Saturday, 20 February 2021

The 7 Virtues & The 7 Deadly Sins - Human Suffering

 


All humans suffer and it doesn't matter who you are or what you own, how much money you do or don't have, suffering is something that all humans have to face. Yes, it might seem like some suffer more than others, and they probably do in many ways. But we also have to remember that everyone's experiences are different. Because of how society is set up it creates obsessive wants in people, that never seem to be fulfilled. So whereas a poor person is suffering because they can't get enough food or even decent clothes to wear, and they never seem to have enough to pay their rent at the end of the month... those who do have a lot of money buy massive houses and expensive cars, and expensive clothes and jewellery and they too often end up in major debt because they cannot control their need for more. So it seems that no matter what someone has, it is never enough... Unless of course, you learn the reasons for this behaviour and in turn how to control it.

I am sure you have all heard about the 7 deadly sins. What many don't know is that 7 sins are countered each with a heavenly virtue, and that these 7 things are connected to the chakra system in our bodies which are the endocrine glands. When any of these chakras are out of balance, this leads to problems with the endocrine gland that it governs, they also manifest in several ways in our lives and causes severe disruptions if we don't learn how to balance them.


The Seven Virtues & Their Corresponding Sins, Chakra & Endocrine Gland


Virtue

Sin

Chakra

Endocrine Gland

Chastity

Lust

Root

Testes/Ovaries

Temperance

Gluttony

Sacral

Pancreas

Patience

Wrath

Solar Plexus

Adrenal

Kindness

Envy

Heart

Thymus

Diligence

Sloth

Throat

Thyroid

Charity

Greed

Third Eye

Pituitary

Humility

Pride

Crown

Pineal


You might think all you have to do is not do any of the sins and just do the virtue and you will be happy. But that isn't the case, balance is the key to everything. What we need to do is realise those 7 sins are within us, admit them, own them and then learn how to balance them with the virtues. Only then can we be free of suffering.

So you might ask why is this so hard to do?

Because it is very difficult for someone to admit to these not so pleasant aspects of themselves, we all like to think we are good people and I am sure you are, sometimes, but we all do and think things that are far from virtuous, and if you cannot admit this to yourself you will never eliminate the suffering they cause you. I will give you a few examples for each one as a guide.

Chastity and Lust – in a world where we are increasingly told it is fine to have sex with anyone and everyone this one can be a very hard one to conquer. Finally, you think humanity has shed the need to demonise people who just want to have sex without any feelings involved.

Did you know that every time you have meaningless sex with someone you don't love, you become dumber and less aware? It makes it harder to complete the Great Work, another reason why men find it harder than women.

When Aleister Crowley talked about sacrificing a young boy, he was talking about when he climaxes, he has made a sacrifice.

“For the highest spiritual working one must accordingly choose that victim which contains the greatest and purest force. A male child of perfect innocence and high intelligence is the most satisfactory and suitable victim.”

Using this method to gain magickal powers, is a sacrifice, as you lose out somewhere else later. This is also true when you use masturbation to charge a sigil. Unless you have already reached Kether, and therefore you can use your energy to help others.

Making this sacrifice will make things harder to complete the work. Most people just do what is right for them NOW, and don't care about the consequences later, that is why New Age religions go on and on about living in the now, they never want you to reach your full potential. Of course it is wise to not worry about the past or the future, too much. However, if you don't 'act' now for the sake of your future, nothing ever changes, including your level of spiritual attainment.

When you practise tantra you learn to never climax, and instead to loop the energy back round your system, so that it shoots back up your spine and down again in a cycle, in the figure of 8, the centre of the 8 is at your heart chakra, which is why performing tantra is about love and respect of yourself and your partner. This is one way to have sex without draining away your energy. The ecstasy can then last as long as you like as you loop the energy round. When you end the session, rather than climaxing you send the energy to your Crown, making it a win-win situation.

