The awakening heart knows.
These are the ones who seek only to serve the Life we share in all its manifest forms. They want no more for their individual selves than what might equally be shared wherever there is real need. They are guided by a greater Heart and Mind than just the individualised fragments they embody. When a true heart guides a refined mind then a world of beauty and divine order emerges – just as intended by the One in Whom we live and move and have our being.
…the heart also opens us up to what is divinely possible and intended.
Our human attempts to usurp this power can bring even greater destruction, pain and suffering such as we see played out in areas of over-exploitation and conflict. But we are approaching a point when we realise that cooperating within the Life of the great Being expressing through our world, can vivify the heart and that brings us into joy, a deeper belonging, expanded understanding and the power of realisation. Rather than “dictating terms” from an individualised perspective, many are now beginning to hear the inner divine Self which will guide us home, safely through the lines of force and into our true being. As the Danish philosopher, Soren Kierkegaard, conveyed:
As my prayers became more attentive and inward I had less
and less to say.
I finally became completely silent. I started to listen—which
is even further removed from speaking.
I first thought that prayer entailed speaking.
I then learnt that prayer is hearing, not merely being
silent. That is how it is. To pray does not mean to listen to
Prayer involves becoming silent, and being silent,
and waiting until God is heard.”Soren Kierkegaard
the heart of our solar system is our Sun which radiates life-giving power
Just as the sun is the heart of the system, the human heart is the sun of the organism. There are many sun-hearts, and the Universe represents a system of hearts; that is why the cult of Light is the cult of the heart. To understand this abstractly means to leave the heart out in the cold; but as soon as the Light of the sun-heart comes alive, the need for the magnet’s warmth will make it shine forth like a true sun. It has been said: ‘Let your heart lead you in crossing Santana.’ That is how you can make the concept of the heart resistant to the cold. You can look upon the rhythm of the heart as the rhythm of life. The Teaching about the Heart is as bright as the sun, and the warmth of the heart speeds as swiftly as a sunbeam. Everyone has felt astonishment at how a ray of the rising sun can instantly insulate everything from the cold. The heart can do the very same thing!
I am speaking of the warmth of the heart now that it is especially necessary. A thought surging forth in aspiration sets space on fire, while the warmth of the heart is a constant hearth. Courage dwells in the warmth of the heart—remember this! The manifestation of the dark forces acts like frost on a sown field. Only the heart’s warmth provides a radiant shield. But just as we conduct tests on light waves with delicate care, we should approach the heart with caution and solicitude.” Heart 62
Something new is being brought to birth in the warmth of the human heart
a great birthing of a new human Presence
Thus can our living bring the joy and achievement of new Being into the world.
Have you ever thought, my brother, that just as there is a discipline of pain and of sorrow, there may also be a discipline of joy and of achievement? This is a thought worthy of attention. Men need these days to learn this new truth, and its perception will greatly change human consciousness. That which is bliss is today here or on its way, and the disciples and aspirants of this present time must be taught how to recognise and implement it.” Discipleship in the New Age. Vol. II, page 671
So many human hearts around the world are now implementing this new sense of life
Life-sharing is much more than personal sharing and also more than soul sharing. It is only possible if we can glimpse the vision and then let go of our partial recognitions, ideals or formulations which may have been good and useful in the past, so that life itself may flow and flow abundantly. May we as disciples be involved at this time in a lesser work than cooperation with the Christ’s true mission: that we might have life more abundantly?” Journey of a Lifetime, Chapter Eight, page 90
~ John 10:10
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