This dark jewel is very operative in our times. Its energy pervades. Every time you yield to temptation you are technically working with darkness. You are opening the door and letting in the darkness, simple as.
At one time or another we all succumb to temptation, whether that be to tell a white lie, exaggerate something for our “benefit” or maybe on the tax return. Temptation is at the heart of some pranks on YouTube. There is a gold digger series, whereby some bloke gets rebuffed and then he drives up in a flash car, all of a sudden, the woman changes her attitude. We can be tempted by many things, but power is one of the strongest, as is money.
To give an example, of something which people do not deem heinous. There is the temptation to snoop. From the privacy of our homes and internet firewall, we can snoop on other people. They do not know we are snooping on them, so we feel empowered so to do. There is a part of us that knows this is off. We might justify it along the lines that if he/she did not want to be snooped on, they would not have put this stuff up. We might then gather together with a cabal and gossip about the low-hanging fruit available to us on the internet. We have picked said fruit and gorged upon it. And he/she, the orchard owner, does not even know. My, aren’t we cunning and clever.
If you think about it snooping from “the shadows” implies darkness…and in the darkness strange things grow.
The dark jewel has put its roots into us and it starts to grow. All dark jewels work in a surreptitious manner and before long, their tendrils pervade.
The best antidote to the dark jewel – temptation is the light jewel – discernment. It is by learning how to discern better that we can offset the temptation.
It is my experience that the energy of this light jewel #17 is the most sorely lacking in our times. Temptation has usurped it and we are all besotted by the shiny and the glamorous.
Temptation is the jewel par excellence of short-cuts and “advantage”. These are seen as smart and clever.
Each of knows, at least a little, when we are being tempted.
Having cued this up:
Can I sense temptation starting to work on me?
Do I like the feeling?
Is it somehow exciting and maybe naughty?