The Old Testament Bible states that “man is made in the likeness and image of God,” repeating the Ancient Egyptian teaching. From birth, you learned to accept wrong ideas and beliefs about who you are. In other words, you learned to be a human! If you maintain the idea that you are a human, you will fail in life. Our ancestors said, “you’re a divine being, and you’ve come to earth to prove it.”
The term, “human” is a Western mental construct. It’s a bunch of wrong thoughts and images that you accepted about who you are, and you’re allowing these thoughts and images the power to drive your life, to say and do things, most of which are incorrect. When you perceive yourself as a human being, you’re saying, “I’m a figment of my imagination.”
You are the thoughts that you think. You build a world with your words by defining your own reality (“I’m an introvert,” “I don’t like green leafy vegetables,” “I’m a feminist,” etc.). Your self-image is built up by a set of wrong ideas comprised of human character attributes – ego, hope, blind faith, pride, religious regulation, group identity, etc.
We are imitating an ignorant society created by people who are proud to be a part of humanity. If you believe you’re a human being, you’ll behave like one. Claiming to be human also separates you from God (if you perceive yourself as a child of God, you can’t be human because God isn’t human). God becomes ethereal, inaccessible, transcendent, something beyond your reach, etc. Now you need a savior.
Humans are the main cause of most problems in the world, i.e., greed, racism, sexism, pollution, famine, etc. This is because the human self-image constantly reacts emotionally. In fact, humans believe it’s natural to behave emotionally. It’s the acceptance and perpetuation of negative emotions which also indicates that you are ill. There’s no drug you can take to eliminate emotionalism. The path to healing is to adopt a divine self-image.
If you function as a human being, you’ll never be in control of your life. Instead, your life will be controlled by emotional responses which ultimately lead to pain and suffering. A divine being functions in the world unfettered by negative emotions. You function as a divine being when you are peaceful and joyful no matter what’s going on in your life.
African religion and spirituality doesn’t seek to create better humans. To achieve success on life, you must not only eliminate negative emotions, but you must also sacrifice your human traits (pride, honor, jealousy, self-esteem, etc.). Your life must be a mirror image of how God would live on earth.