Be Yourself

Be Yourself Aradia - The Goddess of Light Traditional Wicca As A Spiritual Path Or The Quest Of The Goddess Kernnunos Morality and Modern Paganism The Scourge

(A talk given by 'Carlos', AKA Janus-Mithras at a public speaking platform on All  Hallows  Eve, 1972, at Center Island, Toronto)


Greetings  Everyone!  


First of all, I feel I must tell you that I am not a lecturer, nor a Guru and that I have not come here to

"sell" you a religion, a cult or even a method.  I have simply come here to have a heart to heart, soul to

soul talk with you, about a very Important and Beautiful subject, Yourself.


Neither have I come here to tell you how wonderful I am, but to tell you how wonderful you are. Nor

have I come to tell you that I am a Divine Being and or an Incarnation of God, and that I am special. No, I

have come to tell you that YOU, each of you, is a Divine Being, that each one of you is an Incarnation of

God, and that we are all very very special.


I  have  most  definitely  not  come  here  to  be  glamorized,  worshipped  or  looked  up  to  but  to  glamorize  

you,  to  worship  you,  to  look  up  to  every  one  of  you  and  try  to  wake  you  up  to  your  true  worth.  


Therefore,  I  say  to  you  all:    Wake  up,  and  claim  your  Divine  Inheritance,  look  up  to  yourselves,  cherish  

yourselves,  for  you  are  not  commonplace  and  unimportant.    No,  you  are  precious,  valuable  and  

Beautiful  indeed.  


You  are  all  eternal  beings,  immortal,  without  beginning  and  without  end.  


You  are  not  your  bodies,  nor  are  you  your  emotions,  not  even  your  thoughts,  these  things  are  yours,  but  

not  YOU.    You  are  not  any  of  these  things  which  are  continuously  changing  every  minute.    You  are  Pure  

Consciousness,  always  aware,  always  blissful  and  immortal.    You  don't  die  when  your  body  dies.    You  

don't  burn  when  the  body  burns.    You  are,  I  repeat,  immortal,  eternal  without  birth  and  without  death.  


And  please  do  not  listen  to  those  who  would  confuse  you  and  demoralize  you  and  rob  you  of  your  

Spiritual  Inheritance.  


Do  not  listen  to  those  who  would  have  you  small,  petty  and  ugly.    Those  who  will  tell  you  that  you  are  

evil,  sinful  and  doomed.    Those  who  would  split  you  into  a  thousand  pieces  and  then  tag  them,  

conscious,  superconscious,  unconscious,  ego,  superego,  id  etc.  etc.    Do  not  listen,  do  not  believe  them  

for  they  will  do  nothing  but  butcher  your  Soul.    You  are  One,  not  many.    You  are  always  conscious  and  

blissful,  and  the  Universe  is  One  Substance,  and  that  One  Substance  is  Consciousness  and  Consciousness  

is  the  true  and  only  god,  and  that  Holy  One  sleeps  in  the  stones,  dreams  in  the  plants,  wakes  up  in  

animals  and  becomes  self-‐conscious  in  man.    Therefore,  everything  is  holy  and  everything  is  God.    

Therefore,  all  things  are  basically  Good  and  Beautiful  and  evil  is  only  ignorance  and  the  shadows  of  the  

One  Light.  


And  therefore,  I  say  to  you,  please  do  not  listen.    This  does  not  mean  that  those  functions  of  

Consciousness  do  not  exist.    No,  they  do  exist,  but  they  are  functions,  activities,  even  powers  if  you  


want.    But  they  are  not  YOU,  they  are  not  the  immortal  ever  conscious,  ever  blissful  you,  no  more  than  

the  eyes  or  ears  or  even  the  thoughts  are  you.    These  things  do  exist  and  they  are  yours,  but  they  are  

not  YOU.  


But  perhaps  you  will  ask  me:    Where  is  this  Divine  Consciousness,  this  Blissful  Self  of  yours?    How  can  I  

find  it?    Has  anybody  ever  seen  it,  or  heard  it  or  touched  it?    How  can  you  prove  it?  


I  answer  you:  


Is  there  a  place  where  it  is  not?    It  is  everywhere,  and  the  whole  of  Creation  with  its  millions  of  

Universes  is  only  as  a  tiny  sponge  inside  this  Ocean  of  Consciousness.    And  you  can  not  see  this  Blissful,  

Ever  Conscious  Self  for  it  is  Himself  the  One  Seer  who  sees  through  the  eyes  of  all  the  millions  of  

creatures  of  this  Universe,  and  besides  Him  there  is  no  other  one  to  see.    And  you  can  not  hear  Him,  for  

He  is  the  Listener  behind  all  ears.    And  to  find  Him  you  must  become  the  Seer  behind  the  eyes,  and  the  

Listener  behind  the  ears,  remembering  also  that  He  is  Himself  the  one  who  seeks  in  all  of  us.  


