The Light of Pisces

In esoteric terms Pisces, “is the light of life itself and ends forever the darkness of matter.”* It is important to understand that when speaking from an esoteric (inner), or Soul, point of view, the language used does not refer to the external nature of things. The language and explanations always refer to an inner reality, one that is unseen, often unknown, and barely perceptible. Therefore, in the quote above, the light is the light of the Soul, and the darkness of matter is that state of unconsciousness when we are developing our personality and Spirit seems far away.

Since the light of Pisces really means the light that flows into the personality from the work of the incoming Soul, it is important once again to articulate what the Soul actually is. First, there is an originating God the Father source. This is called Spirit. And there is the polarity of God the Father called the Mother. This is called matter, or Earth. In between both of these polarities is a point of light called the Soul. The Soul was created when God theFather and God the Mother looked at each other for the first time. The frequencies of love that vibrated between them pulsated so strongly that a third energy was created. This energy is called by various names: Son, Soul, Christ principle, consciousness, a five-pointed star of fire, Sophia, Gnosis, Divine Wisdom. For this article we will concentrate on the word Soul.

At a time in our evolutionary history when Earth was being created and the Divine Mother made a choice to act as the mother of all life here on Earth, a separation began between God the Father and God the Mother. This was the origin of polarity. As humanity began to people the Earth, as our Spiritual origins began to recede into a mist, and as we focused on the development of our physical bodies, emotions, and logical mind, there needed to be some type of system that would take hold of our lives and reacquaint us with our divine origins. The activity of the Soul was then inaugurated as a bridge between our forgetfulness and our remembrances, our Spiritual inner selves and our outer physical selves. Spirit (Father) and matter (Mother) needed to be reunited again.

Therefore, in an act of sacrifice, the Soul, which is a frequency of divine energy or consciousness, dropped itself down from God the Father into a state of semi-dense physicality. While still maintaining its connection to Spirit, the Soul suspends itself above the life of every human and waits until the personality has developed both experience and strength enough to withstand the incoming fiery light the Soul will bring to the individual. When the personality is strong enough, the Soul detaches itself from God the Father and descends into the life and personality of the individual. From that point on, the personality takes on a new enlightened character because of the Soul’s influence. This descent is what is meant by “the light of life itself [that] ends forever the darkness of matter.”

There is a Sanskrit word for the path the Soul uses in its work of illuminating the life of an individual. That word is Antahkarana. In Western language it is called the Rainbow Bridge. It is actually a silvery cord that links the personality with the Soul and brings light to the darkness of matter.

Each individual has the ability to activate the process of the Soul. This is done out of, and through, the substance of the developed mind. To develop the mind one must first have the aspiration to know, actively study the Ancient Wisdom teachings, and then employ the techniques of invoking the Soul through pure intention and active visualization.

* Alice A. Bailey