Intellect, Heart & Will
There have been quite strong reactions to the message below. Some have expressed that the tone is too absolute, that spirituality shouldn't be so black and white. Remeber! The message below does not represent new age thinking, it does not come from religious precepts nor it is meant to make you feel good about yourself or afraid that you are doing something wrong. The message below speaks of Universal Laws, laws that you can choose to follow...or not. It doesn't matter.
You may disagree with the words or feel offended or angry with the claims. It doesn't matter. It doesn't matter whether you like what you read or whether you will recommend it to someone else. There is a power in the sequence of the phrases. They will come alive to the reader, coming to you again and again from different directions in a way that reinforces and slowly reveals their hidden truths. The words will change you. They will raise your vibration. It is your choice whether you remain elevated.
How can you get to where the message is pointing? Whatever road you take, you must be unconditional love; you must be faith; you must be discipline. It is only to those who choose limitation that this reality seems idealistic or naive. Energy is not limited unless it is blocked. You are a manifestation of all that is, all the power that exists.
Step by step, make your choices. Be awake. Be clear. Each choice reveals new opportunities. You will have the answer of how to choose in the moment when you are asked to choose. Listen carefully to the guidance within, to the guidance that is all around you. Some comes from the Light, and some is limiting. Have faith and ask for assitance to see clearly that which is for the Highest Good of All. To do so is to be an instrument of Light. To do so is to be consciousness.
Correct Application of the Intellect, of the Heart and of the Will in Life
(In a talk to a crowd on a mountain in Bulgaria)
By Master Dounov
For man to be energetic, strong, feeling well, his conscience must constantly be alert, watchful and his intellect receptive. He must protect himself from negative influences, and watch that his heart and his intellect do not receive any strange sentiment, which would or could have a chance to see itself in as a master.
In the world exist harmful conditions. The consequences of which you undergo and which deprive you of a lot of good things. For example, you are in contact with someone who, instead of bringing to you thoughts of good (benefit), places you in a state of sleep or in-harmony, in a word, in a passive state. The brain energy which must serve to animate your thought, can be deflected as a stream, or brook in a garden: the nearness or presence of a person lacking of magnetism can disturb the current of your cerebral forces: Two people who love each other converse - when the one talks the other listens attentively and reciprocally. In this case, their energies operate a positive exchange. But a day comes when they cease to love each other, the mutual interest, which was animating them disappears, and a point is reached when they hurt each other their energies are repulsed. It is therefore preferable that the two beings, between which harmony is absent, separate.
You must know that the actual world uses hypnotism in many circumstances. One can find application of suggestion everywhere. Thus, for example, this day, people submit to the Will of God not by conviction but through fear and by suggestion. When you are in a hypnotic condition, those who have created them profit by them and you pay the expenses (the damages). In their spiritual development the pupils of the Divine School must watch that the forces of the heart, of the intellect and of the will are always conscious and vigilant. The disciple does not have the right to squander, to waste, by scattering the forces which God has given him. He can only distribute to others the supplementary energies, the use of which is not necessary to him.
He who lets his spiritual capital be spent pays dearly for this error. Understand me, if you have planted a tree which gives you good fruit, you have the right to sacrifice the fruits, but not the tree; this is a law you must understand if you want the spiritual life to develop in you.
With the students of a spiritual school or of a fraternity, there is a danger that their energy directed initially toward the spiritual world, might have the tendency to lean toward a material end. In this case there will be inevitable regression and fall. Your final goal must be purely spiritual even if the means and the methods conserve a material character. Some come to hear me to acquire knowledge and learning, and they aspire afterwards to become "masters" considered and remunerated! If I become a master so that they can pay me or in order to acquire any conceited power, then my purpose is material. But if I follow the objective to better my life and that of my fellow man, if my action is used to elevate the souls toward the Divine by persuading them to abandon their false comprehension, then my goal is pure.
The disciple of the Divine School must not be under illusions, must know his capacities and his possibilities, also the knowing and the force which he can dispose of, without over-estimating or underestimating himself. Then only he can count on himself in all the circumstances of the life; and in these conditions, the study and the understanding of the divine objective world will become possible. So long as man does not trust the Divine which resides in him, he will fall again always under the influence of his old ways of thinking and seeing which will cancel all the manifestation of Good. One of the principles of the White Fraternity is the realization of the idea of "Fraternity and Unity" which means the accession of the conscience to higher forms.
The experiences of the applications have not as a purpose the satisfaction of the curiosity of the disciple, but to make him capture this great truth - he who loves God can succeed in everything he desires but this law is not valid except for the good and not for evil. Manifest love everywhere; it will liberate you from fears and doubts. When you see that someone made an error, do not criticize him, but apply love towards him; pray that he comes out of his situation. Man has recourse to God and does not bind himself to Him except when he finds himself in difficult situations, grave, when he feels lonesome, abandoned by all. One has to be reminded that he develops and grows with tests and sufferings. The Master rejoices of the good disciples; they understand Him better and that is why He gives them tasks more and more difficult to accomplish. They don't march in a path already trodden.
The new life, which the Christ brought to humanity, represents the capital with which men can pay all their old debts. Work on yourselves with assiduity. What is the task assigned to the human being? It is to manifest, to grow, to blossom, and to produce a divine fruit. For that, he must prove he has a strong will, and that it is affirmed in the little things, not in the big.
As students of the New Life, hurry to make mutual concessions to forgive one another, to nourish respect and esteem towards all, these are the first conditions for the coming of love. Where love is manifest, favorable conditions or elevation and development appear also. Your actual life is not yet the true life; it is only the beginning of a good you will feel later on in its fullness. One day, we will find ourselves in another environment than ours; we will accede to a New World, to a new culture. Your organism will be ameliorated; conditions will be better. It will still be the earth, but an earth, which will have undergone radical changes. The actual world will pass through an organic transformation; all the matter will undergo a new crystallization. All will be changed.
We will meet again, and we will see again our actual reunions unroll in front of our eyes like a film. We will ascertain that, in such a town, under such conditions, obeying such impulses coming from the soul, we were found reassembled, millions of years ago. And we will be astonished to see that life did unfold thus. This vision, like many others, will help you understand the sense of the tests and trials you had gone through. Children must have patience; the present moment is nothing but a foretaste of the future.
This future life is getting prepared, but it is not yet formed. You will all enter in it, and you will be welcomed. To accede to this future and not retard your indispensable evolution, you must absolutely work to elevate your intellect, your heart, your will. You must pay attention that you do not corrupt it (the will) not to put it to the service of the opposite forces, to the service of perceived evil. You must not resign (abdicate) your just will, even to the profit of your most loved friend; it must be reserved to the accomplishment of the Plan of God. It is not even permitted to chain one's fellowman by the help of his heart. These are rules the violation of which is not forgiven to a true disciple. He who transgresses these rules will drink the cup of Karma to the dregs, and will not be absolved until he has learned the lesson. In the past you have accumulated errors by means of your weaknesses, your ignorance, your laziness; you have contracted debts the consequences of which now hinder you; that is Karma. But by love and the fraternal union you can free yourselves from it.
Guard yourselves from criticizing and accusing others; criticism even in thought, is but a psychic poison. Take care; you follow a sacred teaching! To become true disciples of the White Fraternity holiness must impregnate your intellect, your heart, and your will. Your thought must be completely placed to the service of good, your Soul to the service of Love, and your will to the service of the Divine wisdom. These are the laws, which can suffer no exception. If you observe these laws the blessings of God will be given you, you will grow from Knowledge to Knowledge, from power to power, and your soul will see, 'being realized', gradually, the joys she desires for you.
Many say: "I do not need the Teacher, the spirit talks to me directly." These have not understood that which they hear is not the Spirit but only the spirits. From all eternity, we have had need of one another, and those who pretend the contrary deceive themselves. He who is born of God has always need of the others because God lives also in them; you must hear what the Lord tells you.
Everything must be done with love and without violence. When love is applied, all the doors open and all the goods are at your disposal. Now we must therefore open our intellect, our heart, and our soul the right way so that the great law of Love may be revealed which establishes harmony in all, and in everything. Why am I here among you? If you turn yourselves away from my words, you will very soon feel that you miss God. The same law is for you and for me. You need your brother, and he also needs you because the Lord lives in both of you. All men have need of one another; it is the presence of Christ, of His love, which manifests thus in us, the help which, even unconsciously, we expect of our fellowmen, a look is sufficient at times to give it. By it, love can transmit all that is elevated, life giving, and noble.
When love is present it organizes us. The will, the heart, and, the intellect act in accord, and in a right manner. I preach now to the young and to the old the love, which never ceases, which runs from an inexhaustible source, the love, which you must welcome in your heart. The first thing to do is to be attentive to close your intellect to all evil; in no way must you let penetrate secondary preoccupations futile and negative. The motto of the disciple of the School of the White Fraternity must be: my heart, my spirit, my will, and my soul, I dedicate them to the Lord. Every being, which acts thus, is the welcomed one and we open to him the doors. But he who neglects this law will find the doors closed, and will remain in place waiting a new epoch.
I recommend to all, purity. Who is on the good path? Who is on the bad? Who acts well? Who is in error? That has nothing to do with us, it is the resolution we took to serve the Lord. Thus we will study just as the Angels study and accomplish the Divine Will. These superior mothers unveil to us their poetry, their arts, and their rules of life. In the future you must begin to conduct yourselves as disciples of the White Fraternity; from your behavior they must recognize you - also from your way of living.
Each student, brother or sister must walk straight like an "I" the chest open and not hollow; the round backs must be regressed. The face must be luminous with an expression that reveals the power of virtues. From the eyes of the disciple must burst forth love and energy. The mouth must not be contracted and the lips tight, then they will express health and life. Try to be strong and muscular so as to cause an adversary to reflect. Being strong means to be masterful interiorly and to control all the molecules of one's body, all the muscles. When you begin something, finish it. Nourish yourselves with pure and wholesome food. Remember that the mouth, by which love is expressed, must be pure. You must develop your faculty of smell and your sensibility. Be attentive toward the flowers, the plants, the animals - avoid even crushing the ants, which are on your path.
Only love can permit you to respect all these laws in a natural way. My intention is to cut all the ties which hinder you, and to leave you to subsist only those which unite you to God. Then the Lord will form with you an organization of new life, which will be founded on love.