Spiritual Ways to Dealing With Worry

To worry is a common thing within the human being. We worry so much, almost all the time. Worry can be related to everything in life, but it tends to be strongest when it comes to things that are related to ones own survival. We constantly worry about so many things. For example, what others think of us occupy a strong place in the mind, and it is a worry directly related to pride. All of the worries have their roots in one ego (subconscious inner state, a defect) or another. Worry itself is an inner state/defect that pops up and manifest as an emotion, thought, or an impulse, and sadly often time it can consume the human being.

The best way to deal with it would be as with any other defect – observing it from the state of detachment. Once the defect is observed in that way, we gain an understanding of it, and can then eliminate it. This would be an ideal way to do it, a way also known as the First Key of the Path to Awakening. However, for those who are not yet ready for such technique, there are alternatives that could work.

Not long ago I’ve read a book by Annie Besant, a famous Theosophist. In it she says how a worry is a strong thought current, and if frequent enough, it digs for itself a channel by which it makes continuous impression on the mind of a person. She suggests that in order to counter it, a person should create a thought current and a channel of an opposite character. She says: Continue reading

Exercise of Retrospection – A Powerful Tool That Can Change Your Life

An exercise of retrospection is a powerful tool. With it we gain self-knowledge, insights, and understanding about our behavior and subconscious defects or egos (things such as anger, fear, pride, lust etc.) that have manifested during the day but have gone unnoticed, and as they go unseen they are controlling our lives. As it is said, ‘Life is a series of events’. The flow of the day sets out various events that we go through, most of which bring about egos within us, regardless if we notice them or not. Sometimes we go through difficult or intense situations, a chaotic development of events where it is very hard to be in the present moment and detached from our egos. These types of events can easily pull us in and drag us along, which means that we act unconsciously. Even if the flow of events is ordinary, there are still emotions, thoughts, and/or impulses that manifest within us.

From an outburst of anger, to a subtle surging of envy, in the retrospective exercise we can see all of that and get knowledge about the egotistic state (ego) and how it controls us. This then can change our lives, simply because, in the exercise of retrospection, we are looking at the events from the perspective of the observer, rather than the participant. Continue reading

The Power of the Heart and Its Guidance in Life

Recently I returned from a longer trip in South Asia. I wanted it to be a research into sacred sites of peace and power, and their influence on the consciousness and meditation. My intention was also to learn about myself and to get knowledge and wisdom I previously did not have. Spiritually, I found the trip very good, giving me lots of new understanding, situations to learn from, and breakthroughs into my inner work. However, it is beyond the scope of this article to write about what happened. I will only focus on one aspect of it – the role of the heart in that recent journey.

Many of us heard statements such as, ‘Listen to your heart’, or ‘It is important to connect to your heart’, and the like. For a while I didn’t properly understand these sayings, even though I was aware of intuitive hunches having its source in the heart area. It was only later in life, as I continued pursuing the inner work, and later on doing long travels, that I learned what that really means.

Ancient spiritual traditions have said that the heart is the temple of the Divine within us. It is the place where we feel the energy of love. The latter may not be bound to heart only, but it is the source where we feel it, and later, if sufficiently developed, it radiates outwards. The heart is multi-layered, which means that there are different aspects of it in various dimensions. Physical heart is the material aspect, or counterpart, of the heart center. However, this heart center is also present in higher levels. For example, it also exists as a heart center on the astral body, as well as other higher bodies too. In that case, people know it as the heart chakra. Continue reading

Everything passes

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If we do not make an effort, how can we change? The most important thing is not to identify ourselves with external circumstances. Life is like a movie that in fact has a beginning and an end. Different scenes are constantly passing through the screen of the mind. The most serious error within us is to identify ourselves with these scenes. Why? Simply because they pass. They are just scenes of a great movie and in the end they always pass. ~ Samael Aun Weor

Not long ago I have read a transcript of a talk of Samael Aun Weor in which he, among other things, writes about the passing of things in this world. Even though I already have a certain undertanding of how we shouldn’t react to things when we find ourselves in situations that seems endless, I was still touched by his childhood story:

“Our father forbade us from visiting our earthly mother. Nevertheless we were not so ungrateful as to forget her. I used to always escape from my house with a younger brother who would always follow me. We would go for a short visit, then return back home, but my little brother suffered a lot because when we returned he would be very tired and I would have to carry him on my back. While crying he said, ‘when we get home Dad is going to whip us.’ I would say back, ‘Why do you cry? Remember that everything passes.’ Continue reading

Connecting with Divine Mother through mantra IO

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The Valkyries Vigil

Vocalizing mantras is a great way to activate that which is spiritual within us, such as our chakras and consciousness. Vocalizing sounds of the mantra has the power to make our chakras vibrate, and our consciousness to temporarily wake up. Maintaining our consciousness (our true self) awake, is another story – it requires persistent efforts and a change in our way of being.

