The Temple of Truth
At the heart of every teaching, like a river of light, there abides an ever-lasting stream of consciousness, known to the Keepers of the Flame, as the Hierarchy of the Shining Ones. These Shining Ones or Devas are the Lords of Meditation and Cosmic Wisdom.
This is Truth: Creation, all of it, from the most infinitesimal to the Stars and Galaxies and beyond, all of it, all of “That” is alive and shining. The whole of Creation is self-luminous because it is formed by the One Spirit, by the Light of Divine Consciousness. This Creation is in turn shaped by the Mind, Love and Will of the innumerable many ones who together form the radiant body of the One.
The very reason you can understand anything at all is because this entire Creation, all that is around you, that which you seek to experience as real and true in your world, this is also the very same Energy-Form that makes you too. That is why you can know and understand because, “I am That, I am”.
Through all the Kingdoms and Hierarchies of Creation it is understood that all of it, all of “That”, is part of the One Life, which from the highest to the lowest is formed, “As above, so below; as inwardly, so outwardly”. You are here because you are part of the One Life, you are here as a monad of Spirit, you are the “Self-That-Is-Becoming”. You are here quite simply “to live and learn and grow” into your full Divinity. This journey of becoming requires of you to know who and what you are, and to remember why you are here.
If you wish to lift the “Veil of Isis”, if you wish to remove the scales from your eyes and know the truth of all of “That”, well there are many ways and many paths that will bring you into the “Greater Understanding”. But there is one certain path of awakening that begins in your heart and holds you in the warmth of the everlasting light of the One. The gentle guidance of your higher self has but one simple but profound assurance, and the certain path that will lead you out of darkness and into the light is simply to follow the great injunction, “Know Thyself”.
Today Jupiter returns home, to its very own Sign of Sagittarius, today Jupiter returns to the sacred Temple of Truth. For over the past twelve months, Jupiter has been moving through the Sign of Scorpio, what I like to call the space in which we encounter the truth behind all lesser truths: “You are an Immortal, but you move through Mortal Realms”.
In Scorpio, you move into that mysterious place of alchemy where two become one, where you let go of the lesser within you in order to grow into your greatness together. It is in this sacred space that you experience Re-Birth by true sacrifice, and so become even truer to yourself too. But in such a realm of the highest heights and the deepest depths, you will find that in this sacred space of Union that you are rendered mute, there are no words for what you encounter here.
In Scorpio you meet the mysteries of Birth and Life, and so-called Death as you move through countless Rebirths; you find you are humbled and rendered speechless, wordless, by experiences that take you beyond your lower mind of this or that and into the space of Intuitional Knowing or “Heart-Mind”, which is not tethered to duality. But, because of this experience, of finding yourself in this unfamiliar space there are “no words”, there can be no knowing of what you have just experienced just yet. Instead you face the eternal Dualities propelling down your Path and you ask yourself, “Am I Faithful or Fearful”, for now you know your Immortality and Mortality too, and the greater truth that holds them to one another, and you will come to know you are here to be both yet beyond them too.
But now, today, you enter the Space of Sagittarius…and here you “will find your words”. Here in the realm of Eternal Truths and the Halls of Wisdom you will stretch your mind and heart to comprehend. You will read a great novel or book on philosophy; you will listen to wise ones who have equally found their humility, and you will marvel at modern scientific discoveries, and marvel even more how they echo what was known thousands of years before. You will travel in your mind and by your body, and most importantly and reverently, you will listen to that quiet voice within you, as you seek to align what is within and around you to move beyond the known into the great unknown…and yet, oh yes, it is also eerily, yet reassuringly, so very familiar too.
You will find your words, so you can share your story with one another, and they will share theirs with you. You will walk together, break bread together and do what we have done for thousands and thousands of years…you will tell one another stories. You will drink from the Cup of Wisdom and add your fair measure too into this Living Temple of Truth. For this is how it is done.
All that we have, all that is around us in arts and culture, in civilization and refinements, in communities and meaningfulness is because we have laughed and cried, shared and imagined, and built and re-built with one another time and time again. We owe all of this to our capacity to learn from one another, to share and discuss and argue and reason with one another, for this is how we learn to do better, this is how we become better, and by this we may discover and establish what is truly true.
We find our truth out there, because it is mirrored most perfectly in our inner sanctum of self. Because those very same truths that shape our hearts and minds and love for one another have formed our world and this universe too. All you are asked to do is open your mind and open your heart and you will see the Light.
Jupiter is moving into Sagittarius…
It is time to tell your stories to one another.
It is time to drink from the Well of Wisdom.
It is time to stand in the Light of the Greater Understanding.
It is time to Live for and by the Truth.