“You are, in your authenticity, a reflection of quintessence.” °
When we achieve the ability, however fleeting, to see past our own ego, we begin the work of reclaiming our conscious sovereignty. Ego-consciousness is only a part of our wider conscious awareness, and, to put it in contemporary terms, is basic as fuck. The ego is afraid of dying, of being forgotten, and above all, it is afraid of non-love. Your “higher” or “deeper” conscious mind, of which the ego is only a part, knows that it is eternal, and it radiates pure love inwardly and outwardly. And you get to choose which one to listen to. So beginning to see deep into your automatic and conditioned responses, thoughts, feelings and motives is the first and biggest step towards authenticity. Quintessence, or aether, is what the alchemists termed the fifth element – from the latin “quinta” and “essentia”. This fifth element, the divine or holy element, is what the alchemists believed we could embody through integration and balance of the four natural elements. When we touch our consciousness beyond ego, we are in touch with our own true frequency, our own authenticity. We are conditioned from a young age to adapt to the world or suffer a lack of love and acceptance. To act in one way or another, depending on the situation, instead of simply being true and forthright, or authentic. But our unique reflection, our true gift to the universe, exists and shines only in our authenticity. The ego does not have access to it, nor does it even know it is there. °
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