Today’s Quote: “Thus, do we awaken one day to find we have been chasing shadows rather than their Source…”
Quote #2: “A ‘“Man of Light,’ golden and faceless, once appeared to me in spiritual contemplation.”
Mythosophy, the Wisdom of Myth, trades in the Ideals conveyed through stories and spoken words.
We look to the great cultural myths and literature of the past for classical wisdom. We look to current stories and speeches for uplifting wisdom. And, we search our own stories and words for guiding wisdom to share with family and friends. We teach through our sharing and our wonder.
Guiding wisdom, the last of the three listed above, is perhaps the most important because it is closest to you. It is your life lived and its earned wisdom. We all have it because we all live it. We have but to look and see; listen and hear. Lives are opportunities to demonstrate and practice wisdom. Your wisdom leads to your nobility as a spiritual being.
All are practicing the Presence of their Highest Ideal. This ideal is our cherished idea formed into an inner reality within the womb of our creativity; our imaginations. We all travel toward this inner ideal. This is our spiritual journey.
But we often don’t consciously know that Ideal. Ego tells us we should worship something other than our Spiritual Ideal. Under the siren call of our egos, we experience a kind of “double vision;” we work at cross-purposes with ourselves and others. Cinematically, if each “scene” of our lives is a “take,” then some of our egoistic choices are “mis-takes.” Spiritual practices of which Mythosophy is one example can bring us clarity and heal our double vision, mistakes, and divided nature.
“A house divided against itself cannot stand.” (A. Lincoln paraphrasing Mark 3:25)
Thus, do we awaken one day to find we have been chasing shadows rather than their Source; the illumination behind all those faint images. Ghosts, shadows, and reflected images dissolve before the Transcendent from which they all spring.
That is why awakening is sometimes called “Illumination.”
Learning about the divisions within oneself is a step toward truth.
What are your goals? Toward what end are you moving? Is it something contained in the outer world? Or is it something within; behind your eyes, so to speak? So many of us look outwardly through our eyes and instantly abandon our inner subjective realities in favor of the outer physical visuals and dramas.
Our end goal is not of this world. If it were, our physical bodies would be immortal. Seduced by the body, we continually try to make a heaven of Earth. Often we create the opposite of a heaven because our creative premise is false.
“There is no hope in the body.” (Last words of a dying Buddhist monk)
Earth is neither heaven nor hell; it is a testing ground.
Our attention must be withdrawn from the passing phantasms of the outer world. Just observe the appalling news cycle for a sample of the objectionable. That which is presented as “news” is a laughable tapestry of hyperbole to draw attention in a negative direction. Worse, it induces emotional reactions that involve us further in illusion.
Abandon deep belief in the permanence of outer phenomena. What we put our attention on we become. Stop listening to its messengers. Become a fugitive from TV. Rather, choose contemplation within.
“The meek shall inherit the earth.” Therefore, let us not be meek for who among us wants the earth? We are temporary dwellers upon this impermanent earth and as sojourners through it will one day depart. Let us be spiritually brave and inherit one of the heavenly realms; one of the levels of heaven. Earth is not meant to be heaven. Let us practice the courage to follow our inner truth regardless of what others may say or think as long as we don’t harm others.
Our Ideal is a manifestation of Total Consciousness (God). It will appear to you within contemplation.
A “Man of Light,” golden and faceless, once appeared to me in spiritual contemplation. I say “man,” but it was really androgynous although slightly more angular in shape than the feminine form. Funny, but the image appeared somewhat like the theatrical award statuette although animated with movement; not static nor holding a sword.
The image communicated aspects of Total Consciousness. I could ask it anything and receive an answer. But it was not in any language; the communication was non-verbal; more like subtle impressions flowing back and forth. I write “back and forth,” but we not exactly separated. We were interpenetrated. It was an aspect of my higher self as I was an aspect of Its Self.
Some assert we ultimately merge into oneness with God or Total Consciousness. Others assert that we retain our individuality in eternity. Neither view is correct, yet both are true. The transcendental reality goes beyond apparently opposing views into an Integral reality encompassing both.
It is unspeakable; yet knowable.
Spirituality is a re-enactment, recovery, and recreation. It is the re-enactment for self and others of Love’s original purity before incarnation into the lower bodies. It is a recovery of that which was lost, as in the discovery of a long-forgotten treasure. Recovery is also a healing from sickness. The realization of Soul’s spiritual health is a healing from the miasmic afflictions of the mind reality and emotional actions and reactions. The seed causes of these afflictions (these dramas) play out within the lower manifested bodies of man throughout innumerable lives.
Earth is the testing ground; wisdom is the distilled result.
And spirituality is the recreation of our noble, truth bearing and heroic self. Recreation is the inception of something new. To recreate is to create anew.
It is in the beginnings of things that the conception of Truth is reborn, rediscovered and recovered for oneself.
Let your children be the many Ideals of Total Consciousness; God.