The best thing to do is never waste your energy, if you must release energy, use it to charge a sigil at the same time. Then at least it is going towards something good. If someone focuses on something negative as they release, like porn or some perversion, then that is what the energy is going towards. If you masturbate thinking about a celebrity, for instance, your energy is going towards them. This is why sexy celebrities become so powerful. But if the energy is negative, then it can affect them badly too. For instance porn stars who are used purely for sex and not respected in any way, even though they have lots of money, end up hooked on drugs and feeling worthless, then die young.

Sending out bad energy to others, hurts you as much as your victim though. Others sending you bad energy does affect your life, people in the public eye risk a lot by being there.... hence, they have sold their soul to the Devil, the Devil here represents the dark side which is inside all of us, we can use our energy for good or bad. Using it for bad harms us, using it for good is a sacrifice, using it within ourselves helps us in the Great Work.


Temperance & Gluttony – This one is about having restraint and control over our need for overindulgence. When there is plenty of food, drink, drugs and all kinds available to us, it can be very tempting to abuse these things, none of which is good for us. At the same time to deny ourselves some pleasure is also not doing us any favours. You could compare it to treating yourself to a special home-cooked meal with fresh organic ingredients or stuffing your face with junk food from the local takeaway. From enjoying a nice drop of whisky in an evening, or a glass of wine with dinner, to binge drinking every weekend or becoming an alcoholic. It can also be related to gambling and other things that can become addictive if we overindulge. This one reminds us that nothing is actually a sin when it is in moderation.


Patience & Wrath – You only have to spend a little time online or looking a YouTube clips to find out how angry people seem to be these days. It is like most of them are waiting for someone to do something they can feel annoyed about or offended by then they can get out all their hate and anger on whoever it was that triggered the explosion. People who get angry and have aggressive outbursts often say they can't control this and that it isn't healthy to bottle it all up inside. However, having outbursts is NOT good for you, and it actually gives the person such an adrenaline rush that they start to get addicted to the feeling and that leads to even more nasty behaviour. Soon they are pushing away their friends, family and partner because they can no longer put up with their outbursts that can become violent.. walls are punched, things are broken and if this behaviour continues it could lead to them and others being seriously hurt, or worse still it can lead to murder.

When something is troubling you, you need to face it right away and ask yourself why it is troubling you, and learn to stop letting your emotions and worries about one thing be taken out on others. By no means I am saying to never let your hurt feelings out, but to talk about them calmly and resolve the issue is much better than letting problems stew inside you until one unfortunate person happens to get in your way and you take it all out on them. To be at peace you have to learn how to control this addiction to the adrenaline you feel when getting angry, because the consequences of your actions are not good.


Kindness & Envy – Humans are not the only animals who struggle with feelings of envy towards others around them, and it can be very self-destructive and lead to unpleasant behaviour. To see everyone around you as competition leads you to feel like you aren't good enough. Your neighbour got a new car, well then you must go out and get an even better one. Envy will actually lead you to have a voice in your head telling you that the only reason your neighbour got a new car was to show off and make you feel inadequate. You never stop to think that maybe the old car they had wasn't so reliable any more and they just wanted something better. YOU never even crossed their mind when they were choosing their new vehicle. Envy is strongly linked to narcissism because the envious soul truly believes people are only being better than them at something to hurt them. It can lead to becoming resentful and nasty to others. Opening your heart to kindness is the only way to overcome this. Being genuinely happy for other people's achievements and not allowing yourself to feel any envy can be difficult to conquer, but when you do and give up the need to have everything that everyone else has it is very freeing. So long as you have what you need, why be envious of anyone else? And even if you don't yet have what you need, being happy for others who already do have things is much more likely to lead you to achieve your own goals than envy ever will. With a clear mind and no need to impress others, you can get your priories straight, not get yourself in debt trying to keep up with others and make a better future for yourself. No one ever got themselves out of a bad situation by worrying about what everyone else is up to, if they focus on their own goals and targets, and be happy for others who have reached theirs, gratitude can lead to happiness.


