The Way to the Value of You
Today we begin our journey through the second realm of the Zodiac. Somewhere in your chart, most certainly throughout your entire being, and especially at this time of the year, you will find great wisdom in the messages and meanings held by the Sign of Taurus.
For the last 30 days or so, the light of illumination has been upon the first question you will meet on your path; the question of Aries asks nothing less than, “Who are You?” But now the Wheel of Life has turned, and you meet the next, and some would say even more profound question on the path of Light and Love, “What are You?”
It is in Aries we ask, “Who am I?”; Aries is about our awareness of being aware, it is about the experience of our “presence”, our persona (or personas) by which we move through Space-Time in the Eternal Now. In Taurus we experience what must follow, the manifestation of form, of what I like to call the “Containers of Spirit”, in which through our bodies whether they be physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual we move through many forms of being. Quite simply in Aries we say, “I Am”, but in Taurus we must ask, “What am I?”
But what is the nature of that “what”; how do we experience and understand our being “some-thing”? This is the heart of the realm that is Taurus, for it is the nature of the second sign to show us the quality, nature, and content of this and of that, to understand that most ineffable essence of being, that we are here in this Reality-Form, and we have formed what we experience of our self in relationship to one another and to all of Creation by this quality of being that we call Value.
But what is Value? What makes this thing, or this experience to be more or sometimes less meaningful for you or for me? How do we measure the quality of whatever we are considering, experiencing, becoming or being? For us to take the measure of anything whatsoever we need to form a relationship of us to this other form. We must have a standard of measurement; we need some way to understand the value of this or of that in our hierarchy of value and meaning.
The question is, how do we form our measurements? How do we compare this with that? We must have a lasting and true, yet living and protean standard by which to measure ourselves and our world. The Ancient Teachings remind us, that what we need to do is to start at the beginning, with our understanding about the Root nature of Creation, and by this we will know where this ultimate value is to be found.
The Root of all value, the primal Energy-Form that shines through all the innumerable hierarchies of Spirit-Life-Consciousness in the Universe is this: it is the Unconditional Love of the One that is this Creation and is in all of us as it is in every single particle of Creation. The everlasting Truth behind Creation and in each one of us is that we are all “priceless”, for we are made of the Unconditional Love of the One, and we are here to be and live by this Love.
This Spirit of the One, this precious love, is the root of your Immortal Self, your higher Self. And your Higher Self is the source of your everlasting “Value that is Love”. It is this Love which makes all things shining through all the lives that you will live. Your higher self, what I like to call your Beloved, will always be there with you, shining this light of love, this essential being of you for ever and ever. Whenever you are in doubt, whenever you doubt your value or your love, listen to that quiet, loving voice who is there with you and you will find peace. And you will equally find this peace as you see that all around you is filled with this same love and is shining too.
Yes, this is the essential essence of you, the energy-form of Pure Love. But you are most certainly not a complete or perfect human as your forms of self-realization whether bodily, emotional, mental, and even spiritual are not yet fully formed or mastered by you. You and I are on a journey through many forms and lives, as we learn to become a better human, more attuned and aligned with our higher self. But to do this we must learn to choose what is more perfect from less perfect, to be more loving, and less fearful, and this takes many lives; we make ourselves into what we will be by many wonderful but also many challenging experiences until we are a fully awakened One, a being of pure Light and Love.
There will be many times that you will feel less than “priceless”, often far from it. And as you take the measures of your value of you, of your physical strengths, emotional depths, intellectual adeptness, and spiritual awareness, you will most surely experience them to wax and wane in any one life, and in all your many lives. But behind all those variations in your experience of the value of you and your world you will eventually be helped by the Love that is always there inside of you, and you will see the shining truth behind it all. You always remain, and you will always be, a priceless spark of the Divine.
And because this is What you are, that you are one of the ones of the One, you will eventually reach that precious moment when you will also arrive at the final step of becoming human. There you will be greeted by those who came this way before, whose Love and Inspiration for you never wavered as you followed the path of Awakening that brought forth fully your essential nature of Unconditional Love, just as they followed this path long, long ago.
Then, as the portal to the ways beyond this Earth beckons to you as it did them, you will be steadfast and true as were those great souls, and so you will turn to help those who follow you because of this love of the One that is you.
This is the gift of Taurus; You are Love…and you are here to be that love which will one day encompass your entire being, and then you will shine like the stars above.