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The Higher Levels Of Existence: The Importance Of Joy And Hope

WiseDragon

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Nihilism is more common than ever these days. The idea that at the end of the day nothing really matters, so you might as well waste your life, do whatever you feel like doing and so on, life has no meaning after all.

The kind of life that many people these days have, their perspective of existence, leads them to such conclusions. Many of these people never actually experienced joy in their lives, they never really saw much of what life has to offer, and therefore they give no value to life.

This is happening more and more lately, with people basically living on the internet, having no social interactions, no love, no family, no spirituality, no ambitions. These people don't know joy, they lived their whole lives on low frequencies, and therefore they feel like this is all life has to offer, they have nothing to remember or to associate when you talk to them about joy, because even if they understand it logically, they don't understand it on a deeper level, they never felt it basically. So they also have no hope for the future.

This is a tough spot to be in, but there is a way out. Hope is where you can start from. And to have hope despite not having experienced much positivity in your life at all, you need to also develop the belief that you will.

Lately I was having a hard time staying motivated like I used to. I didn't feel like doing the things I needed to do, I just pushed through with discipline. But then I had this intuition that reminded me of the extreme importance of hope and belief. To keep yourself going in this life, you need to hope and believe that something good awaits you in the future if you keep working. You have to believe that waking up early, meditating, working and so on will lead you to a place of joy and that all your work will be worth it in the end. If you don't have this, it will just be so tough, almost impossible I'd say.

Many people will say: "yeah of course, that is obvious...". And then I would ask them do you REALLY believe? Or do you just say "yes I do believe" for 2 seconds, and then you go back to being doubtful, negative and hopeless right after? There is an enormous difference beeween this extremely weak belief, and REAL BELIEF. Do you actually believe it with every part of you? Is it ingrained in your subconscious? Real belief is something different, trust me. I smile when I hear people saying they "believe" because 99% of them never develop real belief, they are actually always full of doubts and uncertainty deep down. This takes time to develop, so don't worry, the effort is what matters in the beginning.

It's also extremely common these days to say "discipline is all that matters, motivation is completely useless" and so on. But in my opinion that is not really how it is, at all. Sure, if you don't have discipline you don't have anything, you have to push through those days where you feel down, lazy and so on. You will have many of those, and there you need sheer discipline, do it regardless of how you feel. But actually having that fire about you, that drive, that energy will help you tremendously. To have this, you need to have goals that really matter to you. Productivity is not just about Earth element, but Fire as well. If you look at the most successful people you will see very often driven, fiery individuals that are disciplined, you won't see disciplined robots with no feelings.

Make an effort to do everything with passion, with love. It won't be easy in the beginning, but it will become an habit with time. Don't surrender to "how you feel", you can decide how you feel, you have much more power on how you feel than you can imagine. Still, many days will be just gray, and you will need to use pure discipline. The comparison that I thought about is like discipline is your regular fuel, you don't have it, you will not go anywhere, but "drive, motivation, fire" are your turbo, you won't always have them, but they will set you apart from the people who are just disciplined and have no Fire.

Anyways, back to the main topic, the core message of my whole post here is this other intuition I had: the meaning of life cannot be explained, it must be felt. People try to rationalize it so much, they go about it with logic and I often did this too, but to truly understand life, you have to feel more and think less, and this really ties to the blissfulness that spirituality and Meditation bring you, but also to the other blessings of life.

The Eastern teachings put so much emphasis on this blissfulness of spirituality and they give so little importance to spiritual power, that many people end up thinking this is all just nonsense and when they come here they want to focus only on empowerment. But there is truth in what they say in the East. When you reach higher levels of Meditation, you can really start to feel this blissfulness, this joy, this happiness and it carries over in your everyday life. When you reach these states, you are on a higher level of existence, you don't need to think about 300 different reasons about the "meaning of life", you are feeling it, and it fills your soul with joy. Like I said this joy can be also felt thanks to other blessings, like true love, true connection, family, achievements and so on.

If you are going through a difficult time right now in your life, keep the belief that soon you will feel this joy of life again, or if you never felt it, that you will feel it for your first time. Knowing about the existence and the help of our amazing Gods really helps too. This is what a lot of the Sermons of our Clergy are also about, to help us stay in these higher levels of existence, or at least to develop/keep our hope and belief that we will reach them sooner or later.
 
There is no need to be deliberately passionate and loving, nor to seek pleasure or to avoid pain. Just follow your heart and feel your true feelings, this is the feeling of life.
 
Nihilism is more common than ever these days. The idea that at the end of the day nothing really matters, so you might as well waste your life, do whatever you feel like doing and so on, life has no meaning after all.

The kind of life that many people these days have, their perspective of existence, leads them to such conclusions. Many of these people never actually experienced joy in their lives, they never really saw much of what life has to offer, and therefore they give no value to life.

This is happening more and more lately, with people basically living on the internet, having no social interactions, no love, no family, no spirituality, no ambitions. These people don't know joy, they lived their whole lives on low frequencies, and therefore they feel like this is all life has to offer, they have nothing to remember or to associate when you talk to them about joy, because even if they understand it logically, they don't understand it on a deeper level, they never felt it basically. So they also have no hope for the future.

This is a tough spot to be in, but there is a way out. Hope is where you can start from. And to have hope despite not having experienced much positivity in your life at all, you need to also develop the belief that you will.

Lately I was having a hard time staying motivated like I used to. I didn't feel like doing the things I needed to do, I just pushed through with discipline. But then I had this intuition that reminded me of the extreme importance of hope and belief. To keep yourself going in this life, you need to hope and believe that something good awaits you in the future if you keep working. You have to believe that waking up early, meditating, working and so on will lead you to a place of joy and that all your work will be worth it in the end. If you don't have this, it will just be so tough, almost impossible I'd say.

Many people will say: "yeah of course, that is obvious...". And then I would ask them do you REALLY believe? Or do you just say "yes I do believe" for 2 seconds, and then you go back to being doubtful, negative and hopeless right after? There is an enormous difference beeween this extremely weak belief, and REAL BELIEF. Do you actually believe it with every part of you? Is it ingrained in your subconscious? Real belief is something different, trust me. I smile when I hear people saying they "believe" because 99% of them never develop real belief, they are actually always full of doubts and uncertainty deep down. This takes time to develop, so don't worry, the effort is what matters in the beginning.

It's also extremely common these days to say "discipline is all that matters, motivation is completely useless" and so on. But in my opinion that is not really how it is, at all. Sure, if you don't have discipline you don't have anything, you have to push through those days where you feel down, lazy and so on. You will have many of those, and there you need sheer discipline, do it regardless of how you feel. But actually having that fire about you, that drive, that energy will help you tremendously. To have this, you need to have goals that really matter to you. Productivity is not just about Earth element, but Fire as well. If you look at the most successful people you will see very often driven, fiery individuals that are disciplined, you won't see disciplined robots with no feelings.

Make an effort to do everything with passion, with love. It won't be easy in the beginning, but it will become an habit with time. Don't surrender to "how you feel", you can decide how you feel, you have much more power on how you feel than you can imagine. Still, many days will be just gray, and you will need to use pure discipline. The comparison that I thought about is like discipline is your regular fuel, you don't have it, you will not go anywhere, but "drive, motivation, fire" are your turbo, you won't always have them, but they will set you apart from the people who are just disciplined and have no Fire.

Anyways, back to the main topic, the core message of my whole post here is this other intuition I had: the meaning of life cannot be explained, it must be felt. People try to rationalize it so much, they go about it with logic and I often did this too, but to truly understand life, you have to feel more and think less, and this really ties to the blissfulness that spirituality and Meditation bring you, but also to the other blessings of life.

The Eastern teachings put so much emphasis on this blissfulness of spirituality and they give so little importance to spiritual power, that many people end up thinking this is all just nonsense and when they come here they want to focus only on empowerment. But there is truth in what they say in the East. When you reach higher levels of Meditation, you can really start to feel this blissfulness, this joy, this happiness and it carries over in your everyday life. When you reach these states, you are on a higher level of existence, you don't need to think about 300 different reasons about the "meaning of life", you are feeling it, and it fills your soul with joy. Like I said this joy can be also felt thanks to other blessings, like true love, true connection, family, achievements and so on.

If you are going through a difficult time right now in your life, keep the belief that soon you will feel this joy of life again, or if you never felt it, that you will feel it for your first time. Knowing about the existence and the help of our amazing Gods really helps too. This is what a lot of the Sermons of our Clergy are also about, to help us stay in these higher levels of existence, or at least to develop/keep our hope and belief that we will reach them sooner or later.

Good post. Yes, fire is the source of life; yin aspects like discipline can only guide or maintain what is there. Without hope, we have nothing to apply our discipline towards.

With just discipline and little fire, this is like squeezing the last drops of fuel for work, whereas with lots of fire this is like a full tank of gas.

And for those who don't know, the fire of hope mainly relates to Jupiter and associated runes like Fehu, as these give the optimism to expand towards a better future.
 
When you reach higher levels of Meditation, you can really start to feel this blissfulness, this joy, this happiness and it carries over in your everyday life. When you reach these states, you are on a higher level of existence, you don't need to think about 300 different reasons about the "meaning of life", you are feeling it, and it fills your soul with joy. Like I said this joy can be also felt thanks to other blessings, like true love, true connection, family, achievements and so on.


I feel this almost every day. But I've been practicing this for almost 50 years. And I've been married for 17 years to my True Love. That helps keep the Bliss blossoming. I would wish this bliss for everyone of my sisters and brothers in SS. Meditation is key here. I live in an unbelievably beautiful world full of unconditional Love. The Gods have blessed me. And I never fail to include them in my thanks to the universe.

Hail Satan!
 

Al Jilwah: Chapter IV

"It is my desire that all my followers unite in a bond of unity, lest those who are without prevail against them." - Satan

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