" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

June 6, 2011

Guiding Higher Light

When I was reading a passage (see below) from  
Creating a Life Worth Living by Carol Lloyd,
I couldn't help but think of one of my favourite icons, and one of the most beautiful spots in the world to me...the Cape Byron Lighthouse at Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia.
Start of the spiral staircase to the top.
Just in case I go a bit overboard here ;- )
I've always felt a spiritual connection to this lighthouse, for some reason.
Maybe it's just the metaphor of a guiding light bringing the lost souls from the darkness and turbulence of a wet cold sea to the stability of dry warm and firm land,
or maybe it's because the beam piercing  the blackness of night on a cold lonely sea is like the light reported by so many souls when all they thought they were entering was the dark sea of of death.
I don't really know what draws me to this lighthouse, all I do know is that this lighthouse has and will hold a special place in my heart for the rest of my life.
Here is the passage from Creating a Life Worth Living which brought the lighthouse into my mind," In the current fashion of therapy, the focus remains on the aspiring self.
This makes sense in many ways, since it represents the part of us that is giving us trouble.
Goals, then become things we must reach for beyond ourselves.
If we concentrate on developing a stronger image of our perfected self, we can stop fixating on our mistakes and begin to take the lead from the part of us that already knows, the creative creature who is always watching and hoping for the best for us.
Now imagine yourself in the following scenario.
You are scrambling up a rocky volcanic slope with bloody fingers in order to reach this magnificent, impossibly perfect place on high (your goal).
There is no one to help you anywhere except for some people high above you who either ignore you or throw rocks down on you each time you get close to the top. 
Others sneer at you from below, ridiculing your foolish attempts to scale new heights.
You fall down the craggy cliffs into the churning ice-gray sea.
At the bottom of the cliff you look up, farther away than ever.
 If you feel this sense of frustrated striving in working toward your goals, then try to imagine the following: 
bring back the image of the mountain with all its dangerous precipices, rocky paths, and scowling onlookers, then imagine this perfected being, who is you, already sitting on the top, working away quietly .
From the top of the mountain you can see a little energetic you down there in the fog, shivering, being lapped at by the murky ocean, perhaps pecked at by some malnourished birds.
The "you" on the mountain reaches out a long, graceful hand, which stretches all the way down the mountain.
The "little you" takes the hand.
The higher being does not pull you up to the top in one flying leap, but leads you step by baby step to a secret path between the rocks (one you would have never found otherwise) and you begin to climb slowly but steadily.
You have a hand to lean on and an understanding that you are following a part of yourself that already understands the journey.
...we must make conscious room to allow the more self-assured, intuitive side of ourselves to take the lead.
Treat every idea or spur to action you receive as a guiding hand from the elusive doppelganger.
When you self-partner, you need to maintain the idea of this self as a separate entity in order for it to continue to help you.
In this way, you don't have to raise your self-esteem before you act on your dreams.
You can count on your imaginary partner to help you.

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