I’ve really been dwelling on Belial ’ s words, as channeled through Arcane, that my spiritual Ascent is directly tied to my material Ascent. For most of my life, I think I’ve been following the idea that spiritual progress is only made by turning your back on the world, which is funny, since I got into magick because I wanted to improve my material life.
I’m not sure what the great king meant about the three gates though, or what it has to do with my situation. I haven’t been able to open Belial ’ s sigil in the shelter as I don’t have the privacy to talk to myself. I think I may try to create an Astral Temple to contact Him.
I am trying to raise up my gaze to the future, and to lay the foundations for my Ascent, rather than worrying about the immediate situation. I want to build something that will last, not crumble when a single brick falls out of the wall.