When a child is born into the world – into its new home – it is ready, or pre-intentioned, to love and be loved. The natural world is sustained and has continuity through the inherent power of the loving bond which inspires both mother and child. For the child, love is the force which builds the structures of its worldly identity. Where there is a lack of love there is a weakness in the structure and so there is less protection of its central heart (the little hearth in the home of the persona) from the elements of chaos. Nelson Mandela famously wrote:
No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background or his religion. People learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” Nelson Mandela Long Walk to Freedom, 1995
In this moment of birth there is a link to the subtle realms of Spirit and of Soul as though a door opens between the worlds.
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, sloca 62
Where is the safe ground on which to build our home in the world, to construct a sturdy structure to protect our future living from dissolving into chaos? One could as well ask: where does our consciousness dwell? Does it live close to the living hearth of finer, more expansive and inclusive thought, where the phantoms of small and petty desires evaporate into the mists of time?
…when a new idea is born it brings a new and magnetic centre into the realm of the known
If we observe current world events we may discover the impact of a completely new civilisation of the living Heart
As we explore the way of the heart, we contribute to that magnetic pull that draws the New World into being.
The Tibetan Master explained to a disciple:
Disciples need to grasp the fact that they, themselves, have to draw the Ashram to them, symbolically speaking, by the potency of their own magnetic radiation.” Discipleship in the New Age II, page 540
…those birthing a new future do so with increasing clarity of vision and depth of heart.
The Tibetan explains:
The astral plane is in a great state of turmoil today… This turmoil is caused by an increasing descent of the Christ energy from the buddhic plane into the astral plane—a necessary aggregation of spiritual forces of a strength sufficient to create a reservoir of this energy of which the Hierarchy can avail itself as it proceeds towards externalisation. Of that force (which is astral-buddhic in nature) disciples… can take advantage. It carries the qualities of ‘embodied light,’ sensitivity to the new incoming vibration, and protective pliancy… It can only be used by working disciples; therefore work, my brother, and let that penetrating energy find a channel through you.” Discipleship in the New Age II, page 749
The new may be anchored in concept on the mental plane – in the mind – but the structure and form of its true home is built through the living power of the heart which is the doorway for higher sensitivity, for buddhi. The heart is sensitive to, beats with and transmits the Life at the core of every “home”. It is where the breath of Spirit is translated into real, living expression in the world.
As the rising tide of the heart sweeps in, may we be its conduit so that our children build from it a secure worldly home with love as its central hearth.
I rejoice to see how the lightning flashes of foresight regarding the people’s welfare sparkle amidst your thoughts. These thoughts have to be launched into space. If you could daily spare half an hour for the future! Verily, the bonfire of your thoughts would receive Our welcome.
Let the things of everyday life vanish, but let the country of the future be embodied in thought. And what cleanses the spirit more thoroughly than the thoughts about the welfare of others? And what tempers the armor of steadfastness better than the wish to lead others to Light? And what weaves a better smile than a desire to see the very last child laughing? I urge you to think thus about the future, to place daily a pearl into the necklace of the Mother of the World.. And so, concisely and simply think how to adorn the Hearth of the World.
There should be no comparison with the past, for a wrinkle of the past is usually a nest of errors. One can sail past alien shores; one has only to admire the world of light bestowed upon all that lives. Light is the best bridge between the visible and the Invisible.
When one can think about the future not by the evening fire but in the radiance of the sun, then the dew drops of prana illumine the thinking brow.” Illumination, III:III:10.
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