We cannot ‘change’ ourselves. Only the Grace of God has that power. The one thing we can ‘do’ at our level of Being, however, is to begin to examine ourselves, to follow Socrates’ injunction to “Know Thyself” (he did not say “change thyself”).
And it is all we should tryto do, for it is the only thing that works! Our dark, negative qualities cannot stand the glaring light of consciousness: they begin to shrivel up and disappear. This is why Demeter, upon hearing the echoing cries of her beloved Persephone descending into Hell, immediately began to scour the Earth with a torch in her hand, symbolically examining everything in the light of consciousness. – THE DOOR IS OPEN, p. 34
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