enlil_1Enlil

Mesopotamian

Destiny – Fate

According to ancient mythology recorded on cuneiform tablets unearthed in the area once known as Mesopotamia (Iran-Iraq,) chaos and darkness ruled the universe before the advent of civilization. Over time, exalted gods of nature were personified, and harmony gradually returned to our planet. An was the supreme deity of the heavens. An, the sky, and Ki, the earth, gave birth to Enlil, the executive ruler of Air. Enlil (Lord Air,) a supreme deity and chief of the Gods who granted fates and kingships, was depicted as half bird and half human. Enlil also ruled the elements of agriculture and oversaw all social conventions.

The Sumerians occupied the southeastern region of Mesopotamia, meaning, “land between the rivers,” Tigris and the Euphrates.The Sumerians occupied the southeastern region of Mesopotamia, meaning, “land between the rivers,” Tigris and the Euphrates. This fertile crescent of land, located in an arid desert, was ideal for agriculture and home to a great civilization. The Sumerians made supreme advancements in the use of language, writing, mathematics, architecture, astronomy, irrigation, and property ownership. But was Mesopotamia actually the “cradle of civilization?”

While modern technology often debunks ancient timetables and myths using sophisticated tools such as radio carbon dating, the evidence also shows human fascination with the inexplicable mysteries of nature. Evidence of advanced civilizations predating Mesopotamia by thousands of years, continue to be unearthed including; Gobekli Tepe (11,500 BCE) in Turkey, Dvārakā of the western coast of India (9000BCE), and the Clovis people’s of the Americas (13,500). Putting this into a time perspective, “There’s more time between Gobekli Tepe and the Sumerian clay tablets [etched in 3300 B.C.,] than from Sumer to today,”[1]

Then “something happened.” Some scholars believe there was a cataclysm at the end of the Younger Dryas that destroyed all civilizations. Myths prevail that survivors of this disaster were elevated to God status as they traveled and resettled throughout the darkened world, including the lands of Mesopotamia. [2]

According to these tablets, the first-born son separated his parents; An laid claim to the heavens as he separated from the earth, leaving the powerful Enlil to rule the atmosphere, while his brother Enki, was charged as the keeper of the waters. The separation of elements caused personified-gods to rise from the primeval mud and prepare the earth for human activity. Slaves were also created to service the Gods who grew tired of tilling the land with Enlil’s hoe.

It is time to trust in the power of the Divine.Each community had it’s own ruling God that was appointed by the all-powerful Enlil. From his sacred temple on the mountaintop in Nippur, he administered the Mes; decrees from the Gods that outlined social structure and duties. Admirable traits included war and destruction, implying that for better or worse, all human behavior was divinely inspired. Unable to live up to his own standards, Enlil was banished to the underworld for committing rape, which fathered the concept of good and evil. Humans stopped living in harmony with nature, overpopulation occurred, and according to the favored historical text, the Epic of Gilgamesh, a great flood destroyed civilization.[3]

It was Enlil’s supreme duty to decree all fates, and his commands could not be overturned.Click To Tweet

EAST

As the keeper of the Mes, Enlil blows in from the east to give you an insight into dharma, your destiny. Allow the invisible winds of Enlil to enliven the fires of your divine imagination and steer you in the right direction. Just like the ancient creation myths, do not readily accept things at face value. Question authority whenever new information is presented.

When embarking on new journey, or when starting a new enterprise, the forces of nature can be chaotic. If Enlil appears ready to flood your new venture, this suggests that old thoughts and ideas must be destroyed before new possibilities can germinate and grow. There is divine timing behind all events.

South

The arrival of the Lord Wind in the southern quadrant is a reminder that you were born with free will, and that the choices you’ve made in life have brought you to where you are today. Enlil stirs your karmic emotional patterns, which are important markers of time; each one containing a jewel of wisdom. Once you develop the skills needed to navigate your inner emotional winds, you’ll be able to navigate safely toward your goals.

The presence of Enlil as a raging storm indicates supreme judgment of self and others. Needs and desires are neither good nor bad, so step back and observe your expectations objectively if you want to grasp their true meaning and significance.

West

Enlil was banished to the netherworld (underworld) for raping his consort, the young grain Goddess Ninlil, and as a result, the cycles of the moon were created. Just as Ninlil remained faithful to Enlil and followed him into the darkness, you are reminded of your own shadowy aspects. Utilize the magic of Enlil’s hoe to till the soil and unearth the answers you are seeking. Facing your own shadow will lift you from a world of darkness, and allow you to shine the light of love and compassion upon yourself and others.

If Enlil arrives as a side wind in the West, death is imminent. This might be the demise of a relationship, a project, an idea etc. Death invariably leads to a birth of something new. New skills must be acquired before entering the next cycle.

North

The appearance of Enlil as a North Wind indicates that invisible forces are at work in your life. It is time to trust in the power of the Divine. Know that Enlil protects your destiny, which you will attain when conditions are right.

Unexpected upheavals may beset you if your spiritual practices are in not aligned with your river of destiny. When Enlil appears ready to submerge your ideals, ask yourself, “Where am I attached to my outdated spiritual beliefs?” “How can I be of better service to my life’s mission?” and “Am I taking nature for granted?” By restoring order to your rituals, your beliefs will become aligned with your destiny and success will surely follow.

[1] Gobekli Tepe: The World’s First Temple? Quote by Gary Rollefson, article by Andrew Curry Smithsonian Magazine, November 2008. Accessed on the web http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/gobekli-tepe-the-worlds-first-temple-83613665/#rCZ3ooXZOxIo8uPS.99
[2] Magicians of the Gods: The Forgotten Wisdom of Earth’s Lost Civilization, Graham Hancock, Hodder & Stoughton, Sep 10, 2015. p

[3] ibid

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