Please allow me to introduce myself
I’m a man of wealth and taste
I’ve been around for a long, long year
Stole many a man’s soul and faith
And I was ’round when Jesus Christ
Had his moment of doubt and pain
Made damn sure that Pilate
Washed his hands and sealed his fate
I’ve asked myself this question many times over.
I seen it in thousands of ways and with a conversation that for me is all about sitting down and hearing the Devil’s side of the story. In all those day dreams the one thing I could never escape was the idea of just how fucked up the Devil’s job is.
Someone has to do it right?
However does this mean we should have sympathy for the Devil as the Rolling Stones suggest?
The opening of this song recounts the tale of Jesus being nailed to a cross and the man who had to be the one to do it. If you are not familiar with the story, the dude who got nailed saw it coming from a mile away and knew it was part of his destiny. Someone had to fulfill it and be the bad guy or there could be no hero or in case of this story, no savior.
I stuck around St. Petersburg
When I saw it was a time for a change
Killed the Tsar and his ministers
Anastasia screamed in vain
I rode a tank
Held a general’s rank
When the blitzkrieg raged
And the bodies stank
I watched with glee
While your kings and queens
Fought for ten decades
For the gods they made
I shouted out,
“Who killed the Kennedys?”
When after all
It was you and me
We can look back and see every kind of horror that we can dish out to each other and it would be really nice if we had a Devil to blame for the atrocities of man. The Devil in us all is something we struggle with. Yet if we look back to our own worst behavior or daydreams of things we never did, that’s the Devil Inside that INXS talks about.
Just as every cop is a criminal
And all the sinners saints
As heads is tails
Just call me Lucifer
Cause I’m in need of some restraint
So if you meet me
Have some courtesy
Have some sympathy, and some taste
Use all your well-learned politesse
Or I’ll lay your soul to waste
Before embracing the Shaman I am, I was brought up Baptist. It happens and I’m feeling much better now.
The use of the name Lucifer to give the Devil a face and a personification gives us someone to blame.
When you take the inner dive that is guided by your higher self it can feel like a guided tour of hell from Lucifer himself. You’re showing yourself through your idea of living hell and living heaven that all there truly is in life is decisions and consequences. You build your hell or free yourself to your heaven on earth by the choices you make and the consequences you face for making those choices.
Do as you will and remember you will reap what you sow whether you want to or not. Think of it as the basic understanding to be nice or there are consequences you will face at some point in time.
This concept is the basic underlying concept of every religion ever created. It also covers every philosophy ever written and every story we tell.
Be nice or have your soul laid to waste.
Pleased to meet you
Hope you guessed my name, oh yeah
But what’s puzzling you
Is the nature of my game,
Tell me baby, what’s my name
Tell me honey, can ya guess my name
Tell me baby, what’s my name
I tell you one time, you’re to blame
To me I found in life the Devil is any thing that has you feeling tempted to do something you know better than to do.
Karmic Law states we are responsible for our lives. My gift allows me to go back and see why your life or mine is exactly where it is. However I need the focus of questions or it’s all to immense to try and describe however I can see it anyway. When I say go back I often find myself behind the eyes of another viewing outward.
A Shaman lives with one foot on the other-side and one foot on this side. When you add being a Medium into the mix, my teachers were the Ascended Masters and what some would call the Arch Angels.
Karmic Law is Karmic Law and it defies the Law of Physics and Human beings.
If we create our shared reality with our thoughts we are the Devil to blame for why our world looks the way it does.