Shortcomings and Blind Spots

The shortcomings are quite literally our blind spots. Everyone has at least one and that is Egotism. The degree of shortcoming may vary. Some have them in spades.

22 Egotism
Active Shortcoming: Self-importance
Behaviour: Self-opinionated, arrogant, self-centred, pompousness, holier-than-thou, longwindedness
Passive Shortcoming: Self-pity
Behaviour: Victim/martyr, hard-done-by, unappreciated, fear of exposure, fear of being wrong, fear of criticism.

Many have at least one additional shortcoming.

The higher the number of the dark jewel so to speak, the more destructive the shortcoming.

When the shortcoming is “triggered” people behave in a very destructive way and are absolutely unaware, {at least at first} that they are doing this. The theory goes that if one works at bringing the dark jewel into light one heads towards freedom. I personally concur with this theorem.

Say for example you are self-opinionated, arrogant and pompous, you would be completely unaware of the fact. You might even imagine yourself to be thoroughly justified in your behaviours and so you INFLICT them on others. Someone else might deem you arrogant and tell you but you would not accept their version of things because you are arrogant. You would be unaware and unaccepting of this notion, completely blind to it.

The idea being is that one can flip between the active and passive expression of the shortcoming at the drop of a feather. It is very easy for someone who is self-centred to feel hard-done-by or unappreciated.

“I am so important and wonderful, yet nobody appreciates my magnificence.”

There is a lack of balance and near constant oscillation.

If for example you express “self-opinionated” the idea is to first of all note when you are being self-opinionated and then try to learn how to open your mind if only a tad. Slowly, step by step, you bring this aspect of the shortcoming out of the dark and into the light. In other words, you e-volve. You change for the better towards harmony and balance and away from dissonance.

Have a look at this shortcoming.

Do you recognise any of the behaviours?

Do you oscillate?

Then you are a human and at least partially beset with egotism.

Some Dark Jewels or Shortcomings

28 Abuse of Power
Active Shortcoming: Cruelty
Behaviour: Imposition, insensitivity, sadistic, vitriolic, aggression, sarcasm
Passive Shortcoming: Self-abnegation
Behaviour: Callousness, cold, unnurturing, harshness

29 Abuse Generally
Active Shortcoming: Oppression
Behaviour: Forcefulness, greed, coercion, aggression, playing the Blame Game
Passive Shortcoming: Fixation
Behaviour: Infatuation, romance, fanaticism, narrow-mindedness

30 Manipulation
Active Shortcoming: Lust for…
Behaviour: Sexual manipulation, covetousness, lewdness, power hungry, love of intrigue
Passive Shortcoming: Corruptible
Behaviour: Easily seduced, fraudulent, degenerate, depraved, decadence, perversion

31 Reason/Logic
Active Shortcoming: Bigotry
Behaviour: Dogmaticism, disbelieving, intolerance, assumed understanding, selective perception
Passive Shortcoming: Prejudiced
Behaviour: Discriminating against, preconceptions, distorting the truth, indulgence

32 Disharmony
Active Shortcoming: Inertia
Behaviour: Anarchy, nihilism, discrediting, slander, gossip, interrupting
Passive Shortcoming: Entropy
Behaviour: Apathy, indifference, carelessness, negligence, slothful, confusion, laziness


I’ll start this with a quotation from Wiki:

“The Qliphoth/Qlippoth/Qlifot or Kelipot (Hebrew: קְלִיפּוֹת‎, the different English spellings are used in the alternative Kabbalistic traditions of Hermetic Qabalah and Jewish Kabbalah respectively), literally “Peels”, “Shells” or “Husks” (from singular: קְלִפָּה‎ qlippah “Husk”), are the representation of evil or impure spiritual forces in Jewish mysticism, the polar opposites of the holy Sefirot. The realm of evil is also termed Sitra Achra/Aḥra (Aramaic סטרא אחרא‎, the “Other Side” opposite holiness) in Kabbalah texts.”

“In Jewish Kabbalistic cosmology of Isaac Luria, the qlippot are metaphorical “shells” surrounding holiness. They are spiritual obstacles receiving their existence from God only in an external, rather than internal manner. Divinity in Judaism connotes revelation of God’s true unity, while the shells conceal holiness, as a peel conceals the fruit within. They are therefore synonymous with idolatry, the root of impurity through ascribing false dualism in the Divine, and with the Sitra Achra (סטרא אחרא “Other Side”), the perceived realm opposite to holiness. They emerge in the descending seder hishtalshelus (Chain of Being) through Tzimtzum (contraction of the Divine Ohr), as part of the purpose of Creation. In this they also have beneficial properties, as peel protects the fruit, restraining the Divine flow from being dissipated. Kabbalah distinguishes between two realms in qlippot, the completely impure and the intermediate.

Their four “concentric” terms are derived from Ezekiel’s vision (1:4), “And I looked and behold, a whirlwind came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness was about it…” The “Three Impure Qlippot” (completely Tamei “impure”) are read in the first three terms, the intermediate “Shining Qlippah” (Nogah “brightness”) is read in the fourth term, mediating as the first covering directly surrounding holiness, and capable of sublimation. In medieval Kabbalah, the Shekhinah is separated in Creation from the Sefirot by man’s sin, while in Lurianic Kabbalah Divinity is exiled in the qlippot from prior initial Catastrophe in Creation. This causes “Sparks of Holiness” to be exiled in the qlippot, Jewish Observance with physical objects redeeming mundane Nogah, while the Three Impure Qlippot are elevated indirectly through Negative prohibitions. Repentance out of love retrospectively turns sin into virtue, darkness into light. When all the sparks are freed from the qlippot, depriving them of their vitality, the Messianic era begins. In Hasidic philosophy, the kabbalistic scheme of qlippot is internalised in psychological experience as self-focus, opposite to holy devekut self-nullification, underlying its Panentheistic Monistic view of qlippot as the illusionary self-awareness of Creation.”


I am not entirely sure that the authors of the wiki page know what they are, yet they do a scholarly job.

If you succumb to using the dark jewels such as disharmony and manipulation it is possible that you destroy whole swathes of potential via the effects of your causal actions. The more you manipulate and then lie to cover up for your deeds, the more destruction and damage you do to the world. The more you inflict.  It becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. Desperately trying to spin plates life gets completely out of control and the force and this is the right word, turns back in upon you. Involution.

Manipulate, lie, lie starts to surface, manipulate, lie further, fear sets in, justify, lie starts to surface, manipulate, spin. The Qliphoth are not free, they exact a price. They look good to start with, but boy do they attach and suck vitality, they feed on those so attracted.

They can twist and distort, they can even derange.

It takes a special level of awareness to interact with the Qliphoth without being tarnished, overly tempted and then drawn in.

Orange man was/is a fan of the dark jewels. They have started to hunt him now…he may be a stable genius, but the dark jewels are like Dementors.

If you play with the dark side and are impure, ambitious, and self-aggrandizing there is every chance that you will have your fingers burned.

I can see traces in the web of life, linking several people.  I can hold the lines between them clear in my consciousness, thanks to the dragons. 😉

Only when you have collected ALL the light jewels can you enter and exit the world of the sorcerers at will and without harm…

People are so clever…

So wise..