That's something I wanted to write on a friend's wall on FaceBook this morning. Hm, do they still have walls? I think it's timelines now. Shit. The olds are catching up to me.
Anyway, part of me was like, dude, you're being a prick, don't write that. He knows he's awesome and doesn't need your approval. And part of me was like, so, fuck you, I think he's awesome and I'd love to hear it if I were being awesome. So I wrote something along those lines anyway and hit the post it button, and other people agreed. I hope it was cool and not received like I'm being patronizing, but I also wouldn't mind being this guy's patron, because you look at him and know he's going to go far and being able to claim some kind of involvement in his Work will one day be a good thing to have on one's resume. Like Trithemius. I'd be cool with being a Trithemius. "Trained awesome magi" is a pretty sweet epithet.
But for the rest of you who I don't interact with as much, if you're doing the Work (and I get all kinds of reports in from people who have done Seven Spheres lately that are all, "OMG, AWESOME!", so I know you're out there), I just wanted to take a minute and say,
You're Doing Great!
Keep up the Work. You're better than you were, and people can tell. Don't stop what you've been doing, and look for what comes next, it just gets better! Folks who went from looking at you and seeing a fellow sufferer in the world's bullshit might not be equipped to mention to you that you've left them behind and are now sort of an inspiration, and also a bit of a mentor, but believe me, they are looking at you and feeling that thing, without being able to put it into words!
Abrahadabra, man! It's meaningful.
Hell yea! Carry on with the onward, and the upward.