When one is able to know him/herself, one has attained omnis. Such one has attained Divinity.
The only way we can make any real change to the status quo is to go to the very roots of the problem. Only by truly understanding our traditional religious heritage and embracing the beauty of it can we have any hope of reviving appreciation for, and sustaining our culture; which is the only way we can move forward as a people. While it is quite impractical and would be very detrimental to totally revert to the old ways — the Zeitgeist having changed with time; and not just with respect to our culture by every other including those represented by the Bible/Quran — we must be ready to take all that is good, refining and modifying others as need be.
Sometimes your mind just feels all over the place. You're neither happy, nor sad, neither excited nor depressed, neither peaceful nor angry. You feel you're in a chaotic state of messed up neutrality. That state of neutrality is actually a most peaceful and desirable state of being. It is the oceans of creation from which everything else is brought into existence.
Behold; I looked and I saw that the world is neither black nor white, but both. We are all neither here nor there, but somewhere in between. Neither on this side, nor that; and no, not on a fence, For there is no fence, only a path. The middle path, for all to walk toward awakening.
It's quite clear that the old testament is done away with, while the new is established. That is, the old convenant and the laws, instructions and practices that go with it are no longer valid under this new dispensation.
Olódùmarè clearly requires neither our service nor worship. It is exceedingly sufficient enough to be a source without requiring returns. Unlike Gods which exhibit clearly masculine characteristics, Olódùmarè is beyond the classifications of gender, combining both the masculine and feminine characteristics as they both come from It. From It, all things came, through laws and principles that are foundational to all of existence. Unlike Gods, It is therefore not an interventionist being.
You cannot rely on anyone for your education, but must embark on a personal journey of discovery. Read books you aren't meant to read, discuss topics you shouldn't even think about, question popular beliefs, don't just accept the way your ancestors did things during the dark age many centuries ago, experiment and find new ways. Belief never simply translates to truth, no matter the number of people who hold or however deep their conviction.
A few weeks ago, I started a discussion on the nature of the man: Jesus of Nazareth...he probably never believed in the spiritual...he was neither a prophet nor son of Yahweh, merely a man who could see truth, one who didn't allow fear of — The divine, The people or The authorities — keep him from doing right...and he came to abolish the laws.
Strenghten us oh Christ, who was cast down Be the light guiding our path, oh risen one Fortify us to stand like thee, now As we forsake mass opium, oh glorious risen one.
The gods will liberate us someday So we say, when nothing spills We fail to grasp the simple truth Ògún only favours the quick sitter The Olympians will not meddle with men as long as Zeus lives He who desires liberation gains it by force The boot that wears the boot of oppression Does not move till it is struck God is asleep, blind or deaf And the gods do battle only by the might of men