Society, Culture, and Religion all promote congregation and “herd” or “mob” mentality. Those who challenge the thoughts , beliefs, or theories of the mob are often ridiculed, demonized, and ostracized.
It is only the fool that can separate self from other to take the journey within, through the depths of inner hell, and emerge a soulful being.
Be the DARK KNIGHT of your own SOUL.
Image Courtesy Of: Godfrey Dowson (The Hermetic Tarot)
From early on in this existence I have felt connected to my habitat, but disconnected from my species. It has been fairly easy for me to mimic behavior(s) in order to be accepted socially and professionally.
By choice, I have slowly revealed my true self to those who have gained my trust and adoration. While the results may vary, the weight of the mask being lifted always nourishes my being.
As I become older, my willingness to participate in “make believe” has greatly diminished. And while the quantity of relationships appears to have mirrored this lack of associative action, I am left with a handful of quality relationships that I could not exist without.
Image: Bruce Rolff
If, in the quest for divinity, you do not discover yourself, you are searching in the wrong place(s). True self is transcendent and independent from the human vessel. You are an immeasurable energy, unbound by time and space, existing everywhere and nowhere all at once. Safe travels my friends.
Why does the empress lie in wait? Has our beloved mother forsaken us or taken a new lover? Her divine presence is required for the restoration of balance within the kingdom. Without her, all parishioners will perish.
Artist: Gilbert Williams
If the current existential parameters require the majority of our conscious functions to play out in this earth bound simulation, we must continue expedition(s) into the esoteric so that our acquired bounty of knowledge will allow for a clear separation from the mass hallucination(s) within this plane.