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10/03/2021 Book Report on Egyptian Mysteries Vol. 3; The Priests and Priestesses of Ancient Egypt pg 36-38: What does it mean to live by truth?con’t
This section of the priest and priestess book opens with teaching that there are three things that one must be willing to do in order to follow truth. One is to face the errors of society, two is to face the errors in one’s own life and three is to recognize the correction and to follow it.
The errors in society are guided by ignorance, ignorance of ultimate truth. The errors of one’s life are guided by the same underlying ignorance of truth from lack of knowing one’s self. One’s understanding of life is informed by the society they are a part of whether through family, peers, media, laws, culture, religion etc. The tools that are used to inform how one should think and live includes the fetters of Set, i.e. fear, lust, greed, hope, anxiety, pride, indifference, etc. As an individual or an initiate begins to evolve spiritually, the untruths accumulated during these periods of mis-information and the consequent imprints that have been layered on the mind will begin to be cleansed. Cleansing can be an uncomfortable and even irritable process as the feelings and thoughts from the past way do not resonate well at times with the feelings and thoughts of the new way. This causes a dissonance, which sounds/feels like a tune off key. A period of integration is therefore needed which can take some training if one is willing to do the work and have self compassion. It is important not to hold on, or at least not too tightly, to anything of this phenomenal existence as it is useful but not permanent or reliable and will need to be let go of at some point in the pursuit of abiding happiness.
Bastu Olapeju (Om Yaa)