No Inspiration Without Perspiration

Rays of Wisdom - Our World In Transition -  No Inspiration Without PerspirationDarwin, Newton’s and Einstein are living proof that scientists can also be mystics and that a mystic does not have to be a person who functions through their feminine side only, and that scientists do not have to work exclusively with either the masculine or the feminine aspect of their nature. That no doubt is why the results of the work of the three above named ones could remain as influential as it is to this day. I believe that as earthlings none of us can become truly inspired until finally the masculine and feminine, higher and lower parts of our nature have been brought together and are functioning harmoniously and peacefully together as one, the way they do in our Creator.

Nothing truly worth having in the arts, sciences, mysticism and all other human fields of endeavour has ever been achieved on the Earth plane without someone’s sacrifices, hard work on many levels of their being, blood, sweat and tears, often literally and not just metaphorically speaking. When asked how he worked, Einstein replied: ‘I grope.’ On another occasion he confessed: ‘I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time, I am right.’ This is because after toiling for months and years on end and wrestling with a scientific problem, the same as in any other field of endeavour, the solution may come to us when we least expect it in a flash of inspiration that has its origin in the highest. Einstein, as well as Darwin and Newton, may have been spiritually sufficiently advanced to humbly accept that the touch of genius that crowned their work was not achieved by their earthly self, but that they were merely acting as channels through which the genius of the wise ones in charge of us and our world on the Highest levels of life could flow.

No pain, no gain. No cross, no crown. No sweet without sweat. Success never comes easily. There is no pleasure without pain or as the American inventor Thomas Alva Edison once put it: ‘Genius is ninety-nine percent perspiration and one percent inspiration!’ The manifold expressions of this rudimentary fact shows that once it was well known to everybody that before one could expect anything out of life, one had to have plenty of input into it. The Universal laws see to it that unless someone has sufficient positive input into it, that person has no right to expect a great deal out of it. Why is it that so many these days, especially among the young, do not seem to be aware that life is a gift from the Universe that owes us nothing and that we owe life everything?

Wise parents see to it that their offspring, when venturing forth into life on their own, are equipped with the knowledge of the Cosmic laws and that because of them:

•    Every right brings a duty in its wake.
•    We are responsible for ourselves and every one of our thoughts words and actions.
•    Every action causes a reaction.
•    What we send out into life sooner or later without fail finds its way back to us.

Such parents are among the awakened ones who know that there is a great deal more to humankind and our world than is commonly known to the mass of people thus far. They are happy enough to let those who do not yet know any better get on with following any kind of herd and allowing themselves to be led like sheep by whatever authority sets itself up to rule over them. In due course these inexperienced souls will also become aware of their true nature and then join the ever growing throng of those who are opening their whole being to the higher and highest creative forces of the Universe and Its intelligence.

This unfolding of our inner nature gradually enables us to act as channels. Since time immemorial the inspiration of the Divine has occasionally flown through souls who were more highly evolved than average. As we are moving inexorably forwards and upwards on the evolutionary spiral of life, the wisdom of the Highest pours itself with increasing strength into us and our world. The ability to act as one of its channels cannot be developed by reading books. It makes no difference how many of them we study and/or how wise their contents are. The ability to be a channel can only be developed through constantly bringing forth, from within the very core of our own being, ever more of the characteristics of our own Christ nature. This is the only way it can support us in our search for a better understanding of God’s sacred knowledge. The ancients knew this as the fire of the Gods, which their messengers carried to the Earth plane, to be shared by everybody.

First in line of these legends is Mercury, the planetary ruler of Gemini, the communication sign of the zodiac, and Virgo, the teaching and healing sign. Roman mythology presented Mercury as the fleet-footed messenger of the Gods. Many artworks depict Mercury as a young man who is wearing winged sandals or a winged cap. He holds a caduceus, a staff around which two snakes are winding themselves upwards and facing each other. Amongst many other things, it has always been Mercury’s task to steal the fire of the Gods. This symbolism has always tried to convey the message to our world that it is through the channel of the human earthly mind that Mercury in his capacity as God of communications brings the creative ideas, wisdom and knowledge from the highest levels of life, onto the Earth plane.

Mercury’s gifts have always come to humankind to help us make some kind of sense of our temporary existence and to lessen our struggle with it. The highest levels of life are constantly trying to help us find a better understanding of ourselves and our environment, so that the wounds that were of necessity inflicted upon ourselves and each other would heal again. That’s what the messenger of the Gods is doing, to this day! Who else could be writing this through me?

Recommended Readling:
•    ‘The Religion Of The New Age’
•    ‘The Purpose Of Individuality’
•    ‘The Higher And The Lower Earthly Mind’
•    ‘The Higher And Lower Mind Explained By Astrology’
•    ‘Baking A Rich New Cake’

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