It has occurred to me that I really only joined this group to hopefully connect with other adapts & gifted person (either through sheer natural inclination &/or training) but I’m not the sort to discriminate people of the shadowed paths in life. Yet, hopefully there are those here who practice the right-hand path as well (where’s my “fluffy bunnies at?” ).
I personally don’t believe it’s a matter of light or dark, light vs. dark, positive against negative. Instead, as the name, “supernatural” emplise in the word itself: magic is simply a higher vibration of Natural Energies. Meaning, like Nature it’s both positive & negative, light & dark, yin & yang, creation & destruction… the two can’t escape one another: they are wholly complementary, interdependant, & have interbeing.
So I found myself asking: “Is Becoming a Living God really the Ultimate goal or is it just another step along the Ultimate path?”
I personally feel that, in many ways, we are all born Mortal God’s/Goddesses to some extent. Thus the idea of ascension could really be seen as simply a means by which one is reclaiming ones power & refusing to adopt the role & mentality of the victim.
However, many Cultures throughout History would agree that even the God’s are Mortal & subject to life & death. So is immortality the goal here? I personally have it within my life’s mission, & the mission within all future lives, to eventually achieve ultimate liberation from both life & death … to achieve Buddhahood so that I may aid all beings in liberation.
I’m not wanting to Preach or Proselytize here: just sharing some inner thoughts & goals.
But, we have to consider, whatever our path in life, ‘is this the way of true happiness? Is this the way out of suffering? Will this free me, or is it just another means of enslavement… another prison for my heart, spirit & mind?’.
I personally am guilty of not asking & contemplating this enough throughout my daily, or even weekly, life. “Big talk coming from a smoker”… says a voice in my ear.
And it’s right: but does that make it any less true?
One thing I am pleased to see here is a community of people who are willing to share & treat each other’s (total strangers) with love, curtisy, compassion, & respect: regardless of persons.
I can’t help but think of H.H. saying,
“We need compassion and human affection not only to survive; they are the ultimate sources of success in life.”
It has helped me to notice & start working on getting past some biases which I hadn’t really noticed that I had inherited from much of my Native Cultures. And, I find that to be a Good thing.
Comments? Ideas? Views? Perspectives?
Share with me your goals, hopes, doubts, dreams, opinions along the lines of the topic.
I hope the subtext here hasn’t been too obtuse.