Instead of forming structure and culture from the perspective of humanity’s fallen nature doomed to an embodied life, perhaps the structure could be formed around humanity being spiritual beings that live in harmony with the All That Is.  And that life would consist of far more than the embodied life experienced on earth.  And what if an embodied life was not a fall from grace, a rebellion, a mistake or misstep but a choice?  What if, instead of being a punishment, physical life was an opportunity to learn and become and more fully understand what it means to live? What if this earth provided a challenging environment that confronts us with the need to utilize free will, responsibility, and right action or at least to try?  What if our embodied life were only one portion of a much greater life that continues after embodiment ends?  What if the embodied life is only an interlude and not the goal of humanity?  If these are concepts of what humanity is, who are we then?

Just to be clear, none of these concepts are things I invented or just theories that I’m throwing out there.  Aboriginal cultures around the globe have seen themselves and the world in this fashion since time immemorial. And my extensive work with the Akashics reaffirms this for me every day. Being Cherokee helps me to see human beings are as unique and amazing individuals each created within and of the numinous, each having their own role to play in the All That Is, yet each no more or no better than any other creature or thing within the cosmos.  Everything, including them, is made from the stuff of stars.  All is equal and should be seen and treated as such.  Human beings are neither fallen in nature nor are they any more perfect than any other creature.  Every human being is a work in progress, learning by doing, becoming through living, and while mistakes are inevitable, they are also some of the greatest teachers.  So being perfect is not the goal, nor is attempting to create a fiction of superiority or control over our fellow creatures.  If we and the rivers and the mountains and the plains and the wind currents are all created from the same stuff, then we should treat them with the same respect we would wish to experience.  And we should see these things as fellow travelers experiencing life here right along with us.