We are told that we are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.
We are told that we are the light of the world. A house built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and cover it with a bowl. Instead, they have it showing so that it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others.
The only way to find out is to walk the path, discern, and experience it for oneself. All else will be inconclusive. Please do not blindly believe or follow just because others are doing so.
I think the benchmark for spiritual authenticity must lie in the teaching's ability to produce real and tangible results. Ultimately, what the seeker wants is to find a solution for a happier existence. However, isn't everyone doing this? To some, the way to happiness may be located elsewhere such as in financial success or relationship fulfillment. Regardless of the mode of expression, everyone is seeking a better life. However, the spiritual seeker wants more. They want to find a more lasting solution to happiness. Perhaps, they had some setbacks in life and are questioning the validity of the conventional mode of seeking happiness.
One must find the solution through the myriads of conflicting information and sidetracks. And the only way to do so is to use our own discerning intelligence and benchmark it against direct experiences. With each cycle, our understanding is refined, thus bringing us ever closer to our objective.
Just because you are a Luciferian, it certainly doesn’t mean you cannot enjoy other things in life, even among people who do not understand you, or who are different in their belief system. Don’t let their opinions bother you; they are, after all in their own karma. Likewise, don’t bother them with your opinions, you, are, after all, in your own karma.
Sit among these people; enjoy their company, their energy, their difference. Give thought to all the ancient mysteries that are intertwined with every religion, secret stepping-stones, back to Hermes Trismegistus, back to Prometheus, back to Thoth, back to the ancient teachers who transcend time and space, back to our beloved Lucifer, the Light Bearer.
Ain Soph Aur - Patrick Gaffiero