The Book of Life- A Symbolic Journey
Once the victim’s spirit is broken and their confidence truly wilted they actually start to see the predator as their Saviour and fed with the right sort of knowledge they become an extension of the predator’s well being. So how do you actually get rid of these mental barriers? Well reading self development books and doing crossword puzzles help to expand your mind for it is only by testing it to its limits that it sets itself new boundaries. Many people say that they haven’t the time to do this but if they sat down and worked out how much time they actually waste pandering to the predators ego they would be pleasantly surprised. First though set yourself some limits of behavior that you find acceptable to yourself and don’t let anyone cross them. When you know where you stand then soon everyone else will know where they stand. Incidentally before you can stand on your own two feet you must first get off your backside for I am afraid that mental sloth plays a big part of the problem. Try these two methods and you will quickly see the difference, expect some confrontation for the predator will be loath to let go of their power over you .Don’t dishearten though for when you make the conscious decision to alter your life fate will be in your favor and situations will generally go your way. Hopefully these mental barriers will soon be lifted and you will quickly find your true purpose and the peace of mind that goes with it. Once these barriers are lifted and you make the decision to get more understanding of life you will be guided by your higher self (or father in heaven depending on your creed) to help you develop your self and expand your spiritual consciousness (or awareness if you like)this is what will draw you to the relevant book or to be in the right place to meet that certain person who has the knowledge you will need for the next step in your development. Your higher self is part of a collective conscious for that person you met was also guided so as you can see once you make that decision the whole of creation is behind you. Symbolism does play a major role in the Book of Life so it might be a good idea to go a little deeper into it.
Your house is symbolic of self so when you make the decision to work on it, it is symbolic of working on your self. Getting rid of the clutter gets rid of the emotional baggage and redecorating it is symbolic of a change in lifestyle for it denotes a conscious decision to change your self. Your garden too has a place for it is symbolic of your imagination. Kept well tended and in order it is surprising the peace of mind it will bring. Symbolism also works with other things. I knew a person who needed glasses and instead of getting their eyes properly tested they would use other people’s glasses symbolic of taking on other people’s perceptions. It was only when they got their eyes checked and fitted with the correct lens that they started to see things more clearly. Incidentally using the wrong glasses is detrimental to your eyes just as taking on other people’s perceptions blind is detrimental to your understanding so the symbols do go down quite deeply.
Natural symbols too have their place. A robin is symbolic of rebirth and to see one signifies a new beginning after the death of an old problem for aspects of the self have to die so it might evolve to a purer nature. These aspects are negative and are put in place to strengthen your will by testing your resolve, with each one defeated you get a little stronger, mentally speaking that is. Incidentally if you see a death in a dream, well unless it is a premonition, it also means the death of a negative aspect so like the arrival of that robin it should be seen as a relief and not a cause for concern. Symbols are highly personal in some respects but generally speaking they will provide rough guidelines to gauge your mental development and evolution to your purpose. They can be found anywhere and everywhere and can work on many levels dependent on your understanding. Here are a couple of ancient symbols the understanding of which will help you on your path to self development.
Infinity is actually the symbol of precession, the sun’s projected journey around the greater zodiac. Each age lasts over 2,000 years making 26,000 years in total and then the process repeats itself ad infinitum. The larger circle contains the twelve ages and the smaller circle their elemental attributes, air, earth, fire and water.
The caduceus is an ancient symbol of healing first recorded around 2,600b.c..It is symbolic of more than one thing so I will do each one in turn. Firstly it is symbolic of the elements, the wand is symbolic of earth, the wings, air and the snakes fire and water. Secondly it is symbolic of the three life forces, the winged wand symbolic of the spiritual force and the snakes positive and negative. These forces merge at points called chakras, seven in number, the first four, the base, abdomen, solar plexus and heart are the four places that the snakes entwine .The fifth or the throat chakra is located at the snakes heads (incidentally in Reiki healing the throat chakra is the only chakra that you do not physically touch) the sixth chakra, the brow chakra, the wings and finally the crown or knob of the wand. With that in mind I would say that its real meaning is that it is symbolic of man.