Diligence & Sloth – If you spend your time doing nothing because you are too lazy to do anything to better your circumstances then you only have yourself to blame. Diligence is about work ethic but it can be as mundane as looking after your personal hygiene, even if you are alone, for your own well being. Giving in to the feeling of laziness is fine if you want few days break, but when you make a habit of doing nothing at all by wasting all your time, don't complain when you find you have become depressed. You should never think you are bored, there are simply too many things to do and experience in life for that. How many books are there to read? You once said you want to write a book, didn't you? How can you say you are bored and have nothing to do when you could be writing a book? You could be doing some art, making something, the possibilities are endless. Sloth is the reason so many who find themselves out of work, have such difficulty getting back into it. Doing nothing is easier than making the effort to achieve something each day. And when sloth becomes a habit, it is very hard to break. Give yourself a break every now and then, but give up on everything and allow yourself to be lazy for too long and it will ruin your life.


Charity & Greed – Have you ever wondered why so many people give to charity? It is usually to stop themselves feeling so guilty about their greed. Humans who have too much of something can't help but feel guilty about that, and for some it can be very small amounts of something. Inside the rich successful person will feel a bit like a fraud because they don't really understand why they have so much when others have nothing. They know it doesn't make sense that some people work so hard in manual labour jobs and get next to nothing, and yet they get to live a life of luxury. And although they might not admit this publicly, they will have thought about it a lot. Everyone, no matter who, has insecurities and self-doubts and giving to others can help heal the insecurities they feel about themselves inside. The voice inside of them is saying: “I can't be a bad person, how can I be when I just gave all this money to charity. Now I can enjoy my luxury life for a while more before the guilt comes back again”. Even the poorest people will feel this guilt about something, because no matter how little you have there will always be someone else who has less.


Humility & Pride – When the ego isn't in check it can lead to arrogant behaviour and the belief that one is better than everyone else. We see this a lot in those who set themselves up as gurus, spiritual teachers and life coaches. How arrogant do you think someone has to be to call themselves a guru to other people? How arrogant are they to believe they can give you advice on how to run your own life? Often with no official education, these pseudo-shrinks really do think they are the bee's knees. They would do well to have some humility and realise that they don't know everything and they can only ever be responsible for their own path, no one else's. They actually believe they are themselves illuminated and yet don't even realise that simple truth. Instead of trying to teach others things they themselves don't even know, they would do well to look inside and deal with their own daemons. Naive enlightenment tricks many and few escape it.


This was just a brief summary of how the 7 virtues and 7 deadly sins can affect our lives. Don't be fooled into thinking it has anything at all to do with religion, it is all about our own inside work and psychology. Looking into these 7 things can help you on your journey, it can help you face the things you are afraid to face about yourself.

Try to be brave, don't be worried about what you will discover when you look at your dark side, you cannot overcome things you are not willing to admit to.




Thursday, 14 January 2021

Creating Utopia

People often ask me about what would be a solution to the problems we are facing in modern societies. So many seem to think that if we take money from the rich and give it to the poor to make everyone equal we would suddenly live in a wonderful utopia. Unfortunately, that isn't true.

So what options do we currently have and why don't they work?

I am not going to use political terms to describe these systems because most people cannot see past those and don't realise that even when a “side” seems to be the complete opposite, it amounts to the same thing.

One of the systems we have is where the leaders control everything and own everything under the guise that it all belongs to the people. The citizens have their land and homes seized by the government. No one owns anything, they have to depend on the government for everything and they only get things from the government when they work like slaves to earn it. Some of these systems claim that they will look after those who can't work, but the reality is always much worse. The elderly and disabled are seen as a waste of food and resources that could be used for the fit healthy workers and so often times they are secretly euthanased by these regimes. The other people are powerless to do anything to help these vulnerable people because they themselves have no extra money, they are very poor and they themselves rely on whatever the government will give them. No one has the opportunity to move up in this system, they remain poor, like everyone else apart from those who are at the top, for their entire life. But the uncreative, the unintelligent and the unimaginative people like this system, they feel “equal” to everyone else.

