Even before you want to read any further and think I am asking you to alter your beliefs, value systems, or whatever is dear and near to you, well no, not at all, this piece is not about being judgmental, prejudiced or even remotely planting a thought of discontent in the readers mind, this is more about my found truth and my experience with the three entities , God, Religion and Astrology, and as the saying goes, my truth may not be your truth so may Peace be upon you, if you want to read ahead, read it with an open mind and a open heart so that you know what it means and perhaps, just perhaps the next time you offer your obedience and allegiance to whoever that you seek you will be that much bit a little humble and true to the core value of your being, the soul that is enclosed in the human form- if you will! So if you are now ready- let’s roll ahead!
Through my experience of the occult, religious practices, one thing that I know now firmly and which I guard as a core value is the fact that “God” or “Supreme Power” or “The Almighty” whichever way you want to address the “Universal Energy” that is all encompassing and is omnipresent is connected with you and me and every living soul and object and hence I say “God Connects” and yet “Religion Disconnects”! The last 45 days, as I seen and lived through the lock down- I have seen amazing manifestation of God around- to ensure that not one day- not a single day- have the stray animals around me (the place where I live) have possibly gone hungry to the point where their survival is at risk! No, not that humans always helped- they did- now and then- but it was an energy within them their own souls which guided them to food and helped them access in one way or the other to ensure that their soul’s are still performing what remains to be, in the animal form that has been provided to them!
On the other hand, I have (and I believe you too would have read)witnessed accounts through news and reading about human suffering, pain, torture and death during the same period- for the same primal reason- food and shelter! A thought may come to you, isn’t this ironic that supposedly most evolved, humans have been unable to manage to get access to food and sheller in times of crisis even as we are more effective to communicate and reciprocates- feelings and needs in a more better way than animals? Well so what ends up causing this humanitarian blunder and crisis which leads to suffering and even death! Well as I see it (maybe I am not entirely correct) it is religion! Religion disconnects people from their soul and their ability to tap into the Universal Energy which is abundant in creating a powerful survival instinct and this energy works well when you are all by yourself and in solitude- the ability of being aloof within a crowd- comes only with a lot of effort, but the ability to tap into the supreme power and ensure you are fed and managed is a primary instinct which all of us have, as we are born and with time as the camouflage of religion and religion led worship takes over we tend to tap into pseudo power centers rather than tapping into the massive resource that is always within us and around us! I have experimented and felt the power of grace- it could be that unsolicited help from a passer by, that odd help coming your way to reduce your troubles by changing rules that work in your favour, or that simple fruit that just pops down in front of you as you are on that evening stroll, signs and power of the universe can be felt everywhere and what is required is just your presence in the moment and the ability to connect and feel what is being communicated to you!
So you may want to ask why religion disconnects, when it is supposed to guide us and be a path to the power that we seek? Well the answer, as I see it, religions were developed over a period of time, hundreds- thousands of years- what has happened in the ensuing period is that, the gist has been lost in translation as details got handed over from one generation to the next! Consider this, I give you a list of 12 objects to be sourced from the grocery store, I bet you will forget something- either you will get something not asked for or will add up quantities that are not needed and all this happens when the transaction is supposed to be done in a matter of few hours! So imagine what would have happened with all the secrets revealed by or of the Supreme Power have been handed over from one generation to the next year for thousand and thousand of years! This is where you have changes, alterations, caveats, options, multiple paths within a singular faith/religion and so on and so forth that begin to come in and so do the underlying principles and process related to adherence and paying obedience to the Supreme Power! Now you may ask, well fine, God Connects and Religion Disconnects so what about Astrology here? Well read on!
Astrology- the essence of deciphering events and impacts of planetary movements on us and the planet was always meant to know and connect with the Supreme Power of the Universe. Between 5000-10,000 years ago when astrology evolved and developed certainly there would have been no questions like, “Can I move to USA?”, “Can I move to Paris for relocation?”, simply because these nations never existed then! No one would have talked about Mars and related it to accidents by vehicles then in the modern context- you may argue- it would have been bullock carts and horse carriages way back then- sure enough- but the point that I am trying to make here is that, the interpretation of astrology from it’s origins to the modern day context like religion is left to interpretation of the astrologer and how right and how wrong that can be will depend on how connected the astrologer is to nature and forces of the Universe around!
Astrology keeps surprising people not because astrology has a problem, it is because the ability to comprehend and interpret has been diminishing with time and this mad rush of one upmanship and to be called and known as an “expert” like it happens in any field tends to become severely counterproductive for an areas of study which through the ages always was based on learning, sharing and understanding the changing nuances and developments thereby ensuring the study remained relevant and in sync with the needs of the time that people were living in! Astrology is connected with the Supreme Power and has nothing to do with the path that one would have chosen- read Religion- to be aligned and glued to the principles of humanity and serving the larger good. Astrology works and works well when the principles are applied in relevance to the universal scheme of things rather than anchoring on a certain line of faith or belief system- that way too it may work- sure it does-but that is where it begins to fail! When astrologers keep on suggesting endless so called remedies and procedures to alleviate problems and challenges and when nothing seems to change! I am sure whether or not you are glued to astrology or not, you would have heard about what people have done because an astrologer told them and nothing has happened , visiting religious places, shrines and doing all that was possible- nothings works! Well nothing will simply because that is not what astrology is about! It is not for altering the course of your destiny, it is there rather to prepare you for the journey of your life and the destiny that hangs around you intertwined in the aura that you carry along right from your birth to your very end!
Once you have understood this bit, and made peace with it, rest assured you are all poised to not only understand and decipher the facets of astrology but also understand the ways of working of the “Universal Energy- God” which ever way you want to address it and seek it! Always remember, Religion is optional; the Supreme Power is Certainty ans Astrology is a the pathway, when used wisely can connect you with the Universe like nothing else and keep you guided to the journey of your soul’s calling that way it is destined to be!
I leave you here, with these thoughts, will be back soon with another piece, until then stay wise and stay blessed!