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The Equality Of Creation
"Since I am Infinite Space, and the Infinite Stars thereof, do ye also thus. Bind nothing! Let there be no difference made among you between any one thing and any other thing! For thereby there cometh hurt. But whoso availeth in this, let him be the chief of all." Liber al vel Legis 1:22-23
Nuit reminds us that she is Infinite Space and that we as the Infinite Stars in that space are equal.
While uniquely ourselves, and uniquely comprised of a piece of the soul that we recognize as the energy of Hadit, we are instructed to understand that there can be no differences among us.
The American Declaration of Independence avowed that all men (and women of all races, all colors and all backgrounds) are created equal. While the concept failed, this great historical document was a noble attempt by the founders of America to recognize an equality among people.
In his commentary in "The Law Is For All," Aleister Crowley saw this verse in Liber al vel Legis as a "thesis concerning compassion." He determined it to be of "the most palmary importance in the ethics of Thelema. It is necessary that we stop, once for all, this ignorant meddling with other people's business. Each individual must be left free to follow his own path!"
But Nuit carries this concept even farther. Not only are we expected to recognize the equality among humans, but also among "any one thing and any other thing."  The use of the word "thing" is significant. A thing is not necessarily human. She thus declares the same holy concern for the stones under our feet, the tree in our yard, and the bird in its nest.
"Let there be no difference made," she orders. For when we dare to determine that we might be superior to any other part of creation, "thereby cometh hurt."
When we recklessly destroy a stream and the living things in it by a dumping of toxic industrial waste, we are expressing a disregard for this basic rule.
When we slash and burn our forests to make room for an expansion of agriculture to feed an overpopulated world, we are attacking our creator, destroying our planet, and putting all that is holy in harms way.
Thereby cometh hurt.
The aboriginal tribes all over the Earth recognize the holiness of the Sun, the Moon, The Earth and even the trees. They believe that all things are alive. I have heard that American Indians once (and may still) practiced a ritual of prayer and apology before cutting down a single tree for use in giving themselves shelter, building a canoe, or making a tool. They apologized to the buffalo for having to kill it for food and carcass. Each thing of the Earth, to them, was precious. When a sacrifice was made to provide for human need, nothing was wasted. It was, to them, a holy act.
My wife and I once entertained a Hopi Two-Horned Priest at our home in Arizona. When a meal was served, this man took his plate of food, went into the yard, offered a prayer of thanks, and then gave back a portion of what was put on his plate to nature. The food went to the ground where it was consumed by the birds, the animals and creeping things in the dirt. He understood the wisdom in this verse even though I am sure he never heard the words.
Psychic and talented remote viewer Aaron C. Donahue determined that all things are part of the energy of creation. The planet we live on, Donahue said, is a sentient being. So is the sun. And if these two great bodies of energy in our solar system are alive and aware, do we dare to think that the other bodies in Nuit's heaven are any less?
Nuit is everywhere. She is, indeed, the infinite space. And her counterpart, the great energy of Hadit, can be found in everything we touch.
She promises that "whoso availeth in this, let him be the chief of all." The word avail means to strive, help, or promote. Nuit never expected us to be perfect. But she wanted us to understand the importance of all things, and to try, in our everyday activities, to respect the planet and be good stewards.
It was once known to us as Eden.
Donahue tells a story about an encounter he had in 2002 while raising the 72 Goetia Spirits. They had been locked away by King Solomon for thousands of years.
He said one particular spirit expressed surprised at the darkness of the world. When last allowed to roam free, it remembered Eden as a much brighter place.
We forgot who and what we were. And our greed and arrogance destroyed the planet. What was done promises hurt for all things.
The statement that "whoso availeth in this, let him be the chief of all," suggests that someone is coming who will lead humanity back on the path it once followed. That someone is obviously the one referred to earlier as the Beast.
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