The Epic Struggle of Life-A Self-Guided Initiation into the Mysteries

Let’s face it, life is a struggle and it is up to us to power through it. On the path to enlightenment and freedom, there are many obstacles that will try to keep us from getting through. Our modern society is detached, lacking in love and compassion. Technology has disconnected us more than it has connected us. We are being desensitized and programmed to be zombies. This is the goal of the dark powers out there. It can be debilitating if you let it be.

Just when I feel like I am making great strides to live the lifestyle that I have always dreamed of, I get sucked back into old bad habits. My life’s quest is to spread love and to radiate positive energy into the universe. I am striving to live by the moral code set forth by true spiritual seekers. To find Christ-Consciousness. This means living with love in my heart, taking care of all fellow creatures, and being conscientious. This being said, I am human and fail just like everyone else. In times like these, we must take a step back and remember the reason we got on this path to begin with.

The ancient mystery traditions used initiations filled with struggles and strife to teach important moral lessons. In the “Initiation of Plato”, as written about by Manly P. Hall, Plato was initiated into the ancient mysteries in Egypt and was said to undergo great trials and tests of his will. In doing so, his soul was liberated from worldly passions and his understanding of the Truth grew into true knowledge. Sometimes life has it’s own built-in initiations through trials and tribulations. It is up to us to spin these into a positive and let them make us stronger. We must use our spiritual insight to see the syncromysticism that exists in everyday actions and reactions. The Hermetic Principle of “cause and effect” is in effect every minute of every day. If we can use these everyday trials as a springboard for better understanding the Truths in life we can overcome the passions of worldliness. It it through these trials or “life initiations” that we can become truly enlightened.

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