Sunday, February 10, 2008

The Same and Different

If you've become spiritually and or magically aware enough to have had the passing thought that, yes, that motherfucker who just cut you off in traffic, that lazy bitch at the MVA, and even that oh-so-irritating n00b magician on the Great Work list is in real reality some manifestation of yourself because God is All in All, or It's all One, or All that is is Light, Light in Extension, then you know that everything is the same.

One God, One Monad, but at the exact same time, in the exact same space, it's also multiple emanations manifesting as different individual, unique combinations of the elements, planetary and astrological influences. Proportionally, things manifest differently. there's no thing in this world that is separate from any other thing, it's true, but don't forget, things are different at the same time. Unique. Like the old saying goes, you can never cross the same river twice. You're different, or the water's different. Not the same.

Things are different for a reason. The Monad emanated on purpose. It wasn't some cosmic acident. Everything between hell and heaven has a divine purpose, an assigned trait, a role and a responsibility that it must fulfill. When I hear modern magical mofos going on about how it's all One, or how the HGA is the Atman, or that Krishna is Christ, or that Ashtaroth the Daimon is Asherah the Goddess, I want to rip their faces off. They obviously don't appreciate having a unique face through which to interact with the rest of existence after all.

Look, yeah, every god, goddess, daimon, angel, spirit, man, woman, child, rock, tree, and shrubbery is an extension of the same God. But it's extended itself in its own way for a reason. Things are the same in higher levels, but those levels are so much higher that we can't access them, not from where we are, and not without giving up that which makes us uniquely us.

So the next time someone tells you that the HGA is the higher self, do me a favor and give them a good solid bitchslap. Tell them it's from me. After all, we're all extensions of God, right? So obviously, that makes you and everyone else... Me.

All your base are belong to us.

1 comment:

  1. Loved the post. Thought I'd leave a few ad hoc statements for those who might not know what you're on about.

    The HGA certainly isn't the Higher Self. There's a very big difference.

    The Higher Self is the penultimate "you" the hoped-for end result of Spiritual Alchemy.

    The HGA is the pre-existent "you", the you that was part of God as his Spirit moved upon the face of the Deep.

    Now, the Higher Self does bring you to contact with your HGA, but that doesn't make them equivocal.

    The key idea here is the Sphere of Sensation. This is an intellectual construct - an imaginary bubble that represents the absolute limits of your perceptions. It is a function of your senses. The Higher Self can be found within the Sphere of Sensation - it may only flirt near the edges of that Sphere, but it is always within - leading, cajoling, and sometimes dragging you towards it. Life becomes infinitely harder when you attempt to deny it, and fortune smiles upon you when you are working towards it. It is the potential you.

    The HGA is usually entirely outside of the Sphere of Sensation. That's why Knowledge and Conversation with it is such a big part of the Great Work. It knows things you cannot (or have forgotten), it is aware of things you cannot hope to perceive, and it knows more about your Great Work than you do yourself. It is not subject to any of the whims of mortality, and Time cannot brag that it holds the HGA within its bounds. All the moments of all your lives are part of its Eternal Now.

    Another quick thing before I step off the virtual soapbox - until you establish the K&C with the HGA, you must continually test each entity that claims to represent your Higher Self or your HGA. The true Higher Self or HGA wouldn't be insulted by being tested - they would expect it. I've seen people get caught up with 'spirit guides' whom they accept to be their HS or HGA, and led far, far astray.


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