(8) Deepawali

Only Through Saturns Darkness, Do We Find Our Inner Light

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“What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle.” ~ Rumi

Deepawali or Diwali is the festival of lights: deep means “light” and avali “a row,” or “a row of lights” and is celebrated by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and Newar Buddhists to mark the victory of light over darkness. Further to this the Diwali festival marks the victory of knowledge over ignorance, victory of good over evil, victory of hope over despair and it is the biggest and the brightest of all Hindu festivals. In essence this deeply uplifting spiritual festival is the ritual worship of light and divinity where the devotees express their allegiance as human beings to the laws of light and the gods of light. In Latin this is expressed as lux ex tenebris or light from darkness. Which in truth is the way of the self healer. For as the great Rumi eloquently wrote, “sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place.” For ones journey into greater understandings is the sum of all things. Indeed a timeless, demanding and arduous journey that only a truly awakening soul would dare to commit too. Because the hermetic journey of transcendental self alchemy i.e. 1. Dissolution, 2. Fermentation, 3. Putrification, 4. Coagulation, 5. Consolidation, 6. Petrification and 7. Separation is inana rakhma which is the great inner call of timelessness illumination, that brings with it the death of the old and the birth of the new. Therein and as John of the Cross graphically qualifies in his book the dark night of the soul, we must go into our darkness to find our inner light. In essence deepawali of the soul, indeed a process through which we truly come to know the divinity of each souls astrological evolving journey. That said and point of note. Take with a pinch of salt anyone talking about their dark night of the soul lasting a few weeks or a few months and how they’ve become a guru on the subject. They have not been through the dark night, they have not. Perhaps at best they’ve undergone a little inner reorganisation, but they have not been through a dark night. For all true dark nights are multifaceted and unfold over many years, in fact many of those who undertake that journey never recover on the mortality front, even though all things change forever. But don’t take my word for it. Read, explore and come to know the teachings of the great Mystics. For there are no quick step navigation programmes when it comes to something so profound as this. The dark night is a process 1) The Active Night of the Senses (Book I, Ascent of Mount Carmel), 2) The Passive Night of the Senses (Book I, Dark Night of the Soul), 3) The Active Night of the Spirit (Books II and III, Ascent of Mount Carmel), 4) The Passive Night of the Spirit (Book II, Dark Night of the Soul). So if you’re blessed to meet anyone who has truly undertaken such a journey, you will encounter; depth, humility and a knowing that simply can’t be bought or acquired through books et al., for it must be earned upon the anvils of intense suffering. A journey of soul that all souls will one day make. Yet the preparation for may take several lifetimes before the readiness aligns with courage and patience. Indeed a space in which the no-thingness of God dances with the souls innate spiritual despair. That is; pure love.

“The moment you have succeeded in manufacturing love out of prana, you are free.” ~ Swami Vivekananda


“Only the strongest of souls can bring light into darkness, wisdom into lacking and love to replace hate, for they have mastered the lesson of mortal suffering and have risen to the challenge of service”. ~ Orion Bright Star

“Orion Bright Star is the name that I was anointed with through Love.” ~ Barry Hardy

“There is no God, but God” ~ Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him


”Seek the light, trust the light, be the light and ask the light to always be with you” ~ Barry Hardy

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“Be generous in prosperity, and thankful in adversity. Be worthy of the trust of thy neighbor, and look upon him with a bright and friendly face. Be a treasure to the poor, an admonisher to the rich, an answerer of the cry of the needy, a preserver of the sanctity of thy pledge. Be fair in thy judgment, and guarded in thy speech. Be unjust to no man, and show all meekness to all men. Be as a lamp unto them that walk in darkness, a joy to the sorrowful, a sea for the thirsty, a haven for the distressed, an upholder and defender of the victim of oppression. Let integrity and uprightness distinguish all thine acts. Be a home for the stranger, a balm to the suffering, a tower of strength for the fugitive. Be eyes to the blind, and a guiding light unto the feet of the erring. Be an ornament to the countenance of truth, a crown to the brow of fidelity, a pillar of the temple of righteousness, a breath of life to the body of mankind, an ensign of the hosts of justice, a luminary above the horizon of virtue, a dew to the soil of the human heart, an ark on the ocean of knowledge, a sun in the heaven of bounty, a gem on the diadem of wisdom, a shining light in the firmament of thy generation, a fruit upon the tree of humility.” ― Baha’u’llah

The Inner Planes Are Where Soul Magic Unfolds – Sat Tat Aum, The Kingdom of God is Within

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Mortality is an incredible privilege, when we accept the frailties of the mortal condition ~ Barry Hardy

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