Friday, April 6, 2012
G for Grail
Got a little behind and swamped by the ‘real’/mundane world, so this will be a short post. I will rewrite it and add to it later I am sure. This is the second ‘G’ post for the Pagan Blog Project. This week I chose ‘G’ for The Grail. The Grail is many things to many people. I want to focus more on the Quest for the Grail.
What is the Quest for the Grail? When one seeks the Grail where should they begin? Is the Grail an actual physical object? I’ll start with the last question first. The Grail is internal to us all. When one seeks the Grail it is an internal journey. The Quest for the Grail is the Seeker’s Journey of discovery leading to initiation into the Universal Mysteries. The Quest is a journey within through the Universal Mind. To Seek the Grail is to seek your own Higher Self, your own connection with the Divine. Love is the energy of the Universe. The Grail is that internal Chalice of Love. That Chalice can never be emptied as the more is bestowed on others, the more is returned. Our conscious waking mind only communicates with our higher self through the subconscious. Seeking the Grail is seeking to open that communication channel so that we can truly hear and learn to listen to that ‘Still, small, voice within’.
To find the Grail is also to find a Balance within ourselves which allows that Divine connection to stay as open as possible. That balance is the sought after Magical Equilibrium that is also known as the Hermetic Marriage. We cannot truly complete The Great Work until we have experienced the Hermetic Marriage within ourselves. The Hermetic Marriage is experienced by bringing into balance the Masculine SOL with the Feminine LUNA, which could correspond to the Masculine and Feminine qualities within each of us be we male or female. As The Kybalion states with the Principle of Gender, `Gender is in everything; everything has its Masculine and Feminine Principles; Gender manifests on all planes.' This lifetime I happened to be manifested as a male,but I realize that my spirit is not truly male or female. Spirit in it's True Self is neither male nor female, it is both yet it is neither. I have an extremely strong feeling that last lifetime I wasmanifest as a female. I believe that I , as well as most of those reading this message, have experienced physical existence both as a male and as a female. Some reading this may ask, why I am mentioning this? I mention this because there seem to be those out there,who follow a line of thinking that one gender is superior to the other. There are some differences between the genders, but neither is superior to the other. Both share a role in manifesting the spiritual beings we truly are and bring that spiritual nature down to the physical level.
(AKA) Frater Frabato