Some cultures and religions worship many gods. They pray to saints. They pray to their ancestors. Are they wrong? Many believers in monotheistic religions think so. What is the common denominator in all these religions? It is the belief in the power that is beyond the corporeal realm. The belief that there is power beyond this world and that it comes from the spirit world and the universe itself. The power of God.
We are not Gods. We need help.
Be focused when you pray. Focus requires internal visualization. This clarifies the mind and calms our soul and allows us to pray meaningfully and not just mumble repetitive words. Focus gives us clarity. Many cultures in their quest for focus have adapted the need for objects, trinkets, mementos, images and emblems to communicate with the gods. These gods can be past heroes, leaders or loved ones with charisma who have been elevated to become symbols of power. Praying with the use of symbols helps the mind to focus, thereby making the prayers personal and meaningful.
As each symbol enables focus to open the portal to the spirit world for miracles to be performed, the symbol became the perpetual symbol of a god a benefactor or guardian. Rituals are performed in honor of this guardian to show him/her gratitude and wish to have this god bestow his/her favor and maybe kindness on the followers or believers. The followers look up to the symbol or “entity” for hope. Yet the monotheistic believers condemn these people as non-believers or simply as “idol” worshipers for not praying to or worshiping the one true God. But, God did not create us to worship him and remember God did not create any religions, men did.
So what is the difference between praying to a one God or to many “gods”? What are we doing when we pray? We channel, we communicate. God does not answer our prayers by pouring the “ocean” into our “cup” of need. Instead our “cups” are filled from the vessels dipped from the “ocean” by his spiritual stewards (gods). Asking for help from a guardian does not mean you dishonor God. You are actually honoring God when you ask for help. It does not make Him “jealous” of these other “gods” or stewards because you have given another what rightly “belongs” to Him. You are actually acknowledging the existence of God by praying for positive things to happen in this universe.
Find a “friend” in the spirit world. Someone you are comfortable to relate with and he/she can help you channel and focus your prayers to GOD. Find a symbol or memento that will help strengthen your bond. Communicate with your loved ones who passed away. Don’t pray for them, you can pray or talk to them and ask for their help. They are more powerful than us. Ask for their help. There is a hierarchy of power in the corporeal world, as there is in the spirit world. Some religions call these “good” spirit beings as angels and saints.
The powerful beings in the spirit world are not all good. There are those who are the followers of satan or the one that propagates vanity. Prayers are not only for the good, prayers can come from the bad as well. Satan and his followers also listen to prayers.
What is the bottom line? Is God about religions? Is he about us worshiping him? Is he about salvation from damnation? Is he about the end and judgment day? NO!
“God is not about the eternal damnation or punishment in hell, and neither is he about the eternal reward of heaven. He is about accountability in terms of privileges. God is about serenity and love and the everlasting opportunity to belong and be “more”. God simply wants us to live our eternal life (corporeal and spiritual), to love, to share, to prosper and to be happy.”