The wealthy are protected in the system because they run the government and they own all the large government-run organisations where the rest of the population work.

The other system allows people to feel freer. They are told they can decide upon a few different choices that they vote for, all of them preach different ideas but they all amount to the same thing with just a few slightly different policies to appeal to people from different backgrounds. In this system people can own a house and a car, they must pay high taxes to the government on everything they earn and they can with luck, innovation, or hard work move up the ladder to become one of the wealthy. In this system, the poor workers wish they could have the other system above and would want that everyone is brought down to their level and so they wouldn't feel so envious. The middle classes have a few more luxuries but have to work very hard. The wealthy get taxed too, but the mega-rich who run everything always have ways and means to get out of that.

Both of these systems protect those who are running everything behind the scenes, and both systems have the rest of the people working like slaves their entire lives, the latter allowing for a short retirement if you last that long before dropping dead.

Neither of these systems are ideal, of course, the latter is better in so many ways. But because there are so many people these days it isn't like we can go back to small tribes and have barter, care and share systems, where everyone works doing the thing they are naturally drawn to and everyone helps out with the more mundane matters.

We also can't just take all the money in the world and spread it out equally, not when there are so many people. You might ask why. Well, think about it, if everyone on the planet suddenly won the lottery and knew they would have enough money to live off comfortably for the rest of their lives what do you think would happen? Everyone would instantly quit their jobs of course. We would have no Doctors, no nurses, no rubbish collections, no food grown/processed/packed/sold, the same for cars, clothes and everything else. We would all have lots of money but there would be nothing left to spend it on. No holidays to go on because there would be no one to fly us there.

It is very naive of anyone to think that someone works in mundane fields just for the fun it, because of course they don't. The whole system is set up to make sure everyone will be educated enough to perform certain duties that need doing to keep the society going and without those essential workers, there is no society.

So how can we make things fairer?

I'm afraid we can't, not while there are so many people. The only way would be to set up small tribes like the Theomerla project, but as we found out, people aren't ready for that, they feel more secure when they are working full time and paying taxes to the government. And even if the Theomerla dream came true we would still need to leave our sanctuary to visit the dentist, doctors and get surgery if we needed it. Unless the tribe managed to get people who were qualified in those things and knew what they were doing, which is again very difficult without the current system teaching them and providing them with the latest technology.

What we can do to improve things though is be kinder to others and not be so judgemental. Let's all be more willing to realise that everyone on this planet is suffering in some way and we should not add to that. It is easy to assume someone is happy and having a wonderful life when you are not walking in their shoes, don't know their pain and how they cry themselves to sleep at night. It doesn't matter how rich or poor someone is, we all suffer and we all appreciate kindness.

We get such a short time here, better to not waste it being angry, resentful and envious of others.



Saturday, 31 October 2020

The racist origins of describing redheads as gingers.

I am making this post because it seems there are still so many ignorant people in the world who enjoy trying to belittle and bully others. Maybe they genuinely don't know the racist origins for the reason redheads are often described as "Gingers" and so I will make its origin very clear here. If you choose to continue to use the word to describe people with red hair after knowing its true origin I can only come to the conclusion that you are racist against Celts.

Ginger is not describing a hair colour

Yes that is right, read it again and let that sink in. The spice ginger is a blonde colour, it is not red or anything like the colour of a redheads hair. If you were going to use a spice to describe the colour of a redhead's hair you would use cinnamon, paprika, turmeric or even chilli, but ginger! No, it doesn't make sense and there is a very good reason for that, it has absolutely nothing to do with hair colour.

