Had a ‘sort out’ this afternoon and, although mainly looking for letters for inclusion in the next book, I came across some of my ‘spiritual journals’ I really began in earnest in 1982.
This was a period of ‘transition’ for me really; a period when I decided that I no longer ‘needed’ Wicca, as I had learned all I could from it. It was an intense period and one that I cannot really describe adequately here. But it last for several years, and I determined to write everything down while it was ‘fresh’ each day.
Looking back at some of my ‘note book writings’, I was really quite moved by some of the revelations that were ‘given’ to me. For ‘given’ they were, with an intensity that was certainly not influenced by any human hand or voice. I remember, it all started quite suddenly, and if was if a shutter had suddenly been lifted from my eyes, and enabled me to see beyond the veil of human life and existence. It was always uninvited and unexpected, and I never attempted to converse with It, just listen.
It is very difficult to put into words, but in a very short space of time (albeit gradually) I realized that many of the previous beliefs in Wicca that I had taken for granted (and in other religious too) had been misunderstood: and such misunderstanding had arisen by the very fact I had taken these for granted without realizing the real nature upon which these spiritual forces were based. It is not that many of these beliefs were ‘untrue’, but they stopped well short of explaining the real Cause behind them.
I think two essential spiritual truths that came through to me at the very beginning was the vital importance of understanding Consciousness, and understanding the real nature of evil.
I am not going to go into the full extent of these revelations here, but I learned that without first understanding the full nature of Consciousness, there could be no real understanding of that Divine Life Force which brought everything (including ourselves) into existence.
I also learned, that while evil certainly existed (in the human world, at least), it was not the result of some ‘supreme evil force’ (or ‘devil’) controlling it. It was the result only of the human mind. And without a human mind in operation, there could be no evil or ‘devil’. In other words, evil cannot exist without a human mind to cause or sustain it. ‘God’ certainly does not ‘punish’ evil – evil only ‘punishes’ itself. God or Divine Love never punishes anything. It is totally contrary to Its nature to be able to do so. In fact, it is impossible for It to do so.
It is only human beings that are capable of creating evil.
This came as quite a revelation to me, for previously I had believed that there were independent ‘outside forces’ – or spirits – that had direct knowledge of human evil, when the only knowledge or acknowledgement of the existence of evil came from the human mind itself.
Then what of ‘evil spirits’? or ‘intelligences’ that are supposed to exist and influence human thinking? This is surely a vital question, but the basic answer is, that there are no ‘evil spirits’. There are evil thoughts that may in sustained in the very atmosphere and can manifest as ‘evil spirits’; but when this occurs (as it so often does), it is invariably the result of human thought (even ‘disembodied thought’) that is manifesting to a very human awareness of it. But there exist no independent ‘evil spirits’. All we can ever witness is the manifestation (or result) of human thought. That is the very origin of evil. And it is not controlled by any ‘devil’.
Well, it is getting a little late so I will leave you with that There’s really little else to say anyway as its been a really quiet day!