Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been fascinated by ancient cultures; specially the Egyptians and the Incas.  Through my growth as a metaphysical person, I’ve come to discover so many wonderful teachings along the road; today I would like to share a few proverbs that can have a deep impact in our lives, if you are willing to apply them.

Ancient wisdom is one of the most valuable gifts we can offer ourselves. Sometimes we think because they are ancient, it automatically means they are obsolete. We forget our world is not one of new discovery; but one of rediscovery.  It is the circle of life, and it will always balance itself out. Whatever problems, issues, challenges we may think are new; are not.  Our ancestors had to face the same things in their search for spiritual and technological growth.

It is my personal belief that we would all benefit from expanding our knowledge by learning more about the people some of us consider “savages”.

The proverbs I will point out, all come from the Emerald Tablet.  Perhaps you know it better as the Smaragdine Table.  For those of you not familiar with the Emerald Tablet, it is a compact/cryptic piece reputed to contain the secret of the prima materia and its transmutation.  It is the foundation for the Hermetic tradition; in short the Emeral tablet holds some of the most profound wisdom in the ancient world.

1.- As above so below: What does this mean?, well lets start by making it more personal; we can do so by simply putting differently “as within so without”. This means if you are feeling like crap, chances are you will attract a lot of crap.  The same thing can be said for its opposite, if you are feeling great inside, you will attract great people.  That sacred Egyptian wisdom really says a lot, for just as the constellations, what goes up in the stars, so happens in planet earth.

Ultimately what it means is your internal state is really everything! So if you don’t become conscious of the thoughts you are thinking, don’t be surprise if you end up in a place surrounded by people who do not contribute to your growth, and wondering how you got there. Our thoughts manifest our reality!.

2.- Know thyself and you will come to know the Gods: Most people who know of Socrates’ writings are familiar with this saying.  Well Socrates went to study in Egypt, so no surprise there!

Know thyself and the kingdom of God will be revealed within you. A lot of the time we only seek the answers through the external, or the believe that God can be cage within a building. When you realize wonderful people are not found in just one place, they can be found all around us. Start resonating with other people like you, who understand we are all made of the same fabric, we are all connected, so whatever you do to others, will come back to you.

3.- He who understands music, will understand the cosmos: Music conveys the most emotions. Music is all about vibration, so next time you are listening to something pay attention to what that is conveying for you. Is it happy?. Remember music is a personal expression, so don’t worry about others not understanding your “tune”, just make sure what you are listening to does not negate you but nurtures you.

This proverb also represents our ability to “tune” ourselves.  When we are learning a new instrument it requires patience and perseverance. You need to tune your instrument so that you may play beautiful music.  Your soul is that instrument and it requires constant tuning and practice, but remember to be patient with yourself and don’t let others keep you from resonating at a higher level. This can not be done inside any building, this can only be done inside of you!.

4.- He who follows his heart will never go astray: How many times have you followed your heart and ended up in the most beautiful place?.  If you follow your heart, you are more at peace, and you won’t loose your path. No matter what others think, if you follow your heart, you will end up in the path that was unique for you!.

5.-A beautiful thing is never perfect: How many times do we strive for perfection in our lives?. You want the perfect body? the perfect boyfriend? girlfriend? you want to be praise for being perfect? reality  is nobody is perfect.

When you realize that no one is perfect and that a “normal” “perfect” life is boring, you come to understand that what may be perfect for some may not be what is right for you. Nothing in this world is perfect and if you encounter a person who acts perfect, recognize they are in their own state of denial. No one is perfect, and  imperfection can create beauty.  Gold is refine by Fire!.

6.-Friendship doubles joy and halves grief: Who is around you?, connect with people who lift you higher, because a lot of the times what happens is we are so afraid to be alone that we rather hang around people who makes us feel alone. Realize that you deserve and are worthy of being around the best type of company!.

Realize your vibe attracts your tribe. Understand it is better to have one or two good friends than lots of friends who really are not contributing to your growth.  Remember the more you develop internally the more you come to enjoy your solitude, and solitude is not loneliness; isolation is loneliness.  So many of us are willing to sacrifice who we really are in exchange to be accepted by others who are in the same boat. The more you accept yourself and the more you love yourself, the more you enjoy your own company.  This means that when you choose to be around others, is exactly that a choice, not a need!.

7.-He who chats to you about other people is probably chatting about you: So many of us get caught up in listening to gossip; if someone is willing to gossip to you in order to be accepted and be your friend, chances are they will do the same to you with others, because of their need to be accepted and liked by everyone.  Encourage people to say what they have to say in front of the person they are talking about. Pay attention, not to the words, but are they willing to repeat the same words in front of those whom they are speaking about.

8.-Know those who are faithful to you in low estate: When you are thriving, suddenly everyone just starts appearing. What about the people who were with you when others turned their back on you?, what about those whom stood for you when others harmed or condemn you?; those people are the ones you need to focus your attention on and stop chasing those who want nothing to do with you when you are at your lowest point.

9.-When the angels come out;  the devils run away: You might be afraid to shine right now, you might be afraid of just how brilliant you are!. The angel frequency is when you acknowledge that, and sometimes you are going to get haters.  Focus on those who recognize how amazing you are, and if no one is doing that, don’t worry; you got to do it!, that is the power that  no one can take from you!.

Recognize however that a lot of people can’t handle the power that comes and emanates from someone who is shining; they can’t handle the power that emanates from your deep core; that is why a lot of the time you have haters. They can’t stand the fact that you can stand by yourself while they are still young on their journey and need the acceptance of others more than the desire to stand by what is just.

In ancient Egypt in the mystery schools; those who came from it, were judged.  Others could not handle the frequency their soul was at.  They did not resonate!, why?, because those people who had undergone challenges and focus on growth of self and mysteries of life were in a different estate of awareness. Remember two energies with different vibrations can not occupy the same space.  So the angels is an archetype for who we all are in our higher nature, and the lower nature is the devils.  So when those who are living or working on themselves to live in their higher nature, those who live in their lower nature run away!.

No one is really a devil or a an angel; we are all people at different stages of growth within our souls.  The more immature the soul is, the more it needs acceptance and the easier it is to accept doctrine rather than knowledge. What this proverb is simply pointing out is not that people are devils, but there are those at lower estate who will try to bring you down.  Let your light blind them, but remember to embrace your darkness, or dark moments; you can’t get to the light without having walked through the dark.  Wisdom comes from experience, the more “perfect” your life is,chances are the more narrow minded your view of life is, and the more afraid you are at the idea of being alone or not accepted by others.

10.- Yesterday drunkenness wont quench your thirst today: How many times have you made mistakes and looking back at it you wonder “what the hell was I thinking?”.  Many of us make a mistake and looking back at it, we might choose not to do it again ( might-your soul will only go as fast as its ready to accept the truth that you are worth loving).  In essence this proverb reminds us that every day is a new day.  Maybe you made an ass out of yourself, maybe your life was less than perfect,everyday is a new beginning!.
Don’t be too hard on yourself, everyday you get a new chance.  You get the change to make the same mistakes, or to have learnt and make the choice to do what is best for your soul.

It all comes down to our estate of mind and the people we surround ourselves with.  We are human, there are no saints!! Sometimes you might do things which will lower your vibration but the most important part is to be gentle with yourself.  Ask yourself “what did I learn from that?”, and move on.  You don’t need others to punish you, you don’t need to punish yourself, you need to reward yourself and understand that you have the choice to grow from that experience.