''When you look up at the sky at night, and gaze at the countless stars, you think you are looking on a vast universe - but you know nothing of the unseen life within that universe. Physical eye cannot see nor physical brain comprehend the immensity of that invisible universe. Yet if you are learning to enter the stillness within your simple heart, you can begin to understand; to become aware of that vast invisible universe.
If you will walk in your garden in this state of inner stillness you will become aware of other creatures, apart from the human, apart from the animal and apart from the vegetable lines of creation. Be still; withdraw into your temple of Silence. If only for a flash, you may see numberless little nature spirits, flower fairies, gnomes. Even the very stones are inhabited by etheric folk! Yet in the ordinary way all you see is the outer form of pretty flowers. If you stop to think, you will wonder how the flowers are brought to blossom, what brings their perfume, what is it that makes one flower yellow and another pink, and the leaves green. What is the power that lies behind this?
Behind all nature are beings great and small working under the direction and control of an angel on one of the seven rays. These beings work automatically under their group angel, although they have a degree of choice and latitude, and they are continually carrying life-force to beautify the form and colour of your flowers.
Exactly the same process takes place in every department of life. Your physical body is in the charge of what your psychologists describe as the instinctive mind, or what we have referred to as the automatic mind. Sleeping and waking, the functions of the body go on and are controlled by the instinctive mind, which in its turn is under the control of a great angel being. Angels attend you from the moment of conception until the time when the silver cord is cut and you leave the mortal coil for a span, to return for refreshment to the heaven worlds.
When you are refreshed, and it is seen that the time is right for you to return to the vineyard, you return to incarnation to do some more work, to labour again on the spiritual path. How you labour is your own choice, but you must live always with this thought, 'I have come to the Earth to Serve Life, to Serve the grand scheme of the evolution of human kind.' You live and move and have your being in a spiritual universe, and have your part to play in it.
We are endeavoring to help you to increase your awareness of the angel beings. Some are assisting you to become more conscious of the glorious powers with which God has endowed you, and to become conscious of the power of God. Others are working, building with the material which you offer them through your thoughts and aspirations.
We want you to realise that your thoughts are drawn by magnetic attraction towards other thoughtstreams, either positive or negative. All your positive thoughts - by this we mean uplifting, constructive thoughts - by the law of attraction join streams of thought which are good, which are of the White Light. Negative, unkind or cruel thoughts are in their turn used to swell the great streams of darkness. Oh, how much unconscious cruelty there is! Thoughtlessness can cause much suffering, and is therefore a form of cruelty. On the other hand, your thoughtfulness and kindness, whatever form it takes, is a contribution to that great stream of Light upon which humanity depends for its very existence. You can contribute to it by your thoughts; and all that you withhold is robbing humanity of life - of air, if you like.
What a responsibility rests on those who know this Truth!
Think of these things, and resolutely determine to give Love and Light to the Great Ocean of Life. Resolve here and now that you will never fail to give the right thought, the right emotion, the right feeling to all life.
The Great Lodge in spirit consists of seven rays, seven colours, seven tones, seven great streams of life which pervade and permeate the Earth and the worlds above, reaching out to link with the seven planets around the Earth. You contain within your body the corresponding vibrations of all these seven rays; you contain within yourself the whole universe. In some far-off time you will become a centre of Light, even as God is. Today you are tiniest speck; in unimaginable time you will be yourself a universe!
Is Life not grand and rich? Is it not worth every effort to gain Mastery, and use your God-given powers? Never think that you are alone, or that you can live to yourself; for all around you are great ones, not only of the human but also of the angelic kingdom.
In the quietnessaspire to become aware of these angelic presences; strive to hear the music of their Love, and to see the glory of their raiment. May your imaginationreveal to you the glorious form of your own guardian angel, that messenger sent by God to help you through all the experiences of your Life on Earth. For each one of you has not only a human companion or guide in spirit, but also a guardian angel who comes from heavenly states of life, from supernal states and has you in his-her care. Many, many times does your guardian angel draw close, but it is only in its tranquil moments that the soul is receptive to the ministry of angels. Often you are so concerned with the world and with yourself that you are deaf to the promptings of your guardian angel.
You of course have been given freewill choice. Every time you respond to good, to spiritual impulse, you are helped by your guardian angel. No effort you make to reach high, to respond to that higher influence, is ever wasted; but remember that in the degree your soul responds to heavenly influences and thereby advances on the path, you will also find yourself facing human problems, and the difficulties of human relationships. You can react to those human relationships guided either by the higher spiritual impulse, or by the instincts of the lower self. If you respond to the higher impulse, that pure Light from heaven can help you to be kind, tolerant, patient and faithful - all the qualities that the soul needs in order to become in time the perfect son-daughter of God; but all this must be by your own decision, your own freewill.
We want you to recognise these two aspects: the angleic guidance, the angelic help; and the human guidance, the human help - with you yourself as the principal actor, because it lies with you whether you will accept or reject such help. The guardian angel is the helper of the soul when it desires to be helped - by guiding it, by strengthening it.
