In the esoteric teachings, hidden meanings are layered into each lesson which are described as “pearls of wisdom”. The pearls are uncovered through the process of peeling back the layers, like an onion. These pearls are designed to wake you up, to make you think and to entice you to spend some time contemplating who you are along with the significance of your life.
I’d like to share a thought to ponder from the teachings with you, that I’ll refer to as Pearl Onions…
The ancients taught about the cyclical nature of our world, referring to the seasons as they turned throughout the year. Like the seasons, we are always in the process of creating and recreating with our active/solar side and our passive/lunar side in order to achieve balance.
As humans, we must balance between periods of contemplation and introspection versus a time to take action and create, not only to nourish ourselves, but others as well. It is called natural order.
The problems begin when we spend too much time in either of these directions, as it causes us to become out of balance.
If we stay active all of the time, there is no time for the mind, body and spirit to spend in inner contemplation and self examination. In this over-active state, we are unable to digest and process what we have experienced thus far in life.
In the other direction, if we remain too still, spending too much time in thought with no action following, we miss the opportunities provided for us to grow and expand our consciousness as only we can do in the physical world here on the earth plane. In this state we run the risk of stagnating and entering a state which psychologists describe as analysis paralysis.
In modern life today, we have become experts in knowing how to keep and look busy in order to appear to the outside world that our life is full and to ignore the inner longings of the soul who whispers to us in the quiet of night and asks why we do not feel complete and at peace. Then, after we run so hard for so long until our energy is depleted, we turn to stimulants and distractions to keep from thinking about how we feel. The opportunities to do this are more plentiful than ever today with television, the internet, video games, the list goes on and on. As an example, if put to a test, many men can quote sports scores and trivia at great length and many women can quote celebrity gossip with the same intensity. Yet how many can answer the simplest of questions including – Why Don’t I Feel Happy?
The ancients extended this pearl of wisdom to students in the mystery temples to ponder for themselves, by reflecting upon the seasons and going within. I invite you to do the same, take some time this week to check your balance.
You may ask, why open this inner door?
I offer as one example, the following excerpt from my book, 9 Life Altering Lessons: Secrets of the Mystery Schools Unveiled:
“When we activate our consciousness, the all seeing eye of the universe then becomes aware of us and looks back at us! When we transform and become conscious creators, the energy transforms into an ocean of energy, rather than only previously receiving drops of water from the magical universe”.
“In that Moment of Awareness, Everything Changes”.