Ninth Day of Christmas: Ye Are the Light of the World

The Ninth Day of Christmas
Evening of January 2nd

Tonight we meditate on the qualities of Sagittarius: ethics, humor, generosity, honesty, intelligence, independence, open-heartedness, compassion, and energy; and on the negative side, boastfulness, tactlessness, lacking in concentration, impatience, bluntness, argumentative.  This day is also associated St. Philip, and a spiritualized mind.  While meditating, feel free to visualize the symbol of Sagittarius displayed below, focus on an icon or holy card of St. Philip, or simply light a green candle.

Read the following scripture, and then focus on the negative qualities of Sagittarius that you recognize in yourself.

Samael said, ‘If any other thing exists before me, let it become visible to me!’ And immediately Sophia stretched forth Her finger and introduced light into matter; and She pursued it down to the region of chaos.” – Hypostasis of the Archons

Knowing that you can move beyond these negative aspects of yourself, read the following scripture, and meditate upon the positive qualities of Sagittarius you possess.  Samael, in his ignorance and boastfulness believed himself to be the One True God, but Sophia brought the Light of Spirit into the world he created, so that we may overcome the hold the demiurge has on us.  Holy Philip is the perfect example to follow on the Path of Light – before he found the Lord, he had no idea what a spiritualized or Christed mind would mean in his life.  He was a mentalist, or in Gnostic terms, a hylic.  But after the light of Christ was shed up him, he became worthy to be numbered among the Immortal Twelve.

 “Ye are the light of the world.”Matthew 5:14


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