by Robert Wilkinson
The Sun has now entered the final degree of the 360 steps of transformation, the last degree of Pisces. This is the Omega point, the space of the end of the end of the old year and the beginning of the new, as symbolized by the first degree of Aries, the Vernal point of entry into Spring and our time of fertility and work toward whatever harvest the coming seasons will yield. Now is the time to be as clear as possible about the form of what you would see made manifest in the future, since 30 Pisces is said to be a degree of "Archetypalization."
It is said in "The Astrology of Personality" in the short notes on the Sabian Symbols that this is a degree of the "Eventual concrete manifestaion of all higher poetic images and enduring truths of the race. Sure culmination of effort." Referencing the original Jones' work on the symbols, we find "The Great Stone Face," taken from a Nathaniel Hawthorne tale. Among the notes, "...human responsibility as an immortality of the soul, and... living which has become a continual manifestation of its ideal..." He continues: "Each individual selects the image within himself to which he would shape himself outwardly, and this he comes to resemble..."
He reminds us that "Character is destiny," in the sense that as you shape your character you make your Destiny. The keyword for the symbol is "Discernment," which we are told that "the degree is self-integrity in its irresistible impact on the course of events." It is a challenge to articulate an effective self-realization in a continual manifestation of an ideal and self-discovery to encourage others in an alignment to eternals.
Dane Rudhyar takes it to mean "the power of clearly visualized ideals to mold the life of the visualizer," which is basically thoughtform building yielding and demonstrating a self-transformational power. As he states in his masterwork, "An Astrological Mandala," "This power can be developed through visualization, when the emotions and the will are poured into the visualized mental image." This is one of the powers latent in the human vehicle, called "siddhas," which have been demonstrated by many beings in many cultures throughout the ages. Rudhyar further compares it to the power in a seed: the power to replicate and provide a pattern for the future growth of the generic plant.
This is the energetic principle around and permeating affirmations, meditation, chanting various mantras, the power of "positive thinking," and every principle offered in the movie on the not-so-secret "Secret." We do have the power to bring forth a demonstration from Spirit, as long as a) it is true for us, and b) we do not undermine our thoughtforms with doubt, negating rationalism, or interfering conscious or unconscious waveforms distracting us from our concentrations.
The process is 1) Concentration, 2) Meditation, and 3) Contemplation yielding A) Force Realization, B) Force Application, and C) Force Utilization. When directed wisely, this power to shape and direct energy can be used to heal cancers at great distances or mitigate potential "natural disasters," among other things. It all depends on what is visualized, what is affirmed, and the level of consciousness of the dreamer.
It is said the process of "precipitation" that such adepts as Christ, H.P. Blavatsky, Sri Yukteswar, Babaji, Appolonius of Tyana, and other venerable teachers of antiquity and modernity use to demonstrate "miracles" are just the wise use of nature to fulfill Her power to bring forth all forms in the right way and time. Nothing miraculous is ever contrary to Nature's laws. Rather, they are the fulfillment of the human potential, a great thing indeed if the chronicles of antiquity are to be believed.
We have a much greater future than we suspect, but we must organize into thoughtform building groups to bring forth a better world by negating the destructive thoughtforms that pervade our psychic atmosphere. Thoughtforms must be crafted with great precision if we are to bring forth the desired effect with a minimum of unintended consequences. And of course we must have faith in our power to bring forth desirable manifestations, if we just align with Spirit. Works here are the demonstration of our faith.
That is why we must seek our community, near and far, to find those in our Sangha whose faith in thoughtforms can harmoniously build with ours. Then synergy takes over, and the total is always more than the parts. Open to singing your song in just the right way and time in the larger global harmony, in concert with others in your "Spiritual Group," aka "Ray Group," and then experiment with potential thoughtforms you could develop together. The results over time will blow your mind and heal the Earth, as well as all the creatures and anything else in the path of the wave form.
A final note: we'll continue to explore this theme from time to time, since those of us who care for our world, humanity, the creatures and plants and Gaia Herself must at some point set aside our differences and create thoughtforms that will effect positive change, to whatever degree we are able. This will take 10,000 shapes so don't judge anything too quickly or harshly.
It took a few hundred years to poison this Earth, so it may take a decade or two to reverse the negative exploitive destructive thoughtforms that are rampant today. Still, the effort is worth our lives and "our sacred honor," since if we don't, we'll wake up on the other side someday and wonder why we didn't take advantage of our opportunity to create a better world for our children, grandchildren, and all sentient Beings to come.
(With thanks to those who inspired this post. You know who you are.)
© Copyright 2007 Robert Wilkinson