1. We live in a highly-populated cosmos, and our human drama on Earth is a tiny part.
2. The beings who populate our cosmos include extra-terrestrial and/or extra-dimensional beings of every conceivable and inconceivable type and intention, with agendas that may help us, observe us, exploit us, or avoid us; they may be far more intelligent than us, or less, more moral, or less moral, dangerous, or “God/s” to us – and they have been described throughout time by every culture and religion around the world, including the United States of America. Every religion and history of the world contains a part of our human story.
3. Some of the religions and histories are for some of us, because they involve the beings involved with us in one way or another, either because they created us, or have taken responsibility for us, or they’re exploiting us, or have offered us salvation and we’ve accepted, or some other relationship; others’ religions and histories might have nothing to do with us, but are the essential history and teachings of others.
4. The God or gods we experience may be loving creators, or they may be dispassionate entrepreneurs, scientists, or even slave-traders (depending on whether we use the Western or global definition of “gods”), or they may be like us, learning how to create and bumbling a bit, possibly terrifying us, but not necessarily intentionally.
5. Humans are evolving, individually and collectively.
6. Some of the Gods, gods, or other beings may want to help us. We’ve called them angels and gods, God, Allah, prophets, spirit helpers, devas, kachinas, etc., etc. Other beings torment us, and we’ve called them demons, boogeymen, incubi, succubi, gods, mantidane, tricksters, faeries, trolls, djinn, etc. Some names, like gods, ghosts, faeries, aliens, daemons, Others, Watchers, etc, refer to spiritual or extra-terrestrial beings without determining whether they’re good or bad, helper or tormentor. Some may help us by hurting us, as pain is an excellent teacher; hence the archetype of the trickster teacher who cannot be called good or bad.
7. The religious and folkloric tales we’ve heard from earlier generations have been corrupted or turned into cartoons many of us have learned to laugh at and ignore; however, beneath the cartoon and laughter is a reality we do best to respect and learn from; if we don’t, we don’t evolve – and some would say we don’t survive – though that sort of doomsday thinking, too, is relegated to “Old Wives’ Tales” and Old-Time Religion – in favor of a more-palatable belief that we each will go on forever with infinite chances to evolve and eventually get it right. This might be true, but Nature seems to include a great deal of death and destruction for beings who don’t have sufficient awareness of their world. Death is so commonplace, it’s possible that humans may die and the Earth experience the end of another Age with us.
8. Humans have been co-evolving this planet and its life by our choices for many millennia, and we continue to have the ability to co-create and destroy. By imagining a better world, and with the assistance of angels, Gods, and others creating it with us, we may be able to continue here – or elsewhere.
9. Like attracts like, but opposites also attract. Harmonizing with the energies of the world we hope for creates positive direction, but it’s not total protection from contrary energies. We need to learn a lot of survival skills in the multi-dimensional world, as well as creation skills. We need to learn to communicate effectively with Other beings, and negotiate the multi-dimensional cosmos to some extent. We need humility to recognize we have a lot to learn.
And that’s just to get ourselves woken up.
Doctrine should evolve and grow, and it’ll probably be truest (harmonious with Cosmic harmonies) with the perspectives of the greatest number of people contributing to it. I don’t believe it should ever be codified by one person, nor held firmly in place – as the world and language always evolve.