of our esoteric school, Maria Strauch-Spettini, died today. We have a
special relation to her that doesn't end at death. For us death is
the transition to another life. The pain that some people feel at the
death of a beloved person often has an egotistical character, because
the loss of the person affects them. But such feelings don't help the
deceased personality upwards. On the contrary, they take away
some of the feathers of the garment that must bear the soul upwards.
If we send feelings of unselfish love after the personality we
thereby weave feathers into the garment. So when a personality dies
we should suppress feelings of pain coming from the loss. Maria Strauch
took in theosophical teachings well and her soul became weightier.
weightiness draws upward because it contains value for
eternity. Whereas the weight of material things pulls
downwards. We connect ourselves with the three worlds properly by
saying the soul syllable (AUM) in the right way.
perceive physical reality through the five senses. If
we imagine that we're lifted out of the body without the five
senses into a very dark world-space, then our souls shine. If we
imagine that our feelings are leaving us, then we've also left the
astral world behind and we resound in the spiritual world in a full
and unhindered tone towards all sides. In the physical world we're
hindered by our karma, character and circumstances. In the spiritual
world we can't pretend to be something we're not, we sound as we are.
The spiritual world resounds in spheres.
Each of us
has a name in the spiritual world that will be disclosed to us in the
course of developments; it's not our earthly name. The spiritual world
becomes revealed to us through intuition.
illumines me. — I illumine the world. — I am.
light approaches me from outside, is absorbed by all of my skin's
pores and streams to my heart, the seat of life. My soul shines again
from within through the eternal values that I have absorbed. Say
“I am” as strongly as possible and with the idea that God
is in me, works in me and makes me into a God again. Let this trickle
through the whole body. Ancient Hebrew esoterics said the word
“I am” in the right way, and only prepared and worthy
people were allowed to say it. We also have to work after death in
the soul world and in devachan. The more thoughts of eternity we've
taken in here the more effectively we can work. The two worlds have a
different content than they did before, and men increasingly participate
in the shaping of these two worlds.