04/15/17 - (Earth) Liber LXV, Cap. I, v. 11

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04/15/17 - (Earth) Liber LXV, Cap. I, v. 11

Postby danica » Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:24 pm

Liber LXV, Cap. I, v. 11

11. Nor is it fitting for the cobbler to prate of the Royal matter. O cobbler! mend me this shoe, that I may walk. O king! if I be thy son, let us speak of the Embassy to the King thy Brother.
"Write, & find ecstasy in writing! Work, & be our bed in working! Thrill with the joy of life & death! Ah! thy death shall be lovely: whoso seeth it shall be glad. Thy death shall be the seal of the promise of our age long love. Come! lift up thine heart & rejoice! We are one; we are none."
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Re: 04/15/17 - (Earth) Liber LXV, Cap. I, v. 11

Postby Mike » Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:27 am

People are outfitted for different things, and within the personality, different passions and drives are appropriate for different circumstances.
Some people really don't care about the big picture, and that's fine - they fit into it in their own particular way, with a necessary role. All of this is the natural behavior of the Light.
All roles are holy, so long as they are truly authentic.
The Sun, strength & sight, light.
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Re: 04/15/17 - (Earth) Liber LXV, Cap. I, v. 11

Postby Heru » Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:29 am

Adepts and non-Adepts - the King and the Cobbler.

The cobblers business is to mend shoes. The shoes are sandals, emblematic of the Ankh and the 5th power of the sphinx - IRE, the Power to Go. Endlessly prattling on and on about work beyond ones grade (the Royal matter) does not contribute to the work at hand.

Cobble - from the Old French "coubler", means to join together. The work of the cobbler is Union.
there are many that swim, and find no boats.
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Re: 04/15/17 - (Earth) Liber LXV, Cap. I, v. 11

Postby danica » Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:04 pm

To prate: to use words without awareness of their magical essence, to waste energy on pointless activity.
Concentrate attention to the matter at hand!

Each phenomenon/being has (is) a function, according to his/her Nature; to perform that (that and nothing else! - "do hast no right but to do thy will") is what creates Balance & fulfillment, both for the individual and the whole.

Each function is of value, each important in the life and structure of the whole.
"Write, & find ecstasy in writing! Work, & be our bed in working! Thrill with the joy of life & death! Ah! thy death shall be lovely: whoso seeth it shall be glad. Thy death shall be the seal of the promise of our age long love. Come! lift up thine heart & rejoice! We are one; we are none."
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Re: 04/15/17 - (Earth) Liber LXV, Cap. I, v. 11

Postby David S » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:48 am

Perform the work of your grade. Focus on the task at hand. There is a lure of distraction to gossip about what's just out of reach. Leave that, for now at least. It is another type of infatuation with images.
"But all we say and do, however casually, adds up to more, far more, than our most strenuous Operations. 'Take care of the pence, and the pounds will take care of themselves.'" - Commentaries of AL
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Re: 04/15/17 - (Earth) Liber LXV, Cap. I, v. 11

Postby Avshalom Binyamin » Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:22 pm

Our qualities suggest our best use.
But there are always new functions
To be explored.
Kings and cobblers are a thing of the past.
Experimentation is allowed, people.

Ebony is rare and expensive,
but hard and durable with a very fine grain.
It's good for
Piano keys,
Violin fingerboards
And whatever else
You can think of.
Doug fir is tall and plentiful around these parts
Use it for everything you can.
Except piano keys and violin fingerboards.

And whatever you do,
Don't expect a shy child to
Make a bunch of friends
The first day of school.
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