How  can  I  prove  it?    Must  you  have  your  own  existence  proven  to  you?    Could  you  say  that  you  are  not,  

that  you  do  not  exist?    Can  you  deny  yourself?    Can  you  say  that  you  are  not  here,  seeing  me,  listening  

to  me,  thinking  of  what  I  am  saying,  aware  of  my  presence.  


You  answer:    "Yes,  of  course  I  am."    And  right  there,  there  in  those  few  words  is  the  whole  Secret  of  the  

Universe.  


"Yes,  of  course  I  am."    Wonderful  words  these,  the  Lost  Word  of  the  Ancients,  the  true  Word  of  Power,  

the  Holy  Ineffable  Name  of  God.  


"Yes,  of  course  I  am."    I  am,  I  am,  I  am;    Isn't  everyone?    Doesn't  everyone  say  also  I  am.    Isn't  this  the  

Chant  of  all  Creation:    I  am,  I  am,  I  am;  the  birds  singing,  the  trees  swaying  in  the  winds,  the  flowers  

blooming,  the  grass  growing,  the  planets  revolving  in  their  orbits,  the  stars  flying  through  space  and  

billions  of  galaxies  revolving  and  expanding  all  chanting  I  am,  I  exist,  I  am,  I  am,  I  am.  


And  it  is  this  I  amness  which  is  the  divinity  in  each  one  of  us,  it  is  this  I  amness  which  is  the  eternal,  

immortal  us.    That  is  your  true  self,  your  real  name.  


So,  I  have  come  here,  humbly  and  with  love  to  ask  you:    Don't  deny  yourself.    Be  Yourself  and  accept  

your  Divine  Inheritance,  accept  this  simple  faith,  which  needs  no  other  proof,  but  your  own  being,  your  

own  existence.  


You  need  not  do  anything  but  accept  yourself  just  as  you  are,  trust  yourself,  love  yourself,  cherish  

yourself,  for  you  are  a  living  God  and  the  Soul  of  the  Universe  is  your  soul.  There  are  no  exercises  to  

perform,  no  concentrations,  no  meditations;    nothing  to  pay,  nothing  to  do,  nothing,  for  nothing  can  

give  you  that  which  you  already  have,  nothing  can  make  you  become  that  which  you  already  are,  let  

your  highest  virtue  be  self-‐trust  and  simplicity  and  dispense  bravely  with  all  crutches  and  means  to  and  

end.    YOU  are  the  Beginning  as  well  as  the  End,  so  do  not  procrastinate  with  Reality  and  take  your  

Divinity  for  granted.    Do  it  now,  not  eventually,  and  do  not  fall  into  the  error  of  repeating  "I  AM"  as  if  it  


could  make  you  more  YOU.    For  Realization  is  not  by  the  mere  uttering  of  "I  AM",  nor  by  spiritual  

practices  and  meditations  but  by  the  living  fact  of  you  being  it  already.  


Do  not  even  pretend  to  be  "I",  just  be  the  Self  absolutely,  wholly  and  in  reality,  now  as  always.  


Most  emphatically  there  is  no  need  for  repetitious  meditations  or  feeble  imitations  of  Yourself.    You  are  

alive,  you  are  conscious,  you  exist,  so  do  not  rehearse  reality,  and  thereby  mock  your  very  Existence  and  

the  Reality  of  the  Godhead  you  embody.    For  practices  and  rehearsing  are  nothing  but  simulations  which  

in  themselves  are  a  denial  of  the  Natural  Holiness  and  Oneness  of  all  things.    Such  practices  merely  ruin  

the  Reality  by  assuming  a  moment,  even  a  moment  when  we  are  not  the  Self  and  already  fully  realized.  


Just  be  yourself,  rise  up  to  your  true  height  and  crown  yourself  with  your  own  hands.    Let  all  your  

natural  functions  and  actions  be  simple  and  loving  celebrations  of  this  simple  fact.    And  in  this,  remain  

humble  and  loving  and  beautiful  with  Perfect  Trust  and  Perfect  Love  in  your  heart,  remembering  always  

that  what  you  have  heard  here  today  is  equally  true  of  everyone  else.  


And  now  farewell,  and  may  you  all  go  in  Light  and  Peace  all  the  length  of  your  days.