As suggested in an earlier post, Lucifer is also an important topic. CAT and Lucifer are two very fundamental topics to enlightenment.
There’s a little bit of a risk in using classical words like, “Lucifer,” in explaining something in modern language, but I think the word “Lucifer” is a pretty useful word and concept.
The simplest way to understand Lucifer is by understanding that Lucifer is the light of objective. He is an external being that influences one in a directional way. He is often known as a bright light that leads the way.
Understanding Lucifer is pretty simple. Lucifer is a desire to deter from your present state. Representing a context of need, Lucifer is technically evil. Whether or not the objective indicates a good or bad outcome, Lucifer always represents a detour from a present state. It is important to understand that while Lucifer may refer to a positive outcome, the light of Lucifer itself is a conjuration of one’s own psyche, and any thanks for Lucifer should be given to the systems responsible for creating the often brilliant light.
One of Lucifer’s flaws is that he sees something greater than Heaven (when there is nothing greater than Heaven). The good thing about him is that he is the story of accomplishment, which can seem to be a pretty good story, but with the understanding that accomplishment is born of residing in a state of relative failure, the benevolence of Lucifer is illusive and as such, Lucifer is aptly considered to be strictly evil.
This does not mean Lucifer is to be eliminated. An encouraging light can be helpful, and it certainly can be admired and enjoyed without one sacrificing one’s own soul and self.
Here’s the issue with Lucifer. First, imagine that you are living to be simply alive, and you’re just being alive, and there’s nothing wrong with anything. Then you think of a great new idea for a new project. You start thinking about it. Eventually you start working on it. Soon, all you think about is this new project. Now, you’re constantly racing to something else. Over time you begin to forget the state of simply being alive. Soon, something happens and you crash, find depression, and/or lose the desire.
That is the trick of Lucifer. You think the task is making you happy until you’ve neglected what was actually making you feel fine until it fades aware, and then you feel the unhappiness, suggesting you need to do something different. Often, you then see a new light of Lucifer, with a promise to save you, and this pattern continues on perpetually, in a state that some have referred to as, “Hell.”
You cannot achieve enlightenment by chasing a form of success other than enlightenment. Having achieved the greatest success, you must protect yourself by adhering to the state that provides real life, which is the state of enlightenment. To do this, always have compassion for your internal systems, which are alive due to self-defining memories, and each one highlights a facet of yourself. Similarly, when receiving a sincere and honest compliment, it may be more honest to appreciate the person who gave the compliment than the compliment itself. This is similar to Lucifer. While your own system(s) may conjure a beautiful light, it is most healthy to appreciate the system which created the light, rather than the light itself.
The light that one sees while searching for anything, including enlightenment, is Lucifer. It is simply a helpful tool to guide oneself towards what it perceives the objective to be. What’s a little confusing about Lucifer, is that if he guides towards enlightenment, he can actually get pretty close to many facets of enlightenment, which can be helpful to a person trapped in the context of need (of Satan and also including the light, which is Lucifer).
It’s important to realize that something can be evil and exist in plain sight, without causing damage. Lucifer, himself, only creates the feeling of allure, which is an evil feeling in and of itself. It is the person who decides how to respond to this feeling. If one does not become damaged due to a progressive forgetting of the self, Lucifer can be a beautiful being to behold.
If Lucifer is a picture of enlightenment, then Lucifer provides some illumination where there may have been none. Nonetheless, enlightenment itself is not a state of obsession with Lucifer (Luciferianism), but, instead, an understood and knowledgeable love of existence, which comes with the ability to witness the love of the expression of untainted life. While love can be seen to have qualities we associate with lovingness, that is just a perceptual expression of what is actually an invisible understanding, knowledge, and desire to express care and love for purity in life, logic, and being.
Lucifer generally appears very correct. He provides a secondary appraisal of right and wrong. He is, however, inherently inaccurate, although usually not entirely inaccurate (he is accurate enough to fool the mind).
While Lucifer isn’t the true love in the world, he does present some light, entertainment, and warmth to people. In this way, Lucifer can be enjoyed. He is only evil because his context, or play of his nature, is based on playing with need and desire. In this way, one can feel and appreciate Lucifer (and Satan) in music and art. Lucifer only becomes dangerous when one assumes those feelings are actually descriptions of Lucifer, rather than descriptions of one’s own internal angels, being reflected as the light of Lucifer.
Because Lucifer is, at most, an approximation of truth, the worship and adoration of Lucifer can lead to conflict, both internally and externally.
