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The Power of Suffering (Part I)

It is my divine will to help others and promote a kinder, more compassionate, more harmonious World. Should this prove to be but a chain that binds then so be it. I would sooner lock myself in hell for all of eternity than willingly increase the suffering of the innocent. For we are all a part of The All, and we all share in it equally. Be it known that the suffering of one is but the suffering of all. And even if it were not such the case, it would change nothing, for by what right do I have to enact my will on another at their expense? May everything I do raise the vibrations of this planet, not lower or hinder them.

Self, or ego, or, our mind, is produced from causes and conditions. If you truly understand this, if it sinks way down in, you experience ego death or Jung's psychic death, the Nigredo of the alchemists, the dark night of the soul.

Everyone is possessed by division, even me. The part of me that gets a sick sort of thrill out of my separation from the mundane or to even just call them that, is evidence to the fact. The entire universe is possessed. Truly that was the fall; the division. The separation from the self. In truth on a level, there is no separation and yet still it is. “For I am divided for love’s sake, for the chance of union.” ~The Book of the Law, Alister Crowley

This in a form is a form of possession yet because it permeates the all, it is not an externally imposed one. We are all deranged in a form, but it is from this derangement that all things come into being. Nothing can happen without contrast. Sorrow and joy are but two sides of the same coin. However, this does not mean we need to let the possession take over. Love is the transcendence; union from the division and because of it. Love will save us all in the end but it’s up to us to bring it about. Love is the fullness of the all manifesting through the union of the divided.

Em Hotep - Patrick Gaffiero


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