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The Gathering Dawn

The Gathering Dawn

…the power of love begins to fully manifest when the heart rules the integrated organism

Through love a parent is attuned to a child’s need in any moment; through love of their fellows many sacrifice their lives to aid them; through love, even armies can form to defend a beloved ideal. Such is the subtle power of love. What is it in the human being that can be impulsed so powerfully by love? We might think of the heart which is usually associated with love. And perhaps the power of love begins to fully manifest when the heart rules the integrated organism

But what is the heart?

But what is the heart? When we speak of the heart of something we refer to its centrality and complete interconnection with the wholeness in which it resides. It is the exquisite point of sensitivity through which life and awareness are received and distributed throughout the whole. Wherever there is a break, a separation or a division then the heart is missing. The Agni Yoga teachings explain the central power of the heart:

Surya-Vidya—thus was the Teaching of the Heart sometimes called. In this definition was indicated the fieriness, the sunlike quality, the centrality of the heart. Verily, anyone who wishes to cognize the heart cannot approach it as only a part of the organism. First of all, one should recognize the centrifugal aspect of the heart and study outward from it, not inward toward it. The solar plexus is the antechamber of the temple of the heart. The Kundalini is the laboratory of the heart. The brain and all the centers are the estates of the heart, because nothing can exist without the heart. Even the brain can be supplemented to a certain degree. Even the Kundalini can be somewhat nourished by a manifestation of electricity, and the solar plexus can be strengthened by blue light. But the heart stands as the temple of humanity. One cannot conceive of the unity of humanity by way of the brain or the Kundalini, but the radiance of the heart can bring together the most seemingly varied organisms, even across remote distances. This experiment, of the unification of hearts across distance, awaits its workers.

The wish to inaugurate experiments of lengthy duration is quite correct, because through them one can create another link between the generations.” Heart, 339

The heart is far more than the physical organ we call by that name

The heart is far more than the physical organ we call by that name, although the material organism, in its own small way, does reflect the dynamic pattern of the heart’s power. This is a subtle power and is experienced in our subtle being to the degree that our identity is centred there – in our essential soul. The more sensitively aware we become, the more our soul is animating our presence in the world. When a full embodiment of a soul is present, a subtle aura of goodness, truth and beauty radiates loving understanding and compassion. Words are transcended and knowing is conveyed directly.

The language of the Subtle World has no need of words, although it may possess them. Its expression lies in straight-knowledge, in transmission of the subtlest feelings. Thus, the Subtle World must not disturb the music of the spheres by generating disorderly resonances. We should not be surprised about any of this, for even in the corporeal world hearts resonating in harmony transmit a great deal to each other through the language of the heart. Let this language be a constant reminder about the potential of the Subtle World.” Heart, 522

…those who seek to serve selflessly…They are the heart of the new era

As the structures of the passing era begin to falter, their shortcomings become transparent and we begin to see through and beyond them. We see clearly the motives of those who seek to gain material influence and power, and, against that background, we recognise those who seek to serve selflessly wherever there is need – and they are growing in number! They are the heart of the new era already beating to a new and subtly powerful pulse.

Light and love make up the atmosphere of the coming new world.

Light and love make up the atmosphere of the coming new world.  Light in all its dimensions, visible and invisible, opens windows into infinite clarity. And love knows the completeness of the whole of life and radiates its expansive fullness. In this new environment, darkness and fear do not exist – they were but phantoms to frighten and oppress an infant humanity by those whose vision was circumscribed within their lower nature. Life and consciousness are as infinite as the universe which is our home, and love is the cradle in which we grow into our essential being as souls. The poet, Rumi, shows the way from the unreal to the real:

There is one way of breathing that is shameful and constricted. Then, there’s another way: a breath of love that takes you all the way to infinity.” – Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī

And the Tibetan Master reminds us that:

…love brings all earthly Karma to an end. Love induces that radiation which invokes and evokes not only the heart of God but the heart of humanity also. Love is the cause of all creation and the sustaining factor in all living.” Discipleship in the New Age II, page 541,

Among the beacons lighting the way to the new world is a website called “New Waves of Light”. This poem is one of several there which shine light on the path into that world:

Nurturing stillness
The power of silence blooms
Bringing its gentle half-light,
A charged gossamer veil
Cast up over drifting down through.

Form transmutes to immateriality
In that softly dark, and I close my eyes
To See the subtle corridors open,
It’s easy to slip through
On a Heart-song.

Meet the yearning Soul-
Recognition identification expansion release
Into the One and the All,
Following the gathering dawn
Of the ashramic field.

A hierarchy of Light magnetic
Welcomes the higher Self
Into the beauty of loving goodness
And the truth of living wisdom.
Taking your place begins the rhythmic Breath.

~ Inner Hierarchy from https://newwavesoflight.org/poems/

 

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