3 Ceres/July 13
O, Madria Thema, Jana of Justice, Order and Harmony, may the Pure Stream of Your Virtues flow within me, in this world and in all the worlds to come. Blessed are You.
In Part I of this series, we discussed the spiritual/social ‘Eclipse’ which began in the early 1960’s. This premise is adequately explained in The Feminine Universe. (1)
We also discussed the cycles of time. At present, we find ourselves in the Eclipse at the end of the Iron Age or Kali Yuga.
In Part II of this series, we touched on the present, seemingly overwhelming evil of our world. An evil that is being exposed more and more each day, not through the controlled mainstream media, but through the gift of the internet.
In Part III, we will discuss our own various roles in the war between good and evil.
Oftentimes, the evil that is being exposed can be spiritually and physically overwhelming. It is hard to believe that humans are capable of the utter level of monstrous depravity and sub-human cruelty that we are witnessing in our day. The victims are usually women and defenseless children.
Dr. Stephen Hoeller has written an insightful and thoughtful article on good and evil from a Gnostic point of view which I recommend: http://www.newdawnmagazine.com/articles/the-mystery-of-iniquity.
Perhaps we will never truly understand the origin of evil, but we must keep in mind that with every eclipse, comes a return of the light. And this light exposes the darkness for what it truly is. This is what we are beginning to witness in our own day.
For example, recently, the elite pedophiles who rule this world and who run Hollywood are being exposed and thousands of arrests, world-wide, have occurred in the past six months. Many human traffickers and other ultimate evil monsters are being brought to light and justice and innocent lives are being rescued and saved.
The literal insanity of many political leaders (on both sides of the spectrum), university level educators and others who are wreaking havoc within our society are swiftly falling into disfavor when their ‘fruits’ become known.
The facade of the false media is falling like a ton of bricks, revealing their own true nature.
This list could go on and on. What has been long hidden is being revealed, but there is a ways to go.
How are we to handle such times? What is our own, personal role on this planet?
We are all here, during this present era, for a reason. We all have a part to play, whether we like it or not.
Some choose to set themselves apart from this world and who can blame them? By setting themselves apart, they are also setting an example. They set the example of the kind of life or society that they feel should be lived, whether it be the Amish farmer plowing his field; the Carmelite nun praying in her cloister or Christian sects who form their own private communities. There are homeschoolers, preppers, tiny homers and those who choose to live their lives according to their own conscience and not according to the dictates of the latest fashions, trends and political dictates. In this way, they are fighting evil in their own lives.
But, if everyone chose to live apart from the world, its possible that evil would triumph and take away their right to live according to their conscience. We saw this happen in Tibet. We continue to see this happening all the time. There are states in this country where living off the grid, living in a tiny home or collecting your own rainwater are actually illegal. As the statesman, Edmund Burke stated: The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
And so, there are those who must set themselves apart from this world and that is their role, they are a shining example of what life should be, but there are also those who must champion their right to do so.
A majority of people are simply trying to get through life and yet, they care about the world around them. They might only be able to contribute a few dollars to a cause that is important to them, but those dollars add up. Sometimes, signing a petition brings about powerful change. Being aware and informed is an amazing deterrent to evil, because evil wishes to remain hidden in the darkness. It fears being brought out into the light.
Exercising our right to vote is another means to an end. Many have become soured on our democratic process because it often seems like it doesn’t matter for whom we vote, nothing changes. Recently, I realized how important just one vote can be. Every valid vote counts. These sector of society, often known as the ‘silent majority’, continue to live their quiet, dignified lives, but also exercise their civic duties and participate in their local communities to help improve society. In this way, the silent majority are fighting evil on a community level.
And then there are the heroes. Those who become actively involved. Either they volunteer, become politically active or become law officers and those who work for justice. They fight evil on a country or world-wide level.
There is no one right way to overcome evil, but first it must begin with our own example. We must live according to our own conscience even when our conscience dictates that we not follow the rest of the world in dress, speech, actions, morals or values.
We must become the hands and feet of Dea on Earth in our daily lives and with each person who comes across our path. If we surrender our hearts and our souls to Her Will, only then Her Will may become manifest in this world.
If good is to triumph over evil, then we must become that good, we must live that good and we must believe in that good.
Right now, we are at the darkest part of the Eclipse. But, the edges of light will soon shine at the outer edge of the opaque shadow. I can see it. This is why evil is raging all over the world right now. This is why what is insane is being taught as sanity. This is why ugliness is promoted as beauty. This is why society is so completely upside-down and inside-out right now. It is because they are all being exposed by the light, by the good.
In whatever way each of us chooses to live the good, we must always follow our own Path, our own conscience. For some, this means living apart. For others, it is through performing their civic duties. And for those who risk their lives, it is through sheer heroism. Each part we play is important to the whole.
Light always triumphs over darkness. The Eclipse will pass away and the Light of goodness and decency shall shine, again. Let us hope and pray that the Eclipse passes quickly and does not linger.
Eternal is the Light of the Mother,
Eternal is the Love of the Daughter,
Eternal is the Life of the Great Mother, She Who is Dark beyond the light and Light beyond the Darkness.
ArchMadria Candra Sophia