65. EL, Oslo, 6-20-'10
to the Spirit of Monday:
Sensation shone in your life forms before my sensation existed.
I raise my soul to you.
I was in you.
I was part of your sensations.
You connected yourself with the earth's first beginnings and the
shining of my sensation began in my body.
I felt myself in your feelings.
My sensations felt your being in them.
My soul began to be in itself.
Because you were in me.
May my I raise itself from below upward,
May it get an inkling of you in the all-embracing.
May the spirit of my being be illumined
By the light of your messengers.
May the soul of my being be enkindled by the fire flames of your servants.
May the will of my I grasp
Your creatorword's force.
May your being permeate my will
That my I be grasped by an understanding of your light's shining,
Your life's love-warmth
And your being's creator words.
We have helpful thoughts
to support us in our meditations, which were given in all proper esoteric
schools and are of great value if you place them before you in pictures,
let them work on you, and immerse yourself in them meditatively. These
thoughts aren't like our ordinary, everyday ones, for when we
work with them they have germinating, awakening forces for us.
Thoughts that can lead to
deeper insights into spiritual connections relatively quickly are the
Gods sleep in the mineral kingdom.
They dream in the plant kingdom.
They wake and think in the animal kingdom.
Taking the animal kingdom
first, we have to imagine that the spiritual beings were previously at
our level and had thoughts that were just as confused as ours, whereas
their thoughts have now become so regular and definite that they
spread out before us as the animals we see. If we immerse ourselves
in such ideas, then our thoughts will become consolidated, and
we'll thereby become more closely connected with the beings
who've placed their thoughts in the earth and also with that
being who placed the force in the earth which in its totality is the
We must keep in mind that
we become different from other men through our occult development. Our
interests change, and one often hears esoterics complain that
they've lost interest in many things that used to interest
them, and that they feel a inner boredom and emptiness. This is a
quite normal state that soon passes And the emptiness of their soul
will soon be filed with interests that'll replace the other
ones a thousandfold. Nevertheless, we should not give up our
connection with other men and the interests that filled us
previously, and above all things we shouldn't demand that
people must change their circle of interests. The difference between
exoteric and esoteric men is that an exoteric man permeates his
physical body firmly with his other bodies and as it were presses
everything toward the outer surface. Thereby the average person
who's born into a nation and family inherits certain concepts
about good and evil, truth and other virtues that the creator Gods
placed into them in the course of evolution. An esoteric will
gradually live in accordance with these virtues out of his own
knowledge. But he mustn't place himself above the concepts that
are present in men about this, for then he would get into serious
trouble with respect to his development. The inner man is gradually
separated from the outer one in him. His higher parts leave the lower
ones by themselves, and if he does not heed the ordinary laws of
mankind, for instance about truthfulness, he can get into a
dishonesty that of course hinders his development and that can do a
lot of harm. All ill feelings and disputes, also among esoterics, are
due to this.
We not only leave part
of our etheric body and our sentient soul by themselves — we begin
esoteric work in the sentient soul — but also, as it were, our
physical body, and we experience all possible conditions, also
diseases in the latter. We get into conditions that we didn't
know before, but which we don't have to look upon as diseases
for which we have to run to a doctor right away, for an exoteric
doctor can of course not give us anything for these conditions, and
in any case, they disappear by themselves. On the other hand, one
shouldn't look upon every disease one gets as something that is
caused by occult development or think that doctors can't treat
one anymore That's spiritual arrogance. One can still get
advice from a doctor for a long time. An esoteric should always pay
attention to his health in the right way.
No one should let himself
be kept from development by the difficulties that one can encounter and
that arise through the loosening of the etheric body, or by cowardice and
laziness. This loosening is something that must occur if one wants to
press into higher worlds. And if we struggle towards it with serious
striving, the master of wisdom and of the harmony of feelings will
come to meet us with his strength and not fail to help us.
We'll reach the goal of
seeing spiritually in the next life for sure, if not in this one.