…This is the enduring essence which will carry us into a new world
Thus, we live in two worlds – one that is ephemeral and ever-changing, and one that persists in vibrant beauty as we deepen our realisation of it. This experience is beautifully expressed in this poem:
I do not have a soul, I AM
a soul, born
of light, portal to
another world, so deeply silent,
charged with exquisite stillness.
when I close my eyes, a web
of energy streams across the
back of my eyelids, I,
the soul, step through, to follow
the lines of the heart, into
criss-crossing gossamer, singing
with life, gazing into beyond.
when I open my eyes, still there
the ornamental cherry tree, crowned
with a new green halo of
sprouting spring leaves, growing
into the spaces left after pink
blossom-fall, it pulsates with life, with
sunshine and birds.
I am in two worlds.
~ Two Worlds by Lesley Stubbs
…the inner being lives at a point of balance and harmony with all worlds.
The more we recognise and realise the inner world the more we enter into it, and the less we respond to the pull and pressure of the outer world. Thus – gradually – we enter a new world where the challenges of form life fall away and the receptive heart holds sway.
Realisation expands through the heart
What a mighty power is the heart! It bridges 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! …” Heart 62
…think of the heart as something on loan from Above
A certain hermit emerged from his solitude with a message, saying to everyone he met, “You have a heart.” When he was asked why he did not talk about mercy, patience, devotion, love, and all the beneficial foundations of life, he replied, “Just so long as we don’t forget the heart, the rest will come.” Indeed, how can we turn to love if there is nowhere for it to dwell? Or where will patience lodge if its dwelling is closed? So to avoid torturing oneself by seeking virtues that find no application, one has to build a garden for them, a garden that will open up thanks to an understanding of the heart. Let us stand firm on the foundation of the heart, and let us understand that without the heart we are no more than discarded husks.” Heart 389
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