Some call it the journey. Travelers in search of their destiny. Pioneers looking for the promise land.
Let me give you my testimony of blood, sweat, tears, love, losses and victory, that the path you choose is everything in life.
One path leads to love and happiness and the other hate and misery.
A wrong turn may lead to hell and the other to a heaven on earth.
The winners take it all by forging the path that losers refuse to tread.
While the losers die in their own self-made hells, a path of dread.
The path requires you rise Rise above the crowd. Separating yourself from those who walk on the Left Hand.
Burn like a fire in the dark night. Forge your path through the deep sand.
Your path you must go alone.
The years of your life leads to an immortal death etched in stone.
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Let it be said ONCE AND FOR ALL, WHILE there are many different roads, highways and self-made travelers maps being sold along the way, in reality, and in truth so help me God, there are only two paths in this world we call our lives.
Some call one path, the path of light the other the path of darkness. Others call one path, the path of love and charity and the other hate and force. Some call it the Left-Hand Path and the Right-Hand Path.
This is where most initiates make either a fatal mistake that can lead to a life of hell or an immortal choice to what some can call a heavenly or blessed life.
You see, we are all initiates into life’s mysteries whether we know it or not. The word initiate means to start something and it leads to the next evolution of the word to initiation based on the path we choose.
Every thought initiates a word. That word initiates an action which initiates a result.
You see, we have always been initiates whether conscious or not and the big trick in life is understanding that choosing a path is one of the most important things we can do in life.
In order to make a wise decision, it is important that you understand what it is meant by choosing “The Path.”
When choosing your path in this life, it is akin to that proverbial fork in the road where you must choose to go left or right. It is a Y in the road.
If you do not take a path, you simply do not live.
When you go left or right, this is called making a choice about how we are going to live our lives. Some sages would say this is where you form good or bad Karma.
I have found that this Karma is simply just the manifestations or results of your thoughts and actions into the real world as forms of energy and or creations and things. Relationships, friendships, health, happiness, hate, disease, and death are all enhanced or destroyed by the paths we choose.
So I could not be more clear and dire in my warning when I say, choose wisely my friends….
In the occult, 33rd Degree Freemason, Manly P. Hall had explained the Right-Hand Path has the White Grail and the Left-Hand Path as the Black Grail.
– Heart and Soul – Service.
– Flesh and lower animal self – Prosperity at others expense.
Mastered by appetite.
There are two paths for the initiate once he or she embarks on the journey of the great work, and please understand that there is a big difference between these two paths. There are many people out there that are confused to the differences between the Left Hand Path (LHP) and Right Hand Paths (RHP).
It is important that you understand how the occult world works in order for you to take the proper path in this incarnation. You either will or have already have taken either the left or right paths because the facts are there is no middle path.
The symbology of the LHP and RHP can be also found in the symbology Pythagorean Y.
The LHP shows a life of vice, gluttony and laziness leading into a pit of fire and the RHP shows the magic of the Matrix of our manmade society and the artificial magical stairs you must ascend that are guarded each step of the way by leopards, lions and wolves. The sword is your weapon in the form of your mind and mouth which you must use it to reach the end path of Gnosis, light and truth to finish your path.
Manly P. Hall had written about these divisions in humanity in the Initiates of the Flame, “They embody the doctrines of fire and water, the two opposites of nature. Those who follow the path of faith or the heart, use water, and are known as the Sons of Seth, while those who follow the path of the mind and action are the Children of Cain, who was the son of Samael, the Spirit of Fire. Today we find the latter among the alchemists, the hermetic philosophers, the Rosicrucians, and the Freemasons.
The Left-Hand Path is the one of fire and the Sons Of Cain, the sons of Satan. People who choose the Left-Hand Path are choosing to live a materialistic type of life where you place your fleshly desires above your spiritual pursuits. Therefore, those who take this path choose the false light or the dark.
The right hand is pointing to the light which is the Right-Hand Path to represent illumination and a higher consciousness. When you take this path, you choose the light.
I have some closing quotes for you but before I detail those, here is a quick word from one of our sponsors.
I will leave you with some quotes starting with oje from the ancient Greek philosopher Epicurus explains the Right-Hand Path by how our goal is to seek pleasure for our soul through sober reasoning, and not the body which the greatest tumults take possession of the soul.
