Archive No. 6915
Retain the preceding exercise and add the following at the place where
“He wills” streams over the whole body. Create streams
from the body's surface and draw them to the body's surface and draw
them to the heart as the center. One should do the whole thing slowly
as one quietly rests one's consciousness on the happenings.
During this process meditate on the words from
Light on the Path:
Seek out the way.
Then I ask you to rest quietly with the whole feeling in your heart
while meditating on: Seek the way by retreating within.
Then one guides the stream back towards the body's surface while
meditating one: Seek the way by advancing boldly without.
You'll soon be able to perceive the indicated rays as real warmth
These exercises prepare for the union on one's personality (microcosm)
with the great world and its secrete (macrocosm), just as the
exercises given before prepare for the awakening of one's
Later on, a man will have a much more intimate connection with the
world's lawfulnesses than now. An esoteric pupil anticipates this
intimacy in this development The head with its brain is only a
transition organ for knowledge. The organ that will look deeply and
powerfully into the world has its germ in the present heart. To become
an organ for cognition the heart must be transformed in many ways. But
this heart is the source and fount of a future human stage. When the
heart becomes its organ, cognition will be warm and intimate as only
the feelings of love and compassion are today. But the feelings will
struggle out of the dullness and darkness in which they just grope
today and through to the brightness and clarity that only the finest,
most logical concepts of the head have today. A real pupil is
preparing himself for such things. And it's only a correct preparation
if he does it with the indicated sentiment in his soul. These
sentiments are the mother of the perspective that he needs. I ask you
to note that we'll only attain what we should attain through our
meditation and concentration exercises if we do them permeated by the
great, sublime goals in bright, complete clarity.
I ask you to always look at and do the exercises in this sense.
Thereby you fit yourself into the community of spirits in current
incarnations who are supposed to be come seers and helpers of the
futures. We can do no better for the world's further development than
to develop ourselves. But we must do that. And once we've seen the
truth about our own being and the connection of this being with the
world we don't doubt for a moment that we must do this. But this can
only gradually be known. It's a child of will and patience.
Please try to connect the various indications given this winter with
“Before the eyes can see ... ear can hear ... voice can
speak ... the soul can stand” in
Light on the Path.
You'll find these four sentences contain a great deal, and that the
most important theosophical teachings about the world and
self-knowledge will gradually appear before your soul intuitively if
you live in these sentences completely. These sentences are not just
sentences, but forces that awaken truth and strength and life when one
devotes oneself to them.
Please write me about every four weeks or as often as you like if
something special happens in your spiritual life in the way of
progress, ideas gained, etc. My answers may then lead you further.