Have you ever wondered why we use the words “As Above – So Below” as part of our Rituals? I think many just say the words by rote without a deeper understanding of what it means. Even in Shamanism we use a similar incantation; “We Marry the As Above with the So Below”. Historically it comes from the Egyptian-Greek Emerald Tablet of the 2nd and 3rd centuries CE and it was embraced by European Hermetic occult practitioners and is still with us today.
So theoretically we can say that it has been around since ancient times and therefore is encased in our collective ancestral knowledge. I however think that when we look at what it really means and stop saying it by rote as a way to begin a ritual we could deepen our rituals and what we are attempting to manifest will become more focused.
How many times have I heard people speak to how difficult it is for them to manifest what they desire? They say all the right incantations, work with the Gods and Goddesses and yet things are just not what they are seeking. Interesting… I have a theory.
First, let’s explore the As Above. What is the As Above – it is the Dream Space. This is where all our dreams, visions or the goals reside. We all know that we have to have a clear picture of the Dream we want to manifest that is why we use vision boards and various other tools to strengthen that dream. The piece we miss… is our ability to overcome our own doubt.
Doubt clouds our ability to manifest. It makes us water down our dream and bring it more in line with what the Ego believes our abilities are. Our Dreamer knows that we are infinite and that nothing is impossible. What drives our Ego… Fear. Fear of failure and sometimes even fear of success.
The So Below is this reality that we are in every day. This is where the Ego lives and here it reigns supreme. It will trick us into believing that we should not risk what we have. There are times it will make you believe that you don’t deserve the dream you are manifesting. Because of doubt the As Above is not reflected in the So Below and therefore can’t be made manifest. That is why saying “As Above, So Below” as part of a ritual will not necessarily reap success – because we don’t believe it.
So, what can we do to overcome our Ego’s and get out of our own way? We have to heal the Inner world so that we can calm the mind and start to see the Outer world for what is really is. We need to stop projecting into the future and be in the now. When we realize that what we do today is the foundation for tomorrow then we start to see the shift. We need to stay the course and not let our Ego’s lead us astray.
Love & Light