– Rejoice, for there is a bright future ahead of you!
People struggle desperately against their own destructive tendencies, without at all realizing that if they are in such dire straits today it is because they are extraordinarily strong. The stronger the enemy within, the more it shows how strong you yourself are. Yes, this is how you should look at the situation.
Weaknesses must be put to work: they have to make themselves useful. Probably you are puzzled when I say that; you had always thought that they had to be trampled underfoot and exterminated. Well, just try it and you’ll soon see that it is not easy: you are the one who is likely to be trampled underfoot.
The problem is the same for every form of vice and every failing, whether it be greed, sensuality, violence, covetousness or vanity: you have to know how to enrol their energies in the service of your own cause, how to get them to work with you towards your chosen goal. If you work alone you will never succeed.
So be glad, you are all very wealthy since you all have weaknesses. But it is essential that you learn how to handle them and put them to work! In the future, those who have the courage to do so will study these dangerous chemical substances: jealousy, hatred, fear, sexual energy, etc, and learn to use them. In fact they will bottle them and keep them in their medicine cupboards so as to have them to hand whenever they need them. As you can see, all the preconceived notions in your heads are going to have to change from now on.
And once you know the rules of spiritual alchemy you will learn how to transform and use even the poisons in you. Yes, for hatred, anger, jealousy and so on are poisons, but in our Initiatic School, you learn how to use these poisons. In fact you will be given the methods you need to make use of all the negative forces which are so plentiful within you. So, rejoice, for there is a bright future ahead of you!
It is not a question of launching recklessly into combat against infernal forces, for they would simply destroy you. You have to know how to set about it. This is why you must continue to work with the forces from on high, using the weapons of prayer, harmony and love and from time to time, when some creature emerges from your inner depths and attacks you with tooth and nail and claw in an effort to get you to do something really stupid, catch it, study it closely in your laboratory and force it to give up its venom so that you can use it.
If you do this you will find that evil can give you just that element you needed for fulfilment. But, I repeat, be careful, don’t neglect to build a strong alliance with good and light…
Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov
Izvor 221, True Alchemy or the Quest for Perfection
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