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Inner Suns and Outer Suns Work Together

Outer and Inner Suns

“The reason why men can have no [spiritual] achievement is due to the fact that they look toward the west. They admire the sunset and sleep when the Sun rises. The west represents the material life, for which all people are awakened. It is good for a person to admire the sunset, but they must also look at the sunrise. God expects all people to be just, truthful, good and loving.

“Everything which surrounds Man must be a stimulus in his life. If you meet a person, a tree, a stone, a lake, a star,the Sun – everything must stimulate your life.The Divine Spirit Who works and awakens the consciousness of all living beings is hidden in all things. …

“In order to understand the life on the Sun, people should first find their own sun in themselves. All have small suns within within, situated in the center of their brains. He size of these inner suns is different for each person, depending on the size of the other planets in the person. Through the inner sun, the Soul attains knowledge. There is something in common between the astronomic Sun and the planets in the sky and the inner sun and planets in humans: in their rising, setting, and so on. … It means that there is a dependence between one’s outer and inner sun.” ~Biensa Douno

Look East Young Man

In the 1860s, Americans were being advised, “Go west, young man!” This was based on the idea that the east already had all the people and skills it needed so heading to the wild west was the best way to grow. But this kind of growth is purely material, and Douno is telling us that such growth, while useful, is not that important. What is important is spiritual growth, and for that, we need to turn to the east. That doesn’t mean to turn to countries in the East for spiritual advice. It means look to the sunrise which happens in the east.

Douno says most people admire the sunset but sleep when the sun rises. As he rightfully notes, the sunset is more associated with material life while the sunrise is more spiritual. That is because different frequencies of energy reach us in the morning that are less present at sunset. These frequencies help with spiritual growth. Ultraviolet light is part of there. There is more of it in the morning than in the evening. Unfortunately, materialistic science has taught in recent times that ultraviolet light is evil and we must block it with special glasses and avoid looking toward the sun. While what they say is somewhat valid for a materialistic person, it limits spiritual growth. That, of course, is why the demons of darkness inspire such beliefs. The dark ones do not want us to develop our spirits and souls. That alone is a good reason to do so. Continue reading “Inner Suns and Outer Suns Work Together”

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In All Things We Find God

In All Things and Places

“When mine eyes are dim with weeping, And my tongue with grief is dumb; And it is as if Thou wert sleeping When my heart calleth, ‘Come;’ When I hunger with bitter hunger, O Lord, for Thee. Where art Thou, then, Belovèd? Speak, speak to me.”

“I am where I was in the ancient days, I in Myself must be; In all things I am, and in every place, For there is no change in Me. Where the sun is My Godhead, throned above, [8] For thee, O Mine own, I wait; I wait for thee in the garden of love, Till thou comest irradiate With the light that shines from My Face divine, And I pluck the flowers for thee; They are thine, belovèd, for they are Mine, And thou art one with Me. In the tender grass by the waters still, I have made thy resting-place; Thy rest shall be sweet in My holy will, And sure in My changeless grace. And I bend for thee the holy Tree, Where blossoms the mystic Rod; The highest of all the trees that be In the Paradise of God. And thou of that Tree of life shalt eat, Of the Life that is in Me; Thou shalt feed on the fruit that is good for meat, And passing fair to see. There overshadowed by mighty wings Of the Holy Spirit’s peace, Beyond the sorrow of earthly things, The toil and the tears shall cease. And there beneath the eternal Tree, I will teach thy lips to sing The sweet new song that no man knows In the land of his banishing. They follow the Lamb where’er He goes, To whom it is revealed; The pure and the undefiled are those, The ransomed and the sealed. Thou shalt learn the speech and the music rare, And thou shalt sing as they, Not only there in My garden fair, But here, belovèd, to-day.”

“O Lord, a faint and a feeble voice Is mine in this house of clay, But Thy love hath made my lips rejoice, And I can sing and say, ‘I am pure, O Lord, for Thou art pure, Thy love and mine are one; And my robe is white, for Thine is white, And brighter than the sun. Thy mouth and mine can know no moan, No note of man’s sad mirth, But the everlasting joy alone, Unknown to songs of earth; And for ever fed on that living Tree, I will sing the song of Thy love with Thee.” ~Matilda of Magdeburg

In All Things I Am

God is saying that he is everywhere and in everything, every being. This is true only in a limited sense. God is in the spirit of all things and in the souls of all humans, but he is not in matter. Matter is the creation of the Demiurge, and God stays away from it, other than to gradually send energy (Light) into matter to slowly convert it back into spirit and return it to God. He could do it much faster, but if he did, many beings including most humans would be killed by the sudden change. Continue reading “In All Things We Find God”

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Lion and Sun Spiritual Allegory

Lion and Sun Allegory

“The lion is the king of the animal family and, like the head of each kingdom, is sacred to the sun, whose rays are symbolized by the lion’s shaggy mane. The allegories perpetuated by the Mysteries (such as the one to the effect that the lion opens the secret book) signify that the solar power opens the seed pods, releasing the spiritual life within. There was also a curious belief among the ancients that the lion sleeps with one eye open, and for this reason the animal was was chosen as a symbol of vigilance. The figure of a lion placed on either side of doors and gateways is an emblem of divine guardianship. King Solomon was often symbolized as a lion. For ages the feline family has been regarded with peculiar veneration. In several of the Mysteries—most notably the Egyptian—the priests wore the skins of lions, tigers, panthers, pumas, or leopards. Hercules and Samson (both solar symbols) slew the lion of the constellation of Leo and robed themselves in his skin, thus signifying that they represented th sun itself when at the summit of the celestial arch. …

