Temperance hails of insurmountable Veils!
There really is an incredible source of power and strength to be embraced, when you make the habit of temperance your style in life. There is a river of unseen presence. A fount of undisclosed understanding. A reservoir of unrevealed capacity. Temperance harbors much more than just a manner of personality. It is the seat of a rising wisdom. Not to mention the dam allowing us to ever build upon an endless and infinite reservoir of power and strength!
Don’t laugh, this is not in any way meant or intended as some sort of a jest.
It’s been said that if you want to see a powerful person, look at the one who is standing in places you cannot easily see.
Long ago however I was taught to pay more attention to those who stride the shadows. I was charmed to seek out a deeper understanding of those who stood in the background, because it was usually they who had a much more intimate perspective than those who insisted upon centering their brows in the spotlight. I was told that you have a better chance of gaining an understanding of the revelation of yourself from such a place. It was here, in such shadowed places, where those who in fact sought to always know more, indeed gained more, away from those proverbial heated spotlights of fame and eventual flounder.
Ok, enough of the philosophizing, for now. Let’s get to the bullets (meaning good natured of course.)
Why Temperance over the blatant aggressiveness of unrestrained expression? Well, I was taught that:
Power in Magick! Power in Perspective! Power in Personality! Power of Consciousness!
It’s true. If you allow yourself the luxury of a withdrawal from much of the insanity of all of our “BUSY-NESS” that our world so demands and commands of us all nowadays, your inner-awareness expands exponentially! The reality is that the more-BUSY that we are commanded to be, the less we reveal of ourselves and of our reality to ourselves! We become more and more like automatons, robots; we recede from ourselves and transition into being more the dullards that elite elements would rather we be!
It’s a great place from which to enslave a populace. Sorry, but it’s the truth… and most of you know it is.
The path of life, whether sun, star, or storm, are better survived and realized in the art of a temperance of ourselves.
Give yourself the seat of power and strength that avails in choosing your own time and the place for your art, for your Magick, for your strikes, for your compassions, for your intuition!
Temperance is POWER!
Magister William Devereaux Allan