Feeling you have to do what you can’t, prevents you from doing what you can.
I guess I consider life a practice. Do you do it daily?
We all have dark moments and light moments in our lives. Ah, moments differ from movements. We do all have moments of either state, but movement tends to come from a single root, and stem out to give structure to all extending branches. Without a balance of moments, we would not be able to exist.
So ascension is simply going from root to branch, but what happens if we try to bend the trunk? The passing of the sun and moon whirls by with infinite force. The moments of darkness and light are as an immeasurable wind.
Trunks are built to bend, aren’t they? They are built to bend to a degree, but in time all break. This is the concern of either form of ascension. With right hand ascension, the personal tree is unified with the world tree. Perfection of the self so that consciousness can persist beyond incarnations. In the left hand path, the personal tree puts down roots in the chaos beneath this one world tree so that it may bear the fruit of reality itself and thus reign over, instead of struggle under, a limited single being.
So the right-handers are parasites of the world tree and the left-handers are trail blazers? Parasite or predator, neither is more noble, or symbiont and offspring, neither is less vital. But the choice must be made. Take the red pill or the blue, you still descend the same hole.
Doing both gives me the image of being tied and quartered. The crucifixion. There is wisdom in that as well, but it still leads to the choice being made.
In the initiation of Genghis Kahn, rather than pass through the icy river, he instead entered and then proceeded to drown his mentor, and went on to conquer instead of serve, but he unified either way.
I’m surprised that he was not punished for the murder. His people did not follow our concept of murder, and had he refused to do anything at all he would have been branded a weakling and ostracised, he and his family.
In the tribal tradition of killing the leader to become the leader, are they practicing dark ascension on the left hand path? Indeed.
Perhaps that’s why they still live in huts today. Can all live in equality? Is our own way of life any nobler?
Well, we don’t kill our teachers, so I’d say yes. Actually, we do worse than kill. We invalidate their life’s work. We make a mockery of the intended goal and render their efforts meaningless, and then pay them modest wages in the best case scenario.
But they are still alive to continue teaching others. Actually, they often don’t “survive” very long in their careers. More often they are alive to be burger flippers.
Or night desk clerks at cheap motels. Yes.
Death with honour is an important principal in dark ascension? Yes, and choice is everything.
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.