I used to think, "Oh, if only I could save you.. I would ask for them to please take me instead!"
But now I know that the true path of the saviour is to allow each one of us to choose our own path to save ourselves...we must each find the way to integrate our shadow as well as to shine our own light.
I am constantly dumbfounded by the mysterious ways that seeming opposites are able to work together towards the future technological singularity that is already halfway here, albeit in uneven distribution
I will continue to work towards our immortality, if you promise to help us find a way to integrate the vast experience of the cosmos in ways that we can continue to celebrate our lives together?!!! ;-) and FWIW, no matter how we choose to do it... I am pretty certain that there is always another way we can find to play, given another day!
I am just getting to the point in my life where i want to cherish each moment together as if it were our first & could possibly be our last... who knows how much time we have left?
Of course there is a path through the darkness, but it is no different than the path through the light, except in the sense of where one starts the journey.
It is inevitable for us to pass through these realms of both Heaven & Hell on the path towards true integration, rather than some brief moments of transcendence... although our mindset & setting may certainly colour our experieince
The psychedelic revelations inspiring aesthetic creativity & spiritual enlightenment may not be the same visions that help us navigate a safe course through the material world in an automotive vehicle... so, for me it's mostly a question of time/space management, at this point.
"The only thing that burns in hell is the part of you that won't let go of your life: your memories, your attachments. They burn them all away, but they're not punishing you, they're freeing your soul. If you're frightened of dying and you're holding on, you'll see devils tearing your life away. If you've made your peace, then the devils are really angels freeing you from the earth."
"Do not waste any more time not expressing yourself. Say what you need to say, boldly and without reservation. Nurture your creativity and don’t be shy about it. Stop constantly consuming and start creating before it’s too late, and that dark, mysterious wardrobe into nothingness consumes you.
Leave your mark. Start today."