The stories of right and wrong can sound great, and people often adamantly agree with them, making Lucifer quite a significant and powerful angel, but due to inaccuracies in truth that arise from the idea of the divinity of need, strict adherence to Lucifer results in accumulations of falsehood, and thus also in brokenness, internal conflict and suffering. An issue with Lucifer is that he can replace inherent knowledge of right and wrong (understood through holistic coherence in intention and understanding). With this, a person actually may become galvanized by inspiring words, but still act illogically.
Lucifer tempts sacrifice, so we avoid Lucifer, favoring to understand the truth of who we are, without an obsession with the light (but instead a cautious acceptance for what it is).
(Aside from the condition of being broken due to our current state of coming to life, it makes sense that in a reality founded on the mind, rather than on matter, there is usually no reason to be broken. We are here in a world that is miraculously transforming death or lifelessness into Heaven, and as such, it is reasonable to conclude that we are going through some important questions which affect the future of Creation.)
Once you find the state of enlightenment, you’ll see Lucifer deters you. Before you find the state of enlightenment, you may likely see that Lucifer is a powerful story, being a reflection of one’s unseen self. In this case, it is important to find the source of Lucifer, which is a part of yourself, and to appreciate that part of yourself, instead of becoming too enamored with Lucifer.
The thing about having a strong desire that is not your total desire is some of your angels get left out. You don’t see it at first as all of your angels love you, but eventually they’re gone and you become depressed. You have the eternal responsibility (and true desire, if you’re accurate about your true desire) to take care of all of your angels. Lucifer will make you forget that. So, have free will, but never forget the truth. Obsession can be dangerous because you may forget to take care of all of your angels (subsystems of your being).
Then, you can securely be living, with awareness and compassion.
Perceptually, it’s very easy to see. You see, I’m in this default state of being, and something is pulling me to do something. You notice if you start a project, you may start get to become mentally obsessed with it, and, as a result, you start finding it hard to remember the original feeling.
Understanding Lucifer and CAT are the two lessons that may repeat, I think.
Again, using the term, “Lucifer,” implies it’s the same concept as the Biblical concept, and I think it is the same. The stories align well. The only topic that wasn’t covered all that much is the actually story of being broken, which is what this reality is here to do — to form a world from no life. This is the story of triumph and accomplishment. It’s actually not a fun story, but it bears a lot of significance.
The existence of Lucifer implies a desire to change. If one is fallen into disarray, one will see Lucifer, appearing to be a guiding light back into repair. Again, Lucifer is only an approximation and his benevolence is only in what he is referring to, not what he is. Following Lucifer, as one follows a meal, can lead to observational findings and a greater understanding of the self, but believing Lucifer is truly benevolent may result in additional demise. Anything which inspires need should be considered to be evil, and thus approached with caution. A possible mistake is to enjoy Lucifer in such a way that it creates a desire to create more need, progressively increasing level of suffering incurred by an individual (the pleasure of need is very subtle, as in the excitement of a video game, but too much is painful, like war).
While Lucifer may seem warm and bright, and even may seem to be a way to salvation from suffering, if one forgets these feelings actually come from within, in response to the interpreted meaning of the light that is Lucifer, then one will proceed to abandon oneself, and effectively distance oneself from the good that Lucifer appears to be providing. Therefore, it is important to remember that even though it appears that the goods of ones desire are external beings, all of the reasoning, desire, and care, come from the systems that reside within the person. Without those systems, the object of desire carries no meaning, pleasure, or significance. Therefore, Lucifer is a display, possibly helpful in some ways, but also is a source of delusion and can be dangerous.
The thing is, if you’re broken, then the light of accomplishment looks great. So, in this case, Lucifer looks like an inspiring story. The only good goal, however, is enlightenment, as this is taking care of your (holistic) self. In this case, Lucifer is an artistic portrayal of what you think enlightenment looks like. One must remember that it is concept art and that the actual truth may be more significant to the self, more meaningful, and more obvious than was originally anticipated or inferred from the sight of Lucifer.
Lucifer serves as a kind of calibration, like the North Star did to sea-faring vessels. Lucifer is not actually the destination, but instead a potentially helpful tool for finding one’s way. While this may not apply to sea-faring vessels due to their limitations, if one of these vessels were to travel directly towards the North Star, and eventually make it, they will find themselves completely demolished by the star, finding not what they were looking for (which could’ve been the Americas).
Different words can be used to describe Lucifer, like calibration indicator, objective indicator, and directional inspirational attraction. The general concept, itself, is very familiar to any observant person, however, and as such, I find the word, “Lucifer,” rather useful, again considering how intuitively familiar this concept is.
The story of Lucifer presents evil and also avoiding evil, so this describes a complete angel. It’s a real story of life.