Strange Beings In the Universe: Personifications
I first came across the concept of a personification as an actual being about four years ago on a blog that is no longer available. The girl that it belonged to was from Norway, I think, and she always talked about some of the more interesting and strange things in the universe, such as elementals and personifications.
What exactly is a personification, you may be wondering.
A personification is exactly what you would traditionally associate with that word:
- The attribution of human nature or character to abstract notions, especially as a rhetorical figure.
- The representation of a thing or abstraction in the form of a person.
- The person or thing embodying a quality or the like; an embodiment or incarnation.
- An imaginary person or creature conceived or figured to represent a thing or abstraction.
In essence, a personification, in metaphysical terms, is an entity that represents an abstract concept. One example that I have used before is beauty. Beauty isn’t really a thing, it’s an idea. However, even ideas hold energy and that energy is shaped by you, the person who is “creating” it.
I say “creating” in quotes because energy can neither be created nor destroyed, but can only change form. So you are shaping that energy for the time being.
So when one personifies an abstract idea such as beauty, they give it a personality. It doesn’t normally have a personality, but it does have energy, which is sentient, and so when you give it a personality in such a way, you can then communicate with it.
It would be similar to channeling “Mother Earth” – Earth doesn’t have a personality either, per se, but she does carry intelligent energy, and what is Mother Earth but a personification of the planet?
Humans and in particular, religions, tend to personify abstract concepts for the purposes of understanding the world around them. The Greek Gods were effectively personifications of emotions and elemental forces. Aphrodite was the personification of beauty and love, like we talked about earlier.
Satan, for example, in religious terms, is the human interpretation of the personification of evil. Literally, evil incarnate as a personality. But that character is just that – a character based on the human interpretation of that concept.
The actual character doesn’t exist, only the “essence” that it is based on. The character isn’t really accurate because the humans interpreting it don’t fully understand it, so their very attempt at putting it into a concept that they understand then distorts the reality of the essence.
You might also view the Hebrew version of God in the same way. It’s a projection of a human ego onto a concept so massive that the human brain couldn’t possibly understand it. This creates fragmentation in understanding – people only see and grasp parts of the essence, but not the whole.
You could look at Archangels in exactly the same way. They aren’t personalities, per se. They don’t have personas and they’re not a character, but we make them out to be that – we envision them with bodies and we give them names. And they can communicate with us ‘in character” so to speak, so that we recognize them, but that’s not what they actually are. Many humans probably wouldn’t be able to comprehend what they really are, anyway.
Because all energy is sentient, anything has the ability to be personified for the purposes of communicating with you, but the act of personification itself distorts it’s true essence, in terms of how we interpret it, and that is, more or less, the human psychic filter at work.
Kryon might be another entity that you could describe as a personification.
Many people classify Kryon as an angel, but even the term “angel” is still a human created concept and steeped with preconceived beliefs, and as such, will automatically distort the truth of what those entities actually are.
Personifications can be created on an individual basis as well as a collective basis.
Think again, for example, of the idea of the devil. So many people collectively believe in such a being, they create it and their belief in it makes it very real in their personal realities and naturally, as you are a part of the whole, you have the ability to tap into that reality and channel such an entity. Much of what you experience with that entity will be determined by your beliefs and expectations about it. So if you, yourself, are a believer of the concept of a devil and your ideas about that devil match the biblical description, then that is what you will expect to experience and that is how you will interpret that energy.
If you do not hold those same beliefs, then there is an entirely different expectation and you will not have the same experience as the essence energy will not be personified in the same way – because different concepts mean slightly different things to each of us.
My first reaction to the reading was WOW. Your words captured a theme woven into my life right now. The reading has emboldened me to take back my power and inspired me to research some books, get back to meditating and provided a focus.Dina