All the important events in the individual life are attended by angels. The guardian angel, as well as the form, the influence of Divine Mother, is always present at the time of birth. Always the guardian angel cares for that soul reincarnating, and the Divine Mother's Love is helping the process of that physical birth. The birth even of the smallest creature is a heavenly manifestation of an invisible power and is attended by angels.
You are perhaps unaware of what is being created when you listen to beautiful music. You Love harmony; you enjoy music and rhythm with your mind, but music does something more; it affects your whole being. Few understand the soul influence of music, that it draws to the listener Angels of Music who have a work to do with the evolution of human kind.
Throughout the world seven tones vibrate linked with their equivalent rays of colour, and each is allied to a Great Angel of Music. For the moment can we transfer you to the sphere of music in thought? Can you close your eyes, imagine yourself raised to a sphere of perfect harmony listening to divine music played as by some great angelic orchestra, and see intermingling with angelic forms the most heavenly colours, vibrant and actually creating Life itself?
Angels of Music draw close to those who call on them. When you know how to call these angelic beings they can pour into you creative power, power which enables you to express more readily the music of your soul. So also with literature and painting, or with any other of the creative arts.
Angels draw close too when ritual is exactly performed. We are speaking of course of pure and white ritual. The Angels of Ceremonial and Ritual come to assist in the building up of power at great ceremonies. They work with the higher, finer ethers, building these into form, and bringing through beauty to humanity from the creative spheres of life. Some of you may have actually seen the Angels of Ceremonial distributing power to the waiting human souls. In the ceremonial of the Church. for instance, an angel or angels is present who, unknown to the waiting congregation, gathers the power and directs and uses it according to Divine Law.
At a marriage ceremony, when there is true spiritual aspiration and correct spiritual ritual is performed (which of course takes place in the human soul as well as on the outer plane) again angels draw near.
Then again there are the Angels of Healing. In every healing room an Angel of Healing is present. If you enter a sanctuary consecrated and blessed by these angelic beings, and you looked with your inner eyes opened, you would see an angel form, arms folded as if in repose, standing guard over the sacred place. These Angels of Healing carry and distribute the healing power, for they possess an inner knowledge which the human mind is unable to grasp and use. Do not run away with the idea that in your contacts with the unseen you touch only discarnate human souls. In your healing, the cosmic rays of colour and light are drawn upon by the angels and directed upon the patient, and the distribution, direction and infusion of these invisible rays of healing power is wonderful and interesting indeed. The healer feels the power of certain rays pouring through his- her- hands - he or she feels something and does not know what it is, and thinks it is his or her guide. Yes, so it may be, but if the healer's eyes were opened the healer would see the Angel of Healing from whom these rays come.
When absent healing is practiced, a contact is made when the patient's name is called. People think always in terms of space, but in the soul world there is no separation by distance. Once contact with the patient is made that patient is there, in their midst. The angels see exactly what is wrong, the sitters are contributing their power also, concentrating on say, the violet ray, but are a little hazy about the exact shade. What happens? The angels, being wise, can draw the required colour, a little from each of the sitters, and blend and direct to the patient exactly the ray that patient can stand, no more and no less. The angels manipulate and use the healing substance which you can give forth from your mind and heart.
This healing work is of the utmost importance, for by working with the angels, by preparing the channel, and providing them with the necessary vibrations of thought, you are helping not only individual patients, but the whole evolution of humanity.
Lastly the moment comes when a person has to 'die', as you call it. But of course the real self never dies; the spirit, and soul which clothes it, are gently withdrawn and pass out through the head, leaving the physical body like an empty shell. Again in the heavenly state, angels wait to recieve the new-born soul. the Angel of Death is present at every passing, whatever may be the manner of the passing. The soul is caught up by the angel and is gently borne into the spirit life. Usually the newly born soul is like a babe, for the passing from the physical state to the next state is similar to birth into the physical life; the little form is built up above the dying physical body and is enfolded in the Love of the angel of Death. Wrapped in the comforting robe of the Angel of Death, it is borne away to its new state of life, where other angels wait to minister to it and gradually awaken it to awareness of its new life. Sometimes death may appear accidental to you: but not to the great ones, the Lords of Karma, who know exactly when death is drawing near, and prepare accordingly.
The Angel of Death is not some gruesome spectre as imagined, nor yet cold or cruel. Draw aside the veil of the Angel of Death, and you will see a face of ineffable mercy, pity and Love revealed.
We would like you to understand that all life is held in God's Love, and preparation is made for all the important events in human life. We would have you think of the Great Spirit as one who ever Loves you. Remember, children, that God, your Father-Mother God, will never, never, forsake you. Jesus said, 'The very hairs of your head are numbered', and said that 'not a sparrow falls to the ground without your Father in Heaven'........you are held closely by God's Love and in the care of God's ministering angels. Ask, seek, and you will receive in full measure blessings both spiritual and physical, for this is the Divine Law in operation. Divine Law never fails.''
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