Did Humans Once Have Wings?
The signs point to "YES"
Whenever I tell people my music name is When Humans Had Wings, the most common response is, “Whoa.”
This “whoa” is usually preceded by a stunned silence and a deer-in-the-headlights expression. I can see the gears turning in their mind, trying to figure out when humans had wings, and why this phrase feels so resonant — like it’s reminding them of something.
I chose the name for the purpose of generating contemplation, and conversation, about human potential. You’re free to take the statement “humans can fly” metaphorically or literally.
Personally, I take it literally.
1. We fly in dreams
Almost everyone has dreamed of flying at some point. And for those of us who have, flying dreams dramatically stand out from normal dreams.
We are so taken in by flying that even the dream states of flight are often viewed as worshipful, set in the company of godlike visions. One so wants to fly… there surely cannot be a line of demarcation(?) between true flight and dream flight.
~ from Freedom in Flight, OneLight.com
One could argue that dreams are too strange and illogical to take seriously. But consider the fact that dreams can sometimes accurately predict the future:
Records of precognitive dreams across cultures exist from as far back as Ancient Mesopotamia over four thousand years ago (Oppenheim, 1956). Even to this day, over half of the general population report having experienced accurate precognitive dreams or similar parapsychological events at some point in their lives (Adachi et al., 2003; Kennedy, 2000).
If dreams can show us future events before they’ve happened, it follows that dreams are worth paying attention to. Especially since we experience more than just flight in dreams — we also experience the other siddhis, like telekinesis and shapeshifting.
So if we feel strongly compelled by the phenomenon of flight in dreams, well then, we might just be remembering something we’re actually capable of doing… or perhaps we’re being shown what we will do in the future.
2. We get wing tattoos
We identify so strongly with the image of winged humanoids that “Angels” are now massively popular in the New Age scene, despite the fact that this type of angel is only one of many described in the Bible — and the others are far from humanoid.
While the phenomenon of wing tattoos doesn’t prove humans can fly, the popularity of permanently carving wings onto one’s back speaks volumes about how important flight is to humanity as a collective. If we’re not remembering the days when we flew, we’re at least aspiring towards being able to one day…
…which brings me to my next point.
3. We aspire towards flight
Consider how belligerently the Wright Brothers worked to create the first functional airplane (that we know of).
Consider Leonardo DaVinci’s elaborate blueprints for mechanistic wings.
And aside from those songs which outright express a desire to fly, countless works of art throughout history have likened Love to the feeling of Flying. (Take the song “Wind Beneath My Wings” for example.)
This reveals a subconscious intuitive awareness of what Free Energy is. In order to Fly, we must be open-hearted — as we are when in Love.
Nobody has to teach us this. Deep down, we know not only that Freedom is possible, but that Love is the pathway there.
4. Sacred texts name “flight” as an achievable human power
Isaiah 40:31 KJV says:
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Before anyone tries to tell me this is ~just a metaphor~ allow me to clarify:
The promises of the Bible are literal. As in, we can literally move mountains, and we can literally raise the dead. It doesn’t say we’ll poetically feel like eagles flying — it straightforwardly says we’ll rise up AS eagles. Period.
Perhaps that’s why Catholicism has a longstanding record of flying saints.
The Yoga Sutras also matter-of-factly name levitation as a byproduct of deep meditation or spiritual predisposition, among other powers.
And surely we’ve all heard the legends of levitating Buddhist monks?
Like dreams, religious texts and legends are easy to dismiss because they fundamentally challenge materialistic scientism. So again, I’ll contend that thousands of years’ worth of consistent descriptions of human flight, from many different countries, is something worth taking seriously.
All religious texts regarding human superpowers have a few key things in common, like an emphasis on spiritual purification as the precursor to these abilities.
Whether that purification is dietary (vis a vis a fasting/vegetarian lifestyle), psychological (through a meditation regimen) or what have you, what it comes down to is this: Flight is a potential all humans have, but only those who’ve done the “work” will realize that potential.
5. I just gno
There comes a point in conversations of this nature where the Truth can no longer be articulated in words. It can only be experienced.
Sometimes people expect me to detail my own psionic experiences as proof of my claim that humans can fly. But the paradox of Empowerment is that the more that is experienced, the less can be explained.
In fact, understanding why supernatural phenomena are difficult to discuss is crucial to understanding the phenomena themselves. I wrote about that here.
Thankfully, nobody actually needs me to explain why flight is possible, or how flight works. To get hung up on rationalization would be to completely miss the point, which is that the freedom of flight transcends the limitations of rationalism entirely.
So in a sense, “Humans can fly” is all that I can usefully say.
Because regardless of whether I write this sentiment forcefully, or sweetly, or plainly, or condescendingly… the Truth of the words remains the same — eternal and unchanging, like a livewire current running through the center of reality, bypassing timespace and breaking all the “Laws of Physics” so that it can offer its electric power to anybody — anybody at all! anywhere and anytime! — who seeks in order to find.
So, my Love,
I dare you to seek.
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