True Will is Unique Gift is (the Triune) God’s Will
With this formula, the central tenets of Thelema, Integral Theory, and Catholic mysticism can be put into harmonious juxtaposition. My True Will expresses My Unique Gift, which makes visible the invisible activity of God’s Will.
Thelema understands that the evolved soul is capable of a higher morality which must follow the course of its self-realization into a fulfilling sense of mission, not merely obedience to a rigid moralism. It speaks of the Will, which we call Unique Will.
Integral Theory understands that there is a Unique Gift which we have to give, a flowering of the Unique Self, which is our enlightened awareness, knowledgeable of our lack of separation with All-That-Is. The Unique Will is the Will of the Unique Self.
Catholic mysticism recognizes above all the reality of God as Trinity, the Holy Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer in Whose Will the will of the believer is inspired, freed from its baggage of crude egoism, and maintained in the face of difficulties.
Aleister Crowley’s famous teaching, “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law,” refers to the overwhelming completeness with which one intuits the need to discover one’s holy purpose in life, equip one’s self for realizing one’s innate gifts and pursuing the realizing its obligation.” It feels absolutely binding, and in fact it does appear to be the most important thing one ever does.
But “Do what thou wilt” is misunderstood if it is not understood in this manner, as a sort of enlightenment teaching in which the True Self and Unique Self are united in the pursuit of the Unique Will. It is not a license for abandonment to impulses and instincts willy nilly. It is better to say, “Do your True Will, which you will recognize because you are giving your Unique Gift from your Unique Self.”
Aleister Crowley’s famous teaching continued, “Love is the law, love under will.” For the Catholic mystic seeking to learn from Thelema, Aleister’s addition is the key. But only if we take the liberty to understand with our widest mystical sensibility that “love under will” must mean “love under God’s will”, the Trinity-in-action. When the invisible God is made visible we know that the True Will of many, many enlightened individuals truly comes together in a harmonious, loving, life-giving way.