk, think, analyse and do things with our fingers and hands and with our bodies that other animal creatures cannot do easily, demonstrate our highest development. There are also many other qualities we possess that are lying dormant which are not fully awakened and are not often used, so that the average individual is never more than forty-five percent efficient as compared with what he or she could be if the will was there.
Many people have been surprised by the strange abilities, power and antics of my little pet dog. We casually remark sometimes that the things he does and the way in which he does them would indicate that he is “almost human”. And yet that is not a fair statement because that dog, with all of his wonderful abilities, or the best trained dog and the most developed dog or cat or horse or other animal that ever lived, could not begin to approach a human being in the special faculties and abilities which human beings possess.
Of course, it is true that all animals and all living creatures have some degree of an unevolved soul. Human beings are not the only living things that have souls, but they are the only living creatures that have individual souls that are associated with the utmost of divine wisdom and intelligence.
My little dog has learned to do things which a child might do, with the same understanding and the same joy of doing them, and with the same good motive and purpose. And he has some faculties that the average human being has not even tried to develop. For example, he senses very quickly and effectively when anyone in the home is worried or deeply concerned about something, or is perplexed or tired. Very quickly he shows his sympathy and reveals that he senses a strange condition.
If anyone in the home was to be stricken with some illness and lying in the bed with death very close at hand, I know that this little dog would quickly sense the approach of transition and begin to cry and wail. He would sense a gradual reduction in the aura of the sick person and know instinctively and intuitively that a cosmic and physical condition was manifesting. Very few human beings have developed that degree of sensitivity. And of course the dog can sense many other things too which we might sense also if we took the time or the trouble to develop the faculties with which we were born. But with all of his intellect, and with all of his cooperation in being trained and developed by me, he is still far from possessing the sort of divine intelligence and understanding that a human being possesses.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. We ask our self ‘who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous.’ Actually, who are you not to be?”
- Reflecting on the First of All Commandments (thecorner.wordpress.com)
- Soul & Spirit II – The Soul of Animals? (lifeofafemalebiblewarrior.wordpress.com)