There is an old occult maxim which declares that—" Nothing is concealed from him who knows." No Mason is bound to conceal that which he has never learned in the Lodge. All else he receives as he learns any thing, places his own estimate upon its value, and becomes individually responsible for its use. It must be a matter of conscience, and be weighed in the balance of duty, and every one must abide by the result. If Masonry has lost the Royal Secret, or if it never possessed it, or if it was wrenched away in the very name of Religion little more than a century ago, all the same, it belongs to the Craft as the Heir-apparent of the Old Wisdom. But the time has come when no cable-tow can bind it. It now belongs to Humanity equally with the Mason. To this end has it been preserved throughout the centuries.



Monday, January 31, 2011

You Are Such A Star - I Am That I Am

I once heard this wonderful quote from the bible, “Be still and know that I am God“…Psalm 46:10, yet I wonder if the verse really should have been “Be still and know that you are God.”

With that in mind, please allow me to share a mini myth with you.

Once upon a time, not so far away, there resided the most beautiful star. What made this beautiful star so unique was that it was the only star existing in an infinite unknown alone. Not another star, comet, planet, or various form of space debris occupied the infinite space but the beautiful star.
Because this star was alone, the only one of its kind, it was perfect in every way. It could only be.
Being perfect in every way one day the beautiful star in it’s glorious state of perfection began to think, began to look, and began to question, “Here I am alone in the infinite nothingness, perfect. As I look in every direction nothing else exists, no light no dark, no up no down, no opposite of any kind. I am all, I am one. I am that, I am.”
During this internal dialogue the beautiful star asked, “How did I arrive to this realization, to this all perfect state?”
Because of the star’s perfection it took no time for the beautiful star conclude what must be done, it would blow itself into billons of pieces, each piece reflecting a certain aspect of the star, each piece working its way back towards unity, wholeness, the star.
We are the star!

5 comments:

  1. That's how I understand or explain God. The sum of all of us, the sum of all the imperfect parts makes up the whole. Then the question for me is are we on a path or journey back to the collective whole........perfection. Or are we there? Is this all our earthly minds can comprehend?

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  2. Ahhh... Kevin you always challenge my thinking, I love it. Maybe the answer is exactly what you said, you can't have good without bad, light without dark, all imperfect all perfect, all perspective. Amazing potential to be Godly!

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  3. I Love this, and have now committed it to memory!!

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  4. Hi Jazz, It's actually a great little story for kids, although I do find adults usually relate.

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  5. Duality is a red herring tho. . .

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