I want to take advantage of this day of the eve before the feast of Sol Invictus on December 25, a very important date in the sacred calendar of the Traditional Roman Spirituality, to do some personal reflections.
I have got the fateof being born and living under the influence of Saturn, a divine force very difficult to handle and definitely not very linear and predictable. In this period of the year - so particularly permeated by this energy - I'm always subjected to a strong agitation and tension: in dealing with this condition I do use all my strength. I must say that the Traditional Roman Spirituality provides me with many tools in this attempt to gain inner calm and quiet even for "being able to look straight into the eyes this God" without losing control.
All this makes me think that the knowledge of the Via can not become a true wisdom if not realized. Theories, rituals, candles, altars, invocations are just talk and smoke when not translated into a real practice. And it's necessary that all this amount of knowledge can be put into action in an active way. It must become a tool to learn about themselves and deal with life even in its everyday seemingly obvious aspects.
Undertaking the Via it is not enough. We must also stay there. And undertaking the Via is the easiest part of the issue: The most difficult problem is to stay on the Via without getting lost. We must therefore build in ourselves the force that ensures a continuous interaction between the search for inner peace and outer world, between personal cultivation and responsibilities in the everyday life, between the awakening of the self-awareness and action in the world.
Undertaking the Via does not mean making a choice of ascetic life with detachment from the world, we do not withdraw, we will not flee or hide in an ideal dimension. We must cultivate ourselves in harmony with the world around us, for good or bad, in peace as in the storm. And this can help us in looking straight in the eye a titanic force like that of Saturn.