Disclaimer: All these topics pretty much run the same stream of consciousness & understanding; saying the same thing in different tones...to different groups. The illusion of course, is the feeling of difference and separation that keeps us from uniting on a larger front. I consider this mental division to be necessary, bcuz the struggle, the conflict is only within each of us individually. Once healed, accepted, assimilated, and released...there will no barriers between anything. The veil of illusions will fall way to the oneness, the unity...but not in the marketed new-age sense...no. In a authentic, empowered, flawless reality where nothing material, no one....no thing, no limiting, stagnant "belief" stands in the way. READ "FORWARD" TO CONTINUE....
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Things are getting messy (I think)...appearing far more complex, and out of hand the more things speed up, condense, concentrate in vibration. Just theslight warming up that comes from increased vibration is enough to throw people off. However it''s a mental throwing-off...more an EGO adjustment, than an actual energetic, or spiritual disturbance. Heat only effects the matter of things...material existence, but that doesn''t make light of the effects, which can in themselves (ultimately) be life-threatening. That''s the down-side...the "mean season" of our discontent. It can be wholly distracting if not seen clearly for what it is, but it''s only a small fraction of what''s occurring. Wisdom insists we not get too wrapped up in the uncomfortableness of it all, bcuz it''s a stage of fluctuation. A test of our flexibility, and understanding for new movement. Parts of our self long-dormant, are naturally going to be painful to awaken, condition, and put back into practice. There''s much spiritual exercise to be done that we''re more than capable of handling. Problem at this point is the muddiness of it all, as it''s all being stirred up into a hot, complex soup...that we first need to wade through and find our ''true'' selves in. Alchemically this is the crucible we walk through...purifying ourselves, burning off the unnecessary baggage we''ve accumulated along the way. All the things we won''t be needing...we have to find the inner-strength, the understanding to let-go, and in an appreciative, sacred manner that signifies our rebirth. We all get to go through this self-initiation into spiritual maturity, but...not all of us will succeed.
Enter, the concept of EGO-DEATH. My personal perspective doesn''t support the idea that the ego is a monstrous, malignant thing who''s only intention is to mislead and manipulate us down the ''wrong'' path...for it''s own personal amusement. Ego is a symbiotic entity that could be viewed in a sense, much the same way people think of a "guardian angel". Our ego''s are the carriers for lessons-learned...the repositories for all our emotion & experience...our processing centers for survival, while trapped in this illusionary matrix. For all of us (still) here...they''ve served us well. Very well, and as such...with great understanding...we must be able to honor their service & sacrifice bcuz ego is on it''s way out. Closer than any family member, any friend...our ego has our back. Through thick and thin...through all weather...the ego has remained the one constant. Just bcuz at times we may take advantage of this relationship (over-work it, rely on it too heavily, etc) doesn''t mean the ego is to blame. No thing is to blame...this is the first step.
Never should we underestimate our ATTACHMENT to ego, as this is the cause of our greatest discontent!!! Our relationship with our ego, is the most complex, intimate, highly-involved, co-dependent relationship we have. Of the two...it is us (not our egos) that fear separation, and abandonment. Not us in our genuine, authentic state of being, but the PERSONAL aspect of ourselves (personified). Who we''ve come to believe ourselves to be. Who we SUPPORT ourselves to be (at all cost). For the first long leg of our journey here (in body) we know no ego....only "me". Some never know different. Some, seeking to explore themselves, their inner-workings, and the subtle dynamics of their place in the world...the ones that take the detour down the path of "who am I", come face to face with this thing called "ego". And, many of those people who continue to pursue a spiritual path come to a point where they find it comforting to blame the ego for all it''s/their shortcomings. Just as the youth find comfort in blaming their parents. Their solution being to reject ego, cut it out of their life...turn their backs on it, and rebel. At all cost ignore that it exists....till....hopefully it doesn''t.
