”And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations” (Revelation 22:1-2, KJV).
As a trader, immersing yourself in the river of life leads to a new trading attitude. You learn to view the market with spiritual eyes. Moment by moment, the market’s essence reveals itself to you. As Heraclitus once said, “You cannot step into the same river twice.” Each moment is new.
“This relation to the river is the secret to the spiritual life. . . . It is a requirement for any turn from materialism to spirituality, from unconsciousness to a deep imagination. We can all find the flow, the soul water, the aqua permanens of the alchemist, in ourselves. Entering that ‘water’ is our baptism” (Writing in the Sand: Jesus & the Soul of the Gospels by Thomas Moore, p.143).
Baptism by Fire
For many traders, the initiation into trading is a baptism by fire rather than water. The market burns new traders. Therefore, it is important to jump into the river of life to be healed. The river of life will teach you the secret of flowing with the market. Hopefully, you will learn “not to get burned in the same way twice.”