There are many mantras for many different purposes: there are mantras for astral projection, for ESP ability development, for countering low states, for protection,  etc. The mantra that I am going to describe here is for connecting to the aspect of our Being known as Divine Mother. In the Gnostic teachings, each person has their own spiritual Being (also known as the Higher Self), of which we (the essence or consciousness) are a tiny part. Furthermore, that greater Being consists of many parts, the largest of which are Divine Father (masculine) and Divine Mother (feminine). It is said that this greater Being is separated from us, and that it incarnates within a person part by part on the spiritual journey to awakening.

Nevertheless, we are still connected to it, and It knows us thoroughly, yet we do not know It. With practices such as awareness of the present moment and a certain type of meditation and mantras, it is possible to get to know it a little bit more. And then if we take up the path to awakening, we can get to know it fully. Continue reading

Overcoming Inner Darkness Is Never Easy

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About a month ago I’ve read something which seems to be a common belief in the New Age circles and modern spirituality. The author basically stated that she does not recommend going against our desires (such as lust and gluttony) in a way that we abstain from them, because, as she believes, such will be naturally abandoned once the Spirit sees no more meaning in them. I partially agree with her, in the part that the Spirit within needs to gain enough experience of life through suffering in order to turn itself towards the highest goal – liberation from the physical existence and incarnating the spiritual within.

However, this certainly does not mean that one day a person will just naturally abandon things such as lust, and will have no problem in overcoming it, just because the Spirit is ready. When the latter is ready it means that you will have a strong interest and aspiration to carry out the spiritual work, but it won’t be easy. It never was.

There are many people with partial interest in doing the spiritual work, but soon after they realize it’s too difficult to go against ones own inner darkness, and that such work is not for them. The Spirit within these people was simply not ready enough to push them to do what it takes to attain the highest. They will find another spirituality which is more suiting to their current level. And that is fine.

But if you have a strong interest to carry out the Work, and you find yourself overcoming inner opposition, despite this sometimes being a very difficult thing to do, it means you are ready for it and can attempt to carry it out fully. Do not fall into false belief that it is an easy thing to do, and that if you do not find it easy you should wait for a while longer. There will never come such magical rosy time. Even if your Spirit has tremendous amount of experience and knowledge, you will still have to face a full blown subconscious elements such as lust, fear, pride, anger and many other egocentric states which will try their best to kick you out of the path of transformation, so that they can survive and continue imprisoning you.

This is the inner war which leads to graduation from this physical plane, and thus full liberation and divinization. It is the war in which the light of consciousness must be extracted from the darkness, and the latter eliminated fully. This is done by conscious and continuous effort. A simple act of abandoning or ignoring something will not make drives such as lust or anger go away.

The Spiritual Path to Awakening

The universal path to awakening is mentioned in many esoteric texts throughout the history. To get the full understanding of it, you should first read my previous article The Wheel of Samsara, and the purpose of human life.

Many secret schools existed in the past that were teaching this very path, some of them are the Hermetic Order, the Rosicrucian, the Freemasons etc. It can also be found in legends, myths and arts of the past – it is depicted in the story of Odyssey, Jason and the Argonauts, the quest of knights for the Holy Grail, in the opera the Magic Flute by Mozart, and many others.

The teachings of many ancient schools have sadly degenerated and/or gotten lost, so for example we can see that Freemasons today are something very different than original spiritual teachings leading toward the light. The path was the same in ancient Egypt, among Mayas, Incas, ancient Hindus, Nordic, Druids, and many other spiritual cultures that existed. They were aware of the universal techniques and process to full awakening.

There are many spiritual and pseudo-spiritual paths today leading to many different ends. Many of them say that they lead to enlightenment, but when you inquire about what they mean by that, you discover many of them are referring to various forms of Samadhi. This means that through meditation they penetrate into various higher realities, the ultimate of them being the God-consciousness. Through this they realize the true nature of existence and how it relates to them and every other living creature. Even though such meditative states are possible to achieve, once the meditation is over, they come back to their bodies and are again trapped within the limits of the animal egos. Egos do not just vanish by this realization.

