Just after my last post, in which I declared I wasn't really concerned with my esoteric life, I did the MM. I was inspired to write a few things. I really do not think this is for me.
Mistakes Not to Make
This is not about power over others. The control you think you have is weakness revealed. Control over others is always small and petty.
Never hide your knowledge of your mistakes. Those that care about will love you despite them and respect you more for not hiding them. Those see you as less for being aware of your own errors and faults are not worth impressing. Most of the time, they are not true friends.
When you hide them, you hide the lessons you're supposed to learn. You get stuck. You make more mistakes and the circle continues. Break the circle but admitting your past errors and current faults?
If you can't do that, you are a coward. Cowards have no part in magick. You don't have to stay that way. All you need is a little courage. What is stopping you? Admit your errors. Say your apologies. Release yourself from your own prison.
The past is forever moving into the future reflecting in the present.
Take Watergate for example. Nixon hated the Kennedy's. Some of his dirty tricks were done because the Kennedy's got away with it before hand. The past (the Kennedy's corruption) moved to the future to stoke Nixon's corruption which bounced in the (then) future, through the Watergate break in. The past then covered up in the (then) now resulted in the impeachment of a president.
You will find the same legal/political staff all over the government high profile scandals of my lifetime. The people for and against Nixon reappeared again in the Ollie North scandal and the Clinton scandals. If it wasn't the original players moving forward it was their assistants during the previous scandal. It goes on and on and on.
Life, indeed eternity, plays out this way. Those that are 'connected' see these patterns as they unfold into the emotions of the moment.