Why I Love the Devil Card

Facing Your Shadow

We will experience a lunar eclipse this weekend as the Earth casts its shadow upon the moon. Millions of people around the world will stop and look up at the night sky to watch the cosmic dance of alignment as the Sun’s illuminating light is blocked.

Ya know how I mentioned before that there were three lessons I learned on my spiritual journey that were particularly profound? Letting go, non-attachment….and the third was the power and magic found within the Darkness and Shadows.

We all want to avoid the darkness and the spooky, unknown shadows that lurk there. We have built many defenses against these very real aspects of life. Ego, denial, distraction, detachment, addictions, just to name a few.

In my moment of hopelessness, and ultimate transformation, there was an aspect of myself that I knew was there but I didn’t want to look at. I was afraid of the monster hiding there, and out of shame, I wanted to keep it hidden. I cried out to God for help amidst my pain. Spirit told me to take a peek. I took a quick glimpse through squinted eyes.

Observe without judgment“.

Through the eyes of your soul, anything has the opportunity to become illuminated, and thus, liberated. We have the ability to shine our light in the deep recesses of our mind and see clearly that which frightens us. When we have the courage to view ourselves from this higher perspective, love, compassion, understanding, acceptance, forgiveness, healing, and freedom are the manifestation.

In my case, I was awakening to the fact that I had never felt accepted, and the painful issues that accompanied that. I had never heard of “Shadow” work before but it’s very similar to “Inner Child” work, where, you, as the adult, or your Higher Self, “parents” your inner child, or Self. You visit moments where you have been hurt or traumatized, listen, and speak love, compassion, understanding, acceptance, support, encouragement, forgiveness, or whatever else is needed to heal those wounds.

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The Devil card signifies the “Scapegoat”, the person or thing upon which people project the inferior side of themselves in order to make themselves feel better. The Devil is the Scapegoat we blame for our troubles. The card portrays a man and a woman who appear to be in bondage to the Devil. But if you look closely, the chains are loose around their necks and could easily be removed. This suggests that bondage to the Devil is entirely voluntary and can be released through consciousness.

Both the man and the woman have tiny horns and tails, suggesting that the longer they stay with the Devil, the more they become like him. In other words, whatever we resist becomes stronger. Whatever is forbidden becomes enticing and kept secret.

The dark and doorless cave symbolizes that the Devil resides in the most inaccessible realms of the unconscious and only crisis can break through those walls.

The Devil card represents the hidden forces of negativity that constrain you and trick you into believing you are imprisoned by external forces beyond your control. However, the figures in this image have freely given any power the Devil has over them. It implies the necessity of a confrontation with the Shadow aspects of ourselves. This is the heart of the labyrinth, where we find enlightenment.

While Christians celebrate this holiday as the physical event of the Lord Jesus necessary for the forgiveness of sin and attainment of salvation, as a mystic, I see the spiritual significance that we can all be Christ-like through the death of our ego, conquering the Devil through our descent into hell, and our ascension through the Kingdom of Heaven within us.

As we enter into this Holy weekend where we observe the death and resurrection of the Christ, let us all be willing to do the spiritual work necessary for rebirth.

Brightest Bessings!

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Inititiation Into the Mysteries: How to Manifest Miracles

Manifestation, miracles, synchronicity, Law of Attraction, quantum physics, magic, alchemy-those words have always turned me on–that is, caused my Being to vibrate excitedly, as I passionately pursued my lust for gnosis on the subject. I knew the key to life was hidden in this material. Ultimately, this article is a summary of my personal 2015 Forecast. It also amazes me, that through my research on these subjects, Tarot is a common tool for understanding the mysteries. These are complicated subjects but my goal here is to make them simpleya know, so you and I can understand them. The content presented here may only serve as a teaseryou may need to go further down the rabbit hole.

Carl Jung coined the term synchronicity, calling it the “archetype of magical effect”. I first became familiar with the term through James Redfield’s, “The Celestine Prophecy”. Synchronicities are those meaningful “coincidences” or “chance encounters” that occur in your life which guide you on your path or send you a message. Many times it will feel like grace or an answered prayer. It assures you that you are “at the right place, at the right time”. There are many examples of synchronicity in our lives: it could be a friend calls who you had just been thinking about, a book that falls off the shelf that contains information you need to know at that time, or segments of a dream that happen to occur the next day, helping you to make an important decision. Become aware of this natural principle and recognize the importance of synchronicity.

“With the awareness of coincidence, we are attuning ourselves to the mystery of the underlying principle of order in the Universe.”

 Synchronicities occur more readily when we are in a highly expectant state. The Universe responds to our consciousness and expectations by creating the chance opportunities and revelations that move us along toward our life purpose. When we uplift every person who comes into our lives by seeing the beauty in every face, and focus on attuning our higher self with theirs, we lift others into their wisest self and increase the chances of hearing synchronistic messages. When you form a question about what you need to know to take the next step in your journey, answers will come to you in the form of dreams, daydreams, intuitive feelings, visions, or other people who feel inspired to bring us a message. I highly recommend reading, “THE CELESTINE PROPHECY AN EXPERIENTIAL GUIDE” by James Redfield and Carol Andrienne. It will clarify how to increase the frequency of this mysterious synchronicity.

The Law of Attraction states, “where attention goes, energy flows”. We each adopt an archetype, which is like a psychological instinct, or informational field of influence which governs our psyche, our experience of the world around us, and how we experience ourselves. The archetype we embrace is a magnetic field that rearranges the Universe to reflect back to ourselves. When we awaken, and become lucid to the dreamlike nature of reality, the Universe has no choice but to shape-shift and reflect back by materializing sychronistically. As more and more people continue to awaken on our planet, we can collaborate, work together cooperatively, creatively cultivating the precious jewel of synchronicity. Shared synchronistic awareness magnetically attracts more synchronicity.

Synchronicities are emanations of the sacred marriage in Alchemy. The divine union of opposites of spirit and matter uniting in a timeless embrace. The symbolism shrouded in Alchemy refer to the divinization of matter and man, through a process of transformation, or transmutation: when Spirit unites with Matter, and Man with Spirit; the pathway to Enlightenment. The meaning of these symbols were kept secret to protect this esoteric knowledge from the Church who wanted it destroyed, and only revealed as an initiatory rite of passage. Alchemy is the mystical experience of Death, Rebirth, and Resurrection. It recognizes that pain is essential for the growth and transformation process on this physical plane of existence. Our difficult experiences serve to teach us our most profound lessons. For higher initiates, or adepts, tantra, sexual alchemy, sacred sex, or sex magick is the most powerful tool for Divine Union, and drawing Spirit down into matter.

“As above, so below”

“When a man undertakes to create something, he establishes a new heaven, as it were, and from it the work he desires to create flows into him.” Paracelsus

Quantum mechanics in quantum physics has shown us, through utilizing sophisticated and scientific tools, that atoms can be broken down into subatomic particles. ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING, from the seen to the unseen, from the microcosm to the macrocosm, when broken down to its most basic form, is nothing more than a vibrating frequency of energy. The Copenhagen Interpretation revealed that this pure energy is a wave (spiritual) containing infinite probabilities and possibilities. When attention is placed on the wave, all other probabilities (wave forms) collapse and a particle (physical) is formed. Likewise, the thoughts and perceptions of the scientists doing the observing determined what this energy was — a wave or a particle. Your thoughts, which are determined by your beliefs, and become your perceptions, are broadcast outward into the infinite field of wave energy. The waves (spiritual realm) are transformed or transmuted into particles (matter) which join together with additional energy that vibrates at harmonious frequencies to form what we “perceive” to be reality, and as a result, determines what we experience in the physical world.

“Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.” Albert Einstein

We really are co-creators with the Divine! Our awareness of this universal principle allows us to shape the experiences of our life based on how we think, believe, and feel! However, this requires us to take responsibility for our lives and assess how our conscious, subconscious, and unconscious thoughts are shaping our reality. We also must recognize that every person has free will but considering we are all created from the same source of pure light energy, we truly are all One! As more and more souls awaken to these Universal truths, we will have the power to shape the reality of the world we live in!

Our intent, fused with love, will take us to the next step in our evolutionary process. Ultimately, only the pure of heart, after achieving a trained mind and focused heart, along with the positive exercise of will, manifested by emotion and commitment, will succeed in magick, summed up in the quote,

“Do what thou wilt be the whole of the Law, under Love”

The New Age we are entering will be about synchronistic growth, higher energy states, transforming our bodies into spiritual form, and uniting this dimension with the afterlife dimension, ending the cycle of birth and death. It will truly be heaven on earth!

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Let us go forward, creating our individual and collective reality that is in alignment with our highest purpose, manifesting miracles wherever we go! Feel free to share your thoughts and experiences. What other quotes speak about this topic? Share them here!

~Brightest Blessings~

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