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We Are Q!

by: Shmuel ben Shlomi

No, I’m not talking about some pseudo political group or ideology such as Q-Anon or other such things.

For those familiar with the iconic 57-year long series of television shows and films of Star Trek then Q will be quite a familiar thing. Those that are not (have you been living under a rock?) will need some details.

Q was an immortal spirit-being first introduced in the original Star Trek series back in the 1960’s by series creator Gene Roddenberry. In the episode titled “Squire of Gothos” this whimsical and sometime dangerous character was very powerful and could with a wave of his hand or finger do just about anything he wanted, including making the lives of Captain Kirk and his crew miserable.

The character was reintroduced as a judge of humanity nearly 20 years later in the series Star Trek: The Next Generation with Q being a primary character in several episodes over the course of that show’s seven-year run. He also made appearances in three other future programs — Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager and most recently in Star Trek: Picard.

Q himself once admitted to Captain Picard that he and other members of their “Q Continuum” were once housed in human frames eons ago and that is why this particular Q finds human beings so fascinating to watch and “play with,” as he, in his own way, tries to help humans develop into a state of “Q-ness” one day.

While the story of Q is pure science fiction the idea of Q, however is not. Why? Because we are Q-rising.

This is where we need to comprehend ourselves better and from, perhaps, a perspective not fully appreciated. When investigating the human condition from our beginnings until today; taking into account the established laws of adaptation, evolution, reincarnation, as well as, interference manipulation by those with greater technological abilities in the past (and perhaps currently) then the idea of and need for spiritual guidance and introduction of spiritual laws (such as the Torah and others) becomes understandable.

We are spirit beings housed in clay bodies. We are alive and life is life and cannot die. As such we are on an eternal journey of spiritual growth and development on that road to, for lack of a better term, “Q-ness.” This journey has been and continues in this plane of existence to be taken in these clay bodies until such time the aforementioned established laws guided by the aforementioned spiritual laws take us into a permanent realm of spirituality — G-d-likeness. Becoming more like That from Which we came, move and have our being.

The whole purpose of the laws of spiritual guidance such as the Torah and some others like the Talmud is to make us into mature spiritual beings who can then take on the role of being the true stewards of HaShem’s infinite creation, not only in this universe but in all Its creation, that which is above and below and beyond our current comprehension.

“I have said, ‘You are divine beings, sons of the Most High, all of you; but you shall die as men do, fall like any prince.” - Psalm 82:6

We may be divine beings but until we grow and mature as spiritual entities and learn to harness all that power and ability for the purpose of the Creator we are housed in flesh, learn the life-lessons placed before us; those sometime exasperating trials and tribulations, we continue to die like all flesh and continue to return in flesh until we take on more and more of the character of sons of the Most High.

I don’t put much stock in the words of the creator of Christianity, a man named Paul (formally Saul of Tarsus), but, like a broken clock that is correct twice a day, even something he once said is enlightening. In one of his letters to a Christian church he founded in Galatia he said this, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” (Galatians 5:22-23). Of course he left out some key elements of a mature spiritual life, such as justice, fairness, and obedience to the Creator of all that is. But, he got most of it correct in those two lines in his letter.

Everything he stated is a glimpse into the character and pure attributes of HaShem, the G-d of creation, the Giver of Torah and the Father of all human-kind. This is the road we eternal spirits, currently housed in human bodies are traveling. It is as the famed rock group Grateful Dead once surmised, “What a long and strange trip it’s been,” but an exciting, enlightening and ever learning spiritually expansive one indeed.

We are Q. May we continue on this journey forever together.


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