Long ago, before our time and still even now this time, man has gazed up at the stars and has asked, “where do I come from and where am I going?”; amazed and awed at the vast depths of the sky and the numerous stars the next question is, “what and who created all this, including man?”.
It is indeed awe inspiring when we see Nature and all it’s creation. It seems that in imitation Man and man’s mind is quite awe inspiring when we see all that man has created… in the name of good and progress. For it seems to be a parallel that Nature and Man are in an infinite race towards progress.
Is this by Divine design? Yet what compels the inner man to seek even deeper in search of “itself”? Religion, Science and Philosophy all seek to discover this and in different language stop and pause at the profound simple statement offered by Socrates: Man Know Thyself.
Man seeks ways to communicate with this Source of Creation in an attempt to know itself using primitive tools such as stones, water and clouds. With time and progress new tools have been added such as pendulum and tarot to name a few.
The Point is... the journey towards knowing requires asking.
Questioning moves us from fear to Truth.
Let’s start with pendulum. The practice of pendulum dowsing also known as “scrying” dates back to the ancient Romans and Greeks, it was a common practice and even used by Nostradamus.
Going back a bit further to the time of Moses, the Bible shows the use of divination rods in the book of Numbers 20:9-11 “Moses took the staff from the Lord’s presence, just as he commanded him. He and Aaron gathered the assembly together in front of the rock and Moses said to them, “Listen, you rebels, must we bring you water out of this rock?” Then Moses raised his arm and struck the rock twice with his staff. Water gushed out, and the community and their livestock drank.
FAST FORWARD to this the present pendulums are used as divination tools and also as healing tools to identify blockages in the body. Dr. George J. Goodheart, Jr. a chiropractor and founder of applied kinesiology discovered while attempting to help polio patients that there was a ‘communication network between muscles and nerves”. It’s almost as if the body has it’s own built in lie detector. The practice has now evolved so much so that now emotions can be identified where they are ‘trapped’ in the body and healing can be initiated to restore overall well being.
Resource: The Art of Muscle Testing and History of Kinesiology
Pendulum is like asking the intelligence within you so that you can physically "see" the answer.
It is my opinion, when it comes to divination tools, it all is about “intention” and your “alignment”. If you align with good, the flow comes from good – “GOD”. If you align with evil/negative you align with MAN. We can even go a step further and look at any person in their trade, specifically a doctor let’s say, part of his tool to hear the patients heart is a stethoscope… he has ears but he needs a specific tool to hear better. And if he is a “good” doctor he will have his patient’s best interest at hand.
God is all good and created ONLY good. In Genesis 1:31 it is written: “And God saw every thing that he made, and, behold, it was very GOOD”. It is this statement in scriptures that reveals to us the nature of GOD as being very good. God in creating man has placed all gifts in him and along with that FREEWILL to choose. ?? Why??
Why would God wish to create man if he is ALL and INFINITE? I believe it’s pretty hard to experience anything physical when you are an Infinite Ether. God by materializing in ALL beings can become AWARE of finite aspects of itself. The “I Am” of what it’s like to be a tree, The “I Am” of you and me… etc.
God materialized can express LOVE. The freewill IS the loose cannon, and ONLY man creates Evil by choice. GOD has giving us ‘gifts’. In scripture 1Corintheans4-11:
4 There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them.
5 There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord.
6 There are different kinds of working, but in all of them in everyone it is the same God at work.
7 Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.
8 To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit,
9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit,
10 to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues.
11 All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines.
God (you can insert your preferred best name Creator/Universe/Energy)
Beyond our five senses, we were given 'gifts' - extra senses.
…but there is a very DARK plan by MAN to keep us ignorant of these gifts. Each one of us knows the TRUTH… but culture, indoctrination, and dogma runs deep in our veins; and like a cancer has spread. The ‘good news’ is that slowly the words of JESUS, BUDDHA and others is sinking into our soul to help us out of the trap and eradicate ourselves from self imposed cancer.
People have been oppressed for too long… by government and religion. Order and organization has its place so long as it is not self serving. JESUS came with such a refreshing message…
Repent and Believe in the Gospel.
Which in today’s language means: turn around and believe in the ‘good news’.
What was this “good news” aka gospel??
That the kingdom of God is at hand.
JESUS then told us WHERE this kingdom was…
Luke 17:21 Jesus said, “for, behold, the kingdom of God is WITHIN you” in response to the Pharisees asking when the Kingdom of God will come.
Even then in Jesus’s time the church and the government (MAN) set hierarchy systems and dictated rules to be followed and if disobeyed we’d perish in the fires of hell. SERIOUSLY? Any person that knows GOD, knows there is no hell. Hell is a man-made construct or concept and many are there right now. When WE find the peace of GOD, we discover that GOD IS LOVE… then we realize that nothing of this material world matters and we see the beauty and God in all.
The Past, the Present and the Future is in all of us.
We all are connected. The mind is a fragile tool. Psychiatrists have already demonstrated that people under hypnosis will reveal things that they know not of and speak languages fluently that they were not born into.
While I myself do not have a PHD in any of the sciences… I have made it a hobby since I was 16 to the study of the esoteric, theology and new age concepts. In a Near Death Experience (NDE) I had my own encounter with GOD (the all pervading source) and at that time nearly 15 years ago it was not my fate to die; HE / IT said to me (a communication that only happened in a cosmic cellular level is the best way I can explain it) that my work was not done. It’s as if saying that God through me still needed my body here to work something out. The more I seek God in me and in all beings… the less I’m worried about leaving or staying. Living is what I understand GOD wants me to do. God wants continued expression through me.
We have freewill...
to choose good, to think high thoughts and to cultivate the virtues. Those of us that were given one of the gifts of parenting… we should encourage and talk about the virtues with our children and of high values and love. I believe as we attempt to live virtuous lives then we begin to bring heaven on earth.
Tarot and other 'divination tools'...
in my belief is man’s attempt to “know thyself”. Is mans attempt to use his limited senses and establish a physical way of communicating with God. Man longs to learn how to talk to God… how to hear God. It’s simple yet so complicated when we have been so accustomed to the limited use of our 5 known senses.
GOD communicates with us all day, every second.
Using tools such as tarot, cloud reading, looking at signs, repeating numbers… is SIMPLY mans’ way of visiting with GOD and saying “hey! do you have a minute I have a specific question”. It is this man that MAN is afraid of… the man with the FAITH of a mustard seed.
I and the Father are one.