Re: Theos-World Visualization
Sep 05, 2006 07:10 AM
Well, of course I would like to know who said this, as I coudn't say
it any better myself. Certainly those who touch the hem of the
garment of truth have a great responsibility to maintain purity in
their own motives. But who can judge another in these matters? If we
are afraid to allow the creative power to flow through us, we deny
one of our most sacred duties, that of carrying on the work of those
who went before us. After all, as it is stated more than once, fear
is the enemy. Humanity is at a great turning point in its evolution.
Old forms are no longer adequate and new forms must be created. We
can trust our own Higher Selves to guide us, and if the individual
seeker finds that visualizing peace, love and brotherhood is
something he wants to do, more power to him. The more of us who dare
to begin creating a new reality for us all, the sooner the promised
Golden Age can appear on earth.
On 5 Sep 2006 at 5:01, 'Cuervo' wrote:
> The great trouble with the human race is that its members do not
> rightly value the imagination with which they are blessed. It is
> imagination, recognized as a liberating power, that produces the
> gems of poetry and art which we so much admire, and it is the mind
> properly guided by this power which will elevate us all.
> I do not believe in miracles, but I hold that the imagination has a
> wonderful and creative power. I hold that if we let it soar in the
> world of spiritual and creative thought -- and are not afraid to let
> it soar -- it can create what truly seem to be miraculous things.
> Yet the imagination, like all things, is dual. Along lower lines it
> is as disintegrative in its power as it is creative and constructive
> on higher lines.
> Visualize! Visualize! You touch a mystic law when you create in
> imagination the picture of mighty things, for you open a door to new
> powers within yourself. Something in the way of potent energies is
> awakened and called into life and strength both without you and
> within. If you aspire, visualize your aspirations. Make a mind-
> picture of your spiritual ideals, a picture of the spiritual life as
> you know it to be, and carry that picture with you day by day.
> Cherish it as a companion. Carry it with you for breakfast, dinner
> and supper, and before you know it a new life has been born. Before
> you know it the ideal has become the real and you have taken your
> place as a creator, truly, in the great, divine scheme of life.
> I thought it would be interesting to post this quote WITHOUT stating
> who wrote it in order to evaluate it on its own merits within the
> current discussion. (of course it is written by an historically well
> known Theosophist)
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