Whether you are atheist, agnostic, or deeply spiritual, it is natural to spread your arms over your head and feel your connection with the universe. The experience is innate. It is natural to the human physiology. Some would say they are communing with God. Others simply would say they are feeling their universality. Still others claim they are connecting with aliens, other life forms from other galaxies. Let’s take a deeper look at what’s really going on here.
From ancient mythology to modern pop culture, humans have long had a fascination with evidence of extraterrestrial lifeforms. The ancient Nazca Plain drawings of Peru cover 190 miles. How a primitive civilization could have made such large-scale drawings is a mystery to scientists. Only discernable from far above the earth, the question is, who were they making these drawings for? Some might say ancient aliens and others would say God.
Though God is instinctively thought of as dwelling over our heads in heaven above, the idea of God floating on a cloud is commonly considered ridiculous. Some other religious beliefs are considered by many to be equally ridiculous. As a result, many people reject spirituality and religion in total.
There are different levels to life and different levels of understanding. On one level, God is everywhere. On another level, called the astral, God is an etheric being in heaven above. Some assign that astral experience of God to what they call “ancient aliens.” They believe the connection is with extraterrestrials visiting earth in U.F.O.s.
When people reach out for higher knowledge, they sometimes look to the heavens above. Because we receive new knowledge through our head, through our brain, it is understandable that some feel knowledge comes from an extraterrestrial source, from aliens in U.F.O.s from outer space.
Many of the beliefs about ancient aliens are more appropriately attributed to the human sense of universality, commonly thought of as God. Call that sense of universality, God, or what you will. But please don’t call it “ancient aliens.” To credit all those ancient experiences of universality to ancient aliens is to give the aliens far more credit than they deserve. Doesn’t it make a lot more sense that the Nazca Plains drawings were done to communicate with God, not with ancient aliens?
With all the superstition surrounding the word “God,” it is understandable that many have just chosen to reject the word. But that sense of universality is innate. It is inherent to the nature of human awareness to sense that, to feel that, to know that, and to open oneself to that. If you are uncomfortable with the word “God,” you might consider looking to a deeper understanding of what the word means. After all, that is the word that has been used throughout the ages to refer to that universal sense you naturally feel within your own self.
Dr. Michael Mamas is the founder of The Center of Rational Spirituality, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the betterment of humanity through the integration of ancient spiritual wisdom with modern rational thought. From personal issues to global trends, Dr. Michael Mamas helps individuals and organizations develop a deeper understanding and more comprehensive outlook by providing a ‘bridge’ between the abstract and concrete, the Eastern and Western, and the ancient and modern. Dr. Michael Mamas has been teaching for 35 years (including the U.S., India, Europe, and Canada) and writes on a variety of subjects on his blog, MichaelMamas.net.