lthough Earth’s humanity is in the age or dispensation of Aquarius and so many individuals are ‘awakening’ spiritually, it is by no means a road of ease and endless revelations. In fact it is the opposite and many, many souls find themselves often battling through or with a vale or vales of dimness, uncertainty and indeed, a type of inner lethargy which seems to snare them continually. Its like one is trying to press forward through a cloying atmosphere of treacle; you get a few steps forward and then suddenly you are seemingly back where you started. When those times used to assail me I often turned to Robert Browning’s wonderful words from his short piece ‘From Parting at Morning’
“If I should stoop
into a dark tremendous sea of cloud,
it is but for a time,
I press Gods lamp close to my breast,
Its splendor soon or late
will pierce the gloom,
I shall emerge one day.
And indeed, so is it; of that there can be no doubt. Regardless of the seemingly never ending trials and tribulations, we have to forge onward holding to our own vision of the higher state of soul and spirit awareness, but we do so keeping in mind always that one day we will emerge into a light of utter brilliance, like a little sun.
The inner way or the inner journey is not for the faint-hearted or the weak minded. This journey may take a whole lifetime or indeed many lifetimes as has been attested to by many of the spiritual Masters, but the important point is that one has begun the journey, has set ones feet upon the path. Of course there is a vast body of literature on the subject which can divert one from ones own inner soul promptings and it can be a bit confusing. Nevertheless, as long as one adheres to the constant practice of meditation, whatever form that may take, of service to others, of ceaselessly reaching inward and upward in consciousness, there can be no real danger of going astray.
Always however, ask for protection prior to beginning your meditation because there are negative entities who will try their utmost to divert you from your endeavors. We tend to forget that there are such inimical entities chained to the lowest astral planes who are constantly on the lookout to snare and pull down the unwary and to tempt you very, very subtly. I can attest to this, believe me. There favorite practice ( well, for me anyway ) is to try to insinuate in my mind prior to a meditation that there are more urgent and mundane matters which need my attention, and truly, I do succumb from time to time thinking that this or that chore has to be done, etc, and then after two or three days I suddenly realize with a shock that I have strayed from my daily inner attunement.
Of course there are times when it is indeed not possible to ‘tune in’ due to unavoidable material matters and I know that the Great Ones who watch over our spiritual endeavors accept this, after all, we still are encased in a dense physical body in a dense and material world. Now here is a profound and uplifting thought.
Throughout the long, long epochs of mankind’s habitation on this Earth the flame of the imperishable spirit has been kept burning by those individuals who were able to see beyond the dense veil of the physical, beyond mans inhumanity to his fellow man, beyond the cruelty, the incessant wars, beyond mans insatiable greed for power and wealth. These enlightened souls knew that in the vast cycling of evolution, epochs of darkness and destruction are always followed by those of great light and progression and unification. We have now passed the point of greatest darkness in this present epoch known in the East as Kali Yuga and with the advent of the age of Aquarius mans ongoing march can only be but upward into light, peace and cosmic love. Indeed, the 20th century saw an unparalleled swing by countless individuals towards working globally for peace and harmony and, particularly in the West, towards the practices of meditation and invocation and the establishment of groups and organizations solely for channeling such peace and harmony and on the physical level looking at ways and means of aiding the disenfranchised, the poor and the vast numbers displaced from their homes and countries by war and/or famine.
Granted that there are still various pockets of violence and war around the world, but the individuals responsible ( in the firm grip of evil powers) cannot carry on indefinitely. There days are truly numbered, and one can but only pity them for they will have to pay an awful Karmic price. The great Lords of Karma do not sleep.
So, mankind’s far future does indeed look rosy regardless of the outer chaos. We, as seekers of truth and light, have to learn to look far beyond the present turbulence just as the Great Ones do. In doing this, we help them in their plans for the spiritualization of present day mankind. And so, in ending, let us never cease in our spiritual endeavors and to so live that our lives are a constant reflection of the good, the true and the beautiful and by so doing we uplift and help spiritualize as well our own planet Earth which is also a living, breathing entity.
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