In order to be knighted… one must kneel. The act alone should come without haste — for the path is one of servitude. The Jedi in Star Wars come from myth, similar to the Knights of the Round Table or the Samurai. They represent a higher standard. Truth, justice, order, peace… values which promote responsibility, consequence, and sacrifice. The goal is simple — letting go … Continue reading Who is your Lord?
Today I was reminded of the limitations of human altruism. In an effort to plead my case to my overseer, I allowed my desire to prove validation to overpower guardianship. To know one’s role in a family unit is important – and sometimes a slip of recognition can lead, at a moments notice, to dire consequences. We all make mistakes. The solution lies in allowing … Continue reading The Task of Admission
There is a time for make-believe. As an adept, it allows us to mimic the activities we see our elders partaking in. Though when the time of maturity comes, do we miss the opportunity to set aside the façade and reveal the growth we have achieved? Or do we still play the play? It is too easy for many to get stuck in the ritual, … Continue reading Pretending
Many of the things we do are referenced by the actions of others. “Imitation is,” indeed, “the highest form of flattery,” a quote given by a 19th Century writer. It is only natural for children to mimic the nurture provided by friends, parents, and siblings. But what happens when we imitate sources that are not only an illusion… but a lie? As a social culture, … Continue reading Manipulation
A couple of nights ago, I witnessed a blood moon in the heavens. Alongside it, was the planet Mars. A meteor then shot across the atmosphere like a shimmering sword. Such an omen, I believe, shows those who give notice a sign of spiritual change in our world. I also believe it will lead to a spiritual battle within our society. There are three more … Continue reading Blood Moons
Sometimes the best move is not to make one at all. It is very easy for external pressures to create an unnecessary urge to react. How many disasters could you have avoided, if you only controlled the compulsion to act in your apathy? Some battles are not worth fighting while some certainly are; know the war at hand. Be vigilant and test the spirits. What … Continue reading Zugzwang
It’s midnight, and I felt like quoting this passage in Job 38: Yahweh God says to Job in the whirlwind: — Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge? Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me. Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding. … Continue reading The Participant