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The Resonance of the Spheres

The Resonance of the Spheres

We often use the word “soul” in ordinary expressions such as: poor soul, heart and soul, soul music, soul mate, kindred souls. It’s even the name of a model of car, the Kia Soul, whose advertising includes such statements as “Build Your Soul”. It is a familiar term woven into the fabric of our lives. So much so that its essential meaning and significance can be drowned out by the very familiarity and automatic nature of our daily living. In this current civilisation of the mind we use words freely and easily and move smoothly with them over the surface of their true significance often without looking into the depths or heights of their full import. Occasionally we may even clumsily misuse them, unaware of the subtlety of the underlying energy they represent. And if we look more deeply we find that:

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.

The passing civilisation of material thinking is fraying at the edges as new inspiration enters directly with lightning quick revelations.

Our world is clearly undergoing great transition. Many practices that may once have been ignored or considered acceptable are no longer tolerated. Tension is mounting between the passing ideas of how the world “should be” and the new incoming ideas gradually unfolding out of an expanded, more inclusive and forward looking sense of who we are and our role and place in the world. Something is being discovered, beyond the limits of accepted facts and deductive argument, as we realise there is a vaster and more subtle plane of Self, of being. This tension between what is passing and what is emerging brings increasing clarity – as though a doorway is stretching more widely open for light to pour in and broaden realisation. The passing civilisation of material thinking is fraying at the edges as new inspiration enters directly with lightning quick revelations. The new builds on the old both in contradistinction and in resonance where existing forms can transform to reflect the new human being who lives through the sensitivity of the heart. Our new point of inspiration is the intuitive mind, the realm of the Heart and doorway to the subtle reality in which we already live if we could but realise it. We are told that:

In order to approach a method of the heart, one first of all has to love the world of the heart; or to put it more precisely, one has to learn to respect everything pertaining to the heart. Many people imagine that there is absolutely no difference between the paths of the brain and the heart. It is difficult for such “brain people” to accept the higher worlds. Likewise, they find it hard to imagine how the Subtle World can be superior to the earthly. The manifestation of the subtle spheres corresponds to the subtle state of the heart. Therefore, a heart that is already resonating to the rhythm of space will know the resonance of the spheres and also the subtle aroma; and the flowers, all resonating to the same vibration, will make obeisance to it. Seeing the flowers of the Subtle World means that one is already ascending to the Beautiful Sphere. It is also possible to see these purified images in a waking state, but for this to happen the flame of the heart is necessary. One can also see the fire of the heart soaring in beauty above it. But for these manifestations to take place, the heart has to be kindled. So the heart is not an abstraction but a bridge to the higher worlds.” Heart, 398.

…we really live much more subtly in the world than we are accustomed to think. We’re not limited to the physical vehicles we inhabit.

The higher worlds include the Kingdom of Souls which is the subjective realm from the angle of the material, objective world. But where is there any divide when we live both in form and in those apparently invisible realms? If we stop to consider it, we really live much more subtly in the world than we are accustomed to think. We’re not limited to the physical vehicles we inhabit. Even when engaged in ordinary physical tasks our thought may range into the universe; our sensitivity may resonate to remembered or anticipated stimuli and range through many layers of subtlety and resonance; our sense of being, of presence, could be as far removed from the physical action as to be in the presence of the inner Master, the Soul on its own plane in the Kingdom of Souls. It is just a matter of realisation.

…the progressing disciple does not move into new fields or areas of awareness, like a steady marching forward from one plane to another… What must be grasped is that all that IS is ever present. What we are concerned with is the constant awakening to that which eternally IS, and to what is ever present in the environment but of which the subject is unaware, owing to short-sightedness. The aim must be to overcome the undue concentration upon the foreground of daily life which characterises most people, the intense preoccupation with the interior states or moods of the lower self which characterises the spiritually minded people and the aspirants, and the imperviousness or lack of sensitivity which characterises the mass of men. The Kingdom of God is present on Earth today and forever has been, but only a few, relatively speaking, are aware of its signs and manifestations. The world of subtle phenomena … is ever with us and can be seen and contacted and proved as a field for experiment and experience and activity if the mechanism of perception is developed as it surely can be. The sounds and sights of the heavenly world (as the mystics call it) [may be] as clearly perceived … as are the sights and sounds of the physical plane as you contact it in your daily round of duties. The world of energies, with its streams of directed force and its centres of concentrated light is likewise present, and the eye of the see-er can see it, just as the eye of the mental clairvoyant can see the geometrical pattern which thoughts assume upon the mental plane, or as the lower psychic can contact the glamours, the illusions and delusions of the astral world. The subjective realm is vitally more real than is the objective, once it is entered and known. It is simply …a question of the acceptance, first of all, of its existence, the development of a mechanism of contact, the cultivation of the ability to use this mechanism at will, and then inspired interpretation. Telepathy and the Etheric Vehicle, page 53

…we are something far more ethereal, light-filled and radiant.