“The Egyptians paid homage to the cat, especially when its fur was of three shades or its eyes of different colors. To the priests the cat was symbolic of the magnetic forces of Nature. … The cat was also a symbol of eternity.” ~Manly P. Hall

Lion is the King

There are many today who deny or debate that the lion is the king of the animals. From a story on BBC Earth, “Despite what Disney’s classic movie would have you believe, prides don’t have a Mufasa or Simba in charge of all other lions (or all other African animals for that matter). Rather than a king or queen, lions live in a egalitarian society without ranking.” But they later add in the same article, “The lion’s other title of ‘King of beasts’ won’t be disputed here. If you’d like to challenge it, please take the matter up with your nearest lion.” Others say the lioness bosses the lion around all the time, so she is more a queen than he is a king. Be that as it may, the concept of the lion as the king of beasts was believed by most of the ancients, so the symbolism of lions is that of a king.

Sacred to the Sun

I think the lion was more than sacred to the sun. It was a symbol of the sun, or more specifically, the Spiritual Sun. As Hall notes, the lion’s shaggy main resembles the rays of the sun. It is not the sun as a physical body that the Mystery and Spiritual schools of the ancients cared about, but the Light or Rays of the spiritual Sun, so anything that symbolized those Rays would be sacred to them. This doesn’t mean that they worshipped lions anymore than it means that they worshipped the Spiritual Sun. They say the Spiritual Sun as a source of God’s Light, and the lion as a symbol of that sun, nothing more.

Opens the Seed

The light of the physical sun opens the seeds of plants and gives them the energy to grow. This is also another spiritual allegory when looked at on a different level. As the physical sun “awakens” those seeds, the Spiritual Sun awakens our spirits and souls. So as the lion is a symbol of that Sun, the lion and sun together represent a spiritual awakening. So the Mystery schools sometimes used the lion and sun together as a symbol of spiritual awakening and development.

Lion Gateways

A Lion Gate in Greece

Lion gateways on temples and mystery schools were common in the past. In fact, the symbol is still used, though rarely understood.

A modern Lion Gate on a bridge in Canada.

It has a physical manifestation and a spiritual one. Here is another quote, this one from the website Sage Goddess, “Are you familiar with Lion’s Gate? Every year, on August 8, the brightest star in the sky, Sirius, rises above the eastern horizon, opening what is known as the Lion’s Gate – a portal through which tremendous star energy is activated and sent to Earth.” So the Lion and sun are used on gates to indicate that they are portals to spiritual learning or portals to spiritual energy. Libraries often have a lion gate in front, indicating that the lion is a traditional portal to learning. When you combine the lion and sun, it represents spiritual learning.

The Other Side of the Lion

If you read my blog regularly, this post may seem to contradict this earlier one, where the lion and dragon represent the Devil and demons. That is a contradiction, but such contradictions existed throughout the ancient world, and even in different Mystery schools. The same thing could symbolize good in one case, evil in another. We see that, especially in snake or serpent stories. But just as there are evil humans and good ones, there can be a good lion and sun symbol, and an evil lion and moon, or a lion and dragon symbol. Different people choose the same thing to symbolize something different. We should concentrate on the lion and sun symbol as representing spiritual growth using the Light of the Spiritual Sun.

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Well-Disposed Sun of Immense Energy

A Well-Disposed Sun

“The Sun is not a hot body, but a body of immense energy. I am not to discuss the inner aspect of that energy, to explain how it was developed and so on. … It is obvious that the Sun is well disposed to us from the energy it sends to the Earth, from the gifts which it prepares every day for us, because life is impossible without this energy. The solar energy is alive, conscious. If we start thinking about the Sun in that way, we shall be able to receive its energy and it will produce a consciousness and proper process of growth in us.

“What is the most important thing behind the Sun? The sunlight and warmth which created light thoughts and lofty feelings in a man. Behind the sunlight is one great, powerful hand which the people don’t see.

“You will have to study light and its influence upon your organism; you will study the influence of colors, of the living centers. Take the light of the Sun. Every day at certain hours of the day, at noon and even more in the morning, there come certain waves from the Sun which bring with them positive thoughts, intelligent thoughts. …

“No matter in what phase of life one may be be, young, adult, old, rich, poor, educated, or ignorant, they must be awakened. Who must awaken them? God must. Why? Because God is the Sun of Life.” ~Biensa Douno

The Immense Energy of the Sun

I think all of us are aware that the sun is a source of great energy. When speaking of the physical sun, we know that some of that energy is good for us, while other frequencies are harmful. But it actually is a well-disposed sun in that most of that energy is beneficial.

There has been some confusion about that in recent decades due to members of the medical community foolishly scaring us with tales of the sun trying to destroy us with harmful radiation, and advising people to hide in the dark as much as possible. The result of listening to this advice is that many now suffer from vitamin D deficiency, and we are learning that vitamin D is far more important than previously believed. Of course, the same foolish doctors say we should get vitamin D from pills, not through the natural process of sun exposure that has worked for man for millions of years. Continue reading “Well-Disposed Sun of Immense Energy”

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