This is NOT spiritual behavior (same with the concept of rejecting the darkness, rejecting the negative...in the name of wholeness and enlightenment), it''s simply the growing pains of an immature being. Up until now...humans have had the luxury (for lack of a better word) of rebelling & resistance as their motivation. Pushing off something that''s uncomfortable or limiting...towards the idea of "better", is a deeply ingrained ill-habit that people have, but it''s worked for all extensive purposes to keep us going...er, moving "forward". With the new understanding that there is no "forward", no "better"....and that our limitations are self-generated...we''re coming face to face with our own responsibility to ourselves. Ego, posed itself as our transparent catch-all...our failed parents, our failed teachers, our failed relationships...ego has always been there to patch together some sense of it all, and depending our perspective at the time...either transfer blame to others, or ease the digestion of it all being our fault. Ego has never done anything but SERVE our own inner-workings. The question is...have we learned anything from the relationship? Or, just taken advantage for as long we could? Now, the time has come for us to cut the apron strings of ego, and stand on our own two feet; to accept FULL responsibility for ourselves, to step-up into our God-given positions, and be fully functional on our own. No one has to accept this position though...this is the only position we have of free-will. We can, if we choose....stay attached to ego, and play it safe. I''d highly-warn against this, but I don''t have to. As things continue to shift it''ll become increasingly more difficult for one to hide from themselves. As the table turns, and polarity/duality fall away...there will be less and less need to cling to ego. Moving out onto the larger stage will prove a much easier thing to accomplish, then sticking tight to old beliefs.
The people that have always been viewed as movers & shakers...the ones who pride themselves on accomplishment, position, and status, will find themselves in an extremely unique position of outsider, while the outsiders move into a new position of immediate manifestation. All that''s worked in the past for "success" will no longer produce the same outcome...based on the simple fact that lies, manipulation, and control of others will no longer work, even if done for the best of intentions. As more and more people move on-line with new understandings...as they open themselves up to higher vibrations, the fewer will be available to be taken advantage of. Fewer and fewer in positions of weakness & confusion...that are seeking to be helped-out, rescued, accommodated in their needs & wants, and lack of self-worth. It''s happening already. This alone will cause the greatest disturbance for those that seek to stick to their old ways. It will cause increased discomfort, increased tension and conflict, and all-around more problems for the ego-bound being. These people will have no access to others, except to others like themselves; that in itself will prove more difficult, as everyone on that level will need to step up their game. The more energy that''s poured into holding on...the less energy will be available. Suffering at their own hand...the sense of being consumed, of losing their life-source...will become painfully uncomfortable; hopefully to the point where they eventually throw up their hands and give up. Only in this release do they save themselves! But, giving up for some people is NOT an option....no matter how painful it becomes.
Anything having to do with feelings of weakness, dis-empowerment, and confusion...anything driven by desire, or motivated by insecurity....anything that causes us to lash out, or withdraw in defense of ourselves is contrary to spirit. Contrary to our authentic state of power. Nothing effects us in the negative. Nothing effects us in the positive....unless we BELIEVE it does! It''s not a canceling out of this thing or that thing. It''s not one side winning. It''s an understanding that we''re more than the sum of the parts. All there is is perspective, nothing more! Where we happen to be standing at any given moment...dictates what we see...what we believe to be real. It''s nothing but a "point-of-view". It comes down to what we''re capable of seeing. And, it''s not that our vision changes. Just what happens to be in the way of what we''re viewing. There''s only ever one thing in the way... "You"....this person you believe yourself to be. The real you is transparent...invisible = CLEAR. In the sense that when one is wide-open, at one with themselves, pure...clean, etc. there''s nothing to them. Nothing gets in the way for them, so there is no getting STUCK. We are, but we aren''t....anything in PARTICULAR. This is very, very far from where humans are at (in general).
CALCINATION : The first of stage of the alchemical transformation, which involves intense, heating of a substance in a crucible until it is reduced to ash, burning away all impurity. Psychologically this is the purification of ourselves from ego, a stand of independence where we release our attachments to the material world and possession. Calcination can come as a smooth, gradually, humbling process over a life-time as we encounter and overcome resistance in ourselves. It can also come as sudden, and often traumatic event that unfolds itself quicker than we can mentally process; in this case it is important to remain as calm as possible, and detach ones self to a position of observer. Personalizing this event only makes it worse. It''s a dance through the eternal fire, and only that which impedes, suppresses, and weakens you will be burned away...leaving you a much stronger, clearer, more stable being on the other side. Know this as your world appears to be unraveling around you. (This process is also known as Kundalini Awakening).
DISSOLUTION: The second of the alchemical transformation...dissolving ones ashes into the liquid creativeloveintelligence, thus further purifying & cleansing ones essence. Washing away any un-authentic residue left on the psyche. A cooling stage that one relaxes into after their fiery purge...the way one eases into a bath to release any deeper, subconscious tensions. Easing into the "flow" of things with a fresh, new perspective.
