I have writen in another place about keeping your inner feelings, plans, dreams and thoughts secret, lest people poop on them.
In short, what is most valuable to you, especially your dreams, should not be profaned by (however well meaning) naysayers and others.
One reason for why Magickal ceremonies and rituals are usually kept rather secret.
Their power would be diminished by telling “the world” about them.
Symbolized by the fact that spirituality, including Magick, Mysticism,Yoga and pure Religion (of a more than intellectual kind) belongs over the abyss on the Etz Chaii (Tree of Life).
That is Yechida, Chia and Neschamah (Kether,Chokmah and Bina).
In other word, hidden from the cosmos, or in this case the rational mind (Ruach).
I have begun to think about energy waste and distraction in my own life.
The more boring my life is, the more it gets posted on Facebook and similar places.
If my life was more interesting i might not WANT to reveal everything and even if i did, i would be too occupied experiencing it.
Maybe our posting of every fart on social medias rob us of power, a leakeage of sorts by throwing our whole inner self out there, unprotected and bare for anyone to scrutinize, judge or even insult for the heck of it.
It seems a whole lot of time is spent either attacking or defending ideologies, sexualities, spiritualities and so on.
In Freemasonry, they have a guy called the “Tyler” outside the door of the Temple, guarding it from intrusion.
If you see your life, your mind, your plans as a Lodge….do you have a Tyler? Does everything in there have the correct passwords and tokens?
That is, has thoughts, emotions, habits that are really unfamiliar to your spirituality, your sexual orientation, your ideology……simply YOU as an individual, snuck in?
I´m not talking about seeing others point of views, i´m talking about the bombardements of culture, telling you what is “right and wrong” (are you a Buddhist with largely Christian ethics because you where brought up/live in a Christian culture for instance?), telling you that you are “fat” despite the fact that you are skinnyer than Marilyn Monroe simply because our ideals have gone haywire?
Are we putting ourselves up as targets and then whine when we are judged by cretins?
It is one thing to bravely stand up for something, another to paste yourself everywhere out of shear Narcissism.
Another thing, now a big part of my (Spiritual) work is the backwards look.
I have been living in yesterday, in memories for too long.
That includes trying to become what i was again.
Isnt the whole work one of transformation?
Shouldnt we reinvent ourselves?
Symbolically one could see it as pure energy (and that is what it is, even nif not in form of a ray or anything similar).
Concentrated in one place it is stronger than if leaking in every direction.
Balanced it affects more than unbalanced.
Aiming it in the wrong direction, or several directions diminishes it.
Experinces and lessons learned are one thing, living a rerun of yourself another.
Aim for the next you.
It should be said that inspiration fuels the Temple so utter silence and an introvert attitude is not what i´m talking about (energy must be in motion).
Simply a moderation and caution with spillage.
Pearls before swine being the perfect metaphor.