Mental Blocks

Written by David Bersson

"Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air."
John Quincy Adams (1767 e.v. - 1848 e.v.)
"Obstacles are like wild animals. They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can. If they see you are afraid of them they are liable to spring upon you; but if you look them squarely in the eye, they will slink out of sight." Orison Swett Marden (1850 e.v. - 1924 e.v.)

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law

I will touch upon that old snake upon the Path called mental blocks; which peeks its weary head to the aspirant in times of not only transition (when unprepared), but especially during the preliminaries of astral work. Whether it is astral work or a serious transition on the Path like a promotion to a Office in the Order concentration, clarity of mind and strength of will are essential. Mental blocks with regards to sexual freedom are on occasion a problem for those brought up with overly puritan values and of course not all aspirants will experience the same mental blocks.

A mental block can be so strong in an entire people that it effects the future of their Nation as in the case of Israel. Let me elaborate. I believe that the conflict with the Palestinians would have been over long ago if the Jews were not so consciously paranoid of being accused of Nazi tactics. This is also an unconscious tendency in their various strategic war maneuvers that hinder a final conclusion to their ongoing war. Of course, after the Nazi cruelties again the Jews they would not want to be accused of similar tactics; and this makes them hold back; hence the near gentle retaliations to the Palestinians. Until the Jews get over this psychological mental block concerning the essence of war tactics; they will not do what needs to be done; and completely conquer the heathen Palestinians; either wiping them completely out, or driving them out of the area. It is time that the Jews looked at their savagery in the face and faced the fact that they must kill to survive; and to alter the course of the Middle Eastern tendency toward the spread of terrorist Islamic philosophies. The Hamas circus must end before it spreads; and the Palestinians have made a mockery of the Democratic voting system by electing terrorists to lead them into the future. This proves beyond a shadow of a doubt in my eyes that the elimination of the so called Palestinian State is essential for the survival of Israel. Yet mental blocks predominate the Jews until they can see themselves with absolute clarity; and proceed to do what they should of done long ago; and proceed into a greater peace & unity in the Middle East.

The development of clairvoyance and the building of magical energy have been an issue with aspirants; and mental blocks from past belief systems, fear, and inferiority complexes await the aspirant unless he or she takes the proper attitude of self confidence moving forth into doorways that will remain securely locked until the problems are dealt with and equilibrated.

The conquering of mental blocks means facing the impossible; or what has been ingrained as the impossible and find byways to evolve to control of those planes; rather than have these complexes in control of your growth.

Entering the astral plane is a challenge for the materialist aspirant who can't quite believe he or she can do such an apparently impossible act; and actually separate his physical being with his astral.

Going to an early diary concerning the subject of mental blocks; I actually have to reach the origin of that part of myself which is resisting the routine; and face it as a dweller. I write:
"A part me does not want to continue this practice; and a part of me retains the original enthusiasm for the operation. I must find the unconscious cause and root it out. A few seconds of complaint or doubt can ruin months of hiking uphill where I will lose ground to the mountain." These words from my magical diary were contemplated over and over and over; as I actually fought a mental block trying to arise to create a real hindrance of a magical operation that was supposed to take months; and a part of myself tried to resist. I persisted, of course, and know that if the situation was difficult for me at that stage that I must logically assume that others who do not take it all as seriously as I do would simply submit to those few seconds where the entire operation would be ruined. In fact, these words were so important to me personally that I dare to go so far as to recommend that they in turn be repeated over and over and over to others who would face the dweller of the threshold called mental blocks - for it should be realized that this statement turned out to strike at the very core of the issue of dwellers appearing on the Path to hinder my true aspiration and will to attain.

For these mental blocks are seen for the reality they are; met as Dwellers on the Thresholds of your Path and given the magical gestures of volition & aspiration. As they fade away & you move forth to ever golden flashes of divine sparks of spiritual fire you will enter banquets where Feasts exist with fruits that give rewards that show a path previously only suspected to exist.

Upon that time, you will see how aspirants are a slave to their own complexes; and what inner spiritual freedom is by real experience. Verily, are you sitting in your parlor engaging in some worthless pursuit and a moment's realization that you should actually get up and engage the dweller? If in this moment's realization you do not act and engage the dweller you stay in the comfortable parlor.

Well, what occurs when you do not bind your words by your deeds? You remain in the comfortable parlor engaged in some nonsense pursuit; and remain right where you are.

Therefore meditate deeply on where you are; and why you haven't attained after all this time; and you will be facing those very mental blocks which are now a powerful reality for you to conquer to move forth to the Greater Initiations.

For rejoice, o aspirant for although it is a truth that Dwellers such as the various mental blocks will appear on your Path; it is also Truth that in Thy sight are landmarks of fair white marble as it is so perfectly described in Chapter five of the Holy Book called Liber Cordis Cincti Serpente.

Love is the law, love under will