Originally Posted by FelineNostalgia
There's an old pagan saying '' You must heal yourself first, before you heal the land''
This also strikes me as coming from a lightworker/right-hand path perspective, because of the focus on healing the land. It's not neutral or balanced, it's clearly focused on doing good for the whole, or unity.
To contrast, a darkworker would probably say:
"You must heal yourself before you can achieve."
I think something else most people don't understand is that darkworkers have big ambitions for themselves, solely for themselves, just because it's what enriches and impassions them. That is what necessitates the different focus, and indeed even the different methodology. "Arch angel, dark angel
Lend me thy light
Through death's veil
Til we have heaven in sight"
That's an LHP mantra to help give you an idea of the psychological processes at work in a darkworker's mind. We are prideful and ambitious to the extent that, like the devil himself, we will charge heaven with the intention of taking God's throne.
Don't take that terminology too literally as it's metaphor intended to convey a deeper truth. This is another reason darkworking isn't fully compatible with unity, and why lightworking can't encourage individuating to the same extent that darkworking does. I think right-hand pathers do themselves a grave disservice when they try to shed their egos and abandon their individual selves but I can see that no matter how much they individuate their identity is still intricately connected to the whole.