The Universe and I have been processing today.
One of the topics that came up was a concept that triggered me a few years ago.
This is the concept of: I AM.
I remember having a conversation with one of my good friends about this.
He asked me: "What do you think of the whole I AM movement that is going on?"
My response: "It's extremely Luciferian, and it reminds me of Satanism; the concept and practice is very Luciferian/Satanic."
I remember his response being one of confusion-- as of course Luciferianism and Satanism are collectively viewed as being "dark and evil," while the concept of I AM is collectively viewed as being associated with "light."
Let us not forget the literal translation of Lucifer: Light Bringing.
With that said-- let us continue.
For those who are not familiar with Luciferianism and Satanism:
The Luciferian Doctrine arose before Satanism, and it has served as a foundation for the "collective" understanding of "darkness," as it has been utilized to provide the following contrast within a unitary spectrum:
"Yes, Lucifer is God, and unfortunately Adonay is also God. For the eternal law is that there is no light without shade, no beauty without ugliness, no white without black, for the absolute can only exist as two Gods: darkness being necessary for light to serve as its foil, as the pedestal is necessary to the statue, and the brake to the locomotive..."
— Abel Clarin de la Rive, Woman and Child in Universal Freemasonry
The Satanic Order, on the other hand, has a clearer history.
Satanism or The Church of Satan was founded by Anton Szandor LaVey in 1966.
Many say this "church" was a joke, as Mr. LaVey didnt truly believe in this, since he was a con-man.
Others swear by this practice and continue to live with these beliefs.
I am reviewing the concept in my mind, based on the literature I have read.
The foundation of Satanism is..... Y O U <3
I actually highly recommend that you/everyone read the Satanic Bible.
You don't necessarily have to "believe" in it, but look through it using a cultural competence perspective, as a tool to help understand darkness, if that is what you seek. You will be amazed and shocked at how many people around you are practicing Satanism without even knowing it.
I know many people may be turned off by my recommendation to read the Satanic Bible.
This is fine.
Let your ignorance guide you.
It will either guide you to further OVER**standing, or it will leave you within yr current level of UNDER**standing.
It makes no difference to me.
I prefer to exist from a place of inquiry, clarification, and growth... putting all fear aside-- but that is just me.
This is YOUR journey-- so do as you must.
I remember the first time I read the Satanic Bible, my exact thoughts were:
"HOLY MOLY. The entire world is practicing Satanism, and they have NO idea."
I am still in complete shock because I see it every single day, especially with individuals who like to preach about how "holy exact" and "full of light" they are. I examine their actions utilizing the Satanic bible, and then BAM-- the truth illumin8s.
No one is perfect.
[Side note: If only they would have put aside their "fear" in OVERstanding the path, rather than UNDERstanding the entire spectrum process of "Light" -- would they have been more aware of their actions and would have been able to correct themselves so that they would have been in TRUE alignment with what they are intending to do.
You cannot ***BE, if a part of you is focusing on ignorance by purposely negating the other aspect of the spectrum-- as stated in the above mentioned quote: You need darkness to understand light-- without this, there is no ability to contrast.]
Oh, what skewed perspectives they hold.
Anyhow, the point of Satanism is to extend infinite honor and love for yourself.
The world revolves around you, and if it doesn't-- then you need to make it revolve around you, and if you don't-- then you have no one to blame, but yourself when shit hits the fan. YOU exert complete dominion in your world. You want something? THEN GO GET IT! ... and if someone hurts you or attempts to destroy you, you better defend yourself (unlike the bible which indicates to turn the other cheek)!!! Don't be a fool!!
... or so it states.
In summary: "It's all about you."
It is most definitely about you, which is why the most holy and sacred day in Satanic practice is your day of birth.
... because YOU ARE A GOD!!
Both Luciferian and Satanism are similar in that they are considered Left-Hand paths, as evidenced by the practice and motivation being primarily driven by that of the Self.
Let me repeat: THE PRACTICE AND MOTIVATION IS PRIMARILY DRIVEN BY THAT OF THE SELF.
THE SELF IS FIRST.
THE SELF IS GRANDIOSE.
THE SELF IS DIVINE
THE SELF IS GOD.
I AM GOD.
I AM THE CREATOR.
This is the reasoning utilized when I stated that the I AM movement reminded me of Lucifarianism and Satanism- because power is initiated with*IN, where God and Self are synonymous:
I AM GOD.
This is considered to be a Left-Hand Path, where the perspective holds that God is centralized within the Self.
Right-Hand Paths indicate that there is a clear distinction between both forms of existence/entities: God vs. The Self.
There cannot be an [I AM] within a Right-Hand perspective, because Ultimate Supremacy or power is held with*OUT.
There is a separation between God and Self.
The Divine Creator CANNOT be equivalent to the Self.
The Self is at full servitude to the Divine Intelligence.
GOD IS SUPREME.
This perspective is best utilized to describe Catholicism and/or Christianity.
There exists another viewpoint: The Chaos Perspective, in which, there is an understanding that separation of God and Self creates binary pathways-- binary forms of thinking so to speak. This perspective allows one to explore the idea that binary pathways are NOT needed-- things can just be. This perspective rejects ORDER. I personally feel that this perspective breaks through dominant programmings and allows for complete flexibility to just exist as is, without any external influences. This is considered to be a DIS-ORDERed perspective: one of chaos, where there is NO ORDER. Things do not have to fit in category A or B to be C; things can be C without any externalized motivating factor or force. Power is centralized where it may be-- be it within myself or outside of myself, or within and without of myself.
In other words, "I don't have to be Satanic to function within the [I AM] spectrum. I JUST AM. I am that I am, and that is that."
Power flows where energy goes.
In addition, The Non-Centric Perspective is one where an individual can be in the [I AM] spectrum, centering the Self as GOD, while simultaneously overstanding that although one is GOD-- in a manner where they are creators of their Universe and/or they function from the guidance of their Higher Self-- there is also an understanding that there is a Higher Power that extends beyond the God-Self which also assists in the process.
There is a God-Self and then there is a Divine Intelligence.
I AM GOD
GOD IS DIVINE INTELLIGENCE
DIRECTED FROM OUTSIDE OF **AND WITHIN ME
......this technically would be considered a Left-hand path AS WELL as Right-hand path AS WELL as a Chaos path.
There is no order within order.
BUT THIS is another topic
...so many perspectives-- so many things to explore!
the purpose in sharing my thoughts on this is to allow for further processing on God Consciousness, while utilizing different modalities that exist within the spectrum of The Self and Divine Intelligence to gain an in-depth overstanding of what it really means to function within the realm of I AM.
It is good to be explorative.
We don't always have to agree on perspectives; however, the road toward complete understanding should always be vast and comprehensive so that we are aware and able to make appropriate decisions.
Which perspective makes most sense to you?