Within You Alone Are Destiny, Paradise And Hell

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High above the firmament I searched
For the source of predestination, paradise and hell!
And my wise teacher said:
‘My friend, within you alone are
Destiny, paradise and hell!’

Omar Khayyam 1048-1123 AD

When Omar Khayyam wrote the above words such a long time ago, why did it take me until this lifetime to find out that our character does actually determine the flow of our destiny and how can this be? When we consciously change our behaviour patterns, actions and reactions to those around us from negative and destructive into positive and constructive ones, we are making much better progress on the evolutionary spiral of life than we used to do. And as we are evolving and growing, all life is doing the same. Our new thinking and behaviour patterns empower us to take charge of our own destiny and at the same time positively influence that of our world.

The only true free will we as earthlings have is making a conscious decision about how we wish to react to the people and situations that are constantly coming our way. This happened unconsciously before the awakening of our true nature and the realisation of the higher purpose and meaning of our existence. What is happening to us now is a giant stride forward in the process of learning to control the urges and desires of our lower earthly nature. Taking charge of all aspects of our nature is the only real power we as earthlings ever had and will have. To shed some more light at what is required from us at our entry into the Aquarian age, there now follows an extract from my interpretation of the Sun in Aquarius:

‘The fixed Air sign Aquarius is co-ruled by Saturn and Uranus. It is the eleventh sign in the zodiac and the eleventh house is its natural domain. Its keyword is: ‘I know!’ Aquarius is the sign of revolution, whose symbol is the water bearer who holds a pot in his arms from which he seems to be pouring water. Because of this, it is hardly surprising that to this day there is quite a bit of confusion about the nature of this sign. In spite of its symbol and contrary to popular beliefs, Aquarius is by no means one of the Water signs. It is an Air sign and the water that flows from the man’s vessel is not of the liquid kind. It is an allegory for the cleansing and purifying effect of fresh spiritual knowledge and wisdom that is constantly being poured from the highest levels of life into the earthly consciousness of humankind, to enable us and our world to move forwards on the evolutionary spiral of life.

‘Aquarius is the sign of siblinghood, kinship and friendship among all peoples and all nations, and ultimately with all life. In this sign the highest human hopes and aspirations can potentially find their fulfilment, on a personal as well as on the collective level. I hope I shall be forgiven for using the word siblinghood instead of brotherhood. For my liking it smacks too much of times gone by, the patriarchy with its suppression of the feminine. The true spirit of Aquarius is equal rights and opportunities for all. Fortunately, by now there is sufficient evidence in our world that this ideal is slowly but surely gaining the upper hand in the consciousness of our world. Many opportunities for conducting our lives in accordance with this principle are offered to each one of us, especially to those who are spending their present lifetime in this sign. If they so wish and are willing to work hard on themselves to fulfil the special requirements of their sign, they have excellent potential for growing into significant mental pioneers of this our New Age.

‘Yet, much love and devotion to the Highest are required. Let no-one run away with the idea that the Aquarian gifts, the same as those of all other signs, will ever automatically fall into anyone’s lap. Nothing could be further from the truth. This is especially true when Saturn is involved. The soul then has to strive particularly hard if it wishes to reach the highest possible evolutionary level in its present sign. Saturn’s keywords invariably are self-mastery and self-discipline. The Aquarian co-rulership of Saturn and Uranus clearly shows that these qualities have to be acquired before any soul can hope to be released into the spiritual freedom of this sign.

‘Uranus, the liberator, is the planet of revolution and upheavals that come about by the will of God, to free us and our world from the restrictions that bind us to the past. Allowing young and inexperienced souls to freely handle the Uranian energies would be like placing an atom bomb into a toddler’s hands. Clearly, concentrating on integrating Saturn’s invaluable gifts is essential. They are the fundamentals which every soul must learn under the guardianship of this incorruptible, impeccable and stern taskmaster of the zodiac. Ever watchful it guards the inner gates before any of us will be ever allowed to come anywhere near working with the Uranian energies.’

All the characteristics and powers that are in God are also in every one of us. Even though in some of us they only exist in seed form, they are there nonetheless: the very best as well as the worst. The simplest way of actively and positively influencing the flow of our destiny is when one makes a conscious effort at doing our best at all times and constantly bringing forth the highest qualities from within ourselves. As spiritually everything has to be done for real, reading about these things is not enough. Our daily affairs and relationships, even the smallest and seemingly least significant ones, need to be conducted in keeping with the knowledge we now possess. When we consciously live in harmony with the Universal laws we are taking charge of our destiny and helping it to move along more positive and constructive pathways.

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