Final essay on 1104 class
My brothers and sisters who love the Master St. Germain,
One of the Aha! experiences I had during this course came after reading the following comments from the master in the book Saint Germain on Alchemy:
“The key, then, to the practice of advanced spiritual alchemy lies in the alchemist’s understanding of the purposes of the Brotherhood and in his consciously yoking himself together with those who are pledged by word and deed to the fulfillment of those purposes.”
A few paragraphs later he states:
“Let all who are receiving this form of instruction rejoice and be glad, seeing in the very opportunity for self- study the need to render the service to the brothers of acquainting others with the teaching. Thus, by making available the gift of life to receptive souls, Heaven shall respond and give a greater gift to the souls of you who have proven that you are willing to labor and wait.”
Over the course of the past year working for the Hearts Center on various projects I have seen this dynamic in powerful action on many occasions, and now understand the true significance of this very powerful alchemical key. At times I have witnessed the almost unbelievable gift of the return of loves’ labor for the brotherhood and see it manifesting through the collective action of service and volunteer spirit within the community.
As I was meditating on the mysteries of the language of alchemy spoken of by the master during the third week of class I had the following experience after reading the masters words cited above and retiring to sleep:
I found myself in a retreat I was unfamiliar with on what seemed to be the Buddhic plane. I was seated at a large table on which had been unrolled an ancient scroll. I was looking very closely at the ancient writing and can still see many of the letters and symbols in my inner vision. I knew that if I could master the material that all would be revealed and then I had a momentary experience of total illumination. A being of authority for the retreat noticed me and came to the side of the table and asked me if I could read it. I said I could not, and he said follow me!
He led me to an open meditation area where many monks had assembled and were sitting on the floor in the lotus posture. He led me to one in particular and said that this was the one who could teach me all I needed to know about the mysterious writing, and then told me that if I would have him as a teacher then I must show the proper respect. Kneeling before him, I felt the power of my presence descend as I asked him to consider my humble request. At this, he stood and made his way to the center of the room, with all eyes at attention upon him. He wasted no time in telling all assembled about all the things I had done wrong in life and what nerve I had to ask him for this sacred teaching!!!
I then noticed that I was laying on my side with my back partially to him from the pain of having to hear all this! The monk next to me said “I can’t believe he is saying all those bad things about you like that!” Well, I told him that in the movements I had been involved in this was recognized as a method used by the Master to sometimes chastise the chela, or to prevent the descent of a very serious karma from fully descending. I then explained how this works to the other monks near me. The being who was to be my teacher smiled at this and took me to a private area of the retreat, where we had a very beautiful discussion about Sri Yogananda, self-realization and other topics. As we conversed, I felt the area between my presence and heart being cleaned like a whistle and felt a powerful connection being established between my crown and heart centers. Praise God, what a beautiful experience!
On reflecting on the lessons of the past six weeks of the class and events occurring in my life I am now clearly seeing the unmistakable importance of tying oneself to the brotherhood of light for every alchemy, and of the importance of humility, loyalty, and obeisance to the masters for their great gift of overflowing abundance and love that they have for us on our spiritual journey and work.