There are vaster and more pervasive worlds; we have only to re-orient and refine our consciousness to their constant presence and so dissolve the barriers we have created through habitual, underlying disbelief and a sense of separation where fear enters in. Fear of change, of the loss of things to which we are attached, blinkers our perception, blankets our sensitivity and creates the illusory barrier against which the little self, the persona, tries to define itself. And all the while we are something far more ethereal, light-filled and radiant. Our role in the greater scheme of life is that of a sensitive receiver and distributor of light and love, apprehending and radiating their refinement to uplift the other kingdoms in nature. Up until now, focussed on material living, we have been like children taking from Mother Earth as we grew in understanding, but we are now maturing and realising we must take responsibility for the Life that sustains us in every dimension of our being.

…but it can take a crisis, a time of tension, to expand our perception, capacity and presence.

We are more than we think but it can take a crisis, a time of tension, to expand our perception, capacity and presence. All that we may have associated with as part of “who we are” can be seen to be coming under increasing tension and stress, even fracturing and coming apart. The impact of counter forces is constantly before us in unfolding events, both global and in our own communities where we may find rage, violence and abuse at all levels. These destructive forces drag at our consciousness and in so doing bring clarity to how things could more truly be. They draw us to address issues more deeply at the causal level, behind the outer effects. We are being stirred from the sleep of familiarity and we begin to perceive a greater reality. Realisation grows. We begin to serve an expanded vision of our world. And as we learn to see and hear in the heart we discover that everything serves in its time and place.

Remember the law of gravitation and counteraction. Steadfastness issues from gravitation and tension from counteraction. Gravitation along the line of Hierarchy leads to Me, and counteraction from the enemy to glorification. Thus, the Teacher and the enemy are cornerstones.
The trainer of wild animals first excites their rage in order later to demonstrate their taming. No motion can take place without tension; therefore each progressive Teaching is in need of enemies and of a Teacher. One must remember the physical law in order to understand the immutability of the spiritual law. I direct that the significance of the Teacher, and the need of enemies must be understood. Certainly, only the Teacher will lead the enemy to madness. The full measure of evil must be manifested in order that one may rise regenerated from out the flames of wrath. The knots of the path cannot be avoided, but know that no tension will remain without its usefulness. Perhaps it will serve entire nations!
If a hermit is able with his thought alone to destroy a stronghold of evil, then the tensity that was permitted by the Higher Forces will be like a battering ram against the hostile forces.” Hierarchy, 37.

The worst clarifies the best which may never otherwise enter realisation and so draw forth our truer, subtler Self, the heart and soul of our presence.

In the full scope of the Great Life in Whom we live, everything is relevant to everything else. Everything has mutual effect on everything else. The worst clarifies the best which may never otherwise enter realisation and so draw forth our truer, subtler Self, the heart and soul of our presence. By dividing, relationships then become possible through which something new is born. These principles are demonstrated in the cellular formation of our physical bodies where a single cell divides and relationship holds each divided part to an intended pattern of expression, one that serves the larger plan of a physical body, a vehicle for a soul to manifest in the world. We might ask: what Great Soul is manifesting in the world through the division of forces which brings such tension? What is this pull and push bringing to birth? Where can we put our focus, our heart and our being that might bring to light an expanded and exquisite Presence, the more true Being behind all the surface turmoil, testing and ultimate triumph of the One Heart we share?

“A thousand half-loves must be forsaken to take one whole heart home.” ~ Rumi

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Hi, I'm one of a group of authors and editors for the Sydney Goodwill website.

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  1. Hi Judy and all,
    Thankyou for all your wonderful text.
    Any time someone expresses Spirit,another
    person evolves binging expanding
    conscious light.We can never have enough
    Light! I have written an Ebook going on
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    I wondered if any if your readers would be
    interested or if you put it on your website?
    Thankyou again for all your teachings.
    M:0425 254 302

    • mm

      Hi Liz,
      It’s lovely to hear from you! How wonderfully you have expressed our interconnectedness: “Any time someone expresses Spirit,another person evolves bringing expanding conscious light.” So beautifully said.
      Congratulations on producing a book with such an inspiring and enticing title! We look forward to reading it when it comes out. We don’t usually mention books on our site, other than those of Alice Bailey and Agni Yoga, but we look forward to you publication with great interest and will let you know what may be possible then.
      In loving service,
      Judy, Viv and all at Sydney Goodwill

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