Teaching, spiritual

New currents that we must prepare to receive

January 17th 2015
For very many people, discovering a spiritual teaching is cause for great joy. At last, they have found it! Yes, but things aren’t that simple. When they accept a spiritual teaching, however high it is, they may find that, after a month, six months, a year, depending, they begin to feel a sense of agitation creeping into them, and any efforts they make, instead of intensifying the positive side, only develop their negative side. Why is this? Because any new idea, any new state of consciousness produces fermentations in those who are not ready to receive them. Jesus said, ‘No one puts new wine into old wineskins; otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and the wine is lost, and so are the skins; but one puts new wine into fresh wineskins.’ The new wineskins represent the stable, robust forms that human beings must prepare within themselves, so that they are able not only to bear a new way of seeing things, but also to adopt the appropriate behaviours. When they have harmonized with this new philosophy, that is, when they have prepared their physical body and their psyche, they are able to withstand the tension produced by the new currents to which they will now be exposed.