Guys I need some advice please. I am currently experiencing what can only be described as a dilemma of the highest order. It is making me question absolutely all of my goals and my entire career as a magician. I am currently stuck- unable to move. This anxiety is effecting absolutely everything- I am literally just pacing up and down my flat, still in my pajamas, feeling utterly lost and confused.
It all began as a paranoid thought, which has completely spiraled out of control and is now a full on crisis in my mind.
As some of you may know- I have been quite obsessed with the whole definition of the left-hand path lately, especially the modern definition of Stephen Flowers. I was unable to grasp it for the longest time. I have now, finally comprehended it. I have spent the last few days, reading and rereading and meditating on various discussions on this board, and I have had a sort of revelation. I finally get it! But I feel fucking terrified. I finally understand, in a very direct way, All = Nothing = Source. Finally I understand what people like Lady Eva means when they say things like:
‘Both paths [RHP and LHP] tread similar ground, especially as the magician approaches and attains self-realisation (that he is both the All, and yet that there is No Thing) - it's at this point that the choice is made, to strengthen the ego and become an individuated God of your own creation, or to slip back, devoid of noticeable egoic desire and will, into the No Thing.
I believe I have reached this point of ‘self-realisation’, but my problem is- and this is what is causing me this incredible anxiety- I want both. I have always wanted both. I want to live, to desire, to create- I want to strengthen my ego and become ‘godlike’ in this lifetime. But yet, I also, want eventually, when all goals have been achieved and a sort of ego burn out attained, to drift out of existence. Unlike so many people on this forum, I personally do not want immortality, on this plane or some other. I want to live, very much so, but I also eventually want death- a true death- total dissolution back to source- to nothing- to non-existence. I always wanted this, eventually. I simply do not want to live forever, or indefinitely.
The BIG question that I am currently struggling with is:
Can I fully embrace the left-hand path, and yet still one day easily ‘change paths’ so to speak. If I live my life to the absolute fullest, embracing my own ‘godhood’, knowing that all=nothing and that therefore all is possible- what would I do when one day, perhaps still within this lifetime, or more likely in some future incarnation, I decide I’ve had enough- I want out- to reunite with source, to become nothing? I believe that since we all have free will- there is nothing stopping us changing paths? Or is there some mechanism by which, due to walking the path of individuation, even just for a short while- I would then struggle to take the path of union?
Is there anyone who can help me with this question? I honestly believe that my very future as a black magician hinges on this question.
The thought of abandoning all magical practice- it scares the hell out of me. This goes against absolutely everything that I want, currently. I want to live, to become. But yet the thought of not being able to achieve the state of ‘non-existence- when I deem myself ready, that scares me just as fucking much! Hence the current dilemma. Arrrhhhh!
I know that lady Eva once embraced the RHP wholeheartedly, and yet she changed paths, right on the very verge of achieving her goal. So, the evidence would seem to suggest that it is entirely possible to change paths, and there be no negative consequences.
I fear this question may actually finally tip me over the edge into madness. Please guys, any help on this would be MASSIVELY appreciated!