If you don't have a heart, where will you start ... If you don't have a soul, where will you return HOME?...
Let me start with a sweet little poem I just have found, while never searching for it 😊 and translated with joy as it makes perfect sense when we think of how Life connects one soul to another 😊
A dream woke me up.
A dream on white wings.
A cradle and
She is the baby.
I spread my White wings
Protecting her sleep…
So, she can grow up,
become a maiden,
Fall in love...
and have Me .
The beginning of the short mystical work "Nictemeron" (literally "clock") by the great Greek Neo-Pythagorean Apollonius of Tiananmen.
He tells us: “In unity the demons sing the praises of God; they lose their anger and their anger.
The Greek word demon (δαίμων) literally means "a single divine force." But why, since he is divine, do we usually associate the demon with something that is usually malicious? The explanation is rooted in the second part of the word, -mon, which shows us separateness, independence, isolation.
The demon is the force that acts separately from everything else, for itself, and therefore - in contrast to the whole. To a very large extent, all our governing forces are such, or at least we see and experience them as such. But Apollonius reminds us of the obvious, but we have forgotten - that all tensions, all influences have a destructive effect only because they are separate and act for themselves. When they are accepted as part of the whole, when they see their oneness with all the other "demons" available, they realize the idea of their divine, all-encompassing origin. And in this case, they have no choice but to "sing the praises of God." This is also explained to us in the classical Chinese Gnosis, verse 32 of Dao da jin: “When the Whole is divided, its parts need names because they are no longer supported by it. They already know themselves, not HIM (HOME/DOME); they are already preserving themselves, not him. "
Everything here also applies to our relationship with the outside world. We live in the culmination of individualism, and today's turbulent conditions serve to maximize it. And so, we are more and more differentiated from each other, respectively more and more conflictedly differentiated. And this is necessary so that we can finally see the roots of all the tension ourselves.
Let's stop blaming others, let's see how they are conditioned by their accumulations, which often forms identifications and builds the personality.
Let us realize that the same applies in full force to us. And it is this conditioning, which we constantly nurture and affirm in ourselves, that gives birth to divisions and conflicts - on all sides and on all scales.
Evil is what is separate and it is fundamentally anchored in us. And it is in us that he(the evil) strives for the good, he wants to possess it in order to feel his separateness more fully.
But of course, this "consumption" of good feeds only our demons.
And we cannot fight, because struggle is an instrument of individuality. What is the path to unity? In verse 22, the Tao Da Jin says,
"Awareness of partialness leads to wholeness."
One of the greatest healers, Paracelsus, addressed similar words to us.” Man is the bosom of demons, and he should simply realize this, not try to feed them with the idea that he is divine.”
With awareness, the power of his(evil) striving for distinction is lost. Thus, he naturally "sinks" to unity, and as Apollonius tells us- do the demons "lose their anger and their wrath."
And to everyone who wants to learn more, always with joy, I will be sharing the wisdom of one of the greatest minds in the psychology field – Carl Jung and a copy of his letter from 1937 here:
]… of Religion and Health
of the human soul. Such an experience is only possible where the teaching has a personal character, namely where you are personally taught [sic] and not generally. In India since old they have the custom that practically everybody of a certain education at least, has a Guru, a spiritual leader who teaches you and you alone what you ought to know. Not everybody needs to know the same thing and this kind of knowledge can never be fought [sic] in the same way. That is a thing which is utterly lacking in our universities. The relation of master and diciple [sic]. And that is at the same time the thing which you ought to have and any of your colleagues who want to have a psychological preparation. Anybody whose calling it is to lead souls should have its [sic] own soul lead [sic] first, so that he knows what it means to deal with the human soul. Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people. It would not help you very much to study books only, though it is indispensable too. But it would help you most, to have a personal insight into the secrets of the human soul. Otherwise everything remains a clever intelectual [sic] trick, consisting of empty words and leading into empty talk. You may try to find out what I mean in my books and if you have a close friend, try to look behind his screen in order to discover yourself. That would be a good beginning. Sincerely yours,
C. G. lung
The original of this letter is now in the permanent collection of The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, to which it was given by my wife, Iris V. Cully, Associate Professor of Christian Education, Yale Divinity School
Shared with Joy,