Achieving such states is immensely beneficial, but there is much more to it than just that. The teachings state about the universal path leading to becoming a fully awakened spiritual being, merged with ones own Monad/Being, being free from this galaxy and the whole Universe, with the permission to permanently return to the Source of all life. Such ultimate freedom grants an infinity of choices, whether it is to stay within the dimensions, or to return back to the Source.

The path that leads to that is the same for everyone and it consists of many tests and initiations. Belzebuub has walked upon it and has described it in depth. By doing this he has given a map to those who also want to take it up.

The Path

The path is split in 3 major parts, known as the Three Mountains.

The objective of it is:

–   to completely eliminate the animal egos (by reducing them, the parts of our consciousness that are trapped in them go back to our main consciousness)

–   to build high energy bodies which will allow incarnation of higher parts of our Being in us, and therefore to merge with it.

To start walking upon it you have to practice the three main keys to awakening: death of the egos, alchemy (white tantra), and helping others spiritually.

Before the main path is the probative path. Sexual energy is very much related to advancement, so you start by being chaste (not to be confused with celibacy) and changing the nature of the sexual energy (by practicing elimination of egos and, if you have a partner, alchemy). The sexual energy is the root of all other energies within you, therefore as it changes it affects other energies and you become clearer and balanced. There are 4 main tests of the probative path – the test of fire, water, earth and air (these are related to anger, attachments, how we face difficulties and the unpleasant situations of life).

There are also many other tests thrown to us by spiritual beings to see how we are going, testing all of our psychological defects.. When the nature of the energies is purified and symbolized by the red color (which you can see in a dream), then Kundalini awakens and the path has begun.

The First Mountain

Each mountain has 8 initiations. In the first mountain, with alchemy we build the 7 (inner) solar bodies – solar physical, solar vital, solar astral, solar mental, solar causal, solar buddhic and solar atmic. With the solar causal body we also incarnate the part of our Being that resides in the causal plane, called the Human Soul. With the solar buddhic we incarnate another part that resides in the buddhic plane, called the Divine Soul. And by building the solar atmic body we incarnate the Atman/Spirit.

The Kundalini raises up the spine vertebra by vertebra as the 3 keys are practiced. As it raises it opens up the chakras. It has to be raised within each of these bodies. 7 initiations correspond to the 7 bodies, and we get them fully as we pass the initiations. The initiations in this case are like big tests, where our egos are stirred up and our reactions are tested.

Solar bodies bring with them their benefits, so for example it is said that with solar astral we feel higher emotions; with solar mental we have access to superior way of thinking; with incarnation of the first part of the Being, the human soul, we start feeling true happiness. This happiness is intensified as other parts of the Being are incarnated, like the Divine Soul and the Atman.

When we incarnate the Atman, we have received a grade of spiritual mastery. This means that we have passed all the 7 initiations and that we have eliminated 50% of the egos (this is the requirement to finish the First mountain). The final, 8th initiation, is to rest. By completing the First Mountain we have freed ourselves from the law of karma and the Wheel of Samsara, and have freedom to stay in higher dimensions. Another advantage is that we can return back to the physical to continue the path during the new Golden Age, when the environment for it will be much more beneficial.

The Second and Third Mountains

The second mountain is said to be much more difficult; on it the solar bodies are replaced by the golden bodies, which are higher ones and are capable of receiving higher parts of the Being. The process is the same as on the first mountain – bodies are built with alchemy, and by practicing the three keys the Kundalini is raised in all of them. Initiations here are much more difficult and the requirements for passing them are more strict. On this mountain we incarnate the Father, the Christ, and the Holy Spirit – all of them being large parts of the Being. With the completion of the Second Mountain we achieve Resurrection and don’t have to return to the physical dimension any longer. Instead, if we want, we can work on the Third Mountain in the astral plane.

On the third mountain we replace golden bodies with the bodies of light. On it, all parts of the Being we have incarnated merge into one and we become Unity once again. Then with the completion we have finished the Work and have achieved Ascension, the ultimate purpose of human life and the ultimate freedom. It is then when an infinity of choices opens up for us.

Conclusion

That was a basic description of the path to complete awakening. It is described in depth in the book Secret Knowledge, Hidden Wisdom by Belzebuub. This book will be updated and released as a free ebook in the future (when it does I will post the link to it in the book section).

Samael Aun Weor also writes about the path in his book The Three Mountains, however he does not explain it as clearly as Belzebuub. You can download this book from the book section on this blog.

If you try practicing the Keys you will notice that things will start to happen. I will write about the 3 keys in my next blog.