creatures within us

Creatures Within Us Can Be Avoided

“Disciple: O Master, the Creatures which live in me do withhold me, that I cannot so wholly yield and give up myself as I willingly would. What am I to do in this case?

“Master: Let not this trouble thee. Doth thy Will go forth from the creatures? Then the creatures are forsaken in thee. They are in the world, and thy body, which is in the world, is with the creatures. But spiritually thou walkest with God, and converse in Heaven, being in thy mind redeemed from Earth, and separated from creatures, to live the Life of God. And if thy will thus leaves the creatures, and goes forth from them, even as the spirit goes forth from the body at death; then are the creatures dead in it, and do live only in the body and the world. Since if thy Will does not bring itself into them, they cannot bring themselves into it, neither can they by any means touch the Soul.” ~Jacob Boehme

The Creatures Within Us

When the disciple asks the Master about the creatures living in him, he isn’t talking about bacteria or even a case of parasitic worms. What he is calling creatures are the demons who try to control us when we are in the physical world. These demons don’t literally live inside us, but it may have been believed that they did at one time. It is an allegorical view of them, much like the popular image of a tiny devil on one shoulder and a tiny angel on the other whispering in our ears.

What this student is asking the Master is how can he fully engage in spiritual development methods when this cleaver demons are whispering to him and trying to get him to listen to more material needs and desires. The master advises him to stop worrying about it because his will is strong enough to ignore the creatures within us. He says the creatures within cannot control us unless we allow them too. Sadly, the vast majority of humanity does allow it. Only a few really fight against them and truly develop their spiritual faculties.

Walking With God

The Master also tells the disciple that while his body and mind are trapped in the physical realm, where they are subject to the attempts of the dark demons and dark forces to control them, their spirit and soul go forth to “Walk with God”. That is allegory, of course. Spirits don’t walk with God because spirits don’t walk, and neither does God. And if it were possible for our spirits to literally walk with God, it would serve no purpose to do so. What it really means is that we expand and raise our consciousness continuously until we reach the highest levels. At those levels of consciousness, we can communicate directly with God and his angels. So the “walking” is really communicating.

When we first develop this ability, it will only last a few seconds, but after time, it will get longer and longer until we are taking long hikes through Heaven with God (sticking with the walking allegory). And when we are visiting those higher levels of consciousness, the creatures within us have no control at all. They can only affect our lower, material self, not the higher, spiritual Self.

The Will Brings The Creatures

The final warning from the Master is that the creatures within us cannot control us unless our will allows it, or we weaken our will to the point where they can easily push it aside. It is like the Native American tale of the two wolf spirits within us, one good and one evil. The one that wins is the one “you feed”. In other words, the one that wins is the one your will wants to win.

Have you ever known someone who says, “I would like to quit smoking, but I just don’t have the will to do it,” or “I want to lose weight, but I don’t have the will-power to avoid eating fatty junk food.” Very often, those same people use their will-power quite effectively on some other goal. So in many cases, it isn’t that they lack will power, but they simply are not using the will power they have to stop eating or smoking. Even those with very strong will-power can’t avoid the creatures within us if they don’t decide they want to. And even those who truly have weak wills can make them stronger with development just as you can make your muscles bigger and stronger with regular workouts. So don’t let the creature within you control you.

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Two Forces Attract, Repel, and Eventually Unite

“The idea of two forces – opposites or polarities – coming together is an idea that permeates most religions which are not wholly monotheistic. For Gnosticism in particular, the union of opposites comes up over and over again. As we have seen, emanations that are essentially balanced emerge from the union between God and His Protonnoia. Some instances of where balance is needed are : First Man is the union of two fires, the light and the dark; Adam must find his partner; and the physical world is evil while the spiritual world id good but the two must be brought together. All these idea demonstrate that out of duality must come unity. This union or marriage is now becoming evident in very subtle ways in today’s world. …

“Women have realized that they are powerful in their own right, but they also have to learn not to abuse that power. Gnostic texts in the early Christian era do give women their rightful place in the scheme of things but in the modern day they must also appreciate that they should not emasculate their men folk.” ~Bernard Simon

Two Forces

Whatever you may think of duality, you have to admit that it exists. To deny it is to be living in a fantasy. Hot and cold, light and dark, male and female, the two forces are everywhere. But they can also be deceptive.

Most of us know that an electric circuit consists of a positive side and a negative side, and when the two are connected together with a conductor, electricity flows. But the positive pole and the negative pole are not true opposites. It is simply that one pole has more than the normal amount of electrons, while the other has less. When the two sides are connected by a conductor such as copper wire, electrons flow from one side to the other until equality is achieved. Once that happens, the flow stops. So electrical devices must be designed to prevent that from happening. With a battery, for example, chemicals in the battery make sure that the two poles remain opposites. Yet you can see from this example that nature is trying to bring about that union of opposites that Mr. Simon mentions.

