☉︎ in 1° Leo : ☽︎ in 8° Virgo : Anno Vvi
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
To my Beloved Companion: Greeting and health.
The next section of meditations is about recovery from the pandemic. Where do we go from here? How do we recover from the isolation.
There has been some talk recently about the nature of assistance to others within Thelema. It seems there are many still infected with the madness of Nietzsche and the naiveté of the Prophet in matters outside his own experience. And yet, both Crowley and our ‘holy books’ offers a view of helping others that is at odds with these hopeless approaches to concern for others.
From Liber Porta Lucis: “First, there are many and diverse conditions of life upon this earth. In all of these is some seed of sorrow. Who can escape from sickness and from old age and from death? We are come to save our fellows from these things. For there is a life intense with knowledge and extreme bliss which is untouched by any of them.” There is the most direct instruction: “We are come to save our fellows …” And what are we saving them from? Sickness, old age, and even death. These are the afflictions of humanity. These are the core pathologies underlying despair and fear and sorrow. We are here to save “our fellows,” those around us in the world, from these things with a Law of peace and joy (despite the tendencies of war in the third chapter).
Of course, in all things, it is a matter of individual Will. What is your Will toward those around you? Despite recent cherry-picking by K.S.S., “Duty” clearly states, also, that “You may regard the establishment of the Law of Thelema as an essential element of your True Will, since, whatever the ultimate nature of that Will, the evident condition of putting it into execution is freedom from external interference.”
Meditation Text: “First, there are many and diverse conditions of life upon this earth. In all of these is some seed of sorrow. Who can escape from sickness and from old age and from death? We are come to save our fellows from these things. For there is a life intense with knowledge and extreme bliss which is untouched by any of them.”
Repeat these three phrases to yourself as necessary, as a mantra of sorts, to remind yourself of each step of the path.
1. Create. I create the lifeline of the heart.
I will find my a representation of my connection to my own heart, my own silent voice. I will create the connection of security between myself and that which guides me. I will remember a time when that voice steered me in the appropriate direction to ensure my Will.
2. Desire. I desire the the challenge of safety and support without diminishing the experience of my existence.
I will read the Meditation Text above and understand that I too was one that needed to be saved from sickness, old age, and even death itself. The Law of Thelema offers that unconditionally: the Law is for all. I will meditate on offering that lifeline to others that need to be freed from the pathologies of this life.
3. Breathe. I breathe in the spirit of Life itself.
I will see and feel the spirit of Life taking over my consciousness and guiding me in the path of reward. I will breathe in that spirit of Life and be bathed in the assurance, the certainty, of my path.
In the end, give thanks. You don’t have to give thanks to anything or anyone in particular. Just be thankful for the moment. In that moment, though, consider two things: first, if possible, how can I connect with someone who guided me in the way of my Angel, who represented the assurance of moving forward in Life; and, second, is there anyone that I could pass along this same exercise, someone who may need the same assurance that Life is the motion forward in joy and peace?
I look forward to continuing this journey with you, if you choose to continue, and see where it takes us.
Love is the law, love under will.