There are as many paths to God as there are souls on this Earth. ~ Rumi
I was raised in a religion that believed that there was only one path to God. I was taught that all other paths were wrong and that anyone not on the “right” path was destined for hell.
I remember the wedding shower from my first marriage.
A woman from church asked me:
“What kind of church does he go to?”
“He’s Lutheran,” I replied.
She said, with no reservations:
“Oh, honey, we have plenty of time to find you a good Southern Baptist husband before you marry him.”
I wasn’t shocked by her words. They were an expected part of the culture. This sort of judgment of others was steeped in the water.
And it never ever felt like my Truth.
I have always been a rebel mystic. I’ve always had this innate understanding that, as Rumi said, there are as many paths to God as there are humans.
It took me a long time to say that out loud, though.
I was deeply afraid of banishment. Of having my thoughts punished. Or being seen as the heretic that I really was.
These fears lead me to a life of drugs, alcohol, and sex with strangers.
I did anything I could to escape living my Truth.
But, true to gate 61.2 in my unconscious earth, I had a meeting with the Divine and my river changed course.
One of my brothers, Ronnie, died unexpectedly in a car accident. My other brother, Bryan, has since died unexpectedly as well.
But when Ronnie died, my spiritual heart cracked wide open.
It was my first Saturn Return and had this deep and abiding inner wisdom that I could not continue on the path I was on.
I had to change course.
I dabbled back in the world of organized religion. I went through all of the motions. But it all just felt so wrong.
And my eyes opened to my inner mystic in a sudden twist of fate.
I started seeking out different ways of thinking about God.
I read everything that Richard Rohr and Rob Bell wrote.
I got into yoga and even went to yoga teacher training.
I explored the world of magick, the Qabalah, and energy healing.
As I leaned into this mystic path, I began having profound experiences of healing and Grace.
When I surrendered to the knowledge that what I know is that I don’t know, it changed everything for me.
I no longer allowed the fear of going to hell to hold me back. I came to understand that hell is really just a state of mind.
I didn’t let my fear of being punished stop me. I came to see my unique perspective and thoughts as some of my most valuable gifts.
I became willing to be seen as the black sheep Heretic that the church ladies felt obligated to pray for.
And while there is a lot more to my spiritual healing than what I’ve shared here, what I can say is that I now have a deep knowing that I am on the “right” path for me.
Honestly, I think this is reason number 487,963,482,394: I love Human Design.
Ra Uru Hu and I share the LAX of the Clarion incarnation cross. His is 1 (51/57, 61/62) and mine is 2 (57/51, 62/61).
Human Design is a mystic path.
It pulls in the wisdom of so many traditions (Kabbalah, Hindu Chakras, Astrology, Iching, and quantum physics) and synthesizes them into practical strategies for each of us.
It is why the Human Design Map is loaded with these connections – to help you see how all of these things correspond and are related to one another.
That is the heart of mysticism. To understand that it’s all connected and to let go of the idea that there is only one way.
In Human Design, when we say not to let the mind make decisions, to surrender to the wisdom of the body, to be the passenger and the magnetic monopole (in the G center) the driver…
We are saying the same thing that magicians say when they talk about uniting the will.
We are saying the same thing that Creatives say when they talk about surrendering to the muse.
We are saying the same thing the Buddhists say when discussing enlightenment.
We are saying the same thing the Kabbalists say when they discuss crossing the abyss.
We are talking about the same thing that the Ramayana is telling the story of Hanuman reuniting Sita with Ram.
The rivers are different, but the water is the same.
When all is said and done, what matters is that you discover YOUR unique path and trust it with everything you have. And to understand that Truth is subjective.
None of us know for sure.
Whether your path looks like going to church, chanting the Divine Name, or following your strategy and authority, it’s your path.
And you are the one that has to live with you.
No one else gets to decide what your Truth is.
Don’t let your fears take that away from you.
Your Human Design will help you deepen into what you already know is your Truth.