SEPARATION: The third step in alchemical transformation, by means of "filtration"...just another step in the refining process, to separate out any further contaminates from ones authentic state of being. One more step in self-discovery, with a new heightened awareness and vision for what was previously hidden amidst all the baggage. In order to find true UNION with self, first one must move to separation, being able to view ones life objectively...and sort accordingly what exterior and interior influences worked to trap us in the past. It''s separating everything down to it''s basic elements, and simplifying ones self out of all the flotsam and jetsam.
CONJUNCTION: The fourth step in transformation. The recombination of the saved elements from Separation into a new substance, and rebirth. We are now able to step into the realm of self-empowerment, and knowing....no longer shackled to old belief systems and patterns. Eyes are open, and senses clear. Synchronicities occur regularly to confirm ones graduation into a more open state of being. Possibilities abound.
FERMENTATION: The fifth step is a double process that beings with the putrefication of the conjunction above. Like grapes that must rot before they can ferment into fine wine, so to are you required to sit...undisturbed and allow your remaining parts to settle and unwind...breaking down further into a subtle, soft substance that can further be processed....much like an incubation phase. One is still capable of flowing with the natural way of things, but in the settling there is a move into the darker, more mysterious realm of existence that can often trigger old patterns. It''s important to again remain objective, and quiet...trusting fully in the process that inevitably leads to the next step of fermentation. Every single component of "you" allowed to putrefy and ferment, becomes rebonded with your larger (higher) self, ensuring not only it''s survival but it''s immortality.
Thus far in the process you have gone through the crucible (been crucified), connecting you more to your essence/spirit, and burning off the mundane/material, and insignificant excess. You have been washed clean of your earthly attachment (sin), and baptized into a new purer being. You now walk in life more alive, more aware....you are more than the you others see, and far more than the robes you wear. You live your life separate from the illusion....seeing it for what it is, you function with more freedom. You are more WHOLE than ever before in this life, and with larger understanding comes less and less resistance. Less fear against the darkness, and the unknown....you move into a larger realm of being. You can travel further into aspects of yourself long buried and forgotten....and resurrect them one by one. You travel within, exploring yourself as you also move out into the world learning more about who you are. This time without the attachment, and programming. What you retrieve and gather can often times feel like a slipping back into old patterns of existence, but it is not. Instead it is a noble discipline of leaving no stone unturned. The first 5 phases of alchemical transformation MUST be repeated, over and over until there is nothing left to burn off. Know that each cycle of this becomes easier, as you hold less resistance each time.
DISTILLATION: The sixth step in the alchemical process, is the boiling and condensation of the fermented solution to increase its purity, and influence it''s strength. Wine into brandy. It is the agitation, and sublimation of you within the force, guaranteeing that no impurities remain. Once one has reached this point, there is no further need to repeat the first five steps. This is the final and ultimate rebirth of your authentic self. This is what "enlightenment" really is, and you have worked for it, rightly. You walk without any attachment, free from emotion, and identity, but no longer with a sense of displacement. You are larger than this small world can contain....solidly tapped in to a larger existence, and with this new vision the old world does not exist to you. It is of no more concern to you than the air, the sunshine.....all you see is energy. Distillation is the final purification of the unborn self....all that we truly are and can be.agitation and sublimation of psychic forces is necessary to ensure that no impurities from the inflated ego or deeply submerged id are incorporated into the next and final stage. Personal Distillation consists of a variety of introspective techniques that raise the content of the psyche to the highest level possible, free from sentimentality and emotions, cut off even from one’s personal identity. Distillation is the purification of the unborn Self -- all that we truly are and can be.
COAGULATION: The seventh step...the precipitation or sublimation of the purified Ferment from Distillation. First sensed as a new and lasting confidence that is beyond all things, beyond all reason. Many experience this as a second body of golden, coalesced light...a permanent vehicle of consciousness that embodies the highest aspirations & evolution of the pure heart/mind. Coagulation incarnates, and releases the Ultima Materia of the soul....the Astral Body, which alchemists also refer to as the Philsopher''s Stone. Using this magical stone, all levels of existence/reality are possible (at once). You have formed the immortal elixir within, that rejuvenates the body into a perfect vessel of health. Your phallic shaped pineal gland & vulva shaped pituitary, now clear and decalcified...flows with a liquid crystal ambrosia of light...the heavenly food or viaticum nourishes and energizes every cell without any waste product being produced. You hold a new solid light body that is birthed through the crown or golden chakra, and is yours to embody.
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