You want true illumination? It will never come from a substance and likely, not for many many years through deep meditation or prayer.
In my 11 unique experiences, it came only through inspiration. Following and immersing myself in-spirit. Shutting off the outside world and opening up to the Universe inside.
Would it perplex you to know that new knowledge may only come from the mind—directly through you? That many have walked this planet who have and are continually learning without studying, reading books, papers, periodicals or websites? While all those sources have their uses, the greatest secret of alchemy tells of another source—THE SOURCE. It is the least known of all secrets. All knowledge comes from the mind. Mind conceives idea and transfers only a simulation of that idea onto a media—such as audio/video, paper or computer screen—through the symbolic technique known as “recording” or “writing.” You are not reading words! You are reading thoughts and ideas! All of these thoughts came from the same place your thoughts come from—the stillness of the mind.
This paraphrased quote I heard somewhere has in it a combination of the wisdom of Thomas Jefferson and Mark Twain; “a man can read the newspaper every day of his life and still know nothing.”
The fist criteria for becoming a true creator is learning to follow your inspiration. What is created from outspiration (sensation) is often ugly, decadent and synthesized (artificial).
If you’re going to pass through the gate to inner wisdom, one need only open the doors of their mind. The greatest of all treasures lie in wait for your discovery of what was always there. Inspiration is the “flash” light to guide one through the dark cave of the mental universe. Follow it and you will discover the true Light back of all motion. And when you turn around, you’ll see a whole new world open up.
Why do so few wish to tread there? Why do people so often consume the words and mental masturbations of the least among them—binding all the power of their soul onto an external materialistic existence?
The same source of all thought can also be misused. That is due to the very real existence of free will (mind). We call that misuse of desire/mind/will—evil. Thus why we find no evil in Nature. The MIND behind Nature is God. Without free will, we would have no MIND of our own. Use it wisely.
When it comes to the greatest secret, only the strong need apply. Only the brave may pass through the gate. What awaits you is the ONE gift that eternally keeps on giving.
Philosopher | Thinker