Christ’s journey into the man Jesus was like stepping into a mirror and animating the reflection. This can only be done with the purest will.
“The ancient wisdom, passed down the ages, about the purest use of the will came to mind. It has to do with the earthly self as a mirror image of the true self. We know that when we look in the mirror, the image we see is lifeless. What if we could step into the mirror and animate the image? This is precisely the process of the true self engaging with the earthly self. The question to ask is this: are we prepared to sacrifice our earthly self? This is the great conundrum for every human being. We have the choice to be human or superhuman, and it all rests on the way we use our will.
Souls never die, but always on quitting one abode pass to another. All things change, nothing perishes. The soul passes hither and thither, occupying now this body, now that… As a wax is stamped with certain figures, then melted, then stamped anew with others, yet it is always the same wax. So, the soul being always the same, yet wears at different times different forms. ~ Pythagoras.”
From To Journey Back by Kristina Kaine – Volume 1 pending publication
The Mirror of Venus detail by Sir Edward Burne Jones