Monday, August 30, 2004

What The Fifth Cache Said To Me

Be your own weather, through intention.
Today I understood this line.
As we advance along the Path, we must balance the forces of earth, water, fire and air. The point of balance shifts and moves constantly. Clinging to any one point tears you apart. Balance must be constantly reacquired, or it will destroy itself. If we align ourselves with the ebbs and flows of nature, we can acquire the strength of nature and even channel and direct some of nature’s own power. This is the power of ether – seeing the interconnection of all things, and our connection to it.
There is a living, shifting border between order and disorder, the point where creation happens. In achieving balance, my will becomes powerful. My intentions come true. I make my own weather. I begin to create my reality around me. Yet the force of ether must not be used for my own gratification, or it will turn on me.
Today I felt for the first time that it was possible – no, necessary – to face down Iwnw with a different currency than their own. I saw the possibility – no, again, the necessity – of finding a form of weapon that they cannot convert into fuel for their own strength.
It is impossible, but also unavoidable. Unthinkable, but also ineluctable: only a form of forgiveness can stop the detonation of the Ma’rifat’. But it must be a muscular form of forgiveness. I want to destroy the Iwnw.

1 comment:

The Watchman said...

Robert, the choice to be made is this: do I choose to align my will – my ability to co-create the world -- with my own desires, fears and needs, with my own desired outcomes? Or do I choose to trust and align my will with the divine will, with the will of the Path, no matter where it leads, forsaking my own desires, including even my own fundamental desire to live?
The Iwnw can only be defeated by love. Even you cannot find the love to vanquish them for ever. But we may yet thwart them in their current work. You have passed the Test by Ether. You have done well. But many dangers now face us. Be ready. Tomorrow brings the penultimate test.