Discipleship in the New Age, Vol. I, p. 410

 
Meditation upon Love

 

[The whole letter to the group member G.S.S., from which this piece was taken, goes from p. 409-412]

 

March 1936

 

. Upon what do you place your emphasis in life, and how can I illustrate to you my point? You state that you are failing to find the time to do your meditation work correctly. Why should this be, my brother?

You may not be able to do it the first thing each morning before breakfast, but many people cannot. Yet surely, if your essentials are right, you could demand thirty minutes at some point early in the day for your soul contact. The structure of your daily living will not break down if, for instance, you do not answer the telephone during that period and permit yourself that time of quiet, delegating others to deal with the telephone. You need to readjust your values.

 

As regards your meditation, I will give you one that is very brief.

I will ask you, also, to cease meditating in the head and for a while to meditate in the heart, remembering that the heart centre is between the shoulder blades and not in the physical heart.

*** Do not, however, permit yourself to dwell upon the fact of the centres or their locality.

Simply drop your mental intensity and centre your consciousness lower in the upper part of the body.

Do not analyse the situation, or the location or the purpose or the why and the wherefore too much.

Simply, my brother, do as you are told, knowing that I may perhaps know a little more than you. [page 411]

 


Meditation Format:

 

  1. After your usual preparation, alignment, and dedication to the purpose of the meditation, imagine yourself as the soul and the personality as the instrument you use for service in the outer world.
  2. Imagine the soul as working through and energising the centre of love in your being.

Relax then and sink down into the soul consciousness, which is love.

Let love be the keynote of your meditation.

  1. Then pour out love

a.        Upon your immediate family circle

b.        Upon those with whom you associate in your everyday work and social life

c.         Upon your group brothers and sisters

d.        Upon the New Group of World Servers

e.        Upon the world

[You will note how this involves a steadily imagined establishment and expansion of consciousness, in love.

Do it sequentially, quietly, and definitely, with no hurry]

  1. Then ponder for the next six months upon the following seed thoughts (taking one each month):

 

Period

Theme

Seed Thought

First month

Love

I tread the Way of Love.

That Love irradiates my life

Second month

Understanding

The way of Love is the lighted Way

Third month

Integration,

or friendship

The way of Love leads to the Presence of the Self.

That Self am I

Fourth month

Contact

I see that Presence as myself.

I merge myself in Light

Fifth month

Service

The sons of men must all be led to tread the Way of Love

Sixth month

The Plan

The Plan for man has three great goals:

      The Revelation of Love

      The Illumination of the Mind

      The Evocation of the Will

5.      Close with the Great Invocation, or the Mantram of Unification, or both, distributing the spiritual energy invoked

 

A major task which I set you, will be difficult, but I ask you most definitely to do it in the interests of your own development and, above all, in your growth and service both to the world and to your group brothers and sisters.

[page 412]

Speak little, and endeavour to work each day with a conscious, definite programme, thus learning to organise your time to the best advantage, and leaving more time for service and quiet thought.

Be slow to speak, slow to move, slow to decide, slow to form opinions.

There is much to be done by this group of servers but I cannot begin to use the group until certain personality adjustments have been made.

Make rapid progress, my brother, by slow stages.