The Black Hole of Liberty
And yet, for all that self-orientation, Thelemic Liberty is a path of sublimation to a higher purpose, or anyway the purpose, which is high in relation to the many lower and untrue purposes one might make of his life.
As we know, or should know, this makes the life of a Thelemite very easy—and unbelievably difficult. For it is incredibly easy to live a purpose-directed life that emerges out of a righteous devotion to principles or the Law. But it is incredibly difficult to do this in a self-generated and self-oriented way that makes a clear and correct distinction between "self" in the lower sense, of egomaniacal worship of one's reflection in the mirror, and faithful devotion to the self as the chosen tool to conduct one's business (i.e., the business of Thou) in the New Aeon.
So, we are not animals of society so much as others have been in the occult. We are not "we" at all except as a species of perception and current-sharing with others like us. We are the creatures of the future, continually being born into a past where ancient monuments are constructed, whose edifices are covered in the prophecies of the times we shall live and mold.
Do not therefore worry about the fate of humanity. It is going where it needs to be to enable the unfolding of events charted long before your eyes opened upon the stars.
Worry about and achieve the accumulation of everything, so that your liberation from it, in the definition of the only thing, shall be total.
"The Law of your being becomes Light, Life, Love and Liberty. All is peace, all is harmony and beauty, all is joy."To understand that merely as a promise of good feeling, or as a reward for doing what you are told, is to seek comfort in the sties of swine. A liberated spirit does what is righteous because it is in his nature and no other course is open to him. He is in that respect an Angel of the Light. "All" is every potential, realized and accepted as necessary—like a bend in a mountain road one must take to advance. The only other choice is to go back or fall.
This is transcendentally horrible to the blind, who century after century beg for relief from the laws of the Universe. However, the apprehension of simple truth is joy to the enlightened, not because they delight in the "evil" potentials, per se, though some do, but because the Universe is a gloriously beautiful thing built from the inside out upon the annihilation of everything. Those with this understanding can only ever be monsters—or stars—to the asteroids.
Remember that it is around such monsters that galaxies are constructed.