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Let the Sun-Heart come alive
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Let the Sun-Heart Come Alive

…This is the enduring essence which will carry us into a new world

Behind the changes and challenges of these transitional times there is – if one can be sufficiently silent and still – a sense of an enduring thread or presence. It is like a still point of awareness that observes from outside (or inside) one’s outer experience. It is in fact a constant presence which is being realised more constantly as our changing world speeds towards the end of an era and the beginning of another. The increasing rate of change is revealing more clearly this still point within. As the contrast intensifies, the still inner point remains free of attachments and undisturbed by the chaos of passing events. This is the enduring essence which will carry us into a new world – it is our true and persistent being which endures behind the ever-changing outer forms. It is at-one with the great life that animates the universe and is freely aware wherever it directs focus.

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 inner world is vibrant with the Life that underpins the outer world. It ranges from mystical layers through ever-increasing light and lightness until it is indistinguishable from spirit. Being aware through the layers of this vastness of being we then live dimensionally – a constant expanded awareness that sees through the outer presentations to the inner motives and causes: the truths as well as the limitations and inevitable outcomes which result. And all the while 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

Realisation expands through the heart – it is the point where all connects and is accessible. And so it is the portal to the new world. We can begin to see that new world shining through in the radiance of the many compassionate hearts in the world. It is revealed in their urge to serve the common good – to care for and nurture all aspects of our planetary life.

What a mighty power is the heart! It bridges the worlds

What a mighty power is the heart! It bridges the worlds and can encompass them all. It’s reflection in the physical heart of the material body demonstrates this in microcosm as it brings together, purifies and distributes life throughout the form. Its radiant presence animates the form and houses the subtle heart through which the life-force flows, and connects, and reminds us of its origin. It is on loan to us from the glorious source we share. The teaching reminds us that:

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

Rather than regard the heart as personal property, it is preferable to convince oneself that the heart is not entirely one’s own organ but has been granted one for attainment of the highest communion. Perhaps if people began to think of the heart as something on loan from Above they would handle it with greater care.

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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One comment

  1. After our daily labors, let us gather to discourse about the heart. It will lead us beyond the domains of Earth toward the Subtle World, in order to bring us closer to the sphere of Fire.
    HEART 1932

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