HERMETIC - ESOTERIC - MYSTICAL PHILOSOPHIES
HERMETIC - ESOTERIC - MYSTICAL PHILOSOPHIES
THE INNER QUEST
What is the quest? Who guides it? Is there an inner presence that truly guides you from within the inner planes? These are important questions that you do not need to answer, because you already know and have experienced that such a presence really exists within you. This presence leads and unfolds the spiritual dimension of your process from within the inner planes of your being. Indeed, for you, there is no doubt, since the presence is linked to you by an ethereal "umbilical" thread. Thus, you gradually realize that this presence is a projection sent by the essence of your soul.
The thread joining you with your soul is an invisible one that directs you towards the beauty and mystery of the inner spiritual planes. In fact, the inner planes are levels of consciousness through which you travel and navigate as you discover new horizons and constant realities. In your long inner peregrinations and while in search of your soul, you let yourself be bathed in a variety of rich, indescribable energies that purify your consciousness to such an extent that you are no longer the same person, and you discover to your amazement that you are linked to this presence by a spiritual thread.
When you become aware of this process in your personal life, then the invisible presence comes even closer to you, infusing you with teachings of a different kind, spiritual processes that awaken higher levels of consciousness within you. This enables you to experience for yourself that everything you see, feel, touch, hear, and think penetrates and resonates in your own center of consciousness like a harmonious symphony. This center is the one within you that reflects the rhythmic and melodious waves of energies inhaled and exhaled by everything that exists in creation.
When you realize this, you grasp the enormity of what has happened to you. You understand that your consciousness has merged and integrated into your sacred Center of Pure Being. Having reached this enlightened center, you are granted a precious gift, a grace that permeates your being and bonds you forever with your soul. Your consciousness, now integrated in the Center of Pure Being, casts no more shadows because it has entered the axial pole wherein lies the center of pure consciousness. Therefore, the presence that accompanied you in your travels reintegrates into the sacred axial center from whence it emerged. Why, and how? Because the presence is a beam of the purest light radiating out from the same Center of Pure Being.
Hence, once you have merged with this Center, you no longer speak about levels of consciousness since you have reached the place of pure Existence and Being. However, this is by no means an unconscious way of existence. On the contrary, it is one that encompasses all levels of consciousness for within that center is only Being. Thus the gift that you receive at this point resembles that of a weaver who works lovingly with the multicolored threads of life, weaving different designs and patterns, blending the colors beautifully into a panoramic vision of life. This he does naturally, since his consciousness is now at the center of all creation. Thus his nature becomes the nature of creation, and he is called the weaver of God, the weaver of beautiful patterns, driven by the Divine love pouring out of his center. This love compels him to do his sacred weaving since the patterns of his weaving are made with his own substance, the substance of everything that exists. The sacred weaver does his work so that each onlooker recognizes a part of himself in this tapestry.
The inner process of awakening your consciousness is a gradual thing that unravels the qualities of the soul while purifying your subtle bodies. Experiences are in themselves linked to consciousness, since you cannot experience something of which you are not conscious. Thus, experiences, be they physical or spiritual, have the same value. "Inner" experiences are no different from physical ones since both are realities that you experience and digest through your purified level of consciousness. Hence, vivid dreams, intuition, altered states of consciousness, or acute awareness of the beauty and interdependence of everything in creation are all experiences that converge in your heart center, where the intelligence of the heart radiates its everlasting presence.
The gradual process of awakening consciousness opens the doors of a new world to you. You are given to experience for yourself the interdependence of everything in creation. This conscious realization reverberates in your heart, awakening the center from where the resonance between you and the world transmits and receives a new quality of information. When this new way of discovering the world takes place, you are no longer the same, and your way of being in the world is transformed into one in which there is no longer an inner and an outer world. You no longer observe the world but simply exist in it. Or, should we say that the world exists in you? There is no difference; the mirror and its projection have finally merged. And while you continue to live in the world of duality, where continual change and movement are the law of nature, your level of consciousness remains anchored and fixed in the Center of Pure Being where the essence of everything has its source.
What is the purpose of this message when none of this can be proven to others? Seekers are simultaneously compelled and bound to divulge as well as hide the truth. One divulges truth by being subtle, whilst hiding it to allow others to search within themselves for their invisible thread, the thread that will lead them to their own truth. Also Masters, visible or invisible, are here to help you cross the bridge from this world into the other beyond duality. This "other" world exists in the Center of Pure Being from where the invisible presence casts its light. However, when you reach the "other" world, you come face-to-face with your own presence and your own shadow evaporates and merges with the everlasting presence in the center of existence.
So, dear traveler, cease your outward, distracted and superficial way, and try to find Ariadne’s golden thread. When you find it within your being, hold it tight; do not let it slip away, since it is a precious gift offered to you by your soul. It will lead you to the center of your inner labyrinth where lies the minotaur. Persevere with courage, never give up hope, and follow this invisible thread carefully since it will help you resolve your own Mystery — the mystery of your death and rebirth, just like the Phoenix reborn from its own ashes.