The seeker is constantly challenged. Enlightenment and evolution are what our souls long for. Our hearts cry out for clarity and discernment in search of our spiritual path and self realization. There are no solid or easy answers. It is our shared experience and compassion that sustain and support us through life.
"There is no
way on the spiritual quest to avoid demonic forces. At the very least the
seeker carries them within himself, in the form of his own passions and
illusions. At various stages of the path, he must confront and deal with each
of them in one way or another." - "Wrathful
Deities" by Edwin Bernbaum, Parabola Magazine [Volume 6: Number 4]
The age old debate over fate and free
will has wound from discussion to debacle between friend and foe.
The overly righteous purport them self
as idealist, believer or victim transforming mere mortal into maligned martyr.
The masses seek and elect their hero and
assign mysterious mystical magic upon often too human a being.
Such leaps of faith often disappoint at
the least and at its worst lead to massive misfortune when monsters of their
own creation break their molds.
Rather must we each embrace our shadow
self [the demon within] and acknowledge all of who we truly are.
The path to
our enlightenment involves moving past our demons to honor our own divinity.