The English looking down on Celts as sub-human

The English have a long history of being hateful and degrading towards those with Celtic origins, they described them as stupid drunks, brutes, insinuate they have low intelligence and make cartoon drawings of them depicted as apes, this was especially prevalent in the 1800s. It isn't so easily accepted or tolerated these days, but the hate crimes towards Celts still continue every time someone describes a redhead as a "ginger".

How did being Celtic become associated with the spice ginger?

In the early 1800s an English biscuit company who made ginger biscuits "ginger nuts" decided to depict a stereotypical looking Celt on the side of the tins. The Celt was wearing a green suit, had red hair and blue eyes, they named this character "John Ginger". The English then started to call Celts "ginger nuts" or "gingers" at the time it didn't matter what colour their hair was but later it became that because so many Celts do have red hair. It soon moved on to describe red-haired animals too, especially hens and cats. It was supposed to be derogatory and implying the person was a joke and not very intelligent.

This ingrained a deep hatred towards those with the most Celtic looks, and the most Celtic look of all is red hair. England to this day is still awash with hatred and bullying towards those with red hair. Constantly called a ginger and taunted endlessly teenagers have committed suicide over it, people have been beaten up, purely because of the colour of their hair and families forced out their homes because the locals were throwing bricks at their homes and constantly abusing the entire family because they have red hair.

If this isn't a hate crime, what is?

Because it is so prevalent in England it is now treated as a hate crime, however, this doesn't stop ignorant people going about throwing the word at people with red hair and thinking it is ever so funny. If you do that you are nothing but a racist bigot.


Some examples:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/tyne/6714735.stm

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/443002/Popular-teenager-killed-himself-after-being-bullied-about-his-ginger-hair-inquest-hears

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2514859/Helena-Farrell-15-killed-bullied-ginger.html

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/6003742/brian-birchall-ginger-schoolboy-bullied-queensland-suicide-red-hair/

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/ginger-boy-allegedly-beaten-bullied-scooter-yeovil-somerset-a7317246.html

https://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/9507952.beaten-up-for-having-ginger-hair/

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/celebritynews/9788039/Bullied-and-worse-for-being-ginger.html


This is just a small sample, you will find hundreds more if you look.


Monday, 5 October 2020

Egofruits

 I recently came under fire for some new designs I made and uploaded to my Redbubble shop. I am sure there is more than these that have caused offense, but I am talking about these right now:


Childless by choice, awesome by default.

So why would this cause so much offense?

People who don't want children are often accused of being selfish. I have personally never understood this. Yes, it means you don't have to spend your life bringing up children and giving up your own life for their sake, but when most people decide they are not going to have children it usually because they don't want to add to the problems the world is already facing with vast overpopulation and all the horrors that it causes.

What horrors does overpopulation cause you might ask?

More pollution, food shortages because there is less land to use for growing food and keeping animals. Destruction of forests to make way for more food production. Overcrowding causes humans to become depressed, angry, and stressed; which in turn leads to bad health, increased suicides, and an increase in crime, including violent crimes and murder.

What other reasons might someone decide to not have children?

Maybe they feel they are not in a good position to bring up children, maybe they have never met someone they would want to have children with or don't have the funds in place that would be needed to make sure their child has the best of everything. Maybe they have genetic conditions and they don't want to inflict their suffering on to their offspring. 

Sound selfish does it?

So what are the reasons people do decide to have children?

  • They decide they love themselves so much that they think their genes deserve to live on.
  • They don't care about any genetic defects they have that their children will also suffer from.
  • They are worried about what will happen to them when they are old and think that by having children there will be someone to look after them.
  • They feel like a failure and hope to get a second chance at their dreams through the life of their child.
  • They think it is their right to spread their genes.
  • They have been told by their religion that that is what they are supposed to do.
  • They made a mistake during the throws of lust and an unwanted pregnancy occurred and they decided to keep it.

From the above you can clearly see a pattern, they all seem to be ego-based and at the very least fear-based.

Which is why I have now coined the term "egofruits" for children. Yes, children are the fruit of their parent's massive egos.

No wonder they attack anyone who doesn't have children, they are trying to hide the truth they so vehemently try to cover up and project their selfish nature on to those who decided against having children.

So you see, when you are childless by choice, you really are awesome by default.

Say no to egofruits.



P.S. Don't be offended if you have children, I still love you and your egofruits.


Sunday, 2 August 2020

Find The Truth



Truth isn't easy to find, no one is just going to hand it to you. It doesn't come through faith, it doesn't come from believing what you are told and it doesn't come from an authority. Only a skeptic can ever hope to find it because they will question everything and everyone, and they will never believe without experiencing it for themselves.

There is a big price to pay for truth, it doesn't come free, nothing worth having ever did. You will suffer for having an inquiring mind, for not fitting in. You will probably be an outcast for daring to think for yourself.

But one thing you can be sure of; truth does not come to the believer - it is found by the skeptic.







Thursday, 26 March 2020

The New Sun King


Anyone who knows my work or has read my books will know the significance of 11.

Prince Charles, I believe, will never be King, he wasn't right for the role from day one. However, William was born on 21st June 1982 = 11. Not only born on the summer solstice on his birthday this year he will reach the age of 38 3+8=11. The new Sun King.

Prince Charles now has Covid-19 and it is believed he might have already had it before he last visited the Queen, meaning the Queen might have it too. If they were to both die of the new "Crown" virus that will leave the way clear for the new King.

That isn't all, his Queen Kate Middleton is also 38 right now = 11 and her date of birth 9th January 1982 = 3 she is the feminine that illuminates the King. It takes a Queen to make a King.

Let's see if this all plays out in the coming months, we live in interesting times.

For more about this and so you understand more what I am talking about, see the following:

Video: Numerology Life In Numbers 11:11 333 666 Magick Numbers

Video: The Alchemical Process

Article: Life In Numbers

Article: 11 & 333 Magick Numbers

Article: The Alchemical Process




Thursday, 20 July 2017

Visual, Auditory or Kinaesthetic?


It doesn't matter how down I am, or how horrible things get, there is one thing that always makes me feel better. It has been with me since I was a little girl, when I surrounded myself with it, dressed in it and collected as many things as possible that are it. That special warm wonderful thing is the colour purple. I have always loved it and it always manages to cheer me up.  Now all these years later it is still with me, making me feel all warm and fuzzy inside when I see its magnificence. I have always been a visual person and colours are very important to me. In the past I have liked other colours a lot as well, in phases, but no other colour has ever compared to purple, not ever. If you don't have a special colour, you are probably not a visual person. Although if the sight of something relaxes you more than anything else... like tree tops swaying, watching the sea, looking at a beautiful landscape, then you could be a visual person too.

Everyone has a sense that is more acute in them, three of the five sensory based modes seem to dominate in mental processing:

  • Visual thoughts - sight, mental imagery, spatial awareness.
  • Auditory (or linguistic) thoughts - sound, speech, dialogue, white noise.
  • Kinaesthetic (or proprioceptive) sense - somatic feelings in the body, temperature, pressure, and also emotion.


The other two senses, gustatory (taste) and olfactory (smell), which are closely associated, often seem to be less significant in general mental processing, and are often considered jointly as one.

If you are Auditory person music will comfort and relax you more than anything else, or even talking. An Auditory person is more likely to feel stressed in complete silence than the other groups. Hearing the singing of birds, the sea waves rolling in and out, or even white noise is much more relaxing to them.

Maybe you get comfort from being hugged, or wrapped up in something soft, or to touch soft textures more than anything else? Then you a Kinaesthetic person who is more in touch with feelings and needs to be touched, and feel textures against you to feel comforted.

Which are you? It is certainly something interesting to think about, and will also help you understand better what will cheer you up when you are feeling low.


First posted 8th December 2012 Source