Diving Into the Secret of Secrets: What Does Esoteric Mean?
Many of us may be interested in the esoteric and curious to learn more. Yet, what is esoteric study anyway? What makes something esoteric? Let’s explore this together. There are some intriguing insights to unravel.
Put simply, anything that’s esoteric is oriented toward the ‘inside.’ We’re talking about going inward, turning our gaze within, and embarking on the individual journey toward inner understanding. Throughout human history, esoteric knowledge has been preserved for those that are initiated into this type of study. For, with great power (which esoteric understandings innately distribute) comes great responsibility.
So let’s talk about this for a moment—this concept of power and responsibility. These principles must reach an equilibrium, in order for a given system to be in balance. When we look at the microcosm of the personal experience, we are (through this lens) invited into awareness around our own power. When we train and orient ourselves toward expansive teachings rooted in the esoteric arts, we are bestowed the responsibility of protecting these secrets by using the ability to respond to any given moment with grace and integrity. For years, we’ve protected that which is sacred by keeping it a secret… Yet now is the time of No-More-Secrets, and we have a responsibility within this process, at this time. Chances are, if you’re intrigued by esoteric teachings, you likely have a role to play in their preservation.
Walking the Walk
It’s not only learning about esoteric principles. Bringing that which is secret out into the open through action comes with great responsibility. It’s important to apply what you’ve learned and walk with integrity. This takes a strong degree of humility; one must be honest with oneself to understand how deeply our thoughts, words and actions are aligned with the highest good. Moreover, we must be honest with ourselves about how and where we are led astray, and utilize the tools we’ve acquired through knowledge to bring ourselves back on track.
Most importantly, we remain gentle with ourselves on the path we walk, continuing to nurture our curiosity toward that which is ready to be revealed.
Apply the teachings
Course correction along our journey is where conceptual development meets embodied expression. Bringing what’s secret, under cover, or concealed into the light, so it can be shown and shared in service to the highest good of all involved.
There’s a gift in every shadow. Sometimes we have to traverse some choppy waters or rocky roads. It’s essential that we cultivate trust and different practices that help to alchemize the densities in our mindset into a lightness of being.
We’re at the end of an epoch, friends. The age of information is here AND it’s the time of No More Secrets! It’s all available for the ear to hear. The question is…will you choose to dive in? Will you get uncomfortable and flow into the deep, beneath what distractions ride on the surface?