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Light On, Light Off, Light On Again

Updated on July 7, 2009

And Behold! Their Eyes Were Opened and They Became as God...

I was walking around heaven one day when I heard The Voice call to me. “Lou,” It said, “I have a job for you.” Again? I thought. I was beginning to get tired of constantly being bothered with It’s staggeringly silly requests. I’m getting old. I want to retire. But, no! On it goes. What now? I headed toward The Office.

The Gatekeeper told me to wait a second. Then, he said, “It will see you now.” In I went. Before I could say a word, It bellowed, “Boy, do I have a good one for you this time. You get to be the star for a while. Haven’t you been wanting that? Haven’t you been wanting to ‘go out on your own’ and ‘be your own boss?’ Here’s your chance.” It was on to me. Yikes.

“What did you have in mind, High One?”

“I just created a new game and you get to be the Bad Guy.”

“Bad Guy? Is it safe?”

“Well, let’s put it this way. Once you make an initial appearance, you get to retire. The players will make up all kinds of stuff about you, but you don’t have to be there. You’ll still get the credit without any of the work. They’ll do it for you. Sound good?”

“So, what’s the game?” I asked.

“Lou, you’re smart, attractive, clever. Here’s what I want you to do. I want you to go down to the new planet Earth and simply show yourself to the new humans I have created. They’re still half asleep. You will wake them up, get their brains working, activate their consciousness. That’s all you‘ll have to do. Believe me, they can take over after that.”

“Will they know who I am?”

“Sort of. They’ll get the Lou part right.”

The actual name of the character in this little story is Lucid. Unfortunately, the world ended up calling him Lucifer.

When Lucid entered the Garden of Eden as the Serpent, ancient symbol of wisdom, he was doing what The Voice had asked him to do: awaken the sleeping consciousness of the humans, stir up the Kundalini energy, as it were. He was indeed a bringer of light. But the lights went out fast.

The world knew him not. He was declared the Archenemy, the Diabolical, the Uncontrollable. The Scapegoat, the Horned One, the Stealer of Souls.

In fact, Lucifer as Devil, Evil One, Beelzebub, never existed. He is a product of the frightened mind. He is as unreal as this story. Lucid, however, is still among us. Subtle, hidden, but here. He has only to be sincerely called. He is the true light of the Creator.

Awakening can be scary.


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      Richard Kent Matthews 9 years ago from Portland, OR Metro Area


      Ah! You strike the right chord. The self is our truth, and most people fear that truth more than anything. That's why we create such amazingly weird substitutions--like religion.

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      earnestshub 9 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      No devil for me either. Carl jung remarked that humans find it easier to walk on broken glass than to glimpse the self.

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      Richard Kent Matthews 9 years ago from Portland, OR Metro Area

      Right! The major difference between the traditional religious view and New Thought is simply the belief in a literal devil. We don't. And that changes everything.

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      David Lim 9 years ago from Singapore

      Poor Lou. Blamed for all the bad things that he never did. ;)