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A similar example is lightning. Many think that a bolt of lightning simply shoots from a cloud to the ground and that is it. In reality, the bolt usually shoots back and forth between the cloud and the ground until the positive and negative sides are reasonably balanced. Another union of opposites. But at the same time, natural forces in the cloud and ground and building up those electrical forces again until the difference becomes enough for another bolt of lightning. So part of nature is creating duality while another part seeks the union of opposites. Continue reading “Two Forces Attract, Repel, and Eventually Unite”

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Sun's Impact

Heaven’s Daughter and a New Dawn

“These Dawns have raised their banner; in the eastern half of the mid-air they spread abroad their shining light. …Creating light for all the world of life, the Dawn hath laid the darkness open as the cow does the stall.
“We have beheld the brightness of her shining; it spreads and drives away the darksome monster. Like tints that deck the Post at sacrifices, Heaven’s Daughter hath attained her wondrous splendor. We have o’erpast the limit of this darkness; Dawn breaking forth again brings clear perception.
“She like a flatterer smiles in light for glory, and fair of face hath wakened to rejoice us. … O thou who shinest forth in wondrous glory, urged onward by they strength, auspicious Lady, Dawn, may I gain that wealth …” ~The Rig Veda

Heaven’s Daughter

It is, I think, unusual for the sun to be considered female. Not that it matters since male and female are things of Earth and matter, not spirit. Of course, the physical sun is a thing of matter, but that is not the sun of interest here. The sun which carries the Light of God is the spiritual sun, not the physical.

Light of Life

This Dawn brings the “light of life” into the world. But there are many kinds of life. The physical sun certainly brings life to plants. It is not so obvious that it gives life to animals, yet it does. The light, the vibrations, from the physical sun brings life to all of the world of matter. But the sun of matter does little on the spiritual level. Continue reading “Heaven’s Daughter and a New Dawn”

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Magic vs Mystic

Divine Soul, Animal Soul, Trick or Treat

“It is comparatively easy to learn the trick of spells and the methods of using the subtler, but still material, forces of physical nature: the powers of the animal soul,in man are soon awakened, the forces which his love, his hate, his passion, can call into operation, are readily developed. But this is Black Magic—Sorcery. For it is the motive, and the motive alone, which makes any exercise of power become black, malignant, or white, beneficent Magic. It is impossible to employ spiritual forces if there is the slightest tinge of selfishness remaining in the operator. For unless the intention is entirely unalloyed, the spiritual will transform into the psychic, act on the astral plane, and dire results may be produced by it. … The powers and forces of spirit lend themselves only to the perfectly pure in heart—and this is DIVINE MAGIC.” ~H. P. Blavatsky

Powers of the Animal Soul

Spiritual writers and spiritual schools often oppose Blavatsky believing that she was not really spiritual, but more into magic, and possibly black magic. The above quote indicates otherwise and I think a bit of synchronicity may have been involved in my finding this quote as I explored her writings on my Kindle just a few days before Halloween—a day in which people tend to pay more attention then usual to magic, even if it is just to make fun of it.

There is an incredible amount of spiritual and esoteric knowledge found in the quote, so lets start studying it.

When Blavatsky warns against using “spells” or “Tricks” of magic to get what we want, she warns that by doing so we awaken the powers of the “animal soul.” This is the same soul that I call the “mundane soul” and it is not the same as the Divine Soul. When spiritual schools like Cosolargy ask you to develop “your soul,” it means the Divine Soul, not the mundane or animal soul. And as Ms. Blavatsky says, it is by your intent that we know which you are working on and working from.

When you try to control matter, to use magic to win the lottery, to control others, to make a red light turn green, and so no, you are invoking the powers of the animal soul.

Powers of the Divine Soul

The Divine Soul, or Spiritual Soul is not that much different from the animal or mundane, but operates on a very different level. Because of that, its goals are very different. While the animal soul is primarily concerned with matter and with controlling it, collecting it, making money with it, the Divine Soul wants only to transform it. The Divine Soul wants to be in a spiritual world, not one if matter. It is like a fish out of water on the material plane. So once it is awakened, it visits the spiritual realms regularly and tries to reconnect with them. In doing so, it is also working on God’s Plan to convert the entire universe of matter back into its original spiritual state. This is a power far greater than that of picking winning numbers or changing a traffic light (a dangerous thing to do, by the way).

The Power of Attraction has become a popular buzz phrase in recent years, but what you attract needs to be considered wisely. We also need to consider the price of using such powers because nothing is free on the material plane. So go ahead and use the power of attraction, but use it to become more spiritual, not more materialistic; use it to satisfy need, not greed.

Trick or Treat

The powers of darkness love to trick us and confuse us with regard to what is spiritual and what isn’t. It really isn’t that complicated, however. If its purpose is material benefit or psychic development, it is from the mundane soul and is not spiritual. This does not necessarily mean it is evil since we all have to survive on this level while we strive to reach a higher one, but if we get into it too deeply, especially if they succeed in making us believe we are becoming spiritual by developing such abilities, we become lost in it and may never truly develop our spiritual side. So don’t be tricked by the promises of treats that are superficial and temporary. Go for the real treat which is permanent spiritual life through development of the Divine Soul.

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