Topic: Getting the Ego out of the way - a'la Stuart Wilde
I am new here and are a bit overwhelmed by these posts - I got to the right place! Friends, family or other alternative forums did not give me the feeling that I get by reading your posts here. Congratulations all!
I've read through a few posts here that deal with depression, trying to find the purpose in life etc. This is something that is always in my face, too. There are a few things that I know for sure, one of them can be expressed by this quote I just received from someone:
"The Beings who live Below, say that God is on High; while the Beings in Heaven, say that God is on Earth" --- ZOHAR (from "THE SECRET WISDOM OF THE QABALAH" by: J.F.C. Fuller ).
It is a privilege to be "down here", Alchemists say that this is the only place where the triple transmutation can be achieved (physical, astral and mental) - so cheer up! We are part of the future and do not look for external forces dictating what it should be. Of course they will want to be the drivers (and they actually are) but we also have a say in this. No matter what kind of odds are against us, we nevertheless have a say in it. Everyone in their unique way!
My question is this to those battling depression or trying to find their unique purpose in life: have you ever tried one of Stuart's ideas about getting the over-rationalizing Ego out of the way that would go like this: walk backwards all day long for one day. No cheating when nobody's near you, do that everywhere. If people ask you why you're doing it, tell them that you like to see where you've been. I think this is from "Whispering Winds of Change" - but I'm not sure... I know that when I get so desperate that I can't stand the pain of the Seeker, I will do it. I wanted to know if any of you tried it (or something similarly outrageous) - would love to hear about it.