Friday, June 30, 2017

The Laws of Death (Hermes Trismegistus)

1. As it is below, so it is above; as on the earth, so in the sky.

2. There are two states of being: one is mortal; the other Immortal.

3. That which is mortal is dissolvable, and dissolvable bodies pass away like a mist in the morning.

4. An Immortal body is in essence which is eternal and incorruptible.

5. But the twain, the mortal and the Immortal cannot exist together forever, but each returneth to the place from whence it came.

6. The mortal body is sensible, but the Immortal is reasonable.

7. The former contains nothing that is perfect, the latter nothing that is imperfect; for the one is the essence of the Spirit, the other the essence of matter, and man, the microcosm, holds the balance of the twain.

8. And there is a fierce warfare for the Victory, between the upper and lower, as they both desire to obtain the body as their prize; for the state of man is envied by the lower and glorified as a noble state by the higher.

9. Now as the man inclines towards the lower nature which is mortal, he thereby aids the lower imperfect powers to oppose the higher which is Immortal, and must suffer the pains of slavery for his disobedience to the workman his maker. But if he inclines to the higher, then he is truly wise and blest.

10. Should man, after being attracted by the vanities of the world and then after obtaining a knowledge of the things that really are, return to the vanities of the world, he will be punished with torments and fire in the darkest states a disembodied Souls.

11. Should a man, after knowing the things that are, become rebellious of restraint to that part which is Immortal, and return to the vanities of the world, the higher essence will straightway depart from him, and he will become the slave of the lower essence which will seize upon him and drive him to all sorts of wicked arts and evil ways.

12. When a man has thus impiously disobeyed nature and turned his face away from that which is Immortal, behold he is then disinherited from his birthright, and is no longer counted among the children of Nature because he has become an evil, perverse thing, possessing only those things which are mortal, and he is punished with death.

13. And so death is melted out to all those who rebel against Nature impiously, because they know the things that are. But to those foolish souls who are ignorant, and who have not knowingly rejected Nature, behold, they are purified after much suffering and are sent to the world again."

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Drugs for Enlightenment?

Drugs are a very interesting topic when looked at from a metaphysical point of view. While they impact on the nervous system in a profound way, they also affect subtle bodies and states of consciousness immensely.

Although the states of consciousness achieved through drug use may feel similar to these higher dimensional states they are not the same because the ego is still playing a large part in the user’s orientation. It is possible to have real spiritual awakenings as a result of drugs but sometimes these actually lead to a further solidification of the ego. As the states are achieved through drugs and not by clearing and raising the vibration of the subtle bodies.

These methods of stimulation initially give the user ten or twenty times the energy, but they draw out all the energy from wherever it is available, namely the organs, glands and brain. Afterwards the user is left feeling flat and listless with more stimulants being needed to return to the same high.

When we consume something that gets us high, our soul energy literally rises. Our aura begins to quickly expand, trying to harness the escaping energy.

Our aura is a protection field. To willingly allow any substance in our bodies that could create an unwanted opening is not what you want to happen.

Holes or tears invite negative energies to sneak in and invade. This weakens us and could have repercussions one should not choose. Just because you cannot see the energy field does not mean that it does not exist and that something is not happening.

The dangers of drug use are:
  • damage to the astral body, 
  • damage to the energetic channels,
  • loss of large amounts of jing, 
  • disorganization and damage to the chitta.

These dangers run along side the physical damage that can be caused to the brain, nervous system, internal organs and glands.

Some people use drugs as a path to enlightenment (in the sense of higher awareness, insights on universal wisdom, creativity, compassion and joy) or in rituals as a form of healing (or rather as a way to gain an understanding that potentially leads to healing).

No matter whether natural or synthetic drugs are taken, an artificially induced state of bliss, oneness and awareness can be wonderful and inspiring, yes. BUT it is also clear that an artificially triggered higher state of consciousness and vibration cannot be sustained without that substance. Inevitably there will be a return into the valley after those peak experience. 

Drugs give just momentary lifts into happiness and truth realization. Whoever takes drugs will land back in and pick up from exactly the emotional, mental, vibrational state from where s/he started off from. Bliss might have been experienced with the help of some drug, but fact is that the actual body has not been prepared adequately to have the capacity to hold such high frequency permanently and naturally by itself (nervous system, pituatary and pineal gland connection etc).

What remains? What do you do with a lighthouse moment of bliss and delight? I’d say, a) take the insights you’ve gained and integrate them consciously in your behaviour and life, and B) take it as orientation point and motivation to clear and purify your system through regular spiritual practice and healing in order to be able to reach these states of higher consciousness naturally and “alone”, independent of any external helpers.

Drugs can cause devastation in the body, and of course there is also the risk of addiction, and auric attachments. Don’t just go for higher awareness, go for pristine awareness.

If you think that becoming dependent on any substance while believing that you’re only better at achieving an elevated state of consciousness with this substance then you’re missing the point of ascension.

There are times when one must take prescribed medications. It is best to be conscious of the possible effects. Take precautionary measures to maintain balance, positivity and protect your vulnerable energy field.