Knowledge of Oneself – Conference 38
THE HARD WAY AND THE CHRISTIC WORK
THE HARD WAY
Unquestionably there is a dark side of ourselves we do not know or do not accept; we must bring the light of consciousness to that tenebrous side of ourselves.
The whole object of our Gnostic studies is to make the knowledge of ourselves to become more conscious.
When you have many things in yourself that are not known or accepted, then such things frighteningly complicate our life and truly provoke all sorts of situations that could be avoided through self-knowledge.
Worst of all is that we project that unknown, unconscious side of ourselves onto other people and then we see it in them.
For example: we see them as if they were liars, unfaithful, petty, etc. in relation to what we carry within.
Gnosis says about this in particular, that we live in a very small part of ourselves. This means that our consciousness extends to only a very small part of ourselves.
The idea of Gnostic Esoteric Work is to clearly widen our own Consciousness.
Undoubtedly, as we are not well related with ourselves, nor we will be well-connected with others and the result will be conflicts of all kinds.
It is essential to become much more aware of ourselves, through a direct observation of oneself.
A general Gnostic rule in the Gnostic Esoteric Work, is that when we do not understand with someone, you can be sure that this is the same thing against which we must work on ourselves.
What is criticized a lot on the others is something that rests on the dark side of ourselves and we do not know it nor want to recognize.
When we are in such condition the dark side of ourselves is very big, but when the light of self- observation illuminates this dark side, Consciousness increases through self-knowledge.
This is the Path of the Razor’s Edge, bitterer than gall, many start it, very rare are those who reach the goal.
Just as the moon has a dark side that is not seen, an unknown side, so it is with the Psychological Moon we carry within us.
Obviously, such Psychological Moon is formed by the Ego, the Self, the Myself, the My-Self.
In this Psychological Moon we carry inhuman elements which frighten, horrifying, and that in no way we would accept to have.
Cruel is the path of self-fulfillment of the Being, many precipices!,
What difficult steps!, What horrible mazes! …
Sometimes the inner path, after many twists and turns, grisly ups and dangerous descents, is lost in desert sand not know where it continues and nor a ray of light illuminates it.
Path full of dangers inside and outside; path of unspeakable mysteries, where only the breath of death blows.
In this inner journey when you believe that goes very well, actually it goes very wrong.
In this inner journey when you think you are going very badly, it happens that you’re going well.
In this secret path there are moments when you do not even know what is good or what is bad.
What is normally prohibited, sometimes it is just; so is the inner journey …
All moral codes are unnecessary in the inner path; a beautiful maxim or a beautiful moral precept, at certain times can become a serious obstacle to intimate self-fulfillment of the Being.
Fortunately, the Intimate Christ from the very depths of our Being, works intensively, suffers, weeps, and disintegrates extremely dangerous elements that we carry within.
The Christ is born as a child in the heart of man, but as he eliminates the undesirable elements we carry within us, is growing little by little until becoming a complete man.
THE CHRISTIC WORK
The Intimate Christ appears internally in the work related to the dissolution of the Psychological Self.
Obviously the Inner Christ only comes at the peak of our intentional efforts and voluntary sufferings.
The coming of the Christic fire is the most important event of our lives.
The Intimate Christ is then in charge of all our mental, emotional, motor, instinctive and sexual processes.
Unquestionably, the Intimate Christ is our Savior deep inside.
He being perfect when getting inside us would seems as imperfect; being chaste seem as if it not was; he being just would seem as if it were not.
This is similar to the different reflections of light. If we use blue glasses everything will seems blue and if we use it of red color we will see all things in that color.
Although he is white, seen from the outside everyone will see through the psychological glass through which we look at him, that’s why the people seeing him, they don’t see him.
By taking charge of all our psychological processes, the Lord of Perfection suffers indescribably.
Became a man among men, he has to go through many tests and endure unspeakable temptations.
Temptation is fire, triumph over temptation is light.
The Initiate must learn to live dangerously; so it is written; Alchemists know this.
The Initiate must travel with firmness the Path of the Razor’s Edge; on either side of the hard way there are frightful abyss.
In the difficult path of dissolution of the Ego there are complex paths which have their roots precisely in the real path.
Obviously from the Path of the Razor’s Edge many paths that lead nowhere emerge; some of them take us to the abyss and despair.
There are paths that could become us majesties of this or that area of the universe but that in no way would bring us back to the bosom of the Cosmic Common Eternal Father.
There are fascinating paths, of holy appearance, ineffable; unfortunately, they can only lead us to submerged involution of the infernal worlds.
In the work of the dissolution of the Self we need to give ourselves completely to the Inner Christ. Sometimes appear intractable problems; suddenly the path is lost in inexplicable mazes and we do not know where it continues; only absolute obedience to the Inner Christ and the Father who is in secret can wisely orientate us in such cases. The Path of the Razor’s Edge is full of dangers inside and outside.
Conventional morality is useless; morals are slave of custom, of the time, of the place.
What was moral in past times is now immoral; what was moral in the Middle Ages to modern times can be immoral. What is moral in one country is immoral in another country, etc.
In the work of the dissolution of the Ego happens that sometimes when we think we’re going very well, is that we are going very badly.
Changes are indispensable during esoteric progress, reactionary people remain bottled in the past, they petrify in time and they thunder and flash against us as we make psychological progress in depth and radical changes.
People do not resist changes of the Initiate; they want him to continue petrified in multiple yesterdays.
Any changes effected, the Initiate is immediately classified as immoral.
Looking at things from this angle in the light of Christic Work, we can clearly demonstrate the ineffectiveness of the various moral codes in the world has written.
Unquestionably, the Christ revealed and yet hidden in the heart of the real man, to take charge of our diverse psychological states, being unknown to people, is in fact qualified as cruel, immoral and perverse.
It is paradoxical that people adore the Christ and yet accommodate him so horrific qualifying.
Obviously unconscious and asleep people only want a historic Christ, anthropomorphic, of statues and unbreakable dogmas, which they can easily accommodate all their codes of clumsy and stale morals and all their prejudices and conditions.
People can never conceive the Intimate Christ in the heart of man; the crowds only adore the Christ statue and that is all.
When one talks to the crowds, when one declares to them the harsh reality of the Revolutionary Christ, the Red Christ, the Rebel Christ immediately receives epithets as the following: blasphemous, heretical, evil, desecrating, sacrilegious, etc.
So are the crowds, always unconscious, always asleep. Now we understand why the crucified Christ on Golgotha exclaims with all the strength of his soul: Father, forgive them because they do not know what they do!
The Christ in himself being one, appears as many; why it is said that is the Perfect Multiple Unity. Whosoever knows, the word gives power; no one spoke, no one will utter it, except the one who HAS INCARNATED.
Incarnate him is fundamental in the advanced Work of the pluralized Self.
The lord of perfection works on us as we strive to consciously work on ourselves.
It results frightfully painful the work that the Intimate Christ has to accomplish within our own psyche.
Truly, our inner Master must live all his ordeal in the very depths of our own soul.
Also it is written: God helps those who help themselves with. It is also written: Help yourself and I will help you.
Implore the Divine Mother Kundalini is fundamental when it comes to dissolving undesirable psychic aggregates however the Intimate Christ in the deeper undercurrents of the myself, wisely operates according to the responsibilities that he made on his shoulders.
End Conference 38.