An Exercise for Spiritual Energy
(Volume 1 - Pages 230-231)
See to it that by the time the sun moves northward, you will have so assimilated the procedure and accustomed yourself to the form that that aspect of the meditation will be automatic and your inner attention can, therefore, be given to the significances of the work assigned. The objective is to enable you to pursue two lines of activity accurately and simultaneously.
First month . . . A barrier of stone. A flood of cleansing water, and then the Vision.
The pilgrim then can chant: I stand in love.
Second month . . . A boat at rest upon a sea of blue. And then a tidal wave. But after that the calm.
The boatman chants: The storm has brought me here.
Third month . . . A mountain top. Snow with a fold of sunshine. A group of pilgrims on the upward way.
One pilgrim chants: In love we walk the Way.
Fourth month . . . Three birds upon a tree. A searing wind and pouring rain, and then the nightingale—
The bird who sings close to the heart of God.
Fifth month . . . A gate of brass, a golden portal and then an ivory door. Three gates, but only two are shut.
Pass on, oh pilgrim on the Way, and find the open door.
Sixth month . . . The rising dawn; a cool breeze and a shaft of light. A weary pilgrim, then again the vision.
He chants: I stand in love forever.
5. Then mentally carry your group brothers into the light and see the whole group functioning as a unit and
held together by love, mutual understanding and corporate vision and united service.