Aegletes, the General

[Originally posted here at the Treasury of Apollon’s blog, October 5, 2014]

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Aegletes teaches indirectly.  He brightens what was once left dark and void. He glimmers from a far distance, drawing our attention, then driving our glances away, as He stings the eyes of those who dare gaze upon Him.

Aegletes is the setting sun.  His path leads Him to concerns we may not fathom.  His is a world between worlds, where the fates of all living and unliving dwell.

Aegletes will lead you to the islands; all those long forgotten parts of your own soul.  He will make you see what you have avoided, and will not relent until you have accepted.

Aegletes disappears into your darkness, only to reemerge, brighter than your elation at His return.  He knows what parts of you are too far gone to save, and what must be coaxed back into the light.

Aegletes is a healer, but He heals through the absence of medicine.  He will not hold your hand, but will instead thrust you toward the trial you must face; and there will you find your remedy.

Aegletes is the promise of a new day.  His is the security of knowing that the worlds will dance their spiral dance, on through the ages, while He Himself conducts the symphony which drives its movement.

Aegletes will ensure that we are not stagnant.  He will pull and prod us through many terrible things.  He will have no remorse for His actions, and we will lament His attention, many times.

Aegletes is our Lord and Master, and through His guidance we will master our own imperfections.  He wills us to be strong, and by His illumination we sever ourselves from those fragile weaknesses.

Aegletes does not settle for less than perfect truth.  He sets the example that we are to follow, and He never demands anything that He Himself would not do.  His is the pride of the general leading polished troops.

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