posted on Dec, 7 2013 @ 09:23 PM
I'm posting this for a friend, but it's such a common phenomenon,
I thought various people might like the post.
Spirituality is such a strange duck, because as most everyone will
admit, humans come into the world with a 'hole in their heart' and
most humans either 'drink the cool aide' of some faith or system
hook line and sinker, in an attempt to fill this hole (but that
won't work), or they do just the opposite --- search here, search
there --- search everywhere! Until they burn themselves out,
tired themselves out and break themselves. Well I did the latter
to some degree.. but in my case I 'found' what I wasn't looking
for, and I became healed. (this post isn't about that).
Now I'm going to tailor this subject to a more specific audience;
that being those who have sensed a so-called 'higher self' and
who are under the spell of the mania to always stay in touch
with this 'higher self'.
A person who does this, no matter how wise, isn't ready yet
to experience the '3rd spiritual death', as it might be called
in various mystery systems and even in mystical Christianity.
We might as well review that concept; it's a bit corrupted,
but it might provide value.
A first death would be the physical body; a second death
would be the soul (ANY good mystic soon learns that the
'soul' must die) and the third death, in a manner of speaking
is the 'higher self' or the 'individual spirit). All those things
must 'die' if one is to be truly reborn.
Let's start with the soul. Over time the 'soul' becomes
luminous, if you feed it with the spirit. In Yoga this
might be called a Kundalini awakening.. but that's just
one way to feed the 'soul' with the 'spirit', and in fact
it's a very dangerous and ill-advised way to do it in
When the 'soul' 'fully matures' then it does what it
does.. goes on to the spirit.. or goes 'elsewhere'
but when it goes you will know it.. as all the
spiritual power goes away.. the psychic ability
goes away.. all the light.. all the charisma..
the massive expanded aura .. all goes away.
This is the second death.
After that second death, the temptation is
to find/build another soul and to get this
back. that is a trap.. I don't recommend it..
when that happened to me, I wound up with
a 'soul' which was part of a bloodline tradition
of an occult group. Nasty little sucker. I suppose
I didn't act very 'Buddha like' by telling it to hit
the road -- but that was what I did. I could have
hatched the little dickens.. and learned more
about 'blood line traditions'.. but I didn't.
Now one can go through spiritual burnout and
dark night of the soul even at the soul stage..
if you overfeed the thing.. get hypnotized by
the thing.. you will overtax your bodily systems
which support 'souls'. You'll especially burnout
your hormones and neuropeptides.. you'll ruin
your health running after this 'thing' and trying
to stay in 'soul consciousness' all the time.
Don't do that!
Now the 'higher self' thing is the same way..
the temptation is to keep 'pulling power,
presence and light' from your 'higher self'
so as to keep 'in the presence of god'.
It's like a drug. You'll burn out your hormones,
neuropeptides and other 'arcane resources'
and you'll become exhausted and broken
Don't do that.
Contrary to the psyops in mysticism,
spirituality and religion.. the presence
of 'god' or 'completeness' is not a feeling
you maintain.. it's not a presence to
maintain.. it's nothing like that.
The 'soul' just like the 'higher self' is
a temporary being which is part of
a lifecycle of the 'greater life'. But
'you' are neither of those things.
Both are in fact 'delusions' on the grand
scale of things.
What you want to do.. is to stop defining
yourself.. stop defining what a soul is..
stop defining what a spirit is..
Now it's ok to think about the nonpersonal
infrastructure of the 'Universe' but stop
defining what YOU are.. it's human
nature to seek to become an 'eternal
particle' when in fact there is ONE
'eternal wave'; and that wave for a brief
transitory moment thinks it's named Dave
or Bob or Sally..
By hanging onto any self-definition, especially
a bright and shining and seductive one,
you will be tempted to constatnly' run energy'
and that will destroy you, as you can't maintain it.
Once you are liminal --- without boundaries..
due to refusing to define yourself.. once
you stop clinging to life or death or light or
dark.. and once you are determined to become
a living embodiment of honesty and love.
you will build connections to your unconscious
mind.. and you will become a permanent
mana personality, without boundaries..
without burnout or dark nights of the
soul.. and you'll have to do nothing to
Now, will you 'know the mind of god' and walk
on water? Probably not. But that's not what
What it's about, is to be free and loving..
and honest.. and to have the ability to
assume whatever form the greater life
needs you to assume.. and that greater
life sets the time and the season.. 'you'
don't.. as 'you' are a pure fantasy.
It's only the grasping as 'you' which
causes burnout and dark nights of 'the soul'.
I hope this explanation was helpful to someone.