Prayer in the Work
Observation, judgement, and execution are the three basic factors of dissolution.
- First: one observes oneself.
- Second: judgement is passed.
- Third: execution takes place.
In war, spies are first observed; secondly, they are judged; thirdly, they are shot.
Self-discovery and self-revelation exist in our inter-relationships. Therefore, whosoever renounces living together with his fellowmen also renounces self-discovery.
Any incident in life, regardless of how insignificant it may seem, undoubtedly has as its cause an intimate actor within us, a psychic aggregate, an “I.”
Self-discovery is possible when we are in a state of alert perception, alert novelty.
Any “I” discovered flagrantly must be carefully observed in our mind, heart, and sexual center.
Any “I” of lust could manifest itself in the heart as love and in the mind as an ideal. Yet, as we pay attention to the sexual center, we may feel a certain morbid, unmistakable excitement.
The judgment of any “I” must be definitive. We need to sit it down on the bench of the accused and judge it mercilessly.
Evasion, justification, and consideration must be elimin-ated if in reality we want to be conscious of the “I” that we struggle to extirpate from our psyche.
Execution is different. It would not be possible to execute any “I” without previously observing it and judging it.
Prayer in the psychological work is fundamental for the dissolution of the “I.” We need a power superior to the mind if indeed we want to disintegrate this or that “I.”
The mind by itself can never disintegrate any “I”; this is indisputable and irrefutable.
To pray is to talk with God. We must appeal to God the Mother in the depths of our heart if we truly want to disintegrate “I’s.” The one who does not love his or her Mother, the ungrateful child, will fail in the work upon himself.
Each one of us has his or her particular, individual Divine Mother. She, in Herself, is a part of our own Being, but a derivative part.
All ancient civilizations adored “God the Mother” within the most profound part of our Being. The feminine principle of the Eternal One is Isis, Mary, Tonantzin, Cybele, Rhea, Adonia, Insoberta, etc.
If in our merely physical aspect we have a father and a mother, likewise within the deepest part of our Being we also have our Father who is in secret, as well as our Divine Mother Kundalini.
There are as many Fathers in Heaven as there are humans on Earth. God the Mother within our own intimacy is the feminine aspect of our Father who dwells in secret.
He and She are certainly the two superior parts of our inner Being.
Undoubtedly, He and She are our very true Being beyond the “I” of psychology.
He unfolds into Her. He commands, directs, instructs. She eliminates the undesirable elements which we carry in our interior with the condition that we continuously work on ourselves.
Thus, when we have died radically, when all the undesirable elements have been eliminated, after many conscious labors and voluntary sufferings, then we shall fuse and integrate ourselves with our “Father-Mother.” Then, we shall be terribly divine Gods, beyond good and evil.
Any of those “I’s” that have been previously observed and judged can be reduced to cosmic dust by means of the fiery powers of our own individual, particular Divine Mother.
A specific formula in order to pray to our Inner Divine Mother is not necessary. We must be very natural and simple when we address Her. The child who addresses his/her mother never has a special formula. The child utters what comes from his/her heart and that is all.
No “I” is instantaneously dissolved. Our Divine Mother must work and even suffer very much before achieving the annihilation of any “I.”
Make yourselves introversive, direct your prayer within, seeking within your interior your Divine Lady. Thus, with sincere supplications, you shall be able to talk to Her. Beg her to disintegrate the “I” that you have previously observed and judged.
As the sense of Self-observation develops, it shall permit you to verify the progressive advancement of your work.
Comprehension and discernment are fundamental. Nonetheless, something more is necessary if indeed what we want is to disintegrate the “myself.”
The mind can give onto itself the luxury of labeling any defect, passing it from one department to the other, exhibiting it, hiding it, etc. However, the mind can never fundamentally alter the defect.
A special power superior to the mind is necessary, a fiery power that is capable of reducing any defect to ashes.
Stella Maris, our Divine Mother, has that power. She is able to pulverize any psychological defect.
Our Divine Mother lives in our intimacy, beyond the body, affections and the mind. She is, by Herself, an igneous power superior to the mind.
Our own particular, individual Cosmic Mother possesses wisdom, love, and power. Absolute perfection exists within Her.
Good intentions and their constant repetition lead nowhere. These are good for nothing. It serves no purpose to repeat, “I will not be lustful,” because within the very depth of our psyche, the “I’s” of lasciviousness will continue to exist anyway.
It is useless to repeat daily, “I will not have anger,” because within our psychological depths the “I’s” of anger will continue to exist.
It would be useless to repeat daily, “I will no longer be covetous,” because within the different depths of our psyche, the “I’s” of covetousness shall continue to exist.
It would be useless to separate ourselves from the world and lock ourselves up in a convent or live in a cavern, because the “I’s” within us will continue to exist.
Some hermits who isolated themselves within caves, based on rigorous disciplines, attained the ecstasy of the saints and were taken up to heaven. There they saw and heard things that are not easily comprehended by human beings. Nevertheless, their “I’s” continued to exist within their interior.
Unquestionably, the Essence, through rigorous discipline, can escape from within the “I”; thus, it enjoys ecstasy. However, after such bliss, the Essence returns into the interior of the “myself.”
Those who have become accustomed to ecstasy without having dissolved the ego believe that they have already reached liberation. They fool themselves by believing themselves to be Masters. They even enter into the submerged devolution.
Nonetheless, we are not pronouncing ourselves against mystical ecstasy, against the ecstasy and happiness of the Soul while in the absence of the ego. We only want to place emphasis on the necessity of dissolving “I’s” in order to achieve the final liberation.
The Essence of any disciplined hermit, accustomed to escaping from within the “I,” repeats such a feat after the death of his physical body. Then, his Essence enjoys the ecstasy for some time. Yet, after such time, his Essence returns as the Genie of Aladdin’s lamp, back into the interior of the lamp, the ego, the myself.
Thereupon, he has no other choice but to return into a new physical body with the purpose of repeating his life on the stage of existence.
Many mystics who lived and died in the caverns of the Himalayas in central Asia reincarnated again and are now vulgar, common and current people in this world, in spite of the fact that their followers still adore and venerate them.
Therefore, any attempt at liberation, no matter how great it might be, if it does not take into consideration the necessity of dissolving the ego, it is condemned to failure.