Gate 19 - Spiritual Strength

Path 19 of the Tree of Life

Intelligence - Of The Secret of All Spiritual Activities

Name - Snake

Crystal - Garnet

Dictionary Meaning:- Spiritual - Pertaining to or consisting of spirit or non-physical being. ~ Strength - The quality of being strong, power, solidity, tenacity, toughness.

Path 19 flows between the Severity of Justice/Dispassion and the Mercy of Compassion. The Spiritual Attribute of path 19 is Spiritual Strength and the intelligence is the Intelligence of the Secret of All Spiritual Activities. Its name is Snake.

What is the Secret of All Spiritual Activities? The clue lies in where this path flows on the Tree of Life. It is flowing in and out of Compassion and Justice/Dispassion. 

The Secret to All Spiritual Activities is having that perfect balance between Compassion and Justice/Dispassion, between Severity and Mercy. How severe should Justice be? Should it be tempered with Mercy or should it be allowed full reign?

You no longer need to make judgments when the Intelligence of the Secret off All Spiritual Activities is awakened within you. For example, you intuitively know whether Justice should be tempered with Mercy or allowed to exert its full severity.

You will not be placed in a position of spiritual life and death, so to speak, until that intelligence is fully active and working within you.

It is too dangerous to allow anyone who has not got that secret to be in a spiritual position where such decisions concerning these matters are made. Perhaps eventually you will be.  If so, you will have all that you require to make the proper decisions. You will have the Secret of All Spiritual Activities. You will be Spiritually Strong.

There are more Secrets to Spiritual Activities but the major one is that balance between Compassion and Justice/Dispassion. It is surprising, when you get that balance, when you are poised in that balance point, all of the other workings of the universe become apparent to you. You can make sense of it all then. You know it.

For now, for most of you, your task is to build your Spiritual Strength by striking that balance in your physical lives wherever possible.

There will be a swing of the pendulum one to the other. It is going to be very hard but what you can do is to recognise that the pendulum has swung one way or another and be aware of whether it has gone too far. Always strive for that middle point. Bring yourself to that middle point and reassess the situation again and see what happens.

This may sound rather tiresome but it can really work in a fraction of a second once you have the idea firmly in your mind.  This process builds your Spiritual Strength of being in balance.

Exercise

Something to think about ….

  • What do you think I mean when I say “ a position of spiritual life and death” and “It is too dangerous to allow anyone who has not got that secret to be in a spiritual position where such decisions concerning these matters are made.”?
  • Take this into meditation and see what is shown to you.