The Great Rebellion

Chapter 25. The Difficult Path

Unquestionably, a dark side of ourselves exists that we do not know` or do not accept; we must take the light of consciousness to that tenebrous side of ourselves.

The whole object of our Gnostic studies is to make the knowledge about ourselves become more conscious.

When one has many things within oneself that one neither knows nor accepts, then such things frighteningly complicate one's life and truly provoke all sorts of situations that could be avoided by means of knowing oneself.

The worst in all this is that we project that unknown, unconscious side of ourselves onto other people and then we see it in them.

For example, we see them as if they were liars, unfaithful, mean, etc, in relation to that which we carry within ourselves.

About this particular point, Gnosis says that we live in a very small part of ourselves.

This means that our consciousness extends to only a very reduced part of ourselves.

The idea of the Gnostic esoteric work is that of clearly widening our own consciousness.

Undoubtedly, as long as we are not well related to ourselves, we will not be well related to others either, and the result will be all sorts of conflicts.

It is indispensable to get to be more conscious towards ourselves, by means of direct observation of ourselves.

A general Gnostic rule in Gnostic esoterical work is that when we do not get on with somebody, we can be sure that this is the very same thing against which we must work on ourselves.

That which we so much criticize in others, is something which lies in the dark side of ourselves and which we neither know nor want to recognize.

When we are in such condition, the dark side of ourselves is very big, but when the light of observation of ourselves illuminates that dark side, the consciousness increases by means of the knowledge of ourselves.

This is the Path of the Razor's Edge, bitterer than gall; many begin it, but those who reach the end are very rare.

Just as the moon has a dark side that is not seen, an unknown side, so it also happens with the Psychological Moon that we carry within.

Obviously, such Psychological Moon is formed of the Ego, the “I”, the Myself, the Oneself.

In this Psychological Moon, we carry inhuman elements that are frightening, horrifying, and which we would in no way accept that we have.

Such a cruel path is this one of INTIMATE AUTO-REALIZATION OF THE BEING.

How many precipices! Such difficult passages! Such horrible labyrinths! Sometimes the inner path, after many twists and turns, hair-rising ascents and most dangerous descents, is lost in a desert of sand; we do not know where it continues and not one ray of light illuminates it.

A trail full of dangers inside and outside, a path of unspeakable mysteries, where only the breath of death blows.

In this inner path, when we think we are doing very badly, it happens that we are doing very well.

In this secret path there are instants when one does not even know anymore what is good, or what is bad.

Sometimes that which is normally forbidden, happens to be what is just; thus is the inner path.

All moral codes are unnecessary in the inner path; a beautiful maxim or a nice moral precept can become a very serious obstacle for Intimate Auto-Realization of the Being.

Fortunately, from the very depths of our Being, the Intimate Christ works intensively, suffers, weeps, disintegrates extremely dangerous elements that we carry within.

The Christ is born as a child in the heart of man, but as he eliminates the undesirable elements that we carry within, he grows little by little until becoming a complete man.

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