Meditation 14

True Quiet of Union

(Volume 1 - Pages 346-347)

There is much to be done during the coming year and it must all be approached from the angle of soul contact, followed by efficiency on the physical plane. There is a point I ask you to work at during these next months, for it constitutes for you the next step upon the Path of Discipleship.

Seek to make such a dynamic contact with your soul each morning (prior to starting the day's work) that the power and wisdom then contacted, and the purity of the open channel, will carry you through the day's activities without a continual recollectedness of the need to preserve contact.

This is one of the first steps in the newer conception of being. So many people labour at the work of being a disciple. At a certain stage, this is right, proper and most necessary, but it should be succeeded by a conscious, dynamic, rhythmic contact every twenty-four hours. Then the momentum set up should suffice to carry you through your full life of service. Once a day you must seek recharging and, if the work is adequately done, it should suffice.

Your other daily points of contact are not intended to aid you personally. Nor are they for your own spiritual refreshment. They are the moments when you tune in on the larger life of the Hierarchy, and of the New Group of World Servers. This I want you to remember.

How then shall you make this approach for dynamic stimulation? This is your immediate problem and, in order to help you, I suggest the meditation outlined below.

  1. Alignment. Achieved consciously and as rapidly as possible.

  1. Then, in your own words, holding the mind steady in the light, and focussing yourself as high in the head as possible, offer yourself to the soul for recharging.

  1. Follow this by three minutes (for this is quite a long time, my brother) of complete silence, preserving, if you can, an unmoved consciousness. The charging with spiritual light and force can then take place. How is this done? It is done by the soul, your true self, gathering you, its personality, into itself—a process of identification for which you must strive. This is what the mystics of the Catholic Church call the "true quiet of union."

  1. To this should succeed a moment wherein you seek to realise that that which the soul has done is a fact. This involves the renewed activity of the mental processes.

  1. Then, by the use of the creative imagination, carry this electrification, this stimulation and this illumination down to the emotional body, purifying it and endeavouring to dispel its glamours. Let it sweep through the astral body.

  1. Then in the physical brain consciousness, regard yourself as the conscious recipient of the strength and the wisdom which you need in service.

Go forth then to your life and service and expect and look for results.