by Michael Maciel
This warning is for all of us. It is a general principle that governs everyone who sets foot on the spiritual path. In fact, the farther along on the Path one travels, the more important the warning becomes.
Throughout the ages, mystics and priests alike have referred to the spiritual path as the Razor’s Edge, a reference to the sharp ridge of a mountain that leads to its summit. One misstep in either direction can plummet you to your doom.
It’s a metaphor for holding the tension of the opposites. On the one hand, we can say, “I am God,” and on the other, “I am human,” with all the frailties and sinfulness that implies—the sacred and profane wrapped up in one package.
No one likes to be condemned or to feel like there’s something wrong with them. The slightest accusation of that will make anyone…
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