Neither Judaism nor Islam began as monotheistic religious systems. Both actually originated as henotheistic cultures- Judaism of the Hebrew-Aramaic people, and Islam the Arabic people. It wasn’t until both cultures began to be heavily influenced by the later Greco-Roman imperial structures that these two powerful cultures adopted monotheistic ideals. I think it is very important that I point out that religion entirely is a very modern concept, and monotheism is also very modern, in the grand scheme of things. The word religion itself didn’t began to be used in the context of allegiance to a higher, unseen power until the 1530s, and comes from the Latin religare, meaning “to bind fast”. It is actually consistent with the function of human governments, which exist only to limit the autonomy of the people.
The big difference between the African, ancient near eastern, and ancient far eastern belief systems, and the more modern, western monotheistic mythoi is that western monotheism is dependent upon proselytization. This is because the intent of ancient eastern cultures, even in their belief systems, is cultural autonomy. The intent of western belief systems is global colonization.
Only Christianity, among all religions, seeks converts as a core tenet of its faith. Evangelism is noticeably absent from both Judaism and Islam, as neither is concerned about converting others to their way of life. You can be born a Jew or Muslim, but you MUST convert to Christianity. This is because Christianity has no culture, much like the Roman empire to this day. If you actually thought the Roman empire was no more, you need to pay attention to NATO.
Christianity is the official “religion” (i.e. bondage) of Rome. Within the city of Rome sits another, entirely sovereign nation- Vatican City, which is ruled by the sovereign Papacy, who is deemed the supreme authority of the monotheistic Deity of the Earth. Though Vatican City does not actively engage in wars, it is one of the three branches (Executive) of the world government, seeking to be a one world government.
London is the financial seat of world government, and Washington DC is the military seat. Both London and Washington DC are offshoots of the Holy Catholic (i.e. Universal) church. Though Martin Luther instigated the Protestant Reformation, ALL Christianity remains rooted in colonization and imperialism: the conversion of all peoples to slaves of the One Christian God, through the waging of warfare against autonomous cultures worldwide.
The Church is just a front for the agenda of the Caesar, which is why all the terminology of Christianity is just Greek governmental jargon, often transliterated to Latin. Only Christian nations are guilty of colonizing Africa, Asia, Australia, North America, and South America. Russia is now the only major nation to have never oppressed the nations of Africa. Even this current invasion of Ukraine is only their attempt to preserve their autonomy from the West and its Christian supremacy ideologies. Putin isn’t attempted to take over other lands. He is trying to keep Rome (“the whore of Babylon”), and her children (the U.K., U.S., Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Netherlands), and grandchildren (the other NATO member nations) from infecting their region with Christian Supremacy (under the guise of Americanization).
Most of the world just wants to be left alone. Even after slavery was abolished in the United States, and former enslaved people began establishing their own Set-Apart communities, the U.S. government began bombing and massacring those communities WITHIN ITS OWN BORDERS, to ensure they weren’t unable to thrive without succumbing to western domestication and indoctrination. They even set up other Melanated people as leaders to proselytize the other Holy (Set-Apart) melanated people to the new idea of integration. The goal was never equality. The goal was colonization and domination. Jim Crow and the Civil Rights movement were test pilots for global domination.
It is conceivably impossible to completely undo what has been done by Christian supremacy in this world, but it is not insurmountable of a mission to achieve manumission as individuals. There is a greater war going on in the world than those fought with jets, tanks, guns, and missiles. This war is the war of consciousness. While most of the world has succumbed to the ideologies of conversion, hoping to redeem communities and nations by the imposition of standards and rules upon others, the actual repentance that we all need to undergo is the return to our own autonomy. Ironically, Christianity promotes itself as the agent of the Biblical New Testament, asserting that the only way to salvation and world peace is for everyone to accept the Roman Catholic belief system, the TaNaKh (i.e. Old Testament) actually foretells what the new covenant would be, contained in the monotheistic book, Jeremiah.
30“Here, the days are coming,” says Adonai, “when I will make a new covenant with the house of Isra’el and with the house of Y’hudah. 31It will not be like the covenant I made with their fathers on the day I took them by their hand and brought them out of the land of Egypt; because they, for their part, violated my covenant, even though I, for my part, was a husband to them,” says Adonai. 32“For this is the covenant I will make with the house of Isra’el after those days,” says Adonai: “I will put my Torah within them and write it on their hearts; I will be their God, and they will be my people. 33No longer will any of them teach his fellow community member or his brother, ‘Know Adonai’; for all will know me, from the least of them to the greatest; because I will forgive their wickednesses and remember their sins no more.”
The reality is that each of us has to have our own Emmanuel (God within us) experience, through which the Divine within us overthrows the ideals of the Divine adscititious of us. Holiness, even in the cultural context, is a matter of being different from everyone else. Christianity, Roman Imperialism, and Americanization are all focused on one right way of doing things in this world. This is what has led to concepts such as cancel culture, as well as most of the various global rights movements. there is this illusion of responsibility that has usurped the reality of personal accountability. There’s a purveying idea that someone is going to save the world, rooted in the religious mythos of Jesus as savior. Not even the Gospels, as originally written, were a global edict. Instead, they were the mythoi of a single individual who had realized his own oneness with God within him, making him a Master in his daily life through his obedience to the instructions written upon his own heart, rather than those contained in books, and pushed onto others by those with superiority complexes (i.e. America; the west). His autonomy through Self-discipline was an example to those who followed him in his everyday life. Those twelve learned to be Masters themselves by observing the way he lived.
The study of Kabbalah, which is often demonized by westernized thought, actually brings us to the reverse of Christianity and Roman imperialism, but actually aligns with what is referred to as the great command: LOVE your neighbor AS YOU LOVE YOURSELF. The westernized mindset, which is rooted in Christian supremacy, pushes the idea that Self-denial and martyrdom are the epitome of LOVE. However, the truth is that none of us can actually LOVE anyone else without first having perfect LOVE for Ourselves. It is Christian supremacy and western imperialism that pushes the vilification of the ego. The west needs You to be convinced that any prioritizing of Self is egotistical, and egotism is, in the Christian worldview, the height of evil. I remember an elder in the Christian church teaching that good is selflessness and evil is selfishness. Adopting this concept as truth actually keeps the individual from ever discovering his own path. This is because his focus is always on doing what is perceived as right for others, even if it is harmful to Self. This places a burden of responsibility on every individual for the wellbeing of others, though we have no control over the experience of anyone else. In this, Christianity keeps the masses vulnerable, in fear of the future, worried about what will become of others, rather than being accountable ourselves for what we are personally experiencing. Keeping You focused on the future, especially in fear of the future, makes it easy for someone to control Your present. As long as everyone is afraid of hell, or some other future event that is nothing more than a fantasy, those who seek to control the whole world do so easily, because You are doing now exactly what they have convinced You to do for the advancement of humanity.
Examine these three foundational concepts of Kabbalah:
Tikkun Middot: the correction of the character. Understanding that most people live their lives daily as hypocrites, the most important act for each of us is Tikkun Middot. A hypocrite is actually an actor. It is someone who performs as a character different from who they truly are, for the satisfaction of others. It is playing a role to please a particular audience.
Correction of the character is the heart of true repentance. Repentance is turning away from the way one has been going to return to the original way that one was. It’s like an actor removing his mask and costume to return to his authentic life. Very few people in this world even remember who they are because they have been playing the role they were indoctrinated to play in order to satisfy a family, community, culture, government, or nation. Everything has been about pleasing the fantastical or the adscititious that most have lost sight of their own happiness. Even what they perceive as happiness is now rooted in what others have persuaded them to believe validates them. Think of the American dream.
Once Tikkun Middot has been achieved by the individual though, the next phase of evolution Naturally begins…
Tikkun Nephesh: the healing of the Self/Soul. This is the step in the process of ascension where manifestation begins. Most of the world is so focused on attraction that they are unable to actually manifest anything. The true Self, i.e. the Soul, is inherent within each of us. The goal is to actually experience that which is within us in the world without us (outside of us). Manifestation is akin to childbirth. For manifestation to occur, there has to be a sense of rest in confidence that whatever is within You is being delivered. The adversary of such is our longing for the riches of this world. Even those who consider themselves spiritual and/or conscious these days forsake the perpetual sabbath of simple authenticity, attempting to obtain more and more in an effort to prove their significance in and to this world. They don’t realize, though, that this quest for more actually further empowers the imperialists. This is because the imperialists thrive on the people believing that salvation and liberation are future experiences that they actually define on behalf of all the rest of the world. So people are lost trying to obtain wealth, which is but an illusion performed before the eyes of the people by sorcerers who also determine the value of things. However, once a person decides to no longer play the role dictated to them by religion, cultural standards, and human governments, they find again he Kingdom within them, in which is abundance, health, and everything else they could ever imagine.
It actually will require every individual coming to this point for themselves for the world to be free. Once this world is filled with people who have come to the experience of Tikkun Middot and Tikkun Nephesh, the final phase manifests from within the collective, not by indoctrination ( i.e. doctrines being driven INTO the people in order to control them), but by education (i.e. the instructions, or Kingdom, WITHIN each individual flowing OUT of them).
Tikkun Olam: the restoration of the world. If We perceive Tikkun Middot as a seed, then Tikkun Nephesh is the bud, and Tikkun Olam the fruit. Tikkun Olam is essentially God within all people filling the entire Earth. At this stage, all the governments of this world, including religions and cultures, become the Kingdoms of Our God. This is because each of us is rule by the God within Us, and that God is LOVE. It is not Jesus, though it is the Christ, for Christ is simply the anointed one; that marked one, which is the seed and word within each of us, which becomes flesh as we free ourselves from the bondage of belief systems. This is exactly what it is to be not conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of Your mind so that You can prove the good, acceptable, and perfect will of God. The will of God for You is Holy unto You. It doesn’t look like the will of God for anyone else.