“When we say … that pleasure is the end and aim, we do not mean the pleasures of the prodigal or the pleasures of sensuality, as we are understood to do, by some, through ignorance, prejudice or willful misrepresentation. By pleasure, we mean the absence of pain in the body and of trouble in the soul. It is not by an unbroken succession of drinking bouts and of revelry, not by sexual lust, nor the enjoyment of fish, and other delicacies of a luxurious table, which produce a pleasant life; it is sober reasoning, searching out the grounds of every choice and avoidance, and banishing those beliefs through which the greatest tumults take possession of the soul.
“Nothing can make me falter on the path, once I have started on a journey. Do you want to know why? Because some twenty years ago I had lost faith in humanity as individuals, and love it collectively, and work universally instead of working for it individually.
To do so I have my own way. I do not believe any longer in perfection; I do not believe any longer in infallibility, nor in immaculate characters.
Each of us is a piece of charcoal, more or less black and, excuse me, stinking. But there is hardly any piece so vile and dirty that it has not atoms wherein lie the germ of a future diamond. And I keep my eyes fixed on these atoms, and do not see the rest, and do not want to see.
As I work for others and not for myself, I permit myself to use these atoms for the common cause.”
– A letter from H.P. Blavatsky to Emilie de Morsier about herself
By Michael Jaco – As you advance in your ability to love and intuit your challenges will become greater.
Such is life. We are given incrementally weightier tasks as we advance because we can handle it.
We are inspirations to others and the knowledge we gain ultimately improves our lives and those around us.
As we bask in our accomplishments we must be aware that the next challenge will lead us to greater rewards.
When those challenges come it is easy to play the blame game but this will only extend the time we remain in our uncomfortable position.
Stay “in” love, take up the weight, take that first step and know that eventually, your path will lead to much better.
By staying in love you will intuit the key that unlocks the door and KNOW the direction to walk on the path.
Stay in love it is powerful, healing and transformative.
Before I go into the concept of the Path, I thought it would be best to communicate some quotes from ancient texts, sages and also some current philosophers.
“You cannot travel the path until you have become the path itself.” “There are only two mistakes
one can make along the road to truth: 1.) not going all the way; and 2.) not starting.” – Buddha
“Hard is the pathway that leads to the WISDOM, hard is the pathway that leads to the LIGHT. Many shall ye find, the stones in your pathway: many the mountains to climb toward the LIGHT.”
“The path to immortality is hard, and only a few find it.
The rest await the Great Day when the wheels of the universe shall be stopped and the immortal sparks shall escape from the sheaths of substance.
Woe unto those who wait, for they must return again, unconscious and unknowing, to the seed-ground of the stars, and await a new beginning.” ~ Hermes Trismegistus
“The mystical path is the most difficult, demanding, dangerous, and intoxicating journey one can ever make. It takes one into the depths of the heart, into the abyss and endless love one finds there. It leads you from the known into the unknown, and then further, into the unknowable, into a darkness brighter than any light. Nothing can prepare you for the heart’s journey, for the places it can take you, the depths and heights that are within you. So many times you think you are crazy, bewildered and lost” ~ Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
Man’s whole history consists from the very beginning in a conflict between his feeling of inferiority and his arrogance. Wisdom seeks the middle path and pays for this audacity by a dubious affinity with daemon and beast, and so is open to moral misinterpretation. ~Carl Jung, CW I, Pages 23-24
“The intellectual quest, though fine as pearl or coral, is not the spiritual search. The spiritual search is on another level; spiritual wine is another substance! The spiritual path wrecks the body and afterwards restores it to health. It destroys the house to unearth the treasure and with that treasure builds it better than before.” – Rumi
The Path that leadeth on is lighted by one fire – the light of daring burning in the heart. The more one dares, the more he shall obtain.” – Helena Blavatsky
“According to the universal laws, the magician will form his own point of view about the universe which henceforth will be his true religion.” — Franz Bardon, “Initiation into Hermetics”
“The Path is very simple. The Path to me is: the things that you know you’re supposed to do that are going to make you stronger, smarter, and healthier, and will put you in a better place in your life.”
Rather than shy away from this journey of self-improvement, Willink asks that we keep ourselves honest about what we know will improve our lives.
“We all know what those are,” he emphasizes. “We know what things are going to benefit us across the board in every single thing we do.”
“No one’s perfect,” he says. “Unfortunately we’re all humans and we have to deal with our own personal weaknesses and sometimes we go off the path.”
“Wherefore, send me, O Father!
Seals in my hands, I will descend;
Through Mons universal will I make
a Path; Through mysteries all I’ll open up
a Way! All Forms of Gods will I display;
The Secrets of the Holy Path I will hand on,
And call them Gnosis ” – Hermes
Welcome to the Gnostic Warrior podcast. I’m your host Moe.
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