When you are ready but not before having been raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason.
As we both agree, we should wear our rings any way we want to. My choice is to wear it with the points facing away most of the time. When I need to remind myself I'm a Mason I turn it around.It's a silly argument.
Does anyone really need to remind themselves that they're a Freemason and, does the direction of the points thereon actually affect one's thinking while it's on one's own finger?
Also to the argument that it should be worn differently once a past master is laughable unless your lodge only raises one new candidate per year or are the past Masters elite somehow and should be identified as such by wearing their ring in a different manner than their common brethren? Does every brother desire to lead the lodge? Are the good brothers who never get to the East forever doomed to wear their ring in a different manner than those oh-so-special few Past Masters?
I belong to the common sense camp that says Congratulations on your accomplishments in Freemasonry and wear your ring with pride in whatever manner you want.
See, I should have turned my ring around before that replyBrother - Please don't misunderstand. I'm certainly not calling you or your process silly. I simply said that the argument of there being hard and fast RULES for how a brother wears his ring is silly. If my intent wasn't clear I apologize.
However, much like Superman is capable of all his feats whether dressed as Superman or Clark Kent, I do believe that you're able to do it all no matter which way your points are facing.
In the end, if your process helps you to consciously do great things and be a better man than it truly is effective and should continue.
Personally I have much work to do on my ashlar. Though square and true it is obviously still a bit rough.