Truth isn’t comfortable, it is not the ally of the ego-centred. It will ever allude those seeking fame and fortune, one cannot serve both Truth and Mammon after all (Luke, 16:13), this was shown practically when the adept was instructed to profess nothing but healing of the sick and provide it gratis (Fama Fraternitatis). Truth, the reconciler of perceived paradox; one must lose themselves in order to find their Self. The dark night of the soul grants the most beautiful appreciation towards the light of dawn. Through descending into the centre and surrendering veils previously held close is the means of ascent then assured.
Remember this inherent Light, it is a comfort to the weary, yet devoted pilgrim, its warmth reminds that they are not alone in trying the navigate the way back Home. This Light can also be a haunting cry in the wilderness, tormenting those who would seek to live under the mastership of ego and the prospect of material and social attainment. Either way, this inherent Light, this lamp, this internal compass is the most precious gift that we have been bestowed with. There have been those who have extinguished its flames completely or have left it in dying embers, walking blind, and believe that their egoic-self is indeed the centre of all things, that everything revolves around this microcosmic metaphorical earth. What folly! Haven’t we been freed from days of enforced ignorance? So let us not carry forward self-imposed ignorance.
As above, so below.
We understand now that all revolves around the Light, its presence affords us nourishment if our environment is primed for such, it is our guide, our point of reference as we navigate our path. Our inner lamp, that inherent Light is the esoteric sun within the centre of the earth, though this knowledge had in times past, been withheld from the un-initiated lest lack of preparation resulted in the spreading of false gospel. Wisdom is Understanding lived.
Humanity has eaten the fruit from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, we have the capacity now to become ‘as Gods’, let us not, however, seek to become mere idols in the modern day cult of celebrity, let us not profane the edicts/gifts bestowed upon the regality of the Divine Self. Living within the divine bounds of knowledge of good and evil isn’t to be mistaken for following a dogmatic type of morality, no, it is truly to be living in Wisdom.
As Robert Cochrane once said “all ritual is prayer”, I suggest taking this further and allow one’s life to be as prayer toward the Divine.
Embracing life as living prayer to Godhead will embrace all with the living spirit of reconciliation, the spirit of Truth, ‘the Word that will protect you from the Lie’ (to paraphrase the Magister of The Clan of Tubal Cain, Robin-the-Dart). Let our lives be our means of transmutation, let our Will be Divine Will.
As the pilgrim, cloaked in humility walks the path guided by means of lamplight let them hold these words of humility in their heart:
‘ Non nobis, non nobis, Domine
Sed nomini tuo da gloriam.’
“On the day that you see the Light of your own true Self, you will rejoice!” ~ The Gospel of Thomas
In Lux Veritas,
The Cunning Apostle.