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Remember Me, Chasing Twilight, A Blaze of Light, Without a Word and All About Living
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Guardians of the Threshold
OUR OWN FEARS GUARD THE THRESHOLD TO SPIRIT AND OUR ENTRY
I love Rudolph Steiner's story about the Guardians of the Threshold, who guard our entry into spiritual awareness, until we understand that one Guardian is the golden part of us who's beauty is too blinding and we must look away (or accept our self worth) and the other Guardian is our dark nature that holds the archetypes of the thief, whore, and all other undesirable natures that we look away from and cannot own up. Until we do, we cannot cross the threshold. Once we do, the guardians vanish, because they ARE us.
I think it is worth noting, that according to the Steiner teaching, once the threshold is crossed, the experience of the seeker changes to one who's experience does not contain direct violence and chaos - because duality is transcended, harmony can rule the day. It does not mean that duality no longer exists, only that it is no longer the experience of the seeker who has crossed the threshold.
You cannot cross the threshold into integration until you know that you can illuminate darkness yourself. The first Guardian contains all of our fears in aspects of good and evil. These fears prohibit our crossing the Threshold until we reconcile all good and evil within and see them interwoven into our whole being. The unseen then becomes seen.
The second Guardian, our golden shadow, is a sublime, luminous beauty impossible to describe. It holds our highest potential, and our low self image and our perceived limits keep us from embracing this Guardian and crossing the Threshold. To embrace the second Guardian we must realize that our highest possibilities (unseen) within ourselves creates our character and that our world of sense is a seed ground for the higher world. By embracing the second Guardian, everyone is redeemed and all are connected. We cannot cross the threshold in separation.
Excerpted from All About Living by Molly Brogan Artwork by Alejandro Silveira Bruno. Many thanks.
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Through her company, Molly Brogan Enterprises, Molly collaborates with other artists on projects from news articles to book design. Molly herself is the author of five books, most recently, All About Living, a book of essays. The forthcoming Shadow Dancing, is the third of a trilogy of novels. Remember Me is the first book in the trilogy, and Chasing Twilight is the second. A Blaze of Light is a compilation of poems for the three novels of this trilogy. And Without a Word is an experimental play that illustrates the processes of man’s becoming.
Molly authors two blogs: Conversations With Chris Bernard, recipient of the prestigious Avatar Award; and Molly Brogan, Author, a blog that facilitates discussion of Molly’s books with her readers.