Nargles. I can’t imagine life without that little word. In fact, I’ve absolutely no idea how my linguistic arsenal ever managed before its introduction. It’s become as much a part of my vocabulary as ”Tosser!” and ‘Yeah, I love you, too!‘ in congested traffic. You know how it goes - “You phekken nargle!”. Road rage, much, Gabrielle?
Credit, of course, goes to the magical mind of J.K. Rowling (Luna Lovegood, Harry Potter & The Order of the Phoenix). *sigh* Yes, I know. I never grew up.
Technically speaking, of course, nargles are thieving little creatures with an obsession for mistletoe – infesting it wherever it’s found. But another concept of nargles entered my thoughts: man-made, patriarchal, religion, with its human-invented gods as nargles - albeit a slightly different variety. I refer to these as ‘spiritual and religious nargles’, with an obsession for devouring, infesting and robbing humanity of its power, divinity, sovereignty and will. They’re spiritual rapists, feeding off the worship energies of humans, like leeches, in order to survive.
Be very wary of ‘worship’. It’s an important tool in the subjugation of humanity.
Spirituality and religion are not one and the same, and if you’re unable to take a step back to see the difference, then you possibly won’t understand this post. There is a difference. An enormous difference.
Spirituality seems to come with many definitions, but those including it alongside ‘religion’ and ‘piety’ are entirely misguided. My definition of spirituality is an internal, intentional, self-willed, self-motivated, personal, deliberately-chosen, state of being, a personal and intimate relationship and connection with the energies of all life, both seen and unseen, of striving to be in balance, learning to ‘hear’, ‘see’, and ‘feel’ all of life’s energies, in all its many forms. It has nothing to do with the gods of men and it certainly does not need an institution to define, limit and dictate what it ‘should be’.
Religion is an external, man-made institution of control, financial greed, spiritual rape, spiritual lies, distortion and superstition; a very handy tool for political and religious propaganda when the two are in bed together like harlots, but entirely divorced from ‘spirituality’.
Having said that, yes, there are spiritual people within religious institutions, but they’re rare. They’re those quiet, gentle souls, able to overlook the external to see beyond the veils of lies and deception, gleaning what they need from spiritual realms, despite the interference of men. Very rare individuals, indeed.
You’ll usually know these people by their loving energies, their gentle compassion, their ability to laugh, to not take the things of men too seriously. More importantly, they’ll never lecture you about their denomination. You’ll tend to feel calm and accepted in their presence, and wish you could spend more time with them.
Religious-based and spiritual-based people are very different beasts. The former is divided and separated from his fellow human, seeking to dominate and ‘conquer’ through his denomination, whereas the latter, recognizes the interconnectedness and rightful equality of all life.
You can feel the difference between them; the former being uptight, insecure and judgemental, while the latter generates calm, comfort, gentility, the feeling of being ‘at ease’ with life, understanding its cycles and wisdom.
To Worship Is To Invite Slavery and Death
Worship, by it’s very nature, is to give away your sovereignty and your power to more than one entity. It’s a declaration of inferiority. It’s offering wholesale, unquestioning, obedience in exchange for control over every aspect of your life.
Why do so few question and examine that simple fact?
Make no mistake, your own unseen powers are great, particularly your spiritual powers and your will. To give them away, is an invitation to slavery and death. Tragically, millions don’t realize that that’s exactly what they’re doing.
When you worship, either privately, or within the setting of a religion or cult, you’re not just giving away your spiritual power, rights and your will to just one entity – you’re feeding something else entirely. While the obvious and first entity being the ‘leader’ of your organization, what about what’s behind him or her? Do you assume that your spiritual leader is all there is, save for a ‘god’ above him or her?
You’d be wrong. Any religious leader, church leader, cult leader – no matter how seemingly innocuous – is merely a puppet of something else. Most are clueless and oblivious, but should they one day wake up and discover the fact for themselves, they’ll be horrified beyond consolation.
Just because much of humanity makes the assumption that we’re the only beings in the Universe – and assumes that there’s only one Universe – doesn’t make it so. There are millions of other life forms, in millions of Universes. Including our own.
When I was a child, I’d lay down on the grass and look up at the sky, asking myself the question, “if we’re here, are there others ‘out there’?” I think a part of my child’s mind knew it to be true in order for me to have considered the question in the first place.
Whether one chooses to believe it or not, we are not alone in our Universe. Whether one chooses to believe it or not, other non-human beings do have an interest in humanity, and not always a benevolent interest. There are those whose survival depends on our energies – worship energies, in particular. No, they’re not ‘demons’ or ‘devils’; those are superstitious labels fed to humanity via thousands of years of patriarchal, religious rule. These beings are quite real. They make deals with governments, all run by gullible, greedy humans, who swallow these ‘deals’, hook, line and sinker, thinking they’ll be duly ‘rewarded’. They also ’marionette’ religious leaders, most of whom are entirely unaware.
Other life forms are no longer relegated to ‘conspiracy theories’, but reality, and it’s oh-so interesting to see tricklings of ‘ex-military’ personnel now publicly spilling the beans.
The point is, have you questioned what you’re giving your power away to lately? Can you see the nargles in action? Can you tell the difference between spirituality and religion? Are you awake, or are you asleep?