I have some citations somewhere in the back of my head the source of which I’m not sure of, neither the form, but the idea is basicly that one has to break the shackles to the profane world to be able to absorb the Higher Self and assimilate to work with the laws its world demands. What follows is the separation from the profane world, the dark night of the soul, the exile of the scapegoat etc. When this process goes on, it is necessary to bring the absorbed back to the world and try to support the coming together of the planes. It is finding connection to the true individual in us – the Monad, and finding the ultimate point of unity there, (it has wings if my sight is to be trusted). This is all propably well known to most already, but felt it is necessary to point this arch first.
Ave wrote: ↑
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:13 pm
This new found difficulty in relating to profane men has made me question my faith. Can a faith which seems to separate me from the vast majority of fellow humans be a legit, true faith?
Or is it just a one reflection of my infantile defences...
True faith is a rock under the trembling feet, it does not crumble to dust when the feet are to put their weight on this or that side. The faith pierces all passages of the journey, although it might not be visible all the time and is usually lost ever so often. Nevertheless, it is the string to the beads of a rosary, something that gathers and unifies the gems of initiation. Ofcourse it is the foolish kind of faith, which do not question whether the steps are real steps in the first place.
Matt 5:11 wrote:Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you,
and persecute you, and shall say all manner
of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
I was thinking this passage and how the feeling of separation towards the majorities is usually a kind of intuition of how ”I would only face persecution if I’d show my true face”. But as the arch (I pointed to in the beginning of this post) might suggest, it is merely intuition of our own poor connection to the powers of the Higher Self to actualize those principles and meet in the half way with the world, speak of the language everyone understands, find the living connection to the ideal no matter where. Ofcourse we can not raise others, and here is again another separation, or would it be more accurate at this point to speak of respect for individual space and procession in the mysteries rather than separation per se? It is a blessing that persecution for it allows the wound to flow and it tests us and our faith.
Nefastos wrote: ↑
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:53 pm
But how? Is this like an open wound in every day we meet with the other & the whole? Can a faith that separates us – as esotericists, occultists, Satanists, or something else – from the vast majority of fellow human beings be a legit, true faith? How do you cope, my brothers & sisters? How to know when to "solve" and when to "coagula"? This can't be simply a matter of temperament.
I think it is important to understand the need to dissolve to be individual and thus a thing that is to be taken as individual qualitites (separation allows qualitites to emerge in the first place), not something that should be projected to, or required from others. There should be found ideal ways to express those needs and the other way around respect the individual needs of others, maybe meet half way bringing individual needs together if there is need to bring these things together in the first place.