It Is Either Black
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Aronofsky, a highly gifted director, was able to encapsulate
the moral dilemma of the entire generation in his film. The main
character of the "Black Swan" is a young ballerina, who is
offered the role of the Swan Princess in the production of the
"Swan Lake". She is a good girl, sweet and innocent, who has no
problem identifying with the "white swan" in the ballet,
but the role of "the black swan" with its sultry and
seductive quality alludes her. This poses a dilemma for her, since
she takes her art very seriously and wants
"to be perfect".
Her ballet director
endeavors to help her develop the "black" side of her personality.
His pedagogical methods
include such things as using four-letter words in rehearsals and
giving her private lessons in seduction, designed to "help" her
with the interpretation of the "black swan" role. Such teaching
methods are by no means uncommon in today's world of
Through the misguided persuasions of her
ballet director, she becomes convinced that the way to
achieve "perfection" is to bring out the "dark" side of her
personality. This has become a well-established concept
among the professional counselors and the so-called "enlightened"
people in general: they advocate experiencing both the
"light" and the "dark" sides of life. This philosophy encourages
people to be "daring", to "break down barriers", to "let
oneself go", to "conquer a feeling of shame" etc.
But does this help to advance and mature a
human being? Is this the right way in life and in
Seekers, who desperately yearn to find the
way back to the Light out of today's confusion, are continuously
bombarded with the "wisdom" of those, who have supposedly
already found the way. But such wisdom is sham.
It is strange how
man, so proud and conceited in many of his worthless worldly
affairs, quickly forgets his pride when it comes to his beloved
"pleasures" and willingly and sometimes even joyfully descends to
the level of the animal. But this will always remain an
aberration in Creation, because despite having bodies of
physical matter in common, humans and animals do
not have their origin in common. The difference
lies in their inner cores: man's inner core consists
of the spiritual substance and comes from the Spiritual Sphere,
while the animal's inner core comes from the Animistic Sphere, which
lies below the Spiritual Sphere in Creation.
Like all the gifts of our
Creator, sex must be subordinate to the spirit,
which means that it must be disciplined and must not rage
out of control. This "raging out of control" is nothing great, but
is a sure sign that the spirit has lost a grip on the situation and
has been reduced to a degrading second-place position. The
common "therapeutic" suggestion encouraging people "to explore"
their sexuality by "letting themselves go" is based on
the mistaken belief that this will result in their
liberation. On the contrary, "letting oneself go" (whether in
thoughts, words or deeds) will result only in the bondage and
crippling of one's spirit.
What then is the
solution for the physical instinct? How can we satisfy it, as Nature
requires, and still keep our souls unsoiled and chaste?
The answer is simple: by keeping
our thoughts pure, even in the act of satisfying sexual
This purity is achieved and
maintained through the upward direction we give to
our thoughts and desires. No abstinence is required for this,
but the choice of associations that accompany the sexual
act is alone decisive for the preservation of purity.
These associations must invariably be connected with the vision
of an ideal in the other person, which happens only in a
state of genuine, spiritual love. Thus it quite naturally follows
that in the course of all normal development, a sexual
act can occur only if spiritual love has already set
in for both parties.
Such is the standard for normal
human behavior in Creation, regardless of human ideas of
"progress" here on earth. Shyness, modesty and a sense of shame
- far from being signs of any repression - are
unmistakable signs that a spirit has not been
repressed and that it is in control of the sexual instinct, as
befits a genuine and noble human being.
The practice of flirting
(in deeds or just in thoughts), even though considered
"harmless", actually causes great harm. Our thoughts (as
electro-magnetic waves of energy) produce thought-forms in the
invisible layer of matter. These thought-forms float about and
harass the general population, gradually influencing them towards
greater and greater moral decline. In this way, many ugly crimes
come into being, as a direct result of this continuous bombardment
with impure thought-forms. We often rack our brains over the
cause of many atrocities, never suspecting that our very own
"harmless" thoughts fantasies could have inspired their realization.
And since everything in Creation traversed by the electro-magnetic
waves of energy, we become accountable for many crimes as
accomplices under the Laws of this Creation.
We all know from physics
that there is no action without a reaction. Thus, the energy we send
out into the Universe in the form of our thoughts unfailingly
returns to us and we have to partake of it, whether we want
to or not. Flirtatious, impure thoughts (not to mention deeds)
return to us in the form of illnesses and other misfortunes. The
exact process, by which this happens, is described in detail in the
book that offers the Knowledge of the Operation of all the Cosmic
Laws of Energy:
"IN THE LIGHT OF TRUTH: THE GRAIL
MESSAGE" by Abd-ru-shin
The way back to the Light
lies not through abstinence from sex, but through the
spiritualization of the sexual act. It should be obvious
to everyone that this can happen only
in cases of genuine, profound love. In fact,
spiritualization of every aspect of human behavior is the
requirement that our Creator places on us. That this
hasn't happened already on this planet is our fault and our
greatest guilt before our Creator, for which each one of us will
have to answer individually, in direct proportion
to the degree of our personal contribution to the
general moral degeneration and de-spiritualization of man.
Anyone, who is not willing to pull themselves together and start
purifying their thoughts and desires, will be unable to
fit into the Natural Network of Energy of this Creation and will
eventually be ejected out of It. For these Laws of Energy affect us
regardless of our ignorance of Them. Wouldn't it be better
to start interacting with Them consciously?
It is quite heart-breaking
how at the end of "Black Swan" the main character whispers "I
wanted to be perfect.." And her wish is commendable - but the
way to perfection and harmony does not consist of mixing
"the dark "and "the light" sides of our personality, but in
correctly identifying and then eradicating the black or the
dark tendencies we all carry within. The beautifying qualities
of modesty and shyness do not diminish the intensity of ardor in a
relationship of genuine love. On the contrary, they help to support
and maintain this intensity, which has been known to drive many
a man to chivalrous and heroic deeds.
The criteria for "light"
and "dark" tendencies is not established by us, human
beings. In spiritual (as well as in earthly) matters, the
Eternal Natural Laws do not depend on our opinions and beliefs: the
sun sets and rises, the planets move in their orbits and affect
us with their stellar emanations, regardless of whether we believe
in them or not. All phenomena in Nature seeks
neither our approval nor belief, but carries out its work
unswervingly according to the Laws of the Primordial Light, the
Source of all Life, God the Father. Many people are content to
leave all spiritual questions as "mysteries", some even insisting
that God Himself wills it this way. But this is not
so! God shows us every day through His Nature
that He wants us to become knowing in His Creation,
where all phenomena is study-able, verifiable, simple
and natural. The keys to seeing this are offered to all, who
seek them - in "IN THE LIGHT OF TRUTH: THE GRAIL MESSAGE" by Abd-ru-shin.
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