Friday, 23 December 2016

Christmas Heart-Beat

Christmas Heart-Beat

I feel my heart beating-
beat for beat – with this child’s heart

Why does my heart beat – beat for beat –
with this child’s heart?

Is it that this beating heart has given to me
by some arcane alchemy of blood –
by some secret magic – a new insight –
a new understanding?

Are not all children like this child –
are not all sleeping children
peaceful as this one?

My eyes would say so, but my heart
Feels otherwise, feels this child’s heart-beat
As its own, yet not its own alone,
But all the world’s.

This child has a secret, sacred heart
Only my sacred soul’s secret ears can here –
A heart encompassing the whole world’s hopes –
Pulsing in all hearts everywhere –

In hearts of men and prayerful women,
In children’s happy hearts, and in the hearts
Of mild-eyed cattle by the mangers side –

And in the heart of the gentle donkey
Marked with the cross upon its shoulders –

Where palms are strewn –
Where ring the loud Hosannas.
                                                  Maitri Mudra (EH)

Friday, 16 December 2016


Christmas is celebrated when in the Northern hemisphere it is the time of greatest darkness, and the Son/Sun is re-born to bring light back to the world. Light is a symbol of pure consciousness, pure awareness and of your intelligence, and your lights at Christmas are reminders of your ability to bring your own inner light to bear on your problems. It is a time to think about your New Year resolution and Governing Concept as a guide to the future. It does not have to be complicated, as simply to ‘Love what you are doing’, will help you to develop to your full potential.

It was Heraclitus who saw God as an all devouring fire, and fire as pure spirit was formerly reckoned to be one of the four principle elements out of which all living things were made. The Christmas tree is a Fir Tree or fire tree and the angel’s we place on the top of the tree, spheres of intelligent light. Light is representative of consciousness and at the centre of every being is Imminent Spirit, or pure consciousness, it is essentially joyful and essentially happy. Each time you look toward the angel at the top of your tree, return to centre and become one with the intelligent light within yourself...Happy Christmas Pam and Gordon...

Friday, 9 December 2016

Do Animals Have Souls?

Do Animals Have Souls? - Anyone who has looked into the eyes of their pet, or animal friend, will recognise a sentient being whose intelligence transcends the limitations of the body they occupy. We are all sentient beings and a soul is a circumscribed zone of the intelligent sentient power that has gives birth to all life; the spirit of the soul is the activity of the soul and if I may quote a few lines from a collection of ‘Letters on Yoga’ written by Sri Aurobindo; ... Yes – to watch the animals with the right perception of their consciousness helps to get out of the human mental limitations and see the Cosmic Consciousness on earth individualising itself into all forms – plant, animal, man and growing towards what is beyond man.

He also wrote – Yes, it is a more simple and honest consciousness – that of the animal.  Of course it expects something, but even if it does not get, the affection remains.   Many animals, even if ill treated, do not lose their love which means remarkable psychic development in the vital.

The pets we choose say something about ourselves and whether it is the child’s rabbit or the pet dog or cat they teach us to love without conditions. If we can love others without conditions we open a stream of life-force that soon becomes a river and eventually an ocean that will transform the nature of the world in which we live.