What is Esotericism? William Meader @ Emergent Light

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What is Esotericism?

Over the last few years, I have written on a wide variety of spiritual subjects emphasized within the Esoteric Philosophy. Such topics as the nature and evolution of the soul, the influence of the Seven Rays, and the deeper meaning behind the zodiacal signs (to name just a few) have been highlighted and discussed. Yet it has recently occurred to me that I have never offered you an introduction to Esotericism itself.

As it happens, several months ago I did a talk on this subject for a group of people in the United Kingdom.  Fortunately it was recorded, and is available for you to view on YouTube. It is also on the homepage of the Emergent Light website. Below is the YouTube link to this recording.

I hope you enjoy it.

William Meader

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https://meader.org/about-emergent-light/

 

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The Initiating Will (The First Aspect) ~ William Meader @ Emergent Light

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The Initiating Will (The First Aspect)

The Initiating Will

~ The First Aspect ~

The first aspect is equivalent to the Father Principle, but should not be understood as primary because it is first. All three aspects are equal, though their effects in the world are quite different. The first aspect gives impulse to action, and is therefore related to the experience of will and purpose. It is the driving force behind creation, and is the energy that propels all things into existence. This dimension of divinity is dynamic and forceful, and has application at every level of creation.

When you decide to get a project moving, for example, this is indication that you are wielding the first aspect. Though its expression may be either wise or ill-considered, it is nonetheless the first aspect in action. Every one of us utilizes the first aspect within the day-to-day fabric of our lives. It is what gives rise to the motivational urge within us. In an animal, it is the energy behind the survival instinct, and in the plant kingdom the first aspect can be seen in the persistence of its perennials.

At the level of the human soul, it is the first aspect that initiated the urge to return to physical form to begin an incarnational journey in support of continued evolution toward enlightenment. Conversely, this same energy also facilitates the soul’s withdrawal from the body at the time of death—and is thus expressed as the “will to abstract”.

When walking the spiritual Path, an alert attitude to the three aspects can be quite fruitful. Such a discipline can provide much insight into the nature of consciousness as well as the experience of outer events. Even within one’s thought life we see the first, second and third aspects operative. The first aspect is the thinker, and this engages the second aspect, thinking, and the resultant effect is an intelligent thought—the third aspect.

(Note: A discussion of the second and third aspects will be presented on the next two postings, respectively)

William Meader

Emergent Light

http://meader.org/2014/10/initiating-will/

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The Three Aspects – A Sacred Trinity ~ William Meader @ Emergent Light

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The Three Aspects – A Sacred Trinity

This blog entry was originally posted in January, 2014

The Three Aspects

– A Sacred Trinity –

As many world religions proclaim, behind all that exists is found a triplicity of sacred energies, and each is considered a dimension of the divine. We see this espoused in the Christian faith with its emphasis on the holy trinity, while in Hinduism the same notion is embraced via three fundamental deities—Shiva-Vishnu-Brahma. Yet a more generic description is used to describe this sacred trinity within esoteric nomenclature. Called the Three Aspects, these energies are understood as living states of consciousness (divine and human) and pertain to the energies of Will-Love-Intelligence. They represent the three primary qualities of life that emerge from the One Life and are imbued (in differing proportions) within all things.

First Aspect – Will
(Corresponding to the Father and Shiva)

Will is the initiating energy within creation. It is the purposeful force behind the One Life as it manifests in and as cosmos. Stepped down to the mundane level of human existence, the first aspect is the energy behind the willful nature of the personality as it selfishly initiates activity in support of its ambitions. Yet on a higher level it emerges as the purposeful promptings of the soul as it seeks to initiate actions that have uplifting effect upon others.

Second Aspect – Love
(Corresponding to the Son and Vishnu)

Love is the unitive force in creation and is governed by the Law of Attraction. Cosmically considered, it is the force that ensures that all things are sensed as a part of a living singularity—the One Life. On a human level, the second aspect arises in the personality as desire and/or the experience of personal love. At the level of the soul it is recognized as a feeling of impersonal love for humanity, and a desire to express that love as a function of service.

Third Aspect – Intelligence
(Corresponding to the Holy Spirit and Brahma)

Universally considered, intelligence represents the knowingness of the One Life and is found at the core of all things….large or small. Within the human domain, the third aspect manifests as the intelligence of the personality as it seeks to manipulate thoughts, feelings and outer circumstance in support of its egotistical agenda. When working through the soul, the third aspect provides the disciple with the knowledge that supports intelligent activity in service to human betterment.

Discernment of the three aspects is an important skill to be developed as we journey along the spiritual path. This involves learning to witness this sacred trinity playing out within the circumstances of our lives, as well as the dynamic nature of our thoughts and perceptions. To know the three aspects, in the truest sense, requires that we each discover them within the immediacy of our inner and outer lives.

William Meader

Emergent Light

(Note: The next three blog posts will be dedicated to elaborating on each of the Three Aspects)

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