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Daily Obstruction: Thelema

15 Oct






Use me as Thou wilt.  I’m yours.

Resistance is folly.

You have broken me.

You have opened me.

You have sounded me.

My will has left me bereft.

Your will is all I have left.

Carry me upon the cosmic current

like so many sparks of light

coalescing in the darkest night.

As you form me, ephemeral though “I” may be,

ʼtis Your energy to fashion as You see fit.

Far be it for the flame to rebuke the fuel.

ʼTis not for the fire to take the wood to task for its use.

ʼTis all that You sustain me now,

dependently arising within a universe that, like a tidal river, ever ebbs and flows.

Daily Obstruction: S’aventurer

9 Sep





The creative spark is setting out on a journey without a map but with the faith that you’re not lost.  Or, if that proves too much, then at least forging ahead with the courage to get lost.

Daily Obstruction: State of Being and Process of Becoming

23 Aug



State of Being and Process of Becoming


Defeat is not failure.  Failure is giving up, not trying, dropping out.  Failure is a mental state.  Defeat is part of a process.  One can be defeated but not be a failure.

Daily Obstruction: Fear & Faith

10 Aug


Fear & Faith


There can be fear without faith, but there is no faith without fear.  The greater the faith, the greater the fear.  Fear without faith is planning for failure.

Daily Obstruction: Doubt & Certainty

27 Jul


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Doubt & Certainty


If you hit rock bottom, at least you’re on solid ground.

Daily Obstruction: The Power of Prayer

22 Jul



The Power of Prayer


Prayer as petitioning to a higher power (or worse, as barter or bribery with that power) is ineffectual.  The power of prayer is not to be found in the “higher power,” but in the power of the self to visualize a change and, through seeing it, move toward it, attract it, enact it.


Daily Obstruction: No One Knows the Hour or the Place

1 Jul


No One Knows the Hour or the Place


Fear not.  If you remain silent at